Sarah will be racing a Suzuki SV650 in the
Bemsee Mini-twins class for 2004. She raced for two
seasons in 1998/1999 on a 250, getting on the
podium along with regular top five finishes - along
with setting two fastest laps on race weekends
during the season!
She is also a track-day instructor for one of
the UK's largest track-day companies and has been
given the opportunity to ride in the mini-twins
with backing from her husbands Suzuki
Among her sponsors are Daytona, Furygan, Wurth,
Performance Parts and Harris. This year she plans
to complete most of the series and hopes to contest
the 'axe-murderer' Supersport 600 class on a
GSXR600 in 2005.
Her husband Steve raced at National Level in the
1990's alongside Steve Plater and the late Steve
Hislop, also competing in the manic NW200 - and
with his help she hopes to become more focused and
even quicker this year.
Date of Birth: 5.12.1975
Occupation: Currently PA for Trackday Company.
Soon to be running own Suzuki franchise with
Hobbies: Skiing when I can, off road
riding...and shopping, of course!
Favourite food and drink: Thai food and Red
Favourite music: U2
Car: Nissan Skyline R33 a real beast shared with
Favourite Bike: Even though I should say a
Suzuki it has to be the 2003 R1
Race Bike: Suzuki SV650K3 in the Bemsee
Worst crash: My first race meeting in France,
last corner, someone ran into the back of me and
then proceeded to run me over! Luckily nothing
broken, but was quite sore after that!
1998 RACED IN THE BEMSEE MZ250
CHAMPIONSHIP. BEST FINISH WAS 4TH AT ONLY HER THIRD
MEETING, FINISHING EIGHTH IN THE OVERALL
CHAMPIONSHIP AND GOING ON TO WIN THE BEMSEE LADIES
1999 RACED ONLY HALF A SEASON IN THE
BEMSEE MZ250 CHAMPIONSHIP AND RODE TWO ROUNDS ON A
NC30 IN THE SUPERSPORT 400 CLASS. BEST FINISH WAS
THIRD, SETTING THE FASTEST LAP OF THE CLASS AT
LYDDEN HILL AND CAME NINTH IN THE OVERALL
CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER ONLY CONTESTING HALF THE
2000 ONLY ONE RACE DUE TO LACK OF
FINANCES. A ONE-OFF RIDE IN THE 400CC CLASS AT THE
KRC SNETTERTON SIX HOUR ENDURANCE RACE. AFTER ONLY
HAVING RIDDEN THE BIKE FOR AN HOUR ON THE PREVIOUS
DAY, SHE SET THE QUICKEST TIMES WITHIN THE TEAM AND
WENT ON TO WIN THE 400 CLASS BY A HUGE MARGIN.
2001-2002 NO RACING
2003 STARTED INSTRUCTING FOR ONE OF THE
UK'S TOP TRACK-DAY COMPANIES WHICH NOT ONLY GAVE
HER PLENTY OF TRACK TIME TO KEEP HER "EYE IN" BUT
ALSO A LOT MORE TRACK EXPERIENCE, WITH TIME TO
LEARN THE CIRCUITS AND THE TECHNICALITIES OF TRACK
2004 RACING IN THE BEMSEE MINITWINS
SERIES ON A SUZUKI SV650K3 SUPPORTED BY HER
HUSBANDS SUZUKI FRANCHISE, STEVE JORDAN
MOTORCYCLES. ASSISTED BY FURYGAN LEATHERS, MOTOREX
OILS AND WURTH LUBRICANTS. HER PLANS FOR THIS
SEASON ARE TO COMPETE IN AS MANY ROUNDS AS
2005 PLANS ARE TO COMPETE AT NATIONAL
LEVEL "MRO" IN EITHER SUPERSPORT 400, 600 OR ONE
"BEING A FEMALE IN A MALE-DOMINATED SPORT SURELY
GETS YOU NOTICED. BEING FEMALE CERTAINLY DOESN'T
MEAN THAT YOU CAN'T BE COMPETITIVE ALONGSIDE YOUR
MALE COUNTERPARTS - UNLIKE MOST OTHER SPORTS.
IT JUST TAKES GUTS AND DETERMINATION.
THIS YEAR THE SERIES I AM COMPETING IN WILL BE
COVERED BY WORLDWIDE MOTORCYCLE MAGAZINE T.W.O AND
WILL SEE AUDIENCES AT THE MEETINGS OF OVER
10,000...AND MAYBE MORE. "
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