West Bay Racing Rider Profiles

Rider Profile: Ian Maund

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NAME: Ian Maund

AGE: 44

NATIONALITY: British

YEARS MOTORCYCLING: 9

FIRST EVER BIKE: Suzuki GSF650

YEARS RACING: 6

SEASONS WITH WBR: 6

CURRENT BIKE: MV Augusta 675

PREVIOUS BIKES: Suzuki GSXR 1000

DAY JOB: Regional Director

RACING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Racing with Bradley Smith in 2013 (the year he started in MotoGP).
  • 5th Place Qatar Superbike 2014 and overall 7th in Championship.
  • 1st Place Qater Superbike Veterans 2015 3rd Place Qatar Supersport 2016

Rider Profile: Chris Beard

Chris Beard West Bay racing superbike rider

NAME: Chris Beard

AGE: 47

NATIONALITY: British

YEARS MOTORCYCLING: 15

FIRST EVER BIKE: Ducati 600 Supersport

YEARS RACING: 2

SEASONS WITH WBR: 2

CURRENT BIKE: BMW S1000rr and MV Agusta 675

PREVIOUS BIKES: Suzuki GSXR 1000

DAY JOB: Operations Manager

RACING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 4th position in the first veterans race 2016 (1000cc superbike)
  • Overall 6th place in Losail 600 cup

Rider Profile: Chris Bell

chris bell west bay racing

NAME: Chris Bell

AGE: 48

NATIONALITY: British

YEARS MOTORCYCLING: 36

FIRST EVER BIKE: Yamaha 100 Enduro

YEARS RACING: 12

SEASONS WITH WBR: 2

CURRENT BIKE: Kawasaki ZX10R

PREVIOUS BIKES: Honda CBR1000 / Ducati 996

DAY JOB: Quality Manager

RACING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 4th in the QSTK 600 Championship in 2016.
  • Standing on the podium for the Qatar Superbike Championship Race, during the 2015 World Superbike Event in Qatar.
  • Ian Maund telling me during the MotoGP qualifying, to get in front for a couple of laps then when he comes past to hang on tight, because he is really going for it…. I never saw him after that!