At Forcefield we are privileged to work with many professional sports stars, not only heroes from the past, but today's stars and those of the future.

In no particular order we are proud to be associated with the following -

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Road Racing

Ryan Farquhar

Ryan FarquharForcefield Supported Athlete

Ryan Farquhar has consistently been Ireland's best motorcycle road racer, winning countless races in Ireland, England and the Isle of Man securing Irish championship titles and the prestigious Duke Road Race rankings.

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Gary Johnson

Gary JohnsonForcefield Supported Athlete


2003 – May Club race wins and got rid of novice jacket
2004 – 2nd MRO
2005 – British Supersport Cup champion
2006 – Out through pre-season injury
2007 – Part British Superstock season, Fastest ever Newcomer @ NW200, 11th SStocks IoM (fastest newcomer) 123mph lap, 11th UGP (fastest newcomer)
2008 – All top 7 finishes @nw200, TT (UGP cancelled)
2009 – 5th SBK 3rd Senior @ TT, 4th and 2nd SBK UGP 133mph lap, 4th Macau
2010 – British Superbike Evo, wins and podiums 3rd championship. 5th Macau
2011 – NW 200 – Cancelled TT – 3rd Superbike, 1st Supersport, 4th- Supersport, 6th – Senior, Ulster GP 3rd – Superstock, 5th – Superbike, 6th – Supersport, Macau Grand Prix – 5th
Half the British Supersport series, multiple top 5’s, all races within the top ten.

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Simon Andrews

Simon AndrewsForcefield Supported Athlete

NAME – Simon Andrews
D.O.B –14-8-84
PLACE OF BIRTH - Worcester
CURRENT HOME TOWN - Evesham/RV motorhome
HEIGHT –178cm
WEIGHT –70kg
EYES - Blue
HAIR – Dark
HOBBIES – Drifting, golf, snowboarding, mountaineering
FAV FOOD & DRINK – Anything with chicken & Cider
MUSIC - Dance, Motown, rock,
WHAT CAR DO YOU DRIVE – Nissan 200sx driftcar, BMW 5
TEAM FOR 2012 – PR Kawasaki
LIKES – Slow flowing rivers
DISLIKES – Big high sides
FIRST RACE – Mallory Park
FIRST BIKE – Honda 50
FIRST WIN – Modello Park British Supersport
WHEN DID YOU START RIDING - 1998 when old enough to race 600's
HOW DID YOU GET INTO BIKES - Loved bikes all my life and dad used to sponsor a racer
BEST MEMORIES - Winning invitational 600 race at MotoGP Donington park
HOPES FOR 2012 – Staying injury free and bagging podiums.

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Dan Kneen

Dan KneenForcefield Supported Athlete

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Jamie Hamilton

Jamie HamiltonForcefield Supported Athlete

Name:  Jamie Hamilton
Age:   21
Home Town:  Ballyclare
Bike: Kawasaki ZX10R/Kawasaki ER650/ ZX6
Race No: #44
Started Racing: 2004 
Favorite Circuits:  UGP, cadwell park, Silverstone
Worst Circuits:  Always went bad at Brands Hatch so it must be there
Best Racing Moment:  2009 British superstock 600 Champion
Worst Racing Moment:  Breaking collarbone in 2010 at cadwell park
Goal for this Season: Learn the tracks and notch up some good results on the way

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Olie Linsdell

Olie LinsdellForcefield Supported Athlete

NAME – Olie Linsdell
NICKNAME – Waterboy
D.O.B – 9/11/87
HEIGHT –  5'10"
WEIGHT – 150 Pounds
EYES -  Yes....., blue ones
HAIR – Dark Brown
HOBBIES –  Motorcycle racing, Running, Cycling, Developing bespoke performance parts
FAV FOOD & DRINK –  Anything Italian..... Probably Tortellini for the food, and water as the drink....hence the nickname! I'm easily pleased.... 
MUSIC - Rock mainly, but I am a bit old school. Particular favorites include Simon and Garfunkel, Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Some modern stuff appeals, but most of it has been done before, and usually done better! 
WHAT CAR DO YOU DRIVE – Astra Sports Tourer
LIKES – Obviously racing..... As well as good food and conversation.  
DISLIKES – Arrogance
FIRST RACE – Oulton Park Superteens, 2003 
FIRST BIKE – Yamaha PW50, Aprilia RS125 for my first tarmac experiences
FIRST WIN – Silverstone, 2005
FAVOURITE TRACK IN UK – The Isle of Man Mountain Course is the ultimate challenge and the most rewarding. As far as short circuits go, little beats Outlon Park or Cadwell. 
WHEN DID YOU START RIDING - When I was four years of age
HOW DID YOU GET INTO BIKES - My mum and dad run a dealership, as well as my father contesting in World F1, the main effort going into the TT. There was little way out for me, and I'm more than glad!
WHO ARE YOUR SPONSORS - Flitwick Motorcycles, Wheeler Electrical, SMV Engineering, Bonds Groundworks, Forcefield
RACING HEROES - Frankie Chilli, Joey Dunlop
MOST RESPECTED RACING RIVAL - They all deserve equal respect. A few stand out to me however, such as Lea Gourlay who's the hardest rider I've ever come across. 
BEST MEMORIES - Winning the 2007 Northwest 200, beating John McGuiness's Lap record. Winning two races at the Manx GP in 2007
HOPES FOR 2012 – To put myself consistently within the top 20 at the TT, and to cause a shock in the new 650 Lightweight class.....


