Luke Hedger

Luke Hedger
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  • series:

    British 125GP
  • team:

    FPW RACING
  • sponsors:

    The fireplace warehouse, 1st choice flooring, Opie Oils, KBC helmets, RST Leathers, Elgen Ltd, Esse stoves and cookers, Minimoto racing, Rossco Plumbing Services - Bristol, Full throttle imaging, Active fitness, Join club #22, Morses motorcycle
  • favourite track:

    Brands Hatch and Cadwell Park
  • favourite rider:

    Jorge Lorenzo
  • born:

    6th December 1995
  • home town:

    Yate nr Bristol
  • nickname:

    Bushy Due to a racing incident where Luke crashed and ended up in a bush and nothing to do with Holly Willoughby
  • website:

    www.lukehedgerracing.com
  • likes:

    Keeping fit through, swimming, Motocross and rugby
  • dislikes:

    people who drive their convertibles with their roof down in the winter.
  • RST kit worn:

    Tractech Leathers in FPW Racing Colours and RST Motopilot Evo Race glove
  • Bike ridden:

    I race a Luyton Honda RS125 GP
  • If money was no object what would be the first thing you would buy:

    Moto 3 bike and pay for a ride in world moto3 championship.
  • What do you do when not racing:

    Through my sponsors I can continue to practice on minimotos and motocross bikes when Im not swimming. I do enjoy spending time with my mates just to come back down to earth.
  • Biography:

    Luke (Bushy) Hedger started his racing back in 2006 where he took part in the MMRA  British minimoto championship, he also competed in the mini gp 50 metrakit series where he finished 2nd in the minimoto’s and 6th in the metrakit’s

    The following year in 2007, he competed in the MMRA  British minimoto championship again finishing 3rd  and moved up to the mini gp 70  metrakit championship finishing 4th just 2 points off 3rd place

    2008 saw Luke move on to the main circuit that he races on now joining the BEMSEE club ,taking part in the Aprilia Superteens this was the first year they had metrakit 80cc bikes running alongside the Aprilia’s. Luke had some decent results but struggled to keep up with the front runners as he was giving away 45cc of capacity. Luke was still too small to ride one of the Aprilia Superteen machines so his mum and dad deceived to stop racing once Luke had enough signatures to move up to a clubman licence.

    Luke had a year out in 2009, due to still being too small for the Aprilia.

    2010 Luke joined the widely respected ThundersportGB club. Starting steady in his first round  at Mallory park  Luke finished top ten in all 3 races, by  the end of round 3 at Snetterton Luke found himself leading both the main and cup championships and taking his first race win. This is where he was taken under the wing of Adrian Mason of FPW Racing for the first time. Luke had a very good year with some awesome battles and finished the year winning the cup and coming a very close 2nd in the main championships to his team mate and more experienced 125 rider Tom Carne.

    2011 – Luke joined Banks Racing in the Sunoco British 125GP championship.  Luke’s ability was apparent from the start and he qualified on the front row for the opening round at Brands Hatch and went on to win the race for Pete Banks team. He had an amazing year with 9 podiums 9 front row starts and some awesome battles with the likes of Rob Guiver, Wayne Ryan, Kyle Ryde and Bradley Ray. 

    This year Luke has gone back to FPW Racing and hopes to continue where he left off last year he hopes to be consistently in the top 5.

    Luke is in his final year at school and will be taking his GCSEs during the summer. Luke has just been accepted onto a Diploma of Sport Course and has been accepted into the colleges Sports Academy.

    Luke is a very likable youngster and manages to excite the crowds because of his unorthodox lines and outbraking manoeuvres. This is a pivotal year in Lukes racing as he needs to get the very best out of the bike and himself. RST Leathers and Gloves give him the confidence to really push hard safe in the knowledge he has the protection he needs should it all go pear shaped. Luke has tested this theory at Thruxton (BSB 2nd Round 1st Free Practice) where he highsided at 127kph and walked away uninjured.

  • Race history:

    2012 British 125 GP Champion (1st)

    2011 British 125 GP Championship (4th, 3rd ACU Cup)

    2010 ThundersportGB GP3/125/ (1st Cup/2nd main championship – onboard with FPW Racing)

    2009 Year out.

    2008 Bemsee/MRO/Superteens/Metrakit 80cc (select rounds)

    2007 Mmra/Minimotos/70cc Metrakit (3nd minimotos/4th 70cc metrakit)

    2006 Mmra/Minimotos/50cc Metrakit (2nd minimotos/6th 50cc metrakit)