Ambition To be Biritish & World Champion
For a youngster, Kieran Clarke has been road racing for a long time. At 20 years old, Kieran from Langley Mill in Derbyshire is already into his 3rd year competing in the British Superbike Championship.
Like Tommy and Billy, Kieran took part in the Virgin Mobile Cup in 2003. He had 8 podium finishes and ended the year in third place.
Kieran says; "It seems like I have been racing all my life, in fact that's not far from the truth as my first ever race was when I was only 7 years old. Racing is in the blood and I have followed my father's footsteps into motocross and now road racing."
Aged 9 Kieran was British Junior Moto cross Champion (ACU BSMA), he continued to compete in Motorcross and 125 series during his childhood and then in August 2001 Kieran attended the Ron Haslam race school and made the decision to change across to Road Racing.
First Kieran raced in the National Junior Superstock Championship on 600cc machines in 2002, took part in the Virgin Mobile Cup in 2003 and then stepped up to the Premier league of 1000cc Superbikes in 2004.
Kieran says off the track preparation is crucial; "Moto cross certainly helped me to develop my own style of riding and the physical training that Moto cross required is something that I have brought with me to road racing. A daily routine of gym work helps me to keep focused."
Kieran broke his leg during pre season testing with Team Virgin Mobile Yamaha out in Almeria in December. But after an operation and a couple of months off the bike, KC is back to full strength.