1992/2002 – Amateur motorcross
2003 – Aprilia Superteens
2004 – Aprilia Superteens
2005 – MRO Supersport 400
2006 – Virgin Mobile R6 Cup and Northwest 200
2007 – Triumph Triple challenge Young Guns, CRMC National, North West 200 and Manx GP
2008 – Metzeler National Superstock 600 Championship, TT Races, Northwest 200, Ulster Grand Prix, and Gold Cup.
2009 – Road Racing with the priority being the three international meetings. Year cut short after a huge practice crash at the TT
2010 – International road races as well as selected Nationals before the Manx GP
2011 – Selected races in both the classic and modern scene, as well as the Ulster GP. Very much a recovery year. Both physically and financially!

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British Superbike

Barry Burrell

Barry BurrellForcefield Supported Athlete

NAME – Barry Burrell
D.O.B – 14.8.86
PLACE OF BIRTH - Bishop Auckland
CURRENT HOME TOWN - Bishop Auckland
HEIGHT – 5,8 ft
WEIGHT – 11 st
EYES - Brown
HAIR – none!
HOBBIES- pit bike supermoto, trials bike riding moto x mountain bikes
FAV FOOD & DRINK – steak with salad. strawberry krushem (kfc)!!!
MUSIC - any
TEAM FOR 2012 – Buildbase
LIKES – Racing plus any thing with motor bikes
DISLIKES – Football
FIRST RACE –  Superteen 2001
FIRST WIN – 2002
FAVOURITE TRACK IN UK – Silverstone, Brands GP, Donington Park
FAVOURITE TRACK ABROAD – Assen, Daytona & Portimao
RACING HEROES - Sheene, Bayliss, Rossi
BEST MEMORIES - Double BSB Evo win at Thruxton 2011
HOPES FOR 2012 – Top ten finishes and a few top 5 in British Superbikes!


2001 – 12th in MRO Superteen championship
2002 – Won Bemsee Production Championship, 2nd in Superteen championship. Stars of tomorrow winner
2003 – BMW boxer cup 11th
2004 – BMW boxer cup 10th 3rd in the under 21 championship
2005 – European Superstock 600
2006 – European Superstock 600 best finish 4th
2007 – European Superstock 1000
2008 – European Supestock 1000
2009 – European Superstock 1000
2010 – British Superstock 1000 – 7th Overall
2011 – British Superbike Evo Championship – 3rd Overall

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Karl Harris

Danny Buchan

Danny BuchanForcefield Supported Athlete


2001 – Junior MX 65cc 2nd
2002 – Junior MX 65cc 1st, Winter Champion
2003 – Junior MX 85cc
2004 – 85cc Club Champion
2005 – 85cc, 2nd in BSMA Nationals
2006 – 85cc Motocross
2007 – Aprilia Superteen championship 14th
2008 – Aprilia Superteen and EDI Asia f400
2009 – EDI Asia f400 Champion, 2nd MRO stock 600 junior
2010 – National Superstock 600 Championship 3rd
2011 – National Superstock 1000 Championship 2nd

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British Supersport

Jake Dixon

Scott Smart

Richard Cooper

John Simpson

Ben Wilson

Ben WilsonForcefield Supported Athlete


1995 – Sand Racing – (9 – 13 years) – Runner up in British Sand Racing Championship
1996 – Sand Racing Champion (13 – 16 years)
1997 – 5th Junior Road Race Association
1998 – 5th Superteens
2000- First point scored in British Supersport
2001 – British Junior Superstock Champion
2002 – 6th British Supersport
2003 – 5th National Superstocks
2004 – 3rd in National Superstocks (Vivaldi)
    Runner up in Suzuki GSX-R Cup
    8th in Suzuki GSX-R World Cup Final
2005 – 17th British Superbikes
2006 – 12th British Superbikes
2007 – 7th in British Superstock 1000’s
2008 – 5th in British Superstock 1000’s
    Runner Up in Henderson R1 Cup and Autumn Cup
2009 – 4th British Supersport
2010 – 3rd British Supersport
2011 – 2nd in British Supersport 1 point behind the winner!

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Deane Brown

Deane BrownForcefield Supported Athlete

2001 – Started riding minimoto’s   
2002 – Scottish and UK minimoto Champion
2003 – Scottish and UK minimoto Champion   
2004 – Scottish and UK minimoto Champion
2005 – MRO Superteens   
2006 – Scottish Formula 125cc Champion, 3rd ACU star cup 125cc       
2007 – British 125cc championship, Redbull rookies moto gp cup
2008 – British 125cc championship, Redbull rookies moto gp cup
2009 – British 125cc championship, academy cup champion, Redbull rookies moto gp cup   
2010 – Joint 2nd British 125cc championship, academy cup champion
2011 – 4th British 600cc Superstock championship – finished 4th overall

