"I became interested in racing when my parents gave me the chance to ride a pocket bike," he recalls and even though he is still a young teenager he has his sights set high. "My goal is to be MotoGP World Champion for ten straight years." That may seem a grand goal for one so young but a stunning string of success in Japan made it natural for him to start his international career as a Red Bull Rookie. "My racing heroes are Valentino Rossi. Tetsuya Harada and Hiroshi Aoyama and in the future I would like to build a race circuit and run a racing school." he says. Away from bikes he enjoys listening to music and studying maths, science and history.