Deegan Kroeze

Age: 10

Bike: Kayo 150 and soon a Yamaha R15 (currently borrowing the TR20 one at the moment)

Home town: Hamilton

Current town: Tauranga

What age did you first ride a motorcycle?

I got a PW80 for my 5th birthday and rode that around a lifestyle block we lived on. My mum and step-dad used to pillion me everywhere. 

What got you into motorcycle racing?

I grew up at the race track with my step-dad racing and my mum riding as well. All our family and friends rode bikes one way or another. I loved riding BMX and mountain biking with my step-dad and he would challenge me to try trickier things all the time so when the opportunity to ride motorcycles came up I was up for the challenge! 

What's your favourite thing about motorcycle racing?

Everything! We have such a cool team and friends that all support each other. My family and sponsors are the best.

What are your racing goals for this season?

I'm currently training weekly on the kart track and want to get on the bigger tracks, and hopefully head overseas next year for the Oceania Junior Cup! Most of all having fun and smashing goals. 

Interesting fact about you:

I love learning and trying new things. I also swim and am pretty good at it.

Keep up to date with Deegan's racing here: Facebook & Instagram

Deegan's first go on a Yamaha R15 at the Tokoroa Go Kart Track and he took to it like a duck to water.