Flossy’ all set for Valencia

PUBLISHED: 11:27 24 August 2006 | UPDATED: 11:59 04 May 2010

Stephanie Waddelow faces the biggest test of her life in Valencia next week.

Stephanie Waddelow faces the biggest test of her life in Valencia next week.

LITTLE Downham motorcycle racer, Stephanie Flossy Waddelow, has been selected from more than 1,000 world-wide applicants for trials in the esteemed Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Valencia. On Monday and Tuesday, Waddelow, 14, who uses the race name flo

LITTLE Downham motorcycle racer, Stephanie "Flossy" Waddelow, has been selected from more than 1,000 world-wide applicants for trials in the esteemed Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Valencia.

On Monday and Tuesday, Waddelow, 14, who uses the race name "flossy" because of a childhood nickname, will be competing against an international field of about 200 competitors, who will all be vying for one of the 20 places up for grabs.

The top 20 will then go on for a final trial on Wednesday, and if Waddelow were to succeed, she would live and race in Valencia for part of the year with the Red Bull Academy, and be one step closer to fulfilling her dream of becoming a full-time professional motorcycle racer.

Waddelow, who started racing in 2003, is currently the only female racer in two motorcycle racing competitions. She is leading the Conti 50cc Championship and has recently moved on to the 72cc Jawa Championships, where she usually finishes in the top six.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ely Standard