Brayden Bradford

Brayden Bradford

Brayden Bradford

Brayden Bradford is 13 years old and is a dirt bike racing enthusiast. At the age of 2.5 years Brayden starting riding motorbikes with his first race when he was only 4 years old.

The disciplines that Brayden has competed in so far include flat track, supermoto and motocross. During his time competing in the sport he has claimed multiple Queensland Dirt Track and Track Championships (50cc, 65cc and 85cc classes), and Australian Dirt Track and Track Title at 9 years old (65cc class).

Further to his list of achievements, Brayden has been ranked number two and three for Supermoto. This year he will be contesting the 125cc and 250cc Dirt Track, Track and Motocross titles as well as competing in other events throughout the year at local clubs. Brayden enjoys being on a motorcycle and racing with his mates.

What event will you be participating at the NQ Games?

Flat Track Racing, more specifically the 125cc (13-U16 years) and 250cc (13-U16 years) classes.

Have you ever competed in an NQ Games before?

No, I have not had the opportunity to compete in an NQ Games Event so this is quite exciting for me.

How important is it for you to have local competition like this event?

I feel that local competitions like this are really important as it gives us an opportunity to do what we enjoy with our friends, and it makes for some great racing for the community.

What’s your best piece of advice for athletes in your sport?

Never give up and have fun while you are doing what you do.

Who has inspired you the most in your sport?

My inspiration would be Kayden Downing, another local rider. I have always looked up to Kayden and think he is a good person as well as a good rider.

What part of North Queensland are you from?

Townsville

What’s your favourite thing to do in Townsville?

I enjoy hanging out with my friends and also racing motorbikes.

How did you start/get into this sport?

My interest in the sport started from watching my neighbours when they would race motorbikes. I also used to see motorbikes ride past my house when I was only one and would get excited.

How long have you been playing/competing in this sport?

I have been competing in motorbike racing for nine years now however I have been riding a motorbike for 11 years in total.

What are your sporting career goals?

A dream for me has been to ride in big events overseas in the USA.

Are you competing in a few sports at the games?

My dedication to motorbike racing means that I don’t have time to participate in any other sports. I wouldn’t want to be on a team and let them down if I was travelling or competing locally at a motorbike meeting.

The NQ games are a great event to meet and socialise with other athletes, have you made new friends through sport?

I have made so many friends through this sport, some of my closest friends to date.

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