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Shaun Winfield

Shaun WinfieldForcefield Supported Athlete

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Graeme Gowland

Bjorn Estment

Bjorn EstmentForcefield Supported Athlete

NAME – Bjorn Estment


D.O.B – 11 August

PLACE OF BIRTH - Port Elizabeth South Africa

CURRENT HOME TOWN –  Nottingham , UK

HEIGHT – 173cm

WEIGHT – 68kg

EYES - blue

HAIR – brown

MARITAL STATUS – keep em coming

HOBBIES – moto-x , fitness, advanced driving

FAV FOOD & DRINK – Pizza /cuppa tea

MUSIC - Anything that gets me moving

WHAT CAR DO YOU DRIVE – one with wheels...... Suzuki swift

TEAM FOR 2012 –  Appleyard/Macadam with Doodsen Yamaha

LIKES – Being able to race a motorbike competitvely, Down to earth people and social get togethers

DISLIKES – Negative / False / Cheating people

FIRST RACE – long long ago in a placefar far away.... ;)

FIRST BIKE – lt Suzuki quad bike (first ever bike) / k4 suzuki gsk-r 600

FIRST WIN – 9/09/2009 Phakisa Freeway ( RSA )


FAVOURITE TRACK ABROAD – Kyalami / Mugello / Laguna seca

WHEN DID YOU START RIDING? Have been riding since as far back as i can remember as a kid. Started Racing in 2007

HOW DID YOU GET INTO BIKES? Been in the family for generations, Dad, Grandfather etc etc

WHO ARE YOU SPONSORS? NFB Financial Services Group make it possible, Colin Appleyard and Doug Macadam, Leatt Brace, Forcefield Body Armor, RST Moto direct, Pulse Engineering and IVE and DEBS Racing

RACING HEROS? Valentino Rossi , Noriyuki Haga, Colin Edwards, Dad and Uncle

MOST RESPECTED RACING RIVAL? Respect all my rivals....

BEST MEMORIES? 5th place at Brands hatch in a 2011 wild card appearance at the final round , Double Win at 2010 Pat Ormston and Guiness Smythe Memorial race (east london RSA)

HOPES FOR 2013 – To Accomplish my Dream of being a Champion (supersport cup) and make an impact on the Supersport Championship

2007 – Started with couple of track days and one or two race events in south African regional championship
2008 – 15th overall South African regional 600cc championship finished
2009 – 2nd overall South African regional 600cc championship
2010 – 4th overall South African National 600cc Championship
2011 – n/a Injuries forced short season
3 wild card appearances in metzeller national superstock 600
2012 - Metzeller Natonal Superstock 600 Championship

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British Superstock 1000

Tristan Palmer

Tristan PalmerForcefield Supported Athlete

2001 – Magnum Motorsport Yamaha - Superstock
2002 – Huggys Speedshop Suzuki - Superstock
2003 – Huggys Speedshop Suzuki - Superstock
2004 – Buildbase Suzuki - Superstock
2005 – Vivaldi Kawasaki -  British Superbikes
2006 – Buildbase Suzuki - Superstock
2007 – Tena for \Men Honda- BSB Superbike Cup Champion. Daytona superbikes 13th
2008 – Tena for Men Honda - BSB Superbikes 10th
2009 – BSB, Buildbase Kawasaki 21st
2010 – BSB Superstock 3rd
2011 – BSB Superstock 4th (3 wins, 7 podiums).

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Jimmy Storrar

Jimmy StorrarForcefield Supported Athlete

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James Egan

James EganForcefield Supported Athlete

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Adam Jenkinson

Adam JenkinsonForcefield Supported Athlete

2001 – British mini-moto champion
2002 – British mini-moto champion
2003 – Darleymoor formula 600
2004 – R6 cup
2005 – R6 cup
2006 – Superstock 1000 Rocket Centre Racing
2007 – Superstock 1000 Rocket Centre Racing
2008 – Superbike with SMT Honda
2009 – Superstock 1000 with SMT Honda – 4th Overall
2010 – Superbike with Buildbase Kawasaki
2011 – Superstock 1000 with Padgetts Honda – 6th Overall 

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Johnny Blackshaw

Johnny BlackshawForcefield Supported Athlete

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Josh (Reggie) Wainwright

Josh (Reggie) WainwrightForcefield Supported Athlete

Influenced by his father and uncle Josh began his racing career at the age of 6.

Starting on an automatic moto cross bike he quickly advanced and after 4 years switched to track racing starting in the ultra-competitive Aprilia 125 Superteens Cup before progressing on to the Superbike 400cc class becoming champion in the 2007 season.

Gaining experience over the next few seasons including a second place in the Triumph Triple challenge Josh is now featuring for the Aye-Gees Suzuki team in the Metzeler National Superstock 600 series.

