Michael Medina
Road Racing
Michael Medina
Age: 33
San Francisco, CA
I am an avid motorcycle club road racer and professional graphic designer in San Francisco... more
Rank: Expert
Competition: About Once Per Month: Since 2011 | Mostly Regional
Recent Class(es): Open SB, Open GP, Open Super Bike, Clubman Heavy Weight, Open Grand Prix
Racing: Since 2011 - About Twice Per Month

Background

I'm a native San Franciscan and motorsports enthusiast. I've always loved motorcycles, but didn’t start riding them until I was 23 years old.

In 2008, I started honing my skills on the race track. I began road racing during the 2011 season on a Yamaha R6 in the Clubman Middleweight, 600 Production, and 600 Superbike classes. During my rookie season, I managed a handful of top 10 finishes in the novice standings. More notably, I became familiar with the challenge of racing and began to refine my approach to each race.

In 2012, I stepped up to the liter bike class. Now on a Honda CBR1000RR, I had to quickly adapt to a more potent machine and compete with even faster bikes. After recovering from a non-motorcycle related injury, I rejoined racing mid-season. Upon my return, I quickly got up to speed. During a shortened season, I was able to earn four 2nd place finishes.

In 2013, I had a year to forget. After starting the year strong during the preseason, my year took a turn for the worse. I had several "off-track excursions" before the first round that put my bike's and my own condition in a tough spot entering the season opener. After overcoming the challenge and finishing all three of my races, I set my sights on round 2 where I knew I could be a contender for solid finishing positions. Everything was playing out marvelously until I had a fairly bad, ahem..."get off" and shattered pieces of my body. I missed most of the season due to the injury, but I was a

Highlights

2011- Top 10 Clubman Middleweight
2012- Top 8 Clubman Heavyweight
2012- Four 2nd Place finishes in Clubman and Novice Open classes
2013- Qualified for Formula Pacific
2014- Personal Bests at Buttonwillow and Sonoma Raceway

Goals

Finish top 5 in Clubman Heavyweight, Finish top 5 in NoviceOpen Superbike and Novice OpenGP

Media Exposure / Publicity

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Events & Results

Past Events & Results
05/03/14 AFM Series Open GP 7th
05/03/14 AFM Series Open Grand Prix 7th
05/03/14 AFM Series Open Super Bike 14th
05/03/14 AFM Series Formula Pacific 34th
03/22/14 AFM Series Open GP 14th
03/22/14 AFM Series Open Grand Prix 14th
03/22/14 AFM Series Open SB 16th
03/22/14 AFM Series Formula Pacific 20th
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Stats / Fun Facts

Sessioned 1 Spot in 1 State, 1 Country and 1 Sport.
Been to 1 Event at 1 Spot, in 1 State and 1 Country
Posted 16 Results in 6 Classes, with a 7th place average
Sports: Road Racing, Mountain Bike
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