13-year-old Canadian road racer Jonathan Finn (Bushell Park, SK) is heading to Spain in 2017 to compete in the Spanish Royal Motorcycle Federation-sanctioned Spanish Speed Championship’s Challenge 85 series. Finn, a multi-time national and regional mini road racing champion, will be joining the XCTech team owned by Xavi Jimémez after competing in the Dodici Polici Italian Cup in 2016, where he finished 10th overall against 22 of the best mini Grand Prix riders in Europe.
"I'm very excited to be joining the XCTech Team in the RFME Campeonato de España de Velocidad,” said Finn, referencing the regional Spanish name of the series. “Competing in the Challenge 85 series at tracks like Valencia, Jerez and Motorland-Aragon is going to be a huge step in my career. I feel that this is at the right time, with an excellent team.
“My ultimate goal is to get to MotoGP,” states young Finn rather bluntly. “The Challenge 85 is a great step to the CEV Junior World Moto3 Championship, which is a stepping stone to the world championships. I know that the level of competition is very high. I’m lucky to have this opportunity and look forward to working with XCTech team."
Xavi Jimémez, XCTech team manager:
“We feel very happy and proud to be able to have Jonathan Finn for the 2017 season in the 85 cc class. It is very important for our team to have young, potential and international riders because it opens our racing team brand to many other countries. We are confident that Jonathan will be able to adapt to world championship circuits and a new bike in order to accomplish our goals for 2017.”
Jose Albors (Riders Management), Jonathan's manager:
“Our agency sees this agreement as a good mix of a hungry rider, a good supporting family, an experienced team, and us. It’s not easy to commit to leaving everything behind to come to Europe to fight with the best of this sport, but Jonathan and his family were always super clear on this. This consistency on his goals made us believe that this could become a reality. We saw it in his eyes when he came here to meet us and the whole motorcycle racing circus in Spain. The best riders of his age are here. We know it may be a difficult challenge, but we feel confident that he will work and train hard to get there.
“This is only the start for a Canadian on the way to MotoGP; we hope that Canadian companies will support him and join him on this journey.”
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 10:14 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Bushell Park, SK — September 16, 2015 — With the last round of the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA) National Mini Roadracing Series now complete, Finn Motorsports riders Jonathan & Matthew Finn have again demonstrated their abilities and consistency to battle for the podium throughout the 2015 racing season.
For the 2015 season, Jonathan’s goals were to continue to develop his riding abilities on his bikes while maintain a consistent presence on the podium. His “smooth” riding style, as described by many of his competitors, helped to push his capabilities as a rider. Jonathan amassed 24 podiums including 14 race wins in 4 different championships across western Canada. This consistency helped Jonathan earn 4 championships including a CMA national championship, Western Canadian Mini Roadracing Championship and a runner-up in the inaugural Honda Canada Grom Prix series. With his sights clearly set on his future, Jonathan looks forward to his goal of competing internationally.
Matthew also had success during the 2015 racing season. With 2015 being his last year in the Youth classes, Matthew’s goal was to end the season with a championship. Unfortunately this was not to be. But it wasn’t without a strong presence at every race, challenging for that top step on the box. Matthew’s efforts secured him second overall in both the Canadian national and Western Canadian Mini Roadracing Youth Championships for the 2015 season. For 2016 Matthew will be graduating to a bigger bike as well as even greater competition as he too has his eyes on goals of international competition
About Finn Motorsports
The Finn Motorsports Team competes in multiple championships throughout western Canada including the Canadian Motorcycle Association’s National Mini Roadracing Championship, the Western Canadian Mini-Roadracing Championship and the Alberta Mini Roadracing Association Provincial Championship.
The team competes with support from Canadian Tire Moose Jaw, Honda Canada, Arai Helmet Americas, Lucas Oil, JT Sprockets, BigB Racing, Bickle Racing, DeCal Works, Gatorade Canada, Cruisers Collision & Custom, Impact Safe-T Armor, Motonation Canada, Sidi, LifeProof, Meidl Honda, Vixen Hair Studio, Motosport, Luzi Racing, Janman Leathers, SPY, RePlay XD and Inside Motorcycles Magazine.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 10:34 Published in Reports, Results & Points
Friday, 12 July 2013 15:57 Published in Reports, Results & Points
We got this message from Alberta Mini Roadracing Association Vice President Rob Ross.
"Mini Roadracers, RMM and friends,
As you well know, Calgary and most of southern Alberta have been hit with record rainfall and associated flooding that comes with it. Hundreds of thousands of people have been directly affected and this disaster will resonate within us for a long time. Our thoughts go out to all of these people.
Monday, 24 June 2013 10:14 Published in News
On June 8-9, Round 1 of the Canadian Motorcycle Association (CMA) sanctioned Canadian National Mini Roadracing Association’s National Championship Series hosted by the Prairie Sport Riders Association (PSRA) took place at 3 Flags Motorsports Park Lumsden, SK. With over 100 race class entries representing mini road racing clubs from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Finn Motorsports riders were keen to match their skills against racers from across Western Canada.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:52 Published in Reports, Results & Points
The Prairie Sport Riders Association (PSRA) is proud to be hosting Round 1 of the CMA Canadian National Mini Roadracing Association Championship presented by Parts Canada this Sunday, June 10th. The first of five rounds on the 2012 schedule, the opening round is being contested at 3 Flags Motorsports Park in Saskatchewan, located just ten minutes north of Regina on Highway 11.
Thursday, 07 June 2012 16:46 Published in Reports, Results & Points