Though Sean's family were never involved in motorsport they are very much behind him now. "I wouldn't be where I am if it weren't for them. Over the years my dad has developed to be just about everything. He is my dad, my mechanic, my mentor, my psychologist, my trainer, the list goes on."
"He is with me every step of the way. My mom has been a big impact, she might have not been to every one of my races but it was because she was working hard to cover us financially. Everyone will always be there in my heart and I will be more than grateful for supporting me to try and reach my dream."
It seems that racing was in his blood even if his parents were not previously involved. "Ever since I was a baby I loved everything that involved wheels. Motorcycles, Cars, Trucks, etc.. I could play with them all day. Finally there came a time when I was 5 years old, that I wanted to try out one of these myself, Go-Karts specifically."
"We went to a local track near where I live I Hollywood, but that day the rentals were closed. Turns out there was a small motorcycle warehouse, my dad spoke with them and led to me riding my first ever motorcycle at 5! I loved the feeling of riding ever since, and the journey began since then!"
Having won a lot of races and championships in the US and Mexico Sean was ready for the next step. "2015 was a big year for us. I had my first ever international race in Europe, and I completed another dream of entering the Red Bull Rookies Cup. The race was in Silverstone, England, and it was the World Finals of the KTM RC390 Cup."
2015 KTM RC390 Cup in Mexico - 1st
"The whole weekend in England taught me a lot. I learned how it is to be with so many fast riders. Every time I was out on track it was an amazing battle with over 8 riders and it was the most fun I had ever had."
"I started the race in 8th but the top 10 riders were all decimals from each other. The whole race was shifting back and forth from 1st to 8th and then back up. It was the most fun I had ever had in a race! I had to play smart and set myself up for the last corners."
"The second to last corner I overtook and went up to 1st place and led it to the finish line. I was amazed and so happy to win my first ever race in Europe."
2015 - Silverstone KTM RC390 Cup World Final Race 1 win
"I learned how you have to be very smart while racing with so many strong riders. Being aggressive but a clean rider was something that it made me think and change as well. All the training and races this year made me change the way I concentrate for my races. This year has been important for me and I'm happy for the advances!"
Silverstone made a huge impression on the American. "It is definitely my favourite track of all time (so far). It's a very quick track but also has some tight chicanes which I really enjoy! Everything about that track is far superior to what I'm used to and it felt amazing to be able to race in a track like that!"
Sean is well aware of the need to keep up his schooling while his racing career develops and is no slouch at studying either. "My favourite subject is mathematics! I am 2 years ahead in math and I really enjoy it. My parents have always told me school is extremely important, so I have always kept my school skills as high as possible."
"When I am not racing I mostly enjoy to ride my bicycle and explore. Spending time with my family is something I will always feel grateful for and enjoy all the time!"
His ambitions are clear, to follow his heroes; "Lorenzo, Marquez, Rossi, Pedrosa, Stoner... They all have their ups and downs! There are many dreams to complete on the way there, but my true life dream is to one day become a MotoGP World Champion! That is what we are working hard for every day!"
"2016, being my first year in the Red Bull Rookies Cup, was a very long season with new information getting stored every day we were in action."
"Overall I learned what it was to ride a Moto3 bike, made my way through 7 different MotoGP tracks, learned what it was to be surrounded with such professionalism, and most importantly, how to become a more professional rider. Learning on track was one thing, and off track was another thing! I'm very grateful for my first season in the Rookies Cup!"
"I'd say my best race of 2016 was in Brno, Czech Republic. Race 1 we had some mixed conditions and went on with Rain Tires/SetUp on mostly dry conditions. It was a very interesting first experience! Starting from 18th on the grid and with a broken quick shifter on Lap2, I had to surpass many problems and I was able to catch the group in front to finish in 13th."
"For this 2017 season the main goal is to progress through the season," explained Sean as he looked forward to his second year in the Rookies Cup.S"tarting off in the Top 10 and making my way to Top 5 will show the progress I'm looking for. I feel I have the potential and work ethic to make it to the podium, so we have to create a strong bond with the KTM to make it happen!"
"The most satisfaction I get about racing is when I feel comfortable with the bike and I reach the goals that I give myself. I truly enjoy riding when I am comfortable, and get an amazing feeling of satisfaction when I reach the goals that I worked for."
A great start to the end of the season in Aragón - 2017
"Being my second season in the RBRC, 2017 was a very important year for me. It was a successful season as I reached my goal of being in the top 10, which I did in 5 races. Mentally this was my toughest year, I had some big downs at the first couple of weekends but being able to overcome it was something extremely important for myself and for my career. That made my year an extremely valuable one, and it led to my end of season bringing my best races and results up to now. What I have learned in 2016 and 2017 will continue with me forever."
Going for it in the rain in the Czech Republic - 2017
"Although the 2017 marked a few of my best races ever, I'd have to say the wet race in Brno was my favorite. This was a time where I was working with myself to get out of that difficult moment I got myself into. I had qualified way back in 20th position, but as we got the rain conditions in race 2 on sunday, I knew that was my chance. I had a very fun and strategic race, and I was able to make my way up to P8 in the tricky conditions. This was very important for me, not only because of a result, but because it was the feeling that I needed to push me forward, which eventually lead to my best results of the year."
"Going into my 3rd season my objective is to be a Championship Contender. I know it will be a tough year that we will have to fight through, but I have been working hard to be on the podium starting the season opener. With the experience I now have and the hard work we have been putting in, I'm ready to jump back on the KTM and go for that goal."