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British Superstock 600

Mark Wilkinson

Mark WilkinsonForcefield Supported Athlete

NAME – Mark Wilkinson
D.O.B – 24-4-1989
PLACE OF BIRTH - Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
CURRENT HOME TOWN – Colchester, Essex
HEIGHT – 171cm
WEIGHT – 58kg
EYES - Blue
HAIR – Brown
HOBBIES – Car's, Enduro Riding,Gym, Traveling
FAV FOOD & DRINK –  Chicken and Orange Juice
MUSIC - Ill listen to everything
WHAT CAR DO YOU DRIVE – Australia - Nissan Skyline, UK - Ford Mondeo
TEAM FOR 2013 – Seton Tuning Yamaha
LIKES – Cars, Music, Training
DISLIKES – Clod Weather, being bored
FIRST RACE – Phillip Island 2006
FIRST BIKE – XR200 Ag Bike
FIRST WIN – Broadford, 2006
HOW DID YOU GET INTO BIKES? Dad went to a bike shop to buy a tyre and came home with a dirt bike for me. Been hooked ever since!
WHO ARE YOU SPONSORS? Seton Tuning, Plaza Auto Sales, GSAutomotive, ROMPdesign, PJT Security, Ricondi Leathers, the Oil Warehouse
RACING HEROS? Joan Lascorz, Shannon Johnson
BEST MEMORIES? 3rd ASBK 2011, Competing Overseas for the first time in 2012
HOPES FOR 2013 – Run inside the top  5 all season, finish every race
•    20th BSB Superstock 600
•    3rd Australian Superstock 600cc Championship
•    7th Australian Superstock 600cc Championship
•    2nd Victorian Superstock championship
•    3rd Victorian Interclub series
•    1st Victorian C Grade 125GP title
•    2nd Victorian 125GP championship
•    2nd Victorian 125GP Championship
•    6th Australian 125GP Championship (1st ‘C’ Grade)
•    2nd Festival of Champions
•    2nd Hughie Hoare Memorial – Broadford
•    1st 125GP Interclub Series
•    1st Victorian C Grade 125GP title
•    13th Australian 125GP Titles

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Luke Hedger

Luke HedgerForcefield Supported Athlete




D.O.B – 6-12-95



HEIGHT –  5.2









TEAM FOR 2013 – Gearlink Kawasaki



                         FIRST BSB RACE WAS BRANDS HATCH 2011


                        FIRST BSB WIN BRANDS HATCH( R1 )2011





                                                    SPONSOR FOR 2013



BEST MEMORIES? I HAVE 2 MY FIRST IS WINNING MY DEBUT                                             
                                   RACE AT BSB 2011.MY SECOUND IS                        
                                    BECOMING MOTOSTAR CHAMPION   2012
HOPES FOR 2013 – TOP 3


2012    Monster Energy Motostar/ ACU Academy CUP (Champion/Champion)
2011    BSB/ Suinoco British 125 GP Championship (4TH(3RD ACU CUP))
2010    Thundersportgb/GP3/125/ (1st cup/2nd main)
2008    Bemsee/MRO/Superteens/Metrakit 80cc (selctive rounds)
2007    Mmra/Minimotos/70cc Metrakit (3nd minimotos/4th 70cc metrakit)
2006    Mmra/Minimotos/50cc Metrakit (2nd minimotos/6th 50cc metrakit)

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AMA Pro Racing

Joey Pascarella

Joey PascarellaForcefield Supported Athlete

Winner of the prestigious Daytona 200 Joey has been a top-flight racer since his early teens with a number of AMA Supermoto titles under his belt and also won the 2010 AMA Pro SuperSport West Championship.

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Stefano Mesa

Stefano MesaForcefield Supported Athlete

Stefano is a Colombian born American who has been riding since he was five years old. His first bike was a KTM50 which he received for Christmas in 1999. After racing in a variety of classes from supermoto to quad bike Stefano will compete in the highly competitive  2013 AMA Pro SuperSport East series.

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Robertino Pietri

Robertino PietriForcefield Supported Athlete

Hailing from Anzoategui, Venezuela 28 year old Robertino has raced at world level regurarly competing in the Moto GP Moto 2 championship.
In 2013 robertino will race in the flag ship US race series the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike

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Kyle Wyman

Kyle WymanForcefield Supported Athlete

Kyle Wyman started riding motorcycles at the age of 5 on a 1994 Yamaha PW50 and since then has ridden and raced a variety of bikes including enduro, dirt track, flat track and AMA Supersport.
2013 will see Kyle on board a Harley Davidson XR12 in the 2013 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series.

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Scandinavian Superbike

Tage Solberg

Tage SolbergForcefield Supported Athlete

Tage Solberg has spent more than a decade travelling and racing all over Europe. Competing in Norwegian, Swedish and Nordic Championships, IDM, ONK, Nordic Endurance and with wildcards in World Championship Supersport 600.  This has resulted in 1 championship, many race victories, pole positions and experience on many different bikes and tracks.

In 2011 he started his own team; TSR – Tage Solberg Racing. One of the goals of the new team is to promote motorcycle sport and to assist the new generation of racers. When not racing himself he enjoys supporting youngsters on the track and helping his club, SMCK, to organize their events.

Norwegian Champion Supersport 600
2 race wins European Championship Supersport 600, Sweden and Spain
4th place IDM Supersport
Runner-up Nordic Championship Superbike
3rd place Norwegian Championship 600 Production

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Drag Racing

Domonic Anderson

Domonic AndersonForcefield Supported Athlete

Factory sponsored in part Drag Racer for BMW Mottorad; Domonic Anderson is no stranger for the need for speed.

Known by peers and colleagues within the drag race community, Domonic has become a coach and spokesperson for many new drag racers as well as a test rider for major manufactures and custom builders.

Becoming BMW's first pro African American drag racer, he was the first to debut the S1000RR at the drag strip.

