Dylan’s a rising star

Dylan Whiteside is only 14, but already considered one of the rising stars of superbike racing.

The Corio teenager recently whizzed through the third round of the 2016 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park. He is sitting third in the series and will compete in three more rounds – in Western Australia, Queensland at Victoria’s Winton race track – before it is completed.

Dylan has been riding for three years, taking up the sport after watching a friend compete in South Australia. Dylan said his parents James and Michelle were great supporters and have helped him rise through the ranks, including his graduation to 250cc bike this year.

“I love the thrill of going fast,” he said.

Dylan is also leading the Moto3 class at the 2016 Pirelli Motul Victorian Road Racing Championships after the opening round took place at Broadford in early April. He is also leading the Moto3 class at the 2016 Hartwell Motorcycle Club Championship after two rounds.

In addition to his parents’ support, Dylan has sponsorship from Urban Drilling in Geelong.