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Basem Wasef

15 Year-Old Rising Star Racer Stacey Nesbitt May Be Moto3-Bound

By October 16, 2012

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Stacey Nesbitt

You may recall my interview last year with Stacey Nesbitt, a young racing phenom who was the first female to claim a national road racing championship when she won the CBR125 national series in 2011, and followed up by finishing on top of this year's CBR250R challenge.

Things continue to look up for Nesbitt, as the fresh-faced Canadian has been invited to compete as a wild card entry at the Asia Dream Cup competition in Qatar.

The (potentially) good news? Nesbitt will be riding familiar 250cc machinery, and if she performs well there's a good chance she could get plucked to test for Moto3 racing. The not-so-good news? Her team has only raised about 38 percent of the funds necessary to cover stuff like travel expenses, an FIM license, and insurance.

It's easy to donate to Stacey's cause via her website-- in fact, I just did-- and I encourage you to help this promising talent take her motorcycle racing career to the next level.

Source: CMG Online, Statoni Racing... Thanks to Pete for the tip!


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October 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm
(1) Pete says:

Congratulations Stacy! Well done. Run circles around them in Qatar!

Basem…thanks for posting this!

October 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm
(2) Pete says:

Let’s make that Congratulations StacEy…
I read the article then immediately mis-spelled her name!

October 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm
(3) someone says:

She really have to proud of herself because she really act of motorcycling. I proud to see how exactly she won the motorcycling championship as we can see in the article. she doesn’t make excuses for what she does, she just loves to riding like the men who ride more than women.

October 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm
(4) Pete says:

As it turns out, a seat just opened up in Moto3.
That idiot Vinales walked away from his team Friday as his way of protesting some perceived, and real, deficiencies.
He won 5 races this year so far and was the only one who had a chance of catching Cortese. He had also just resigned with the team too!!
Maybe he should have look at Spies season and see who has had a worse time. That’s the difference between a 17 year old with no clue, and a professional.
What a shame…and a waste! Superb rider…not so bright though. Maybe he can get a job next year polishing Cortese’s Moto 2 bike.
It’s a good bet, after this, and kicking his Repsol sponsored, Honda powered bike last race, that it will be a very long time before he rides a Honda again…if he rides anything at all.

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