Right out of high school, he found his passion to race when invited to a local drag strip with friends.

Challenging his new hobby, he entered the MiRock SuperBike Racing Series and made a name for himself by achieving low ET numbers on stock wheel base bikes.

In 2008, rookie Domonic Anderson entered the AMA Drag Racing Series finishing within the top ten in the nation.

Since then he has been featured in numerous national magazines, radio talk shows and meet and greet events nationwide.

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Emma Bristow

Emma BristowForcefield Supported Athlete

Emma is a professional womens motorcycle trials and enduro rider who after a change from her favoured trials discipline entered the Indoor Enduro World Championship and become World Champion at the first attemt in 2014

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Kurt Caselli

Kurt CaselliForcefield Supported Athlete

Caselli is a relatively new recruit to the KTM Factory Rally Team but is a very experienced off-road and Baja competitor for KTM USA. He was drafted in to the Dakar 2013 team when it became clear that title defender Marc Coma was unable to ride because of a lingering injury. His performance in the Desafio Ruta 40 Rally in what has been at times trying conditions underlined he has the skills and the speed to match the world’s best.

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Craig Bounds

Craig BoundsForcefield Supported Athlete

Craig Bounds is a veteran of the Enduro racing scene with 9 International six day medals, Scot trial finisher, Red Bull Romaniacs expert finisher and prologue winner twice as well as 3 times Dakar racer to name but a few of his achievements.
2013 Sees Craig facing his demons as he takes on the Dakar again after a horrific crash in 2011 which left him with a serious shoulder injury 

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Lewis Cornish

Lewis CornishForcefield Supported Athlete

Lewis Cornish was the first British junior rider to compete in the tough French Supermoto championships and the 2007 Las Vegas Stateline Nationals he was also the youngest ever British supermoto champion age 13 and in 2010 was selected to represent the Team Great Britain Junior squad at the Supermoto of Nations.

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Motorcycle Racing - Teams

MPS Racing

Forcefield Supported Athlete

MPS Racing, based in glorious North Yorkshire in the UK, is a World and British Championship Enduro racing team offering up and coming riders the chance to compete with the best in the world.


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Darvill Racing

Darvill RacingForcefield Supported Athlete

Darvill Racing began in the fifties by Peter Darvill; he had considerable successes throughout the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s as a solo rider being crowned World Endurance Champion (on his own machine) in 1971.Peter suffered a major injury during a race in Barcelona in 1976 racing for the Factory Honda Team that ended his solo race career, however as soon as he could walk again he re-joined the world endurance circuits as Team Manager.
He continued as Team Manager of Darvill Racing up until the 1999 when he officially retired. This didn’t last long and only four years later in 2003 he was persuaded to support a Team with his machines, this arrangement remained in place until February 2009 when he handed over the reins to Alex Aitchison.
Since then Alex has developed a team flexible enough to participate in multiple events across Europe on any given weekend. They focus on National and International events which include pure road races (such as the TT and Manx Grand Prix), Endurance races (classic and modern both in the UK and Europe) and Classic and modern race series. Over the years they have achieved many successes and continue to push the boundaries, winning races and turning heads in the process.

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Motorcycle Racing - Speedway

Chris Holder

Chris HolderForcefield Supported Athlete

Chris Holder is an Australian speedway rider currently riding for the Poole Pirates in the British Elite League and is the 2012 world speedway champion.
He became the Australian Individual Speedway Champion in 2008 and followed up with wins in 2010, 2011 and 2012 (he was runner up in 2009) as well as winning the Australian Under-21 Championship in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. He finished as runner-up in the Under-21 World Championship in 2007 and 2008.

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Tai Woffinden

Emil Sayfutdinov

Emil SayfutdinovForcefield Supported Athlete

The former World Under 21 Speedway Champion Emil Sayfutdinov finished his debut 2009 season as world no. 3 but endured a nightmare campaign last year after coming third in the opening round in Leszno breaking his left arm during round three in Prague and missing three GPs before returning in Malilla, only to be injured again and ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Hoping for a better season in 2011.

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Gary Havelock

Gary HavelockForcefield Supported Athlete

Simply one of the greatest British speedway riders of all time who returned to his roots in season 2006 to captain the Redcar Bears.

British Under-21 Champion, European Junior Champion, Twice British Champion, Overseas Champion, WORLD CHAMPION, Elite League Riders Champion.

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Hans Andersen

Hans AndersenForcefield Supported Athlete

At the age of 3 years Hans Andersen already had a dream of one day becoming a professional speedway rider.

At 4 years old he got his first bike and with seriousness, dedication and hard work combined with lots of training a dozen years later Hans' dream became a reality.

He has competed in 75 GPs, putting him in the top-ten in the appearance list.

He also helped Denmark to World Cup glory in 2006 and 2008.

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Jaroslaw Hampel

Jaroslaw HampelForcefield Supported Athlete

The FIM Speedway Grand Prix Rider Jaroslaw finished the 2010 season as world no2 whilst also retaining the Polish SWC championship.

Returning to the Grand Prix series in 2010 after qualifying through the GP Challenge and justified his reputation as the second best Polish rider. In fact, at one stage he led the World Championship and secured his first Grand Prix victory in Copenhagen.

