Gareth Swanepoel

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Gareth Swanepoel

Gareth Swanepoel, originally from South Africa, now resides in Southern California. Gareth first joined Star Racing Yamaha for his 2010 US professional debut in the outdoor series. In 2011 Gareth won his first moto in the US at Southwick rounding out the event with a 3rd overall. Prior to joining Star Valli Yamaha, Swanepoel was one of the top World Championship racers in the European countries, earning many top finishes and even claimed British Championship titles. Gareth was an instant success in the last few rounds of the Outdoor Lites Championship races where finished top ten easily. Since then, the friendly rider has dreamed of racing in the states fulltime, and now he is going to do just that.


Racing Accomplishments: 2011 – Southwick Moto 1 win 3rd overall 2010 - Southwick 10-6 = 8th Overall / Steel City 13-12 = 12th Overall / Pala 39-8 = 14th Overall 2009 – 8th in MX1 World Championship 2008 – 3rd MX2 British Championship

Current residence: So. Cal

Date of Birth: 11/24/1984

Height / Weight: 5’10” / 155 lbs

Year Turned Pro: 2000

Goals: Top 5 places

Bike: YZ 250F

Mechanic: Karl Gunderson Class Supercross Lites  # 23

Favorite Track: Lierop, Holland

Favorite Obstacle: Whoops

Training: Gym/Cardio

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Music: Eminem