10 Questions with Joshua Whatley

We had a chat with young talent Joshua Whatley who will continue to race in the European Talent Cup for 2019.

Joshua was the youngest rider this year in the British Talent Cup starting the season at 12 years old, Joshua surpassed all expectations and finished the season in 4th place overall. An incredible achievement.

Joshua also raced in the European Talent Cup with the FAU55 Racing team run by Hector Faubel.

Copyright – Joshua Whatley

We got the opportunity to ask him some questions you may not have known about him:

NowMoto:

How long have you been riding for?

Joshua:

I’ve been riding since 2013.

NowMoto:

What was it that got you into riding, then racing motorcycles?

Joshua:

My family have always loved motorcycles, when I was six lots of my dads friends from the BSB paddock said to him that I should start riding, after a couple months of riding I had my first race in cool fab.

NowMoto:

Who is your racing hero?

Joshua:

My Racing hero is James Ellison.

NowMoto:

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Joshua:

My biggest inspiration is Marc Marquez.

NowMoto:

In 5 years from now where do you see yourself?

Joshua:

In 5 years time I see myself in either Moto3 or Moto2 in the World Championship.

NowMoto:

In 2018 you raced mainly in the European championship with a few races in england also; what would you say is the biggest difference between the two championships?

Joshua:

The biggest difference between BSB and ETC is the level of skill, the riders in ETC are stupidly fast!

NowMoto:

If you could ride any motorbike once, which would it be and why?

Joshua:

If I had to choose any bike to ride it would be a Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP bike!

NowMoto:

If you weren’t pursuing racing as a career, what do you think you would be pursuing?

Joshua:

If I wasn’t pursuing a career in racing I would be pursuing a career in boxing.

NowMoto:

To date, what has been your biggest racing achievement and why?

Joshua:

My biggest achievement in racing is probably finishing 4th in the British talent cup because the top 5 are really really fast and I was the youngest in the championship!

NowMoto:

What do you use to get yourself in the “zone” before a race?

Joshua:

First I have a little run around the paddock to warm up, then I stretch, get my suit on then put on my headphones.

NowMoto would like to thank Joshua for his time answering our questions and we wish him the best of luck with 2019!

Photo Copyright – Joshua Whatley

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