Aden De Jader, Super Cross competitor: 11th January
continue our behind the scenses look at motor sport,
and all things extreme.
What's your background?
am a 16 year old Male who has been racing for the
past 11 yrs, competing at the highest level in both
Africa and Australia. Although South African by birth,
have since made Australia my home of which I am now
a permanent resident and soon to become an Australian
Citizen. I have just finished year 10 at Kiama High
School with a B+ Average and am about to start year
11. My future study plans include finishing my HSC
and then attending Canberra Uni where I want to study
a degree in Sports Management.
are you based?
currently live in Shell Cove NSW, but travel extensively
to many events throughout NSW, ACT, VIC, SA and QLD.
need to win and be the best at what ever I do,
Been proud of my past achievements and to push myself
to achieve my next goal/s.
My parents support and commitment to me, my education
Having friends and other people (that I don't necessarily
know) acknowledge my achievements.
have been your career highlights to date?
my state colours (back in South Africa)
To be part of the South African team which competed
in the All African Championships?
Getting a factory ride with Shimwells Ctrack Yamaha
Winning the 125cc Junior Brisbane Supercross
Placing third at the Sydney Superdome in the 85cc
Winning a round of the State Titles in Cessnock -
Winning first State Title in Senior Motor cross at
the feeling you get competing at the top level?
sense and feeling of pride knowing that you are one
of the competitors in the main events which most the
crowds have come to watch, as well as knowing that
you are riding against the best of the best in the
gives you the edge?
stringent training program done by a personnel trainer
is adhered to; this includes a lot of cardio vascular
work, surf swimming, beach running, light weights,
bicycle riding and of course as much Motor Bike riding
fitness training as possible (i.e. doing 2 full 30
minute session per outing at race pace).
gives your bike the edge?
well maintained and set up according to my weight,
height, my riding ability and naturally the type of
event that is been raced in, i.e. Supercross or Motor
you have no fear?
fear of something going drastically wrong in this
sport keeps one extremely focused. However the risks
that are taken are calculated and well practiced,
but there is always an element of danger. I suppose
that, that danger or the fear of something going wrong
is what gives one an adrenaline rush.
have been your main supporters to date?
Parents, family and friends, also of course the sponsors
that I have had to date, which include:
Biketek - Suspension & Motor Bridgestone Tyres
Putoline Oil and Lubricants Unifilter - Air Filters
Goldfren - Brake Discs and Pads No Fear - Race Gear
M2R Helmets Oxtar Boots
Scott Goggles and Grips Titman Racing
David Fraser Motorcycles and Yamaha Australia (2003/2004
Ficeda Accessories (for race kit back in 2003)
Trevor Jordan Motorcycles (2002/2003)
Shimwells Ctrack Yamaha (2000/2001)
media coverage have you achieved?
personnel web site - www.mxdreamracing.com
Kiama Independent - back page story
Free Rider Magazine - 85cc Shoot Out Article
Previous in South Africa:
Several Television Appearances and Newspaper Articles
are your goals and aspirations for this year?
claim a top 15th place overall (but preferably a top
10) finish in the Mr. Motor Cross Pro-Lites Class.
To claim a top 5th place overall for the Supercross
Masters Championship - Pro-Lites Class
I aspire to do well at school.
To be recognized as a top competitor in the Pro-Lite