From the start of 2015 with the full support of Racing Steps Foundation, Rory has been engaged in a detailed race program designed by Racing Steps Foundation, Mark Keen of KRP and Porsche Human Performance Centre Silverstone to shape, nurture and develop his already accomplished skill set and take him to the next level required to race at the top levels in Spain.
Having now made the full time transition to four stroke power in 2015, initially learning the ropes in Spain on KRP’s own manufactured Honda Moto3, the same bike that John McPhee, Wayne Ryan, Fraser Rodgers and Kyle Ryde all rode to great results in the CEV Buckler and later CEV Repsol Championships as well as several MotoGP wildcard rides.
So far this year Rory has been competing in several rounds of the RFME CEV Spanish National Championship on-board his Racing Steps Foundation backed KRP Honda Moto3, albeit now restricted in power to 46hp to meet race regulations, running top 5 and gaining a 3rd place podium at the last round he competed in and also gaining valuable experience testing at most of the Moto3 Junior World Championship tests.
Rory has had a lot of time away from school this year too but manages to keep right up to speed with his studies by taking work exercises with him and managing his time well over a busy schedule at the tracks to complete all his work for his return. And at school he has excellent reports for his work throughout the terms.
Additionally, at each race weekend Rory calculates out data from his notes and plots it on to graphs for Racing Steps Foundation as a record of progress throughout the year.
He has advanced a great deal this year with the help of his team boss Mark, not only as a rider but also his depth of knowledge in reading and analyzing his bikes data and applying the changes required to hone his skill further.
Racing Steps Foundation are now set to take him to the next stage in his development and a step closer to becoming part of the next generation of British World Class Rider.
For the first half of 2015 Rory also rode the same bike at the Junior World Championship tests that he attended until recently where he made the switch to the full power FTR KTM run by KRP at the JWC test Albecete in August. This test went very well with Rory quickly getting to grips with the bike, finding a good setting and putting in some consistently fast lap times.
He has also just completed a two day test at Circuito de Navarra alongside JWC Moto3 riders on-board his FTR KTM in preparation for next weekends Junior World Championship races.
With Rory having just celebrated his 14th birthday last weekend he is now eligible to compete in the Junior World Championship and will debut at Navarra this weekend. He will also compete at the final two rounds at Jerez and Valencia on the Racing Steps Foundation backed FTR KTM Moto3 run by KRP.