Rider info

Phillip Tonn
Date of Birth:
22 Aug 2005
1m 46cm
39.5 kg
Resides in:
Neukirchen/Pleiße, Germany
Born in:
Werdau, Germany
KTM RC 250 R
Rider since:

Rider bio


"My family has nothing to do with motorsport. They have no idea. That's why I have a coach who does everything for me. My parents support me in everything that I do, but they cannot give me any experience or tips."

2013 my firt bike, KTM 50 Mini
My parents do organise everything about the racing, they support me financially. They are also mentally supporting me, especially in the time outside of racing."

2015 after the saison with my PocketBike

"My Dad works in an office and my mum is a medical coder in Hospital, I don't have any brothers or sisters," explains Phillip who says his favourite subjects at school are Sport and Maths, when not at school he likes to meet his friends and play sports."

2018 SuperMoto Race

"I want to be a MotoGP Rider and my dream is to be a World Champion," he asserts, wanting to emulate his heroes Marc Marquez and Ken Roczen.

"2018 was my first year racing in Spain. I was very curious about everything. I learned mainly hard but fair fighting. There were sometimes 50 overtaking manoeuvres per race. That was new for me. I was very surprised how many very good drivers there are."

2018 Race in HawkersCup

"My best race was the 1st in the Hawkers cup in Jerez. It was special for me because I could win immediately. That was a surprise for me."

"Also Almeria, I missed the start and got back up to 11th in the first lap. I got up to fight for first and battle each lap and each corner and could win the race...it was nice and I smiled so much."

"I'm looking forward to 2019. I expect to learn a lot of new things and gain more experience in motorsport."
"I like tight turns and sections with strong brakes."

2017 at home

"Of course, I like to win races. I like the feeling of teamwork and the people on the racetrack. i like working with mechanic and my trainer. And i want to learn more about the bike, and push it to the limit."

"I would like to thank all the people who have supported me on the last 4 years to reach my dream to drive in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. To be closer to my dream of being a MotoGP rider."

Phillip Tonn

Career Highlights


• 4th Place Hawkers Cup (Corse Factory Moto4, 85ccm) 3 x 1st, 2 x 2nd and 1 x 3rd


• 1st German MiniBike Championship "Nachwuchs" (Honda NSF100) 5 x 1st, 7 x 2nd and 3 x 3rd


• 1st German MiniBike Championship "Einsteiger" (Honda NSF100) 9 x 1st, 4 x 2nd and 1 x 3rd


• 1st German PocketBike Championship (MiniMoto) 7 x 1st, 3 x 2nd and 3 x 3rd


• Rode MotoCross (KTM SX 65 and SX 50)


• Started Motocross but only a bit of training