Profile

Name: Jake Whitaker

Born: 5 July 1991

Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand

Team: KTM Husquvarna Off Road Racing Team

Bikes: KTM 250 XCF, Gas Gas TXT 300 Racing

Sponsors: KTM, TSS RedBaron, Interislander, Scott, Sidi, Airoh, Acerbis, DID Chains, TrueFit

Hobbies: Trials push bike, mountain biking, MX riding

Favourite food: Homemade chicken and avocado pizza

Most memorable moment: Winning the Australian Championship for the first time in 2010

Biggest career influence: Dad

Ultimate aspiration in life: To become a World Champion

“If we knew we couldn’t fail, what wouldn’t we try!”

Achievements

8x NZ moto trials champion (record for most ever moto trails championships won, record for most consecutive national championships won, youngest to win a national championship in the expert grade at 16 yrs old)

3x Australian moto trials champion

2016 13th place pro class Red Bull Romaniacs extreme enduro race

2016 Waimihard extreme enduro champion

2016 4th place Nut buster extreme enduro

2015 0-300 4 stroke NZ enduro champion

2015 0-300 4 stroke Dirt guide champion

2015 Moonshine run extreme enduro champion

2015 Mt Damper extreme enduro champion

2014 2nd place No way in hell extreme enduro

2014 Nut buster extreme enduro champion

2x Guiness World Record Holder – fastest over 21 oil drums on a trials bike