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Kenneth Bjerre

Kenneth BjerreForcefield Supported Athlete

2010 Danish Champion Kenneth Bjerre will not only be riding in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix but also in the British, Danish, Polish and Swedish leagues in 2011.

Plenty of chance to test the Forcefield Body Armour he will be using in all competitions.

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Stunt Performers

Vertical Trix

Vertical TrixForcefield Supported Athlete

Vertical Trix are Europe's number 1 Motorcycle Stunt Display Team. Their large yummy stunt cake is made up of three key ingredients, James Bowman, Chris Walton and Lee Ludoski. Vertical Trix has taken Europe by storm and left thousands of spectators across the UK with grazed chins from the jaw-dropping action that has wowed the masses.

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Marlow Warrington-Mattei

Marlow Warrington-MatteiForcefield Supported Athlete

Marlow moved to England in 2001 where he joined the prestigious NEC Harlequins Rugby Academy. With shear determination and hard work changing positions and Bering team captain in his respective age groups he finally got the attention of the England Under 19’s head coach and began earning himself several international caps for his country.

In 2004 he made a decision to follow a childhood dream of becoming a stunt performer. After three and a half years of training in various sports disciplines such as kickboxing, gymnastics, rock climbing, Trampolining and many more Marlow managed to become an Equity registered Stunt Performer in 2008.

He has since worked on Blockbuster movies such has Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2, Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Skyfall, Snow White and the Huntsman, Wrath of the Titans and many more doubling actors such as Dominic West, Sam Worthington and Joey Ansah.

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Riky Ash

Riky AshForcefield Supported Athlete

Riky Ash is a highly skilled, experienced and talented Stuntman, Stunt co-ordinator and Actor.
Riky has doubled over 200 children and adults of all statures and has safely performed over 1000 stunts and successfully co-ordinated many other projects. His achievements have been honoured in the 2000 edition of the Guinness Book Of Records.

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Atkinson Action Horses

Atkinson Action HorsesForcefield Supported Athlete

Owned and run by the Atkinson family, who have devoted the past 15 years to providing highly trained horses and riders to Film, TV and Live Events. Over the years they have appeared in advertising, feature films & blockbuster movies, TV, documentaries, major live historical re-enactments, jousts and stunt shows around Europe.

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Cycle - BMX

Christopher Smith

Christopher SmithForcefield Supported Athlete

Chris is a reputable UK street/ramp rider - His career has included product testing and riding for brands like Sugar Bikes, Dartmoor Bikes (UK), Vendetta Brand, VP-USA and now Forcefield Body Armour, amongst countless other labels. His riding CV also includes contest wins (Four Seasons Contest, 2006), televisions appearances (Backyard Jams/BBC News, 2002) and appearances in both Ride UK and BMX Plus Magazine. Chris is also a contributing writer for both FatBMX and his own enterprise - Valleyside. Keep your eyes peeled for more appearances and reviews by Chris Smith as the season unfolds.

NAME – Christopher Smith.
NICKNAME – Valleyside.
LOCATION – Powys, Mid-Wales.
HEIGHT – 5' 11".
WEIGHT – 84kg.
EYES – Brown.
HAIR – Brown.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS – BMX, MTB, gym & media/marketing.
FAV FOOD & DRINK – Full English Breakfast.
MUSIC – Metal/Rock/DnB.
TEAM FOR 2012 – Dartmoor Bikes.
LIKES – Being active.
DISLIKES – Smoking/drinking.
FIRST BMX – Mongoose ‘Supergoose’.
FIRST WIN – 2006.
FAVOURITE COURSE IN UK – ‘Rampworx’ or ‘Mount Hawke’ (UK Skateparks).
FAVOURITE COURSE ABROAD – ‘Mellow Park’ (Skatepark in Berlin).
RIDING HEROES – Van Homan, Brian Foster, Joe Kowalsk & Brian Castillo.
BEST MEMORIES – Riding in Barcelona.
HOPES FOR 2012 – Just to stay fit, stay dialled and make steady progress.

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Snowsport - Teams

FISI Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali

FISI Federazione Italiana Sport InvernaliForcefield Supported Athlete

Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali (Italian winter sports federation)

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Team Evolution

Team EvolutionForcefield Supported Athlete

Team Evolution is an alpine performance training group, which works as part of a structured, professional Alpine Academy programme, that aims achieve the highest standard of performance within alpine racing whilst providing educational support and personal development.

The Team Evolution setup supplies unique and flexible annual training programmes to committed athletes, running individual programmes for mini's, children and junior racers. All programmes are individually designed to fit the needs of the athlete, and are based upon the Team Evolution philosophies, with proven results. Dependent on the goals of the trainee, execution of these programmes can vary from a minimum 10 week period, to supporting and mentoring athletes on a full-time basis over the course of several years.

The consequence of the elite Team Evolution setup is that over 80% of the athletes training with Team Evolution for the 2010/11 season are members of National Team programmes, and all are on the performance pathway towards achieving their specific athletic goals, whilst maintaining exceptional educational grades.

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Great Britain SBX Team

Great Britain SBX TeamForcefield Supported Athlete

Nine riders and two coaches representing GB across Europe in Europa and World Cup competitions riding towards glory at the 2014 Olympics.

