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About Alex Gault - A Potted History


Click To View PictureAlex hails from Carluke in Central Scotland.

He started racing Minimoto’s or Pocket bikes back in 2000 at the age of 10.

His natural talent impressed immediately, going against the odds he won the Scottish Minimoto championships at his first attempt.

2001

A trip to Italy resulted in Alex being awarded the title of official British ZPF rider, by none other than the late Pier Franco Zanetti, owner and founder of the ZPF factory, and the man responsible for introducing “Valentino Rossi” to the sport of minimoto back in 1990.

Zanetti is widely regarded as the creator of the most exclusive minimotos in the world.

Alex raced ZPF in 2001, 2002 & 2003 winning 3 National titles for ZPF and still regards Pier Franco's family as very good friends.

2002

Click To View PictureSaw  Alex move to National events and concentrate on the ACU National Pocket bike championships where he won the Junior “B” and Production “A” Titles

2003

Here Alex made the move to motorbikes.

With the help of E.P. Barrus, Alex contested the "Junior Racing Associations" Formula 80 Championships on a Motohispania RX 70.

In a fantastic debut season Alex lifted the JRA crown.

Breaking a few records on the way – first time the champion had come from outside of England and the first time the championship had been won on any other bike than a Cagiva, which had dominated the series since its conception.

Also in 2003  Alex still raced minimoto’s winning another British Minibike Title for ZPF.

2004

Click To View PictureThe move to the 125GP class saw Alex lift the Junior Racing Association's 125 GP championship in its inaugural year, and also the Preston and Districts Open Single Cylinder Championship where he still holds the lap record for the class at the Three Sisters track.

2005

Was not a good year, Alex was contracted to race one of only five Malaguti GP bikes in the world in the British 125 GP Championships.

Due to many reasons the team did not get the results we had hoped for.

However Alex learned a great deal and will take the experience with him to future championships.

2006

Click To View PictureBrought a complete change in direction as Alex moved to 4 Stroke machinery, following in the footsteps of James Ellison (Moto Gp), James Toesland (World Super Bike), Shane Burn (BSB & Moto Gp), and many other talented riders.

Alex contended “The CB500 Cup” with spectacular results.

Alex won every race!

Winning the championship with 5 races to spare.

Due to a change in licensing rules for the first time 15 year olds were allowed to race 400cc multi-cylinder machines.

Taking advantage of this Alex campaigned a Honda RVF NC 35 in the Super Sports 400 class at various championship meetings throughout the year with remarkable success.

Click To View PictureOut of 13 races he only missed out on one pole position and his score card finally read, 7 wins, two 2nds, one 3rd with 3 DNF’s,

2007

2007 had an exciting and a disappointing start.

Alex won a ride in the European Suzuki GSXR Cup, however as Alex was 8 months too young by English rules and the ACU would not give him dispensation to race in the European Championship.

The year was spent training for 2008, he campaigned a YPE tuned Suzuki GSXR600 in Super Sport races the length and breadth of the UK and as everything came together Alex started to win again.

Winning the KDMC Super Sport Championship and despite missing 6 of the 17 rounds Alex finished 3rd in the Scottish Super Sport Championship.

Alex was unstoppable in the later half of the season!

He also contended a few rounds of the STK 600 European championship at Brands Hatch and Misano in Italy.

Click To View Picture2008

In 2008 Alex took to the track in the much anticipated and hotly contested National Super Stock 600 Championships aboard the official Kawasaki entry with team ASTRO Kawasaki.

The National Super Stock 600 Championship runs as a support race to Britishsuper Bike Championship.

Alex ended up finishing 10th overall in the main championship and 4th in the David Jeffries Award for riders less than 19 years of age.

2009

Click To View PictureIn 2009 Alex moved up to race in the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship, with the series again running as a support race to the British Superbike Championship.

From a distinguished list of 41 riders who scored points in the championship, Alex ended up in 14th place overall, ahead of three other débutantes in the class to score points.

In what must be arguably the hardest fought class in the British Super Bike series.

Alex would like to thank all his Supporters, Sponsors & Family for making this adventure possible.

