His interest in racing started through his godfather and father and in a very short but spectacular career he has jumped up through the racing grades. Keen on English and Sport at school he also enjoys Snow Skiing, Go-Karting and Cycling. 2007 saw him establish himself as someone to watch and he would have scored better had he not crashed while lying 6th in Mugello he also retired in Brno. His hopes for the future are simple, he wants to follow his hero Nicky Hayden. "I want to be World Champion."