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Grant Langston was born on June 17th 1982 in the Surfing town of Durban, located on the Eastern coast of South Africa. By the age of 5, Grant found hi...
Grant Langston was born on June 17th 1982 in the Surfing town of Durban, located on the Eastern coast of South Africa. By the age of 5, Grant found his love for riding Dirt Bikes. By the age of five and a half, he started racing Motocross. Grant quickly rose to the top of his sport, dominating the Junior Motocross scene. To this day,Langston is the winningest rider in South African Junior Motocross history.
After a couple more titles at the elite level of local racing, Grant set his sights on being the best in the world which lead him to Europe in 1998. After a season under the guidance of Harry Everts(4xWorld Champion), Grant signed with the then Unproven Factory Champ KTM team which was based in Holland.In 1999 after a up and down season, Grant won his first World Championship overall at the Grand Prix in Germany at the tender age of 17, and snatched the tough to win Dutch championship.
The following year, Grant found his consistent ways and went on to a convincing World Championship, as well as a second consecutive Dutch national Championship. Langston then set his sights on America, like other World Champions had done before. Staying with the factory KTM team, Grant won his, and KTM's first ever Supercross win ever, but then lost the outdoor 125cc National Championship in 2001 in heart breaking fashion after a mechanical failure cost him the title in the closing laps. After an injury riddled 2002 season, Grant was able to Win the biggest single international SX event in France, the King of Bercy title.
Langston finally won the 125cc Outdoor National Championship in 2003, and also finished the year on a high not by winning the all new Supermoto championship. 2004 was another dismal year with a nagging wrist injury which side lined Langston for most of the season. for a fresh start, Grant signed with arguably the most dominant team in the 250cc classes history..the Pro Circuit Kawasaki team. Langston went on to win back to back titles in the East and West Region lites SX titles in '05 and '06. Grant then moved on to the premier class of the 450cc motorcycles with Factory Yamaha, where he went onto win the 2007 Outdoor Motocross Championship that Ricky Carmichael had a Strangle hold on for so long! GL capped the year off by also capturing the 2007 U.S open of Supercross. Looking forward to 2008, and back with Yamaha, things went south.
After Grant was forced to pull out of racing due to vision issues, it was later discovered that Grant had a Melanoma Tumor developing in his left(and dominant) eye, forcing Him to the sidelines. Once realizing he could no longer race at that level due to lack of vision, Langston called it quits! Grant now is involved in his family owned Motorcycle dealership, Langston Motorsports in Perris,CA. the Rockwell Training Facility and riding coaching. Grant still lives in So. Cal and can also be seen on the AMA Oil Arenacross Series, shown on Speed TV. For more info, visit
• Winningest Junior MX champion in South African history.
• 1995-1996 South African MX Champion
• 1999-2000 Dutch National Champion
• 2000 World 125cc World Champion
• 2002 King of Bercy Champion
• 2003 National 125cc national Champion
• 2003 Supermoto Unlimited Champion
• 2005 East Coast Lites SX Champion
• 2006 West Coast Lites SX Champion
• 2007 National 450cc MX Champion
• 2007 U.S Open Champion
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