On the Radar: Gavin Forsbrey

By Jeff McConkey

Name: Gavin Forsbrey

Age: 6

Hometown:  Whitby, Ontario

Grade:  Grade 1 (A student)

Number: 111

Bike: 2016 Cobra King/Kawasaki KX 65

Race Club: MMRS/AMO

Classes: 50 (4-6) /50 GP / 50 Open /65 (7-9)

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This week, 6-year-old Gavin Forsbrey is ‘On the Radar.’ – Kelly Forsbrey photo

How did you get started in racing?     

Just before I turned 4 years old, my dad taught me how to ride in the schoolyard near my house. In August 2014, I got a KTM SX 50 Senior for my 5th birthday. In 2015, I started racing at MMRS.

What is your favourite track and why? 

My favourite tracks are all the MMRS tracks because we ride on the large tracks and they have big jumps I can do.

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Canadian Pro Gavin looks up to? “I saw a guy at Muttco Mountain number 8 on a KTM. I like him because he’s very fast. (My dad told me who he was later)” – Mao Ouyang photo supplied by Forsbrey

Who is your favourite rider and why?       

James Stewart when he rode for Kawasaki  because he rode his heart out.

What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?     

I saw a guy at Muttco Mountain number 8 on a KTM.  I like him because he’s very fast. (My dad told me who he was later)  [Editor’s note: #8 is Kyle Keast in 2016]

Who is your hero?    

My mom and dad because they keep me on track and my dad fixes my bike.

What are your goals for this season, and what is it going to take to reach them?

My goals for this season are to win MMRS Provincial Series in 50 GP, podium at Walton and Deschambault Nationals in 50 (4-6), and be the highest placing (4-6) rider in the 50 Open class.

What are your biggest accomplishments?     

2nd place MMRS national 50 (4-6), 2015/2016 Tillsonburg indoor mx champion in 50 Junior and 50 Senior.  At 5 yrs old, I raced against 65’s and 85’s at OCMC in the 7-11 age class. And having great races with kids in the 50 GP class.

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Gavin has a busy race schedule planned for this summer, so watch for him at all the major championships. – Kelly Forsbrey photo

What is your favourite part about going to the races?

Riding my heart out on the track then raiding Freezees out of our trailer. It’s fun hanging out with friends and riding my BMX bike.

What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?     

BMX at Joyride 150, ride my scooter, play with friends, Lego and reading.

Who would you like to thank? 

GP Bikes, Motovan for their help, Cobra minicycles for building great bikes, mom, dad, granny, papa, and Direct Motocross for their time. See you at the races.