#12 Lyvann Luchel

"I love riding on circuits that have turns allowing passing with the bike going full speed"

Rider bio

"My father and his three brothers have always been passionate of motorcycles, two as riders and the other two as mechanics. My father was Hill Climb Champion of Martinique and 200m and 400m athletics sprinter. He also participated in the Championship of France as well as of Europe in these two disciplines."

"I also watched my uncle Olivier who has been Hill Climb Champion of Martinique and participated in the French Supermotard Championship. He also was the first rider from Martinique to participate twice in the Guidon d'Or at Paris-Bercy as well as a round of the Supermotard World Championship. Unfortunately he lost his life on the island of Guadeloupe during a competition in 2007. I wear his number on my leathers, #150, in his memory.

"Despite the tragedy that hit my family in 2007 my whole family supports me. My father and my uncle Dominique are my coaches and I have always been fully confidence in their great experience in competitions. They both always accompany me to each of my races. My particularity is that I do not train because there is no circuit in Martinique I must content myself with the Play Station."

"This year I just want to score points in each of my races at the Rookies Cup because I know , neither the bike nor the circuits and my opponents are all very strong. However they will not prevent me from achieving my goal: To be the first colored boy in MotoGP as was Lewis Hamilton in F1 and Bubba Stewart in Supercross."

Already Lyvann has a host of great racing memories including his favourite: "In 2010 I participated for the first time in the 70 cm3 Promovelocitat in Alcaniz, Spain. The qualifications went very poorly. I started in 29th and 32th place for the 2 races. I never was too fond of the qualifying."

"I made a good start and finished 13th in the first race, my whole clan were very happy but by then I was already thinking of the start of the second race. I took a good start and passed one driver after another, some who were best in the world of that age group."

"I finished 11th, with the podium group just in front of me at the finish line. The combined result got me 9th place overall with the congratulations of the all French clan."

He had another great ride in 2013. "During the Spanish Cup in Valencia, due to a poor choice of gearing, I found myself well down the grid in 22nd place. Once again I made a superb start and found myself battling in the top 10 on an 80cc after 3 laps and then there was a red flag."

"I was a bit disappointed because I kept telling myself that I wouldn't be able to do the same thing over again. For the second start I got away even better and fought for the 9th place, until an incident when I lost a lot of places. I finished 12th in the final but I really did enjoy the race and the circuit."

Going racing isn't easy for Lyvann. "Ever Since I started competing, I always had to take several flights to each of my races, with 6 hours jet-lag and 8 hours flying to Paris minimum because I live and go to school in Martinique. I therefore do a lot of kilometers per year. Still I never give up, even for a single point in the final standings."

At School his favourite subject is Spanish and his favourite thing to do when not racing is playing video games, football, basketball and cycling. His racing hero is Marc Marquez and Lyvan is looking forward to the hight speed GP tracks. "I love riding on circuits that have turns allowing passing with the bike going full speed."

"What I like about the weekend of competition is mainly running and fighting with others, I do not like qualifying or the testing with guys who would, 'take a wheel' or try to 'take you out'.

Results

Race Position Points
02 MAY 2014 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Qualifying 23
03 MAY 2014 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 1 20 0
04 MAY 2014 Flag of Spain Jerez, Spain Race 2 22 0
30 MAY 2014 Flag of Italy Mugello, Italy Qualifying 20
31 MAY 2014 Flag of Italy Mugello, Italy Race 1 18 0
26 JUN 2014 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Qualifying 22
27 JUN 2014 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 1 15 1
28 JUN 2014 Flag of Netherlands Assen, Netherlands Race 2 20 0
12 JUL 2014 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 1 15 1
14 JUL 2014 Flag of Germany Sachsenring, Germany Race 2 15 1
15 AUG 2014 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Qualifying 24
16 AUG 2014 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 1 24 0
17 AUG 2014 Flag of Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Race 2 20 0
29 AUG 2014 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Qualifying 21
30 AUG 2014 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 1 18 0
31 AUG 2014 Flag of United Kingdom Silverstone, United Kingdom Race 2 16 0
12 SEP 2014 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Qualifying 23
13 SEP 2014 Flag of Italy Misano, Italy Race 1 21 0
26 SEP 2014 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Qualifying 21
27 SEP 2014 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 1 20 0
28 SEP 2014 Flag of Spain Aragon, Spain Race 2 14 2