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Gareth Swanepoel


#23 Gareth Swanepoel

DoB: 11/24/1984
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 155 lbs
Residence: Southern California
Hometown: South Africa
Bike: YZ 250F

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 that he is going to do just that Swanepoel is looking to better his results.

Career Highlights

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

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