Motorcycle Racers Hall of Fame – Matt Alexander – R&T Racing
Max Alexander Racing competes in the 2017 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship at British Superbikes & Scottish Superbike Championship. He is currently riding for R&T Racing. Max has a growing collection of trophies including cups for 1st in the Melville Superbike Championship and 2nd in SACU Superbike championship and was awarded the Pentland trophy for good performance.
Max has GPFAX and Double-H brake pads fitted on his BMW S1000RR.
Year of Birth:
Motorcycle Road Racing
Highest Place Finish:
What`s your day job?
Apprentice Instrument Technician.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Winning two Triumph Triple Challenge Cup races in one weekend during the Silverstone BSB round.
What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?
I am lucky enough to own my dream motorcycle, the BMW S1000RR.
Did you always want to be a racer or something else?
Racing has been my life ever since I was young, so not much else has really crossed my mind.
Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or 2 wheels?
What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?
I always want to progress as far as I can and now that I am on a 1000cc motorcycle, the British Superbike Championship would be where I want to go and is my current aim.
What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ ride you’ve ever had?
It would have to be a wet practice session at Cadwell Park during a lightning storm, it made concentrating quite difficult! That and being upside down at 100mph at Brands Hatch was also pretty scary.
How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?
I would like to think I am very involved, it is very important that the rider has a good understanding of what is happening with the bike.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I would like to see myself as a front running rider in the British Championship.
What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?
The Killers usually have a good few to listen to.
If you could try any other motorsport what one would you choose?
I would love to give motocross racing a go, it is good training and physically draining.
What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?
The BMW is probably hitting around 170mph at the quicker British circuits.
What is your daily drive or ride?
Usually the commute to work in the morning, so nothing too exciting.
Who is your inspiration?
Would have to be my father who has taught me everything I know today on how to ride a bike fast as well as being mechanically sympathetic.
What is the one thing you could not live without?
I couldn’t live without being able to race, life would be pretty boring without it in my eyes.
What is your favourite takeaway?
Shredded Chilli Chicken with egg fried rice, the local Chinese does a good job.
Do you have a favourite movie?
Any bad habits?
I like my bed a little bit too much.
Tell us something about you that most people would not know?
I originally raced go-karts and never planned to race bikes, very happy with the way things turned out.
Would you rather fight 100 horse-sized ducks or 1 duck-sized horse?
Had to read that one carefully but definitely one duck-sized horse, I wouldn’t stand a chance against 100 horse-sized ducks.