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Rider info

Name:
Benny Solis
Height:
1 m 55 cm / 5 ft 1 in
Weight:
51 kg / 112 lb
Resides in:
Beverly Hills, California, USA
Born in:
North Hollywood, California USA

Rider bio

"I know that it's going to be a hard year, a lot of new tracks and very fast riders like Sturla and Danny Kent. It is not going to be easy but I hope to run in the top 8 for the championship."

"I've got to learn the tracks and move up a level with my riding. The tracks here are safer than they are back home in the US and that's good so I am going to try and be more aggressive, I need to be."

"Through the off-season I've still been riding, I've been on a Honda 125 as much as I can. I've also been riding a bicycle on the road for fitness, it's all part of wanting to improve."

"I'm looking forward to being at the GPs and watching those guys like Rossi and Simoncelli, there are so many good riders we can learn from. There are a lot of good tracks and I think that Sachsenring looks like a lot of fun. 2 years in a row an American has won there so we'll have to see if we can keep that going."

Career Highlights

2008

1st Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup. 4 early season victories demonstrated great speed and with consistency to support it he was favourite for the title from early on.

2007

First time on a Honda RS125cc road race bike and won the West Coast National championship and placed 3rd in the national championship

2006

Won the 80cc shifter class in SC Mini GP Championship

2005

50cc roadrace bike / 65cc roadrace bike

2004

Saw my dad roadracing in an RS125 national level class

2003

Started racing a Kawasaki 65cc dirt bike

1999

Started riding a KTM 50cc dirt bike

Results

Race Pos Pts
01 May 09 Jerez, Spain QP1 19
01 May 09 Jerez, Spain QP2 15
02 May 09 Jerez, Spain RAC 20 0
03 May 09 Jerez, Spain RAC2 NC 0
29 May 09 Mugello, Italy QP1 23
29 May 09 Mugello, Italy QP2 17
30 May 09 Mugello, Italy RAC 12 4
25 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands QP1 20
26 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands QP2 22
27 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands RAC 20 0
17 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 18
17 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany QP2 19
18 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 15 1
24 Jul 09 Donington Park, United Kingdom QP1 NC
24 Jul 09 Donington Park, United Kingdom QP2 23
25 Jul 09 Donington Park, United Kingdom RAC NC 0
14 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP1 18
14 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP2 16
15 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 17 0
16 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 15 1