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Rocco Landers #97

2019 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Champion

Youngest Champion
Youngest race Winner
Youngest Podium Finisher
6 track Lap Records
14 Race Wins / Most Wins in a Single Season
Longest Dry Race Gap to 2nd

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Rocco Landers, age 15, is one of America’s fastest road racing kids. In 2010, at 5 years old, Rocco started racing in a local California Minimoto Racing Series. His first race weekend was at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. His lack of knowledge of the racing world yet his desire to be #1 was evident when he pulled in after his first practice and asked his Dad... "Dad, Did I win!?"

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In fact that weekend he did end up winning the first race he entered, beating kids with plenty of racing experience. He ended up winning a championship in his first year of racing.

In 2011 and 2012 he continued winning races and championships. After winning roughly 200 races and 22 championships in the U.S.A., it was time for a new challenge.

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In 2013 Rocco made the trek to Italy to race against some of the fastest kids on the planet. With a best finish of 8th in the CIV SAV Category it was evident there was still a lot to learn. In 2016 Rocco went back to race in Italy to compete in the Mini GP 50 class with Pasini Racing aboard an RMU 50cc two stroke machine. His best race finish was a 4th place, and he placed 8th in the overall championship.

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In 2017 Rocco changed countries, moved to Spain for most of the summer and competed in the Spanish RFME 85cc Championship aboard a Beon where he finished 5th overall in the championship. In 2018, Rocco once again returned to Spain to contest the Spanish 85cc Championship and placed a respectable 4th place in the championship with 2 podiums!

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In 2019, Rocco made a big change and took advantage of being old enough to compete in the 2019 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Class. In the very first race of the season opener in Atlanta, GA, Rocco turned the class upside down by winning with a record margin of over 17 seconds!

Rocco went on to set numerous records in 2019, including winning 14 out of 17 races and clinching the championship 5 rounds early!

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At the end of 2019, Rocco attended the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup tryouts. He was selected along with 10 other kids from around the globe to compete in the 2020 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Series across Europe.

Rocco will also stay close to his roots and compete in the majority of the 2020 MotoAmerica rounds!

Follow him during his journey!