Kawasaki KX250F (#40)
June 13, 1989 in Kent, England
During Tommy Searle’s first season racing in the United States, the British MX rider finished the 2009 AMA 250 Motocross Championship in sixth place racing for the Muscle Milk/MDK/KTM team. He finished third in three races – High Point, Red Bud and Lakewood. Before racing in the states, Searle finished second in the ‘08 World MX2 Championship while signed with the Red Bull KTM team. He was twice runner-up in the MX2 class.
In 2010 Searle debuted on the AMA Supercross West Coast circuit. He scored two top-10 finishes during the first two races. His indoor season ended the very next race, however, when he injured his shoulder during a practice crash at Anaheim II. His injuries caused him to miss most of the series, but he began training for the outdoor Nationals where he competed for the FMF/KTM Factory team. His injury continued causing issues, and in the end the 21-year-old was forced to hand his bike over to privateer rider, Phil Nicoletti. Searle ended the season 14th and had his best result at Hangtown, where he finished ninth overall.
The American racing circuits have a steep learning curve.
Beginning in 2011, Searle headed to Europe again to campaign the FIM series with Monster Energy Kawasaki. After posting a strong season with Kawasaki he was handed a two-year contract with CLS Kawasaki, which will see the Brit race overseas through 2013.
21st (WSX), 14th (250 MX)
6th (250 MX)
2nd (FIM MX2)
2nd (FIM MX2)
8th (FIM MX2)