My name is Jake Drew, 29 years old Aircraft Maintenance Engineer based in Melbourne Victoria, Australia.
I have been riding motorcycles since i was 6 years old and racing since i was 10 years old. I worked my way up through the Motocross ranks in Victoria until i was 22 years old. At this point i decided to follow my real passion and go road racing, as this was something i had always idolised and wanted to compete in ever since watching the GP as a young boy with my father. Since then i have competed in state and national championships aboard machines ranging from GP450 to Supersport 600cc and Superbike 1000cc machines. For us racing is a real family activity as my father also races a Yamaha R1 in superbike events and we often travel to race meetings together.
AGE 10 (1998) - AGE 22 (2010)
I secured many podium places in state, regional and club level championships.
During this time I rode for many small teams, private sponsors and manufactures such as;
TOP GEAR MOTORCYCLES
PETER STEVENS MOTORCYCLES
SUSPENSIONS ‘R’ US
AGE 23 (2011) - PRESENT
2015-2016 YAMAHA R1
2013-2014 YAMAHA R6 & YAMAHA GP450
2012 HONDA CBR600RR
Since moving to road racing I have secured podium places in state club and national level events;
3RD PLACE B GRADE SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 VICTORIAN ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP (VRRC)
VRRC WAS HELD OVER 4 ROUNDS, 3 RACES PER ROUND AT CIRCUITS SUCH AS BROADFORD, WINTON AND PHILLIP ISLAND.
2ND PLACE B GRADE SUPERBIKE, ROUND 2 VICTORIAN ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP (VRRC) WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY.
3RD PLACE B GRADE SUPERBIKE, ROUND 4 VICTORIAN ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP, BROADFORD.
6TH PLACE, MOTOGP SUPERBIKE CLASS (2017), GOOD TIRE CHOICE FOR THE CONDITIONS SAW ME FINISHING AHEAD OF CURRENT AND PREVIOUS AUSTRALIAN SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONS, AS WELL AS A PREVIOUS WORLD CHAMPION.
4TH PLACE OVERALL IN CLASS AT ASC (AUSTRALIAN FX SUPERBIKE), WINTON ROUND (2015)
3RD PLACE IN HARTWELL SUPERSPORT CHAMPIONSHIP (2014) CONDUCTED OVER 5 ROUNDS OVER 2 STATES.
4TH PLACE OVERALL IN GP450 CLASS AT AUSTRALIAN SUPERBIKES, WINTON ROUND (2013)
Current sponsors and supporters include
YRD (YAMAHA RACING DEVELOPMENT)
BRIGHTON BIKES AND BITS