Alex hails from Carluke in Central Scotland.
He started racing Minimoto’s or Pocket bikes back in 2000 at the age of 10.
His natural talent impressed immediately, going against the odds he won the Scottish Minimoto championships at his first attempt.
Alex was then picked-up by Italian Pier Franco Zanetti and signed to ride ZPF minibikes in the UK. (Zanetti introduced Valentino Rossi to minibike racing)
Alex won 3 National titles for ZPF between 2001 and 2003.
Alex then moved to full size bikes at the age of 12 in 2003 and won the Junior Racing Associations ‘Formula 80’ Championship at his first attempt, breaking records along the way, the first time the title had gone out of England and the first and only time it had not been won by a Cagiva (Make of bike, Alex used a Spanish Motor-Hispania).
In this year Alex still raced minimoto’s winning another British Minibike Title for ZPF.
The move to 125 GP class in 2004 seen Alex win the JRA 125 GP championship. Breaking lap records set by ‘Casey Stoner (who is the 2007 MOTO - GP Champion).
This led to him being signed by the Italian Scooter company “Malaguti” to ride one of their GP125’s in the 2005 British Championships.
Due to many reasons it was a disastrous season!
With Malaguti having their own problems in the world championships they did not give Alex any support. Nevertheless, Alex finished the season getting top 10 finishes in what was a very strong field.
In 2006 Alex moved to racing 4 strokes.
His results were nothing short of Spectacular.
Riding two very different bikes; in “The CB500 Cup” he won every race; he also rode a Honda RVF in the Super Sport 400 class, out of a total 30 races that year his score card read, 24, 1st places, 2 x 2nd places, 1 x 3rd and 3 DNF’s ( 1 x electrical fault and two where well? I guess he was just trying too hard.
He won the CB500 Championship breaking lap records set by James Toseland, James Ellison and Shane Byrne all of whom now or have competed in the world Championships.
On the RVF he set new lap records at Knockhill and Aintree.
2007 had an exciting and a disappointing start; Alex won a ride in the European Suzuki GSXR Cup, however as he was 8 months too young by English rules and the ACU would not give him dispensation to race in the European Championship.
The year was spent training for 2008.
He campaigned a Suzuki GSXR 600 in Super Sport races the length and breadth of the UK and as everything comes together he is starting to win again.
Winning the KDMC Super Sport Championship and despite missing 6 of the 17 rounds Alex finished 3rd in the Scottish Super Sport Championship, Alex was unstoppable in the later half of the season!
He also contended a few rounds of the STK 600 European championship arriving 24th, 18th and 14th.
Alex is proud to have won in the past
· Scottish Winter Junior Minimoto champion 2000
· Scottish Summer Junior Minimoto champion 2001
· North of England Junior Minimoto Champion 2001
· Endurance champion with team ZPF 2001
· ACU National Pocket bike Junior "B" Champion 2002
· ACU National Pocket bike Production “A” Champion 2002
· J.R.A. Formula 80 champion 2003
· George Mac Dough Memorial Trophy 2003 (Most promising Young British Racer)
· Darley Moor Formula 80 champion 2003
· British PG Minimoto Champion 2003
· Junior Racing Association 125Gp Champion 2004
· Preston & District Open Single Cylinder Champion 2004
· George Mac Dough Memorial Trophy 2005 (Most promising Young British Racer)
· THE CB500 CUP 2006
· The ROSSLIEGH Challenge Trophy 2006 (Best performance at a Scottish Road Race. Won both races and set new lap record)
· KDMC Super Sport 600 Champion 2007
· The Lord Hutchison of Montrose Challenge Trophy 2007
· The Fidelity Challenge Trophy 2007
· The Carol Miller Memorial Trophy 2007
· The James Thompson Trophy 2007
· The Grahame Fotheringham Memorial Salver 2007
· Arai Young Rider of the Year 2007
· Niall McKenzie Tribute Cup 2007
Alex has also been privileged to win twenty four “Man of the Meeting” Awards! Along with many more 2nd and 3rds in other championships but we don’t count 2nd and 3rds!
Now it is a long shot……… but where could Alex end up with your help?
In his past performances he has won three regional Championships…. nine National Championships and broken lap records set by four riders who now or have raced in world Championships!
At the start off 2007 Alex impressed a lot of people at Suzuki (John Reynolds and Chris Walker to name a few) after a very successful test along side BSB teams at Guadix; where only ACU age rules stopped him contending “The European Suzuki GSXR CUP”
(Full story in June 2007 SuperBike magazine, Available on the media page of Alex’ web site)
Alex has managed all this on a very meagre budget with very little tutelage.
We are sure given the opportunity; Alex can go to the top of the sport!
If you would like to contact Alex, call 01555 771549 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Website at www.minimotoracer.com
“The Amazing Alex Gault, Has set our meetings alight, surely a future star in the making”
Gary Gardiner – Race Commentator
“Alex is one of the most naturally talented riders I have ever seen his race craft and raw aggression on track
amazes me, yet is still one of the nicest lads in the paddock”
Pete Devine - Editor Rider News
“Alex Gault Jnr. Registered emphatic heat and final wins with some stylish cornering ability, establishing him at
the top of the junior riders table. Flying Scotsman with a very bright future”
Steve Geoff - Reporter International Bike Sport News
“Simply Stunned the way Alex cut his way through the pack, no other rider could live with him.
Very exciting to watch”
Trevor Baird – Public Affairs, Motorcyclist Action Group
“In 33 years of motorcycle racing, I have only ever seen two young lads race like that!
The other was Casey Stoner” (2007Moto-Gp Champion)
Tony Clark – Chairman, Preston & District MCC
“Alex is a real flyer and one to watch out for”
James Ellison – Ex-Moto Gp Rider & World Endurance Champion
“The exceptional talents of Alex Gault have impressed me every time I have seen
the young Scott race!”
Fred Clarke – BSB Commentator
“Alex Gault has made the transition to 4 strokes, like a duck to water……
and a very fast duck at that!”
Paul Robinson – TAG Magazine
“The feedback I get from Alex is exceptional, Riders with such a gift are far and few between”
Eddie Stone - ERS Suspension
“Very Impressed by the way Alex was immediately back on the pace after his crash,
If you race you crash! It is how you react afterwards that counts”.
John Reynolds – 3 times BSB Champion
“Frankly considering the company, the night before the test you would not have thought the 16 year old had a hope
in hell – That changed when to general surprise, Young Gault proved to be consistently the quickest!”
Kenny Pride – Editor Super Bike Magazine
“Alex has nothing more to learn here, he needs to be at British or European Level”
Stuart Young - YPE power Ltd
Leading the field into “Scotsmans” Corner, Knockhill
Celebrating his first Double win on his Suzuki in the Super Sports Championship
Alex with some of the trophies he has won
Testing the TMR SuperStock 1000cc earlier this year
See “YouTube” video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfOuws_C2dA
Or Search….. ‘Alex Gault’ for more videos
Why his web site is still called “Minimotoracer” when it would be so easy to change it?
Because we never forget who and what helped him along the way!
Thank You for the time you have gave to read the above!