Irwin Racing | Rhys Irwin
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17 year old student Rhys Irwin is tipped to be a future Motorcycle Racing star. Over his relatively short career he has set the standard for young Irish racers with championship & race winning performances along with setting numerous lap records. Rhys’s talent has been recognised by MotoGP promoters Dorna who have taken him to their all expenses paid British Talent Cup series where Rhys will race for a second season during 2019. Rhys has also previously been nominated for numerous sports awards and has been invited to the Red Bull Rookies selection event in Spain as well as being a double Irish Young Racer of the Year award finalist.

 

In 2019 Rhys will continue to race in the British Talent Cup, which offers young racers an opportunity to get themselves on to the MotoGP ladder with backing from Dorna, should they impress sufficiently in the championship. Alongside his BTC commitments the youngster will also race in the British Moto3 Standard class, riding a bike provided by Irish Motorcycle Racing’s governing body, Motorcycling Ireland.

 

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 THUNDERSPORT GB & THE MASTERS
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.

 

2017 COMPETING IN THUNDERSPORT GB & THE MASTERS
Third in the British Aprilia 450RRV Championship with five wins and seven second places.
Fifth in the Masters Lightweight Supersport Championship. six wins from six race starts.
One of twenty riders selected from hundreds of applicants for the 2018 British Talent Cup.
New Lightweight Supersport Mondello Park National Circuit lap record.
Nominated for the Masters Superbike Championship ‘Young Racer of the Year’ award.

 

2018 RACING IN THE BRITISH TALENT CUP AND BSB MOTO3
Competed at World Championship events for the first time.

Picked up two top ten finishes in the BTC.
Took first podium in the British Moto3 Standard class.
Achieved fourteen top ten finishes from sixteen races in his first Moto3 year.
Secured a return to the BTC for 2019.

 

THE FUTURE
Rhys intends to use the British Talent Cup and its association with MotoGP to progress his career towards the World Championship paddock. For 2019 his goal is to fulfil the potential he demonstrated last season and get to the front of the BTC grid while also challenging for the British Moto3 Standard class title.

BRITISH TALENT CUP 2019
Following Round 4
POS.
RIDER
POINTS
1=
Scott Ogden
86
2
Cameron Horsman
66
3
Fenton Seabright
44
4
Rhys Irwin
41
5=
Jack Hart
39
5=
Scott Swann
39
7
Brian Hart
37
8
Jack Nixon
35
9
Harvey Claridge
33
10
Charlie Atkins
25
BRITISH MOTO3 STANDARD 2019
Following Round 2
POS.
RIDER
POINTS
1=
Cameron Horsman
45
1=
Scott Ogden
45
3
Charlie Farrar
32
4=
Rhys Irwin
24
4=
Franco Bourne
24
6
Harvey Claridge
20
7
Annabel Thomas
16
8
Josh Hiatt
15
9
Jodie Fieldhouse
12
10
Corey Tinker
11