Irwin Racing | Rhys Irwin
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14 year old schoolboy Rhys Irwin is tipped to be a future Motorcycle Racing star. In just two years racing he has set the standard for young Irish racers with championship & race winning performances along with setting numerous lap records. Rhys’s progress has been recognised with nominations for a number of sports awards and invitations to the Red Bull Rookies selection event in Spain and the Irish Young Racer of the Year award final.

In 2017 Rhys moves up a level to the Aprilia 450RRV series whic is part of the Thundersport Championship. Rhys will race his Aprilia in all the British Championship rounds and selected Masters Superbike Championship Supertwin races.

RHYS’S ACHIEVEMENTS

2012 -2014 – Competing in Motocross
Donegal Motocross Champion three years running.
Ulster Motocross Champion 2014.

2015 CIRCUIT RACING DEBUT SEASON

Switched to Circuit Racing competing in the British Superteens championship with occasional Irish appearances.
Took two podium finishes on his first ever circuit racing weekend at Brands Hatch.
Finished 7th in the British Superteens championship in his debut season.
Took second place at the ‘Sunflower’ International event despite riding an underpowered Superteens machine.

2016 COMPETING IN UK AND IRELAND
Runner-up in the British Superteens Championship.
Most successful ever Irish rider in Superteens with six wins and twenty five podiums.
Masters Superbike Championship Production Class Champion.
New Mondello Park National Circuit lap record.
New Mondello Park International Circuit lap record.
Nominated for the Masters Superbike Championship Young Rider of the Year award.
Only Republic of Ireland rider invited to the Red Bull Rookies final.
Eight Irish Young Guns Challenge wins and ten podiums from ten starts.

THE FUTURE
Due to his age Rhys is still restricted to lower powered machinery and so will continue in the Thundersport UK Aprilia ‘one-make’ series, stepping up to a 450cc machine. Rhys aims to go one better than in 2016 by becoming British Champion. Rhys will also compete at home in the Masters Superbike Championship when the Thundersport calendar allows. At home Rhys will ride his 450 Aprilia machine in the Supertwin class, competing against more powerful 650cc machinery. Long term Rhys aims to race in the British Supersport Championship as the first step on the ladder to a career as a professional motorcycle racer.

THUNDESPORT APRILIA RRV450GP
POS.
RIDER
POINTS
1
Alex Taylor
459
2
Rhys Irwin
403
3
Alex Wood
279
4
Thomas Jennings
234
5
Kade Verway
189
6
Ben Ashcroft
180
7
Kasey Wyatt
115
8
Luke Verway
95
9
Marc Harrison
81
10
Laurence Edgeley
50
MASTERS LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSPORT
only competed in six of seventeen rounds
POS.
RIDER
POINTS
1
Jason Cassells
261
2
Jacque Foley
179
3
Alan Smith
173
4
Slane Maguire
162
5
Rhys Irwin
150
6
Willie Maher
110
7
Mark Camblin
103
8
Alvin Griffin
82
9
Mark Sheridan
74
10
David Ging
63