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Rider info

Name:
Olly Simpson
Date of Birth:
10 Jan 1998
Height:
1m 66cm
Weight:
54kg
Resides in:
Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia
Born in:
Adelaide, Australia
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R

Rider bio

Olly's heroes are Casey Stoner and his dad. "My Dad used to race Speedway and I helped him work on the bikes and cheer him on. When I was 4 years old I asked Father Christmas for a bike and I got a Pee Wee 50."

Away from racing he has plenty of interests. "At school I like Tech Studies, Automotive, Maths & Physical Education. I also enjoy riding my unicycle, cycling, mountain biking and riding my KTM motocross bike.

His ambitions are clear. "I want to win the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and to be World Champion in MotoGP.... and to have a lot of fun doing it."

Olly and his family do very much enjoy their racing and he knows that this season his hard work should pay off. "Last year I learnt how to become stronger mentally and turn my speed into results. My expectations for 2015 is to finish top 3 in the championship and to be on the podium consistently throughout the season and to win races."

He has already shown that he can run at the front. "My best race for 2013 was at the Sachsenring for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. I had my best qualifying result for the season and got to lead the race for a few laps, but I started to ride to aggressively and lost a few positions. But after half race distance I started to ride very smooth and take some positions back. I finished 5th in the end and that gave me a lot of confidence to go faster."

My best race ever was last year in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Assen in race 2 where I finished 4th, very close to 3rd and it was my best race ever because I battled really well and passed 2 people on the last lap to get into 3rd.

"The tracks that excite me are the tracks that have lots of flowing corners that merge into each other and have lots of elevation change. I also like tracks that have fast parts of the track and technical parts of the track."

"Everything about road racing is awesome, you get to meet great people, make lots of new friends, ride proper race bikes on awesome tracks all around the world. It is good to feel the changes when the bike is adjusted, but the best part is winning races and standing on the podium."

Career Highlights

2014

11th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best result 4th in Mugello and Assen 2. He took a significant step forward with his pace and was often a front runner. Perhaps his self imposed pressure took its toll on his results.
MotoGP Phillip Island wild card: Qualified 33, finished 28th
Cev Spanish Championship: Jerez: 2x 18th, Le Mans: 29th, Aragon: 25th
British Superbike Championship: Brands Hatch: 1st, Donington: 3rd, Assen: 2nd

2013

16th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best result 5th in Race 2 at the Sachsenring. He was taken out in a start line collision in Jerez and but recovered very quickly, that and a fall in a not Cup race in Britain that caused him to miss a further four races cost him dear. Contested some the CEV Moto3 races. Best result 13th
Contested some BSB Moto3 races. Best result 5th.

2012

1st Moto3 Australian Jr. Road Race Championship
1st 150cc Australian U16 Road Race Championship
Youngest ever winner of an Australian Senior Moto3/125 round
BSB Moto3/125: Donington Park Qualified 15th, race result 9th
Assen Qualified 17th, race result 14th
Silverstone Qualified 9th, race result 9th

2011

1st 150cc Australian U16 Road Race Championship
1st 150cc South Australian U16 Road Race Championship
1st 150cc Victorian U16 Road Race Championship

2010

1st 65cc Australian Dirt Track Championship
5th 65cc Australian Motocross Championship
1st 65cc South Australian Motocross Championship
1st 85cc South Australian Motocross Championship
1st 85cc South Australian Enduro Championship
1 win 85cc Australian Enduro Championship

2009

2nd 65cc South Australian Motocross Championship

Results

Race Pos Pts
19 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States QP1 21
19 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States QP2 22
20 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States RAC 16 0
21 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States RAC2 19 0
03 May 13 Jerez, Spain QP 16
04 May 13 Jerez, Spain RAC NC 0
27 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands QP1 3
27 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands QP2 13
28 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands RAC 7 9
29 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 10 6
12 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 6
12 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany QP2 6
13 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany RAC NC 0
14 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 5 11
27 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 13
28 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC NC 0
29 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 11 5
Race Pos Pts
02 May 14 Jerez, Spain QP 7
03 May 14 Jerez, Spain RAC 10 6
04 May 14 Jerez, Spain RAC2 10 6
30 May 14 Mugello, Italy QP 3
31 May 14 Mugello, Italy RAC 4 13
26 Jun 14 Assen, Netherlands QP 6
27 Jun 14 Assen, Netherlands RAC NC 0
28 Jun 14 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 4 13
12 Jul 14 Sachsenring, Germany RAC NC 0
14 Jul 14 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 NC 0
15 Aug 14 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 9
16 Aug 14 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 9 7
17 Aug 14 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 11 5
29 Aug 14 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 5
30 Aug 14 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC NC 0
31 Aug 14 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 7 9
12 Sep 14 Misano World Circuit, Italy QP 2
13 Sep 14 Misano World Circuit, Italy RAC 15 1
26 Sep 14 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 13
27 Sep 14 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 9 7
28 Sep 14 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 NC 0
Race Pos Pts
01 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 2
02 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC 3 16
03 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 3 16
25 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 2
26 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC NC 0
27 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 NC 0
10 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany QP 9
11 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 8 8
12 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 5 11
14 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 10
15 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 17 0
17 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 NC 0
28 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 7
29 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC 7 9
30 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 NC 0
11 Sep 15 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 11
12 Sep 15 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 6 10
25 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 4
26 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 15 1
28 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 4 13