2010

In 2010 Alex raced aboard the Stratstone XR1200 Harley Davidson in the XR1200 Trophy Championship.

The championship is officially supported by Harley-Davidson UK and Ireland, runs in conjunction as a support series to the British Superbike Championship (BSB).

It is designed to attract a varied mix of Clubman, Superbike and Superstock contenders as well as younger stars looking to develop their racing skills - all races will be shown on British Eurosport.

Click To View Picture2011

Alex is back aboard the Stratstone XR1200 Harley Davidson in the XR1200 Trophy Championship.

The championship for 2011 is run over seven rounds and again  runs in conjunction as a support series to the British Superbike Championship (BSB).

See Sponsoring Alex - Raising The Stakes

If you would like to contact Alex, call 01555 771549 or e-mail alex@minimotoracer.com 

Website at www.alexgaultracing.com

 

2001
Scottish Winter Junior Minimoto champion 
Scottish Summer Junior Minimoto champion 
North of England Junior Minimoto Champion
Endurance champion with team ZPF

2002
ACU National Pocket bike Junior "B" Champion 
ACU National Pocket bike Production “A” Champion

2003
J.R.A. Formula 80 champion 
Darley Moor Formula 80 champion 
British PG Minimoto Champion

2004
Junior Racing Association 125Gp Champion
Preston & District Open Single Cylinder Champion

2006
The  CB 500 CUP
The Rossleigh Challenge Trophy

2007
 KDMC Super Sport Champion
 The Lord Hutchison of Montrose Challenge Trophy
 The Fidelity Challenge Trophy
 The Carol Miller Memorial Trophy
 The James Thompson Trophy 
The Grahame Fothringham Memorial Salver
The KDMC/ARAI Helmets “Young Rider of the Year”
The Niall Mackenzie Tribute Cup

2008
National Super Stock 600 Championship - 8th Overall
4th in the David Jeffries Award for riders less than 19 years of age
Alex has also been privileged to win twenty four “Man of the Meeting” Awards!
Along with many more 2nd and 3rds in other championships but we don’t count 2nd and 3rds!

2009
Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship - support race to the British Superbike Championship
14th place in his débutante year.

2010

XR1200 Trophy Championshi aboard the Stratstone XR1200 Harley Davidson
Support race to the British Superbike Championship



Some Quotes

“The Amazing Alex Gault, Has set our meetings alight, surely a future star in the making”

Gary Gardiner – Race Commentator

“Alex is one of the most naturally talented riders I have ever seen his race craft and raw aggression on track amazes me, yet is still one of the nicest lads in the paddock”

Pete Devine - Editor Rider News

“Alex Gault Jnr. Registered emphatic heat and final wins with some stylish cornering ability, establishing him at the top of the junior riders table. Flying Scotsman with a very bright future”

Steve Geoff - Reporter International Bike Sport News

“Simply Stunned the way Alex cut his way through the pack, no other rider could live with him. Very exciting to watch”

Trevor Baird – Public Affairs, Motorcyclist Action Group

“In 33 years of motorcycle racing, I have only ever seen two young lads race like that! The other was Casey Stoner” (2007Moto-Gp Champion)

Tony Clark – Chairman, Preston & District MCC

“Alex is a real flyer and one to watch out for”

James Ellison – Ex-Moto Gp Rider & World Endurance Champion

“The exceptional talents of Alex Gault have impressed me every time I have seen the young Scott race!”

Fred Clarke – BSB Commentator

“Alex Gault has made the transition to 4 strokes, like a duck to water……and a very fast duck at that!”

Paul Robinson – TAG Magazine

“The feedback I get from Alex is exceptional, Riders with such a gift are far and few between”

Eddie Stone - ERS Suspension

“Very Impressed by the way Alex was immediately back on the pace after his crash. If you race you crash! It is how you react afterwards that counts”.

John Reynolds – 3 times BSB Champion

“Frankly considering the company, the night before the test you would not have thought the 16 year old had a hope in hell – That changed when to general surprise, Young Gault proved to be consistently the quickest!”

Kenny Pride – Editor Super Bike Magazine

“Alex has nothing more to learn here, he needs to be at British or European Level”

Stuart Young - YPE power Ltd

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