Leatt moto

James Egan

James Egan
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  • series:

    Triumph Triple Challenge
  • team:

    Pension Fund Racing
  • sponsors:

    Dads retirement, LD Refrigeration, Leatt, RST, Forcefield Body Armour
  • number:

  • favourite track:

    Brands Hatch GP, Kyalami
  • favourite rider:

    The Doctor!
  • born:

    12th March 1991
  • home town:

    Queensbugh, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
  • nickname:

  • website:

  • likes:

    Wheels, horsepower and gravity. In that order! Lindt chocolate, a good healthy pasta, training hard, off road bikes and marketing.
  • dislikes:

    Dishonesty, working on greasy old cars, black pepper, silly people
  • LEATT kit worn:

    Leatt STX
  • Car driven:

    Had a Mazda Rx-7 with a Chevrolet V8 motor, now I drive the trusty Merc Vito race van
  • If money was no object what would be the first thing you would buy:

    Leon Haslams job!
  • What do you do when not racing:

    Bits of web design, my own PR and marketing, training hard with fellow SA racer here in the UK Bjorn Estment, and promoting my sponsors. We have our money invested this year so its effectively my gap year to go racing full time.
  • Biography:

    Matriculated from St. Benedict’s School in 2008, studied a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Bcom) in Business Management and graduated in February 2012. Education has been an important part of my life but racing is where my heart is! 

  • Race history:

    Started in motocross and off road from age 5, then moved to short circuit racing in 2004, then proper circuit racing on a 125GP bike in 2005/6, winning the championship in ’06. Then 2007/8/9 and half of 2010, raced South African Supersport with multiple race wins. 2011 raced South African Superbike with BMW finishing 4th. 2012 moved to the UK to race the Triumph Triple Challenge with the BSB series.