By RLF Communications and Media Consultant Carol Phillips
RLF is a sponsor of young Australian motor cycle rider Olly Simpson. Olly is 16 years old and competing in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup on the global Motorsports support series in Europe.
Over the weekend Olly raced in the Motul British Motostar Championship (round 5) – part of the British Superbike Series – at Brands Hatch in England, and finished in first place after a hard-fought contest in a rain-effected race. He has said that this win has given him great confidence to do well in the next round of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup to be held in Bruno on 16th and 17th August 2014.
Olly is from South Australia – a state that is synonymous with RLF’s products together with strong technical back-up for its farming communities.
He lives in the Adelaide Hills with his family and was introduced to the world of motorsports at a very young age when his Dad raced Speedway, and Olly recalls that as a 4-year-old “I helped him work on the bikes and got to cheer for him on race-days”. He also said “that when I was 4-years-old I asked Father Christmas for a bike, and got a Pee Wee-50”. So this was the start of the journey for the young Olly to become a champion at his chosen sport. Olly says that his heroes are Casey Stoner and his Dad.
Today, Olly is the only Australian that competes in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup – which is the feeder program for the pinnacle of motorsports, MotoGP – along with many other young up and coming riders all vying for their places within the top ranks and tiers of this exciting sport. The sport enjoys strong support and interest from the sporting public the world over.
When interviewed recently Olly said that his ambitions were clear. “He wanted to experience as many podium finishes as possible, and to win the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup”. He then went on to say “….. and to be World Champion in MotoGP …… and have a lot of fun doing it”.
The Red Bull Rookies field is an important and influential entry point to the higher levels of World MotoGP, and RLF’s hopes for Olly are that he develops and improves with all his experiences, and that he attains his goals and dreams. In so many ways RLF’s support and encouragement for this young up and coming champion is so very like the support and encouragement it gives to farmers and growers throughout the world on a daily basis. Both are powerful performers !
RLF extends our heartiest congratulations to Olly on the weekend’s win, and our best wishes for a strong finish to the second half of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season.
See also www.ollysimpsonracing.com
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