Between October and April they are based in Morzine and train in Avoriaz.

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Great Britain Speed Ski Team

Great Britain Speed Ski TeamForcefield Supported Athlete

Speedskiing is the fastest non-motorised sport on Earth. Extreme speed, extreme danger = the need for the best protection available!

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Salomon FreeSki UK Team

Salomon FreeSki UK TeamForcefield Supported Athlete

The cream of the UK Freeski scene headed up by Freeski legend Pat Sharples.

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Salomon Snowboard UK Team

Salomon Snowboard UK TeamForcefield Supported Athlete

The cream of the UK Snowboard scene choose to wear Forcefield!

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Snowsport - Snowboard

Jamie Nicholls

Jamie NichollsForcefield Supported Athlete

A professional snowboarder from Bradford in England, Jamie Nicholls grew up riding the Snowflex slope at Halifax in Yorkshire where he would spend most evenings trying to progress as much as he could while having fun with his friends.

Jamie competed all over the UK and made a habit of winning from early on which led to him turning professional as soon as he left school since when he has gone on to make a mark on both the European and Worldwide scene riding for Red Bull and Nike 6.0

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Jenny Jones

Jenny JonesForcefield Supported Athlete

Jenny Jones is the UK's most globally respected and successful professional snowboarder.

Since bursting onto the scene as a precociously talented teenager in 1999, she has entered and won countless big air and slopestyle competitions - including three X-Games gold medals in a row between 2009 and 2010 - and starred in some of the biggest shred movies of the last decade

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Nate Kern

Nate KernForcefield Supported Athlete

From a young age Nate Kern was really into sport from football, basketball, skateboarding and wakeboarding which led eventually to snowboarding and a new passion.

From growing up in Southern England Nate is now based in Breckenridge inside the incredible rocky mountains of Colorado.

Nate spends his time traveling around the globe to train, film and compete and recently got involved with the British Snowboard Team whom he hopes to work more closely with in the build up to the 2014 Olympics in Russia.

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Snowsport - Freeskiing

Peter Speight

Peter SpeightForcefield Supported Athlete

Sheffield based Peter now competes for the Great Britain Freeski team in Halfpipe after being selected for the team in summer 2013. He also loves riding big jumps and backcountry and thinks of himself as an all-rounder and is now traveling the World entering competitions and training hard for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics!

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James Machon

James MachonForcefield Supported Athlete

The British Freestyle Skiing Half Pipe champion is currently the only British male competing at World Cup level.

Skiing since the age of 7 James won his first competition at the age of 14 the Yorkshire Championships and has since gone on to win the British Freestyle Skiing Half pipe championship 3 times and has competed in the Winter Dew Tour, World Championships, World Cup, European Open, and is working towards the Olympics in 2014 where the Freestyle Skiing Half Pipe will feature for the very first time as an official sport.

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Rob Machon

Rob MachonForcefield Supported Athlete

Previously an ice hockey player Rob adapted the skills from skating into skiing and became a moguls skier. At 14 Rob started trying out Half Pipe and Slope Style at Sheffield Dry Ski Slope and since then he hasn’t looked back on his moguls or ice hockey days and has quickly became one Britain’s best.
Rob competed in his first World Cup at just 16 placing 32nd making him realise he had made it onto the world scene. For the last 3 years Rob has been travelling around Europe and America training with the best coaches and getting great results at the British Championships, European Opens in Switzerland and the Regional series and the Aspen Open in America.
Robs next thing on his to do list is compete at the 2014 Olympics which has been his dream since he discovered skiing.

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Katie Summerhayes

Katie SummerhayesForcefield Supported Athlete

At 6 years old Katie learned to ski on the artificial slope at Sheffield and after joining the Sharks she discovered her love for Freestyle skiing.  After her first competition at 9 years old she knew she wanted to stay with 'freestyle' skiing and began to train more with this in mind.
At the age of 15 Katie was thrilled to be invited to the 2011 FIS World Championships in the USA; here she was taking part in the Halfpipe and Slopestyle events, this was the first time that Slopestyle had been included and Katie was determined to go. With a fantastic 11th place in Slopestyle (only just missing out on the finals) and 14th in the Halfpipe these results  were  a great achievement for her first major competition.  With a Euro X Games invite in March 2011 this season has turned into an exciting journey that Katie has set her sights on continuing.
Katie trains all year round on the dry slopes and indoor slopes of the UK and she attends regular trampoline coaching and fitness sessions. Mountain snow time is taken whenever possible and when her studies allow. The opportunity to train on full time basis is what she is aiming for after school has finished in 2012.
After the IOC decision to allow both the Halfpipe and Slopestyle events in the full Winter Olympics Katie has set her goals on competing in the games. There is an exciting future ahead for Freestyle skiing and hopefully Katie

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Julian Ball

Julian BallForcefield Supported Athlete

Julian Ball first went skiing when he was 9 years old on a family holiday to Courmayeur, Italy, he skied hard on every holiday until he was 12 and from 13-19 years old he switched to snowboarding including completing two seasons, in Argentina and Whistler, working as a snowboard instructor. In Whistler he slowly made the swap back to Skiing.
After Whistler Julian studied Sports Coaching and Leisure Management at Oxford Brookes University. Whilst studying he competed in a number of inter-university freestyle competitions with great success placing 1st, twice, and 3rd twice. In the Northern Hemisphere summers he travels to New Zealand to try and hone his skills at Snowpark, Cardrona and Treble Cone.
After university he spent one season  in Val d'isere followed by two in Morzine working on both park and back country riding. For the past couple of summers he has spent a month or two on the glacier at Saas Fee, Switzerland.
Julian now spends the winter season traveling all over Europe where he compete at the highest level and is the star of many ski movies.

