Rider Bio

Name: Matt Ogden

Nickname: Oggy

Date of birth: 29-06-92

Height: 184cms

Weight: 70kgs

Birthplace: Surrey, UK

Resides in: Crowthorne, Berkshire UK

Team: Ogden Racing

Bikes: Yamaha R6 2013 - Race

           Kawasaki ZX10R 2012 - Test

Class: Superstock 600

Training routine: Gym, Swimming, Motocross.

Hobbies and interests: Bikes and Music

First road race: Feb 2011

Age started riding: 7

Favourite circuit: Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Cadwell Park

Career Highlights:

Goals for 2014: Have fun and enjoy a full seasons racing.

Best moment in 2013 season: Setting a lap record in Rd1 at Brands Indy.

Best moment in 2012 season: Finishing 20th in my BSB wildcard entry at Brands GP.

Testing Cartagena Feb 2013

Testing a ZX10-R

          Almeria Dec 2013

Matt achieved some incredible results in the first half of 2013 where he set a new lap record at Brands Indy in Rd 1, received the prestigious Pirelli “Merit” award as “Rider of the Day” by Fred Clarke at Knockhill and he often achieved top 6 fastest lap times throughout his rookie year. Based on these performances and his obvious potential, Matt should take the credit for starting to attract such a great group of corporate and personal sponsors for 2014!

Impressive stuff considering that his first time ever on a road/race bike was at a rookie race school in 2011. Before then, he competed in Motocross from the age of 8 to 18 yrs old at club level and stepped up into the 450 category at national level.

Unfortunately, Matt’s 2013 season came crashing to a halt when he got tangled with another rider at the Brands Hatch GP round. Matt hit the ground very hard, shattering his collarbone in 4 places and, due to surgery complications, ended his season prematurely.

We believe Matt’s obvious speed, combined with the experience gained in 2013 will warrant a title challenge in 2014.

Now fully recovered, he is training incredibly hard throughout the winter and, as a keen Motocross rider, he is out on track training every week.

2014 - With a bit of luck on his side for a change and now with a great team of people supporting him, we are hoping for a very exciting and rewarding year.

Brands Hatch Apr’14