Originally Posted by SilverSurfer
You know what I'd like to see? Elena Meyers racing 125s in Europe and working her way up to the GP level. It'd be awesome to see a girl racing MotoGP -- and she has raw talent.
Here's the start of her 125gp stateside
Elena Makes 125GP debut!!
Arclight sponsored rider Elena Myers made her 125GP debut this past weekend at Willow Springs raceway in Southern Claifornia. This once a year event held at the Streets of Willow track was the perfect venue for this rising stars first outing. Run by the CMRRA minibike club, the weekend consisted of all day practice on Saturday and a 2 race/moto format for Sunday's races. Elena having been used to tight and twisty circuits had no trouble figuring out the very fast and very technical 1.8 mile track by lapping in the low 1:28's by the end of her last practice session. While a few of the fast guys were already in the 1:26's, Elena felt confident that by the end of the day she would be ready for Sunday's event.
Against a field of 16 riders, several of which were the USGPRU top brass, Elena managed to draw pole position for race one. Green drops and Elena holeshots in turn one only to be passed by John Schendel with a bold out-braking move up the inside. She held on to second for a few more turns but was passed again by a few more experienced riders. Elena turning high 1:27's, managed to hold on to fifth by the checkers for a second row start in the main. Main event: Knowing what she had to do and where she was loosing time, Elena was determined not to make the same mistakes she had in the first race. Starting from the second row she put her head down when the green flew and charged into turn one in the fifth spot. She nabbed one rider on the exit to get into the 4th spot and nearly out-broke the 3rd place rider by turn three. It was a tight battle up front with all 4 riders nose to tail.
As the laps wore on the 2 up front, Ben Solis and John Schendel were battling hard, with Ryan Ferris and Elena starting to lose touch. White flag: By now, there was about a 3 second separation between Ferris and Myers, who was securely in 4th. As far as the rest of the field goes, they were pretty much out of it as Elena crossed the line with one lap to go. Starting to reel Ferris in a bit for a last ditch effort, Elena managed to close the gap slightly but it was not enough as she settled for 4th place at the checkers some 2+ seconds behind Ferris. More than pleased, Myers managed a best lap time of 1:26.4 seconds, just a little over a 2 seconds off the 125cc lap record!!
It was a great first "125 weekend" and as always Elena would like to thank her always wonderful and generous sponsors for all their help and support.
Umbrella Girls USA
Stockton Motorplex Park
And a link to the rest of her season
I can't find anything on her as to weather or not she is going to try out for the Redbull Gp thing yet.
This is the red bull motogp rokkies cup at a glance
RED BULL MOTOGP ROOKIES CUP
READY TO BE A ROOKIE?
Full throttle for tomorrow’s motorbike champions at the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2007. World's best junior riders will be fighting for one of the 20 starting places from 28 to 31 August in Valencia (Spain).
The prejudice: money and connections are more important than talent and enthusiasm as an entry into motor sport.
The truth: 13- to 16-year-old motorbike talents can qualify from 28 to 31 August, in Valencia (Spain), for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and lay the foundations for a career in motor sports. Those who prove themselves in the seven-run series of races will be given the chance to be accepted at the Red Bull MotoGP Academy. This one-year professional training moulds the junior riders into true racers, able to deal with all tracks and conditions.
Neither racing experience nor a fat wallet are required for the Selection Event: contenders only need to pay their own travel expenses and bring their own crash helmet and leather gear, and apply for the event now at www.redbullrookiescup.com
, The racing bike, a 32 PS and 80 kilo Pre GP 125, will be provided on location.
The appraisals will cover more than just the lap times: “We are looking for the right mix of speed, cleverness, passion and a strong personality”, says MotoGP boss Alberto Puig. He and KTM Road Racing Director Harald Bartol will eliminate riders in each round, until only the 20 most talented are left.
Dani Pedrosa’s story demonstrates how the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and the Red Bull MotoGP Academy can tune a career in motor sport: the Rookies Cup and Academy member is already a three-times World Champion. And he is still only 20 years old.
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