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Ally Watson

Ally WatsonForcefield Supported Athlete

Film specialist Ally Watson started out in freestyle at the age of 15 his style progressing through to big mountain and backcountry freestyle with a focus on being out in the natural environment of the mountains.

Working with Unity-Productions, a British film productions company he will be concentrating on filming for video parts as well as working with photographers throughout the year. Dramatic shots guaranteed.

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Snowsport - Ski-Cross

Filip Flisar

Filip FlisarForcefield Supported Athlete

Slovenian Filip Flisar is a skiing jack-of-all-trades, competing in skiercross, alpine events and even some halfpipe. He's now focused on skiercross and ready to redeem himself after a lackluster performance in Skier X 2011.

He says he's calm under pressure and not intimidated by big events and won his first event the FIS World Cup at Alpe d'Huez in mid-January 2012.


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Peter Whelan

Peter WhelanForcefield Supported Athlete

Peter started skiing when he was eight, on a dry ski slope with his school. He picked up the basics almost instantly and over the next couple of years he continued to ski on 'plastic' with his local race team in regional plastic races. His coach at the time, Helmut Gabl, told Peter's parents about his potential and advised them that Peter should start racing on snow.

Having been on one skiing holiday Peter entered his first race, at the English Championships, with no training or trainer; he finished fourth, demonstrating his talent in the sport. That summer Peter went on his first snow training camp aged ten, and joined Sandown Park ski racing club. With the help of some great Swiss coaches Peter greatly improved over the next few years.

Peter was selected for the British Alpine Children's Ski team the first year he moved into the new age group and skied for the next few years with them, winning many British titles and finishing in the top 15 in his last year of children's competition in Abertone, Italy. When Peter was 15 he moved into FIS racing and joined the British Development Team. Some extremely competitive races in central Europe over the next few years encouraged Peter to improve and he was selected for the British Senior Alpine Ski Team. At the British Championships Peter performed extremely well and remains the best ranked British Junior Downhill racer ever.

Peter's move to ski cross took place in the 2009/2010 season, when he heard more and more about the new sport. In his first race Peter was badly injured, highlighting to him the dangers of the new sport he was pursuing a career in. At the end of the season Peter produced some good results on the European Cup circuit. In the southern hemisphere season Peter won the South American Cup series, and will start the 2010/2011 season amongst the top 20 in the world. He is now Britain's top ranked male skier.

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Snowsport - Sit Ski

Tim Farr

Tim FarrForcefield Supported Athlete

Tim Farr is a Winter Paralympian and one of the senior and top Athletes of the British Disabled Ski Team

Tim started skiing at an early age and has carried on his love of the mountains. After breaking his back in 2004 on a university ski trip he knows the importance of good body protection more than anybody. Within a year of Breaking his back Tim was back on the slopes out in America and within another year had joined the British Development squad.

Over the last few year Tim has gone from strength to strength and now competes at World Cup, Europa Cup and NorAm events competing in Slalom, GS Super G and Downhill. His focus is now completely set on the qualifying for Sochi 2014.

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Anna Turney

Anna TurneyForcefield Supported Athlete

Paralympic Alpine Ski Racer, Anna Turney, finished 6th in the Vancouver Paralympics only 4 years after becoming paralysed whilst snowboard racing. Anna watched the Torino Olympics from a hospital bed in Japan and resolved to become a Paralympic skier.

Anna is hungry for medals. She is currently training for the 2013 World Championships and going for gold in the 2014 Sochi Paralympics!

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Snowsport - Alpine Skiing

Geertje Derksen

Geertje DerksenForcefield Supported Athlete

Geertje Derksen is one of Holland’s top Alpine ski racers winning 24 Dutch championships as well as over 30 FIS race podiums.
After a long lay-off with Injury the focus for Geertje is now to return to the podium at international level and work towards the 2014 Olympic games.

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Horse Racing

Philip Carberry

Philip CarberryForcefield Supported Athlete

Hailing from one of the fore-most racing families in Ireland, Philip Carberry, born on 1 November 1980, is the son of jockey Tommy Carberry, who was a famous National Hunt jockey in the 1960s and 1970s. His uncle is Arthur Moore, one of Ireland’s leading National Hunt trainers and his siblings, Paul, Peterjon and Nina, are also successful Irish riders.

His first win came in 1997 on Native Status for his father Tommy, he progressed through the ranks and won the Irish Grand National in 2006 on Point Barrow, followed by the French Gold Cup (Grand Steeple Chase de Paris) on Princesse D'Anjou. He also won the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sublimity in 2007 before winning again the Grand Steeple Chase de Paris on Princesse D'Anjou.  He has had many other major wins besides these In France where he has lived full time in Chantilly just outside Paris since 2009. His proudest moment was winning the Irish

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