I hope you are all well and looking forward to the start of what is going to be an amazing year of racing.
My name is Edward Andrew O'Shea, but I like to be called Eddie. I'm 14 years old from Measham, Derbyshire, England.
At the end of 2020 I received the best phone call of my life, I had been selected to ride in the 2021 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. To be in the same paddock as the best motorbike racers in the world has obviously always been the goal and to actually be going is beyond amazing.
I know this is going to be a challenging season, but I am always up for a challenge, and I cannot wait to get started.
I'm training harder than ever! However, due to Covid-19 restrictions I cannot train the way I would like to with my Supermoto or anything on the track. I have to train with what I have at home but as long as that keeps everyone safe and gets the fans back to the tracks I'm more than happy to continue this way!
Lockdown means I am having to train more than ever at home but I cannot wait for the tracks and the gym to open again. In the meantime I'm training at least once a day on my turbo trainer in the virtual world of Zwift joining team rides and races, testing myself to the max every day. I also love to go out on my mountain bike whenever possible.
On top of this I train daily using my Suspension Trainer and by Skipping as this is takes a lot of concentration and focus and it's a really great workout.
So for now stay safe and I hope I get to see you all very soon!
Eddie O'Shea #8