Hi, I’m Kristen. I’m a 16 year old girl who writes about motorcycle racing - MotoGP, WSBK, BSB and Speedway in particular.
I’ve always grown up in the motorcycle racing environment and it’s grown to be a part of me. My Dad has worked for World Champions in Speedway before working for Ohlins in World and British Superbike and now MotoGP. I’ve been going to any sort of racing since I can remember and Speedway and MotoGP is something that I visit regularly. Racing is second nature to me and I can’t imagine life without it to be honest with you.
At school, whenever I was asked what I wanted to do for a career, my answers fluctuated between the likes of a Forensic Scientist, a Lawyer, a makeup artist, an interior designer before realising that I was blinkered to the ‘normal’ jobs. I never considered racing as an interest because to me that is just a way of life and it's not something I would necessarily class as a possible career path- because it wasn't in the standard career fairs. I watched races week in and week out, waiting for the next round in the UK to come or for the next meeting at my local Speedway track. I started to read articles on MCN and became really interested in all the news and gossip from around the paddocks
Finally, I realised that I wasn't like everyone else and interested in the standard things a girl my age would be. Shortly after Silverstone MotoGP 2017, I started to write race articles on the MotoGP races and have continued to practice to this day. Ever since then, I’ve been juggling my school work and exams with attempting to gain experience. I visited Motorcycle News for my work experience and was advised to start a blog on all things racing by Simon Patterson and Oli Rushby. So here I am now and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy writing for you...