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Rider info

Name:
Kevin Orgis
Date of Birth:
11 Dec 1999
Height:
1m 65cm
Weight:
50kg
Resides in:
Arnsdorf, Germany
Born in:
Frankenberg, Sachsen, Germany
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R
Rider since:
2016

Rider bio

Not an unusual start for Kevin; "My dad was riding motorbikes, but just for his hobby. One time, when I was watching him at a training on the Sachsenring, I saw some little pocketbikes and I told my dad, 'I wanna try this'. From first time riding a motorbike I liked it really so much, so I got my own pocketbike at Christmas. There everything started."

2008 - 3rd German Pocketbike Championship Junior A

"My brother Leon is also riding motorbikes, so I have a trainings partner, what is really helpful to get better. All my whole family has stood behind me from the first moment I saw a motorbike. My dad manages me and my mom helps me on and off the racetrack."

2009 - German Pocketbike Champion Junior A

"I have ridden motorbike competitions since 2008. I contested the German pocketbike championship for three years. In the first I was third, in the second year I was the winner and the third year I was second because I broke my leg."

2013 - 2nd Honda NSF 100 European Championship

After progressing through other classes he joined the Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup in 2014. "I made some good races, for example the race in Oschersleben where I won. Also Brands Hatch where I was fighting for the win with my competitor and friend Filip Salac, 13 seconds in the front of the other riders but I crashed while overtaking on the last lap in the last corner because I wanted a little bit too much."

2014 - The Brands Hatch Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup race

"Last year I started in our own Team (ORM-Orgis Racing Management) and I rode the Moriwaki Cup again. I started with more experience and I was a lot faster than the year before. At the end I won the cup."

When he is away from the race track he enjoys sport and physics at school and playing bass guitar & football. His racing heroes are Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner so he intends to follow them, "To grow up step by step to the World Championship."

Winning the 250 Moriwaki Junior Cup in 2015 taught him a greaty deal. "I learned to ride really close with other riders on a high limit."

Winning the Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup in 2015

"In my opinion my best race was my last in Zandvoort, the Netherlands because in this race would decide who will be the champion. So there was a high pressure on me. On top of this it was the home track of my two rivals and I didn't know this track. But at the end I won both races with the fastest lap and I became the new Moriwaki Cup Champion."

"I also had the chance with the Kiefer Racing Team to get a wildcard to start in the Northern European Cup at the Sachsenring as part of the MotoGP. There I rode a Moto3 Kalex KTM for first time ever without a training and took 3rd place."

Moto3 Kalex KTM at the Sachsenring

He was of course looking forweard to his first Rookies Cup season. "The bike is new for me, but I want to be fast as soon as I can." He is likely to enjoy the GP circuits. "I like fast tracks with long and fast corners most."

5th in Race 2 at the Red Bull Ring 2016

2016 wasn't an easy first season for him but he had two top six finishes. "My best race from last year was the first race in Assen. In the first free practice I had a really good speed but in the second practice I had a big highsider and during this crash I lost my left glove, so I had a really bad wound there."

"The doctor declared me unfit for the qualifying but I could convince him to let me start in the races. Because I couldn't ride in the qualifying I had to start from the back of the grid and I knew it won't get easy with my injury."

"It was raining and I had a good start. I was working myself through the field and it started raining more and more. Many riders crashed but I tried to keep my focus and the more it rained the better my feeling get. The last five laps I reached the group fighting for P2 but before I could attack the race was finished by the red flag. I'm sure I could get on second place, if the race wasn't finished earlier but it was still an amazing race!"

Assen 1 in 2016, very slippery

"Last year I learnt that I have to work more in the qualifying to get a better starting position for the race. If the first group is gone you can't catch them again. I learned a lot of fighting last year because the Rookies Cup is really hard and to keep the concentration I also have to train harder to get better."

So what is it that he likes most about racing? "For me it's a little bit of all, but two things are more important for me. These are at first racing and winning because that's what I want and secondly the work with the team because it's the base for my sport and it makes a lot of fun to win together."

And his interesting design?

"My favourite animal is the cheetah because it's not the biggest but the fastest and the most agile animal on the earth. That's the reason why it's on my logo."

Career Highlights

2016

• 13th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best results 5th in Assen 1 and Red Bull Ring 2. Kevin expected more and while the two fifth places and qualifying 6th at the Red Bull Ring showed something of his capability and a good run of points scoring places showed consistency, he needs to put both together in 2017,

2015

• 1st Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup
7 wins, 10 podiums

2014

• 6th Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup

2013

• 2nd Honda NSF 100 European Championship

2012

• 6th ADAC Minibikecup

2011

• 4th ADAC Minibikecup

2010

• 2nd German Pocketbike Championship Junior B

2009

• 1st German Pocketbike Championship Junior A

2008

• 3rd German Pocketbike Championship Junior A

Results

Race Pos Pts
22 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 17
23 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 13 3
24 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 19 0
25 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC1 5 11
26 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 NC 0
15 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany QP 18
16 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 NC 0
17 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 11 5
12 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 6
13 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC1 10 6
14 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 5 11
19 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 16
20 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 12 4
21 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 15 1
09 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 12
10 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 10 6
23 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 21
24 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 20 0
25 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 7 9
Race Pos Pts
05 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 21
06 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 12 4
07 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 NC 0
23 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 3
24 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC 8 8
25 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 14 2
30 Jun 17 Sachsenring, Germany QP 6
01 Jul 17 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 2 20
02 Jul 17 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 10 6
04 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 23
05 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 6 10
06 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 2 20
11 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 18
12 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC 19 0
13 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 20 0
08 Sep 17 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 17
09 Sep 17 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 9 7
22 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 14
23 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 13 3
24 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 10 6