Miguel Oliveira Metrakit. Spain. Miguel Oliveira MotoGP Rookie “The Metrakit GP Championship Series” The Worldwide Metrakit Championships has been nothing short of a phenomenon for budding juniors all over the globe. The Metrakit series currently runs in 15 countries including Australia. It has produced the new modern generation of Champions and is the proven developmental training ground for eager youth to emulate Champions such as Jorge Lorenzo(ESP), Bradley Smith (UK), Scott Redding (UK), Miguel Oliveira (ESP), Marc Marquez (ESP) and Dakota Mamola (USA), just to name a few Metrakit graduates “with more on the way like our AUSSIES”. The three podium place getters in each class (70cc, 80cc & 125Pre-GP) from each Country, qualify for the “Metrakit World Festival”, held once a year in Spain. All compete for the honour of World Metrakit Champion. These nationally represented opportunities open the door to the World and MotoGP arenas’. The Australian Metrakit series was established in 2007 and already we have international graduates in MotoGP Rookies and the UK arena with Dylan Mavin and Matty Davies respectively. Most Australian States run a Metrakit State Championship followed by a final Australian Metrakit Championship event, “The Festival of Champions” where our Australian representatives are formed. Troy Corser (2 time World Superbike Champion) is Metrakit’s biggest fan and major series sponsor. Troy attends the Metrakit World Festival each year to urge on Australia’s newest talent. The winner of each class is also sent expenses paid by Troy to Spain. If you feel that you have what it takes to be a Metrakit Champion and beyond, contact your State Metrakit Representative through www.metrakit.com.au. Troy Corser with Metrakit pilots Zac Zanesco & Nicky Diles at Phillip Island. “Corser and the Candidates”. COMPETITION AGES 9 TO 12. Metrakit 70cc. Maverick 70cc Champion Spain. USA 70cc Action. Miguel Oliveira 70cc Metrakit Champion. 2 x Australian 70cc Metrakit Champion, Matty Davies. COMPETITION AGES 12 TO 16. Metrakit 80cc action, Spain. Troy Corser with Metrakit 80. Aussie 80cc final action. COMPETITION AGES 14-16 . PRE GP125 Australia. Dakota Mamola, USA, World Festival. Miguel Oliveira, Spain, World Festival. “WORLD FESTIVAL, Valencia Spain 2008” PRE GP 125 Final. The pits, Valencia. Bautista, Alzamora, celebrity 70cc race. Matty Davies, Aust pole position 70cc. The celebrations. EMULATED BY MANY , EQUALLED BY NONE July 2, 2009 Davies' delight at Donington Park Young Australian rider Matthew Davies was in brilliant form in the Aprilia Superteens support events at the World Superbikes at Donington Park in the UK over the weekend. Racing on the prestigious English circuit for the first time Davies was on the gas from the word go to put in the fastest lap times in practice. After a hectic qualifying session, the 13-year-old was again causing his opposition some problems as his lap time that shot him to pole position was not only two seconds quicker than the time posted by last years superteen winner Fraser Rogers, but was a full six tenths faster than second placed Wayne Ryan. In the opening race for the Aprilia Superteens on Saturday Davies looked strong and took the win with a gutsy performance to lead for nine of the 10 laps and amazingly also took another second off the lap record on his way to victory. Sundays race was shaping up to be a showdown between Davies and English hotshot Wayne Ryan. Race two on Sunday had drawn some interest from the biggest team managers around and with top World Superbike stars watching on pit wall, they witnessed Davies and Ryan peeling away yet again. On the final lap, 13-year-old Wayne Ryan held the lead and defended his line well before the aptly named ‘Melbourne’ loop claimed Davies as he lost the front end with just one corner remaining, leaving the win to Ryan who also piped Davies’ lap record by just .002 of a second . Despite the second race fall Davies was extremely happy with his performance over the weekend and gained valuable experience in such a high profile meeting. Troy Corser spent a lot of time with the youngster over the weekend giving him guidance and encouragement even after his fall. Davies also received encouragement from current World Supersport champion, Australian Andrew Pitt who made a point of tracking down the West Wyalong teenager after seeing the Australian flag on his bike.