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Rider info

Name:
Mathew Scholz
Height:
1m 79cm / 5ft 10in
Weight:
61kg / 134lb
Resides in:
Durban, South Africa
Born in:
Durban, South Africa

Rider bio

"I am just hoping to do better than last year, I want to get consistent results and finish on the podium as much as possible. To do that I know I have to improve, especially my starts, last year they were not good." "I know that I have got to get better and I know that there are 26 other guys trying to do the same thing, all of them are a threat, they are all fast. Through the off-season I have been doing everything that I can to be ready for this year, all sorts of training; motocross, swimming, running, cycling, everything to be as fit and sharp as possible." "Hopefully I want to do well enough to get into Grand Prix next year and race a 125. Of course I watch the stars, my favourites are Rossi, Simoncelli and in the 125 class Bradl and Scot Reading. I want to be doing what they are doing and I love the Grand Prix tracks, Sachsenring, Assen and particularly Mugello, I think that is the best track."

Career Highlights

2009

7th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best results 2nd places in Race 1 in Jerez and the Sachsenring. Otherwise a frustrating season for such a talented rider who struggled to get to the front too often and couldn't match his 2008 victory.

2008

6th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. The end of season pace capped by victory in race one at Brno more than made up for early season errors.

2007

1st place in Natal region 125cc SA Championship. won 9 of 14 races.

2006

1st Regional and National Championship Mini Moto 125cc Series.
1st Honda CBR 150 Championship, first road racing season.

2005

1st Regional and National Championship Minimoto 125cc Series.
Raced Senior Moto-X Yamaha 85cc Big Wheel and gained a 7th Position.

2004

2nd Regionally and came 4th Nationally on a Yamaha 85cc Small Wheel. Final year in Junior MX.

2003

2nd Regionally in Natal, and finished 3rd Nationally in South Africa on the KTM 65cc Clutch Lever.

Results

Race Pos Pts
29 Mar 08 Jerez, Spain RAC1 NC 0
30 Mar 08 Jerez, Spain RAC2 10 6
12 Apr 08 Estoril, Portugal RAC 11 5
17 May 08 Le Mans, France RAC 8 8
31 May 08 Mugello, Italy RAC 9 7
21 Jun 08 Donington Park, United Kingdom RAC 3 16
28 Jun 08 Assen, Netherlands RAC1 NC 0
12 Jul 08 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 6 10
16 Aug 08 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 1 25
17 Aug 08 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 7 9
Race Pos Pts
01 May 09 Jerez, Spain QP1 1
01 May 09 Jerez, Spain QP2 7
02 May 09 Jerez, Spain RAC 2 20
03 May 09 Jerez, Spain RAC2 7 9
29 May 09 Mugello, Italy QP1 10
29 May 09 Mugello, Italy QP2 9
30 May 09 Mugello, Italy RAC 17 0
25 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands QP1 13
26 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands QP2 18
27 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands RAC 10 6
17 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 7
17 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany QP2 7
18 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 2 20
24 Jul 09 Donington Park, United Kingdom QP1 7
24 Jul 09 Donington Park, United Kingdom QP2 2
25 Jul 09 Donington Park, United Kingdom RAC 7 9
14 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP1 6
14 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP2 4
15 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 10 6
16 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 5 11
Race Pos Pts
01 May 10 Jerez, Spain RAC 8 8
02 May 10 Jerez, Spain RAC2 4 13
04 Jun 10 Mugello, Italy QP2 5
05 Jun 10 Mugello, Italy RAC 2 20
24 Jun 10 Assen, Netherlands QP2 7
14 Aug 10 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC NC 0