British Talent Cup


BTC: Alexander Rowan “It’s very different, the tracks are all up and down and a lot wider and it’s just a lot more competitive”.

Published on May 27, 2023
By Dawn Hammersley

ShortShift News chatted to Mortimer Racing’s Alexander Rowan after his best qualifying session to-date.

Alexander Rowan is a very familiar face in the R&G British Talent Cup paddock, he is one of the two British Talent Cup competitors who lives in Northern Ireland in the class. Alexander got off to a strong start at Donington Park after qualifying in fifth place, his best qualifying position of his British Talent cup career.

How many seasons have you been in the British Talent Cup?

This will be my fourth season, my first season I was by myself, dad, Emma and Aaron and then at the end of the season for the final round Mortimer Racing took us on for Brands Hatch and ever since then we have been together.

How different is it racing in England compared to racing in Ireland?

It’s very different the tracks are all up and down and a lot wider and it’s just a lot more competitive, everyone is together, whereas at home there might only be three or four Moto3s so it’s not that close.

How does it feel to race at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone/does it feel different than a normal round?

It does feel different yes, it’s quite mad there’s loads of people running around everywhere. It’s awesome though you’re with MotoGP and it’s just amazing.

When you finish racing in the British Talent Cup, will you move up to the Junior Supersport/Superstock classes?

I’m not sure, it would be nice, I’ve had a go on a 600 motorcycle and I quite liked it, it would probably just come down to money and sponsorship really

Are school ok with your racing, with you needing extra days off with the travelling you have to do?

Yes, my school is quite supportive, they have come to us and asked if they can support us in any way via social media etc, so they are really cool about it all.

If you had to do a Superpole qualifying lap to music, what would be your song choice?

It would be something silly like ‘I’m too sexy for my shirt’ it was my sister Emma who introduced that song to me.

Alexander’s strong performance continued throughout both of the R&G British Talent Cup races; getting a best place finish of fifth in Race One, he is now in 11th place in the championship standings.

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