Sarah
Jordan

Sarah will be racing a Suzuki SV650 in the Bemsee Mini-twins class for 2004. She raced for two seasons in 1998/1999 on a 250, getting on the podium along with regular top five finishes - along with setting two fastest laps on race weekends during the season!

She is also a track-day instructor for one of the UK's largest track-day companies and has been given the opportunity to ride in the mini-twins with backing from her husbands Suzuki dealership.

Among her sponsors are Daytona, Furygan, Wurth, Performance Parts and Harris. This year she plans to complete most of the series and hopes to contest the 'axe-murderer' Supersport 600 class on a GSXR600 in 2005.

Her husband Steve raced at National Level in the 1990's alongside Steve Plater and the late Steve Hislop, also competing in the manic NW200 - and with his help she hopes to become more focused and even quicker this year.

Date of Birth: 5.12.1975

Occupation: Currently PA for Trackday Company. Soon to be running own Suzuki franchise with husband Steve.

Hobbies: Skiing when I can, off road riding...and shopping, of course!

Favourite food and drink: Thai food and Red wine

Favourite music: U2

Car: Nissan Skyline R33 a real beast shared with my husband!

Favourite Bike: Even though I should say a Suzuki it has to be the 2003 R1

Race Bike: Suzuki SV650K3 in the Bemsee mini-twins series.

Worst crash: My first race meeting in France, last corner, someone ran into the back of me and then proceeded to run me over! Luckily nothing broken, but was quite sore after that!

RACE HISTORY

1998 – RACED IN THE BEMSEE MZ250 CHAMPIONSHIP. BEST FINISH WAS 4TH AT ONLY HER THIRD MEETING, FINISHING EIGHTH IN THE OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND GOING ON TO WIN THE BEMSEE LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP.

1999 – RACED ONLY HALF A SEASON IN THE BEMSEE MZ250 CHAMPIONSHIP AND RODE TWO ROUNDS ON A NC30 IN THE SUPERSPORT 400 CLASS. BEST FINISH WAS THIRD, SETTING THE FASTEST LAP OF THE CLASS AT LYDDEN HILL AND CAME NINTH IN THE OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER ONLY CONTESTING HALF THE SEASON.

2000 – ONLY ONE RACE DUE TO LACK OF FINANCES. A ONE-OFF RIDE IN THE 400CC CLASS AT THE KRC SNETTERTON SIX HOUR ENDURANCE RACE. AFTER ONLY HAVING RIDDEN THE BIKE FOR AN HOUR ON THE PREVIOUS DAY, SHE SET THE QUICKEST TIMES WITHIN THE TEAM AND WENT ON TO WIN THE 400 CLASS BY A HUGE MARGIN.

2001-2017 – NO RACING

2003 – STARTED INSTRUCTING FOR ONE OF THE UK'S TOP TRACK-DAY COMPANIES WHICH NOT ONLY GAVE HER PLENTY OF TRACK TIME TO KEEP HER "EYE IN" BUT ALSO A LOT MORE TRACK EXPERIENCE, WITH TIME TO LEARN THE CIRCUITS AND THE TECHNICALITIES OF TRACK RIDING.

2004 – RACING IN THE BEMSEE MINITWINS SERIES ON A SUZUKI SV650K3 SUPPORTED BY HER HUSBANDS SUZUKI FRANCHISE, STEVE JORDAN MOTORCYCLES. ASSISTED BY FURYGAN LEATHERS, MOTOREX OILS AND WURTH LUBRICANTS. HER PLANS FOR THIS SEASON ARE TO COMPETE IN AS MANY ROUNDS AS POSSIBLE.

2005 – PLANS ARE TO COMPETE AT NATIONAL LEVEL "MRO" IN EITHER SUPERSPORT 400, 600 OR ONE MAKE SERIES.

"BEING A FEMALE IN A MALE-DOMINATED SPORT SURELY GETS YOU NOTICED. BEING FEMALE CERTAINLY DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU CAN'T BE COMPETITIVE ALONGSIDE YOUR MALE COUNTERPARTS - UNLIKE MOST OTHER SPORTS.

IT JUST TAKES GUTS AND DETERMINATION.

THIS YEAR THE SERIES I AM COMPETING IN WILL BE COVERED BY WORLDWIDE MOTORCYCLE MAGAZINE T.W.O AND WILL SEE AUDIENCES AT THE MEETINGS OF OVER 10,000...AND MAYBE MORE. "

E-Mail or www.stevejordanmotorcycles.co.uk

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