Get to know the rider.
Name: Carl Vickers
Age: 45 (but feels 22)
Occupation: Chief Petty Officer Weapons Engineer in the Royal Navy
Lives: Nantwich, Cheshire (but originally from Wales)
Hobbies: Scuba Diving, Bungee Jumping, Sky Diving, Golf, Riding my Fireblade
Dislikes: Fish (the eating kind)
First Motorbikes: MT50, TS50, AR80, TZR125, NC21, NC30…. And the list goes on….
Currently Racing: Yamaha R6
Favourite Circuits: Donington Race Circuit and Cadwell Park
Ambitions for 2019 race season: To gain as many top three finishes as possible. I am always looking to improve on my qualifying and race result positions and for 2019 my ultimate goal is to take podium finishes.
8th overall in the Thundersport GB Golden Era Championship
4 Podium finishes with NO Limits and 1 podium finish with Thundersport GB
North East Motorcycle Club Championship – 4th over all in the Pre-Injection Open Championship
Achievements in 2016
As part of the Royal Navy Royal Marines Road Race Team winning the Inter-Service Championship for the second year in a row
Winning the Jamie Adam Trophy
Achievements in 2015
Awarded the Best first time rider award (putting my name on the trophy with the likes of Niall MacKenzie).
As part of the Royal Navy Royal Marines Road Race Team winning the Inter-Service Championship.
North East Motorcycle Club Championship – 4th over all in the Pre-Injection 600 class and a 3rd place finish in the Mike Anderson Trophy Race
Melville Motorsports Club Championship – 9th overall in the Club Championship (out of 38 riders in the points – over 60 competing) and 7th overall in the Open Championship (out of 37 riders in the points)