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Jon Daniel's Racing

Daniel Falzon

RIDER BIO


AGE: 22

BIKE: 2016 Yamaha R1

NUMBER: 25

DAY JOB: Student at Flinders University

HOMETOWN: Adelaide

CURRENTLY LIVES: Adelaide

HOME TRACK: Mallala Motorsport Park, However ‘The Bend Motorsport Park’ is well and truly under construction now and hopefully on the 2018 ASBK Calendar as my home track.

YEARS RIDING: I’ve been racing since 2008

STRENGTHS: Consistency – From both mine and our teams perspective

WEAKNESSES: I’m terrible when it comes to the mechanicals of my own bikes… they keep me away from the motor for that reason. I’m grateful I have a good team behind me!!

HEROS: Casey Stoner, I still believe his natural ability surpasses any rider to date. However, I admire Valentino Rossi’s attitude towards racing and believe he is the perfect role model for all up-and coming riders..

SPONSORS: Caterpillar (Energy Power Systems Australia & William Adams), Slime Australia, Mainline Dynolog Dynomometers, Yamaha, YRT, Yamaha Motorcycle Insurance, Shark, Berik, Ipone, DID, Falco, R&G, Raceface SPF.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Winning the 2013 Australian Supersport Championship

PREVIOUS RESULTS

2009 150cc MRRDA Australian Champion
2012 600 Superstock Australian Champion
2013 600 Supersport Australian Champion
2014 600 Supersport Australian Champion
2015 FIM Oceania Champion ( Superbikes)
2016 Superbike Privateer Champion

GOALS FOR 2017

This season will no doubt go down in history as one of Australia’s largest and toughest superbike field! Judging by testing results, it’s going to be very close all year with multiple privateers also proving they have the ability to beat factory teams. My goal is to again be the number one privateer, I also want to be battling at the front of the field and making appearances on the podium as often as possible.

SUMMARY OF FAMILY HISTORY IN THE SPORT

None! First generation racer but I’ve grown up on Motorbikes. Dad was an avid road rider all his life and it was only natural for me to start riding too!

IF YOU WEREN’T RIDING ROAD RACE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

I would be finishing my studies as a Paramedic and working in the ambulance! (Yes, my choice of career is a little ironic)

WHAT CAN’T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?

My Phone! It’s glued to my hand 24/7, my whole life is orgnaised through that device and it helps keep me in touch with my supporter with social media… It also allows me to tell mum and dad that I’ve arrived safely home when I go for a Motorbike ride through the hills!

TOUGHEST COMPETITION?

Definitely the 2016 ASBK field! The addition of factory teams stepped up the level of competition. I also think that the riders of the 2013 Supersport field were of very high calibre too, consistently matching or beating previous lap records on bikes of lesser engine modifications


FOLLOW ME

@danielfalzon25