Roadracing World Young Guns 2021: Torin Collins

Roadracing World Young Guns 2021: Torin Collins

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Roadracing World started this exclusive special feature recognizing the most promising young road racers as an answer to pessimists who claimed North America had no new, up-and-coming young racers. This edition of the Roadracing World Young Gun Awards marks the 25th consecutive year of showcasing what is actually an abundance of new talent.

Roadracing World Young Guns have won:

FIM MotoGP and FIM Superbike races and World Championships;

MotoAmerica/AMA Pro races and Championships, including nine MotoAmerica/AMA Pro Superbike Championships;

A KTM RC Cup World Final race;

The Daytona 200 (10 times);

WERA National Endurance Championships and WERA National Challenge Championships;

ASRA/Formula USA Grand National and CCS National Championships;

AMA Road Racing Grand Championships and Horizon Awards;

USGPRU National Championships;

Many regional and local titles.

The competition has continually become more intense as more – and younger—racers with higher levels of accomplishment are nominated, and the level of achievement required to make the grade keeps getting tougher.

We’ve spent the last several months accepting nominations and evaluating road racers between the ages of 10 and 18 (as of the start of the 2021 season) who have, at a minimum, won Expert-level road races and/or Championships or had outstanding results as an Amateur/Novice. Most of the riders included here have done far more than the minimum.

The young riders recognized here are the most promising young road racers in North America. All have earned the title of Roadracing World Young Gun.

We will feature one Young Gun per day, presenting them in alphabetical order.

 

Torin Collins. Photo by Rupert Collins.
Torin Collins. Photo by Rupert Collins.

 

Torin Collins

Age: 15.

Current home: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Current height/weight: 5’9”/140 pounds.

Current school grade level: 10th grade.

Began riding at age: 5 years.

First road race: 2012, Calgary, Alberta, Alberta Mini Road Racing Association, Youth 6-9, 3rd place.

Current racebike: Honda NSF250R.

Current tuner/mechanic: Team MTA.

Primary race series: European Talent Cup.

Top sponsors: Novalda, SBKPaint, Bickle Racing, Yogadotcalm, Taylor Racing.

Recent racing accomplishments: 2020 season, raced in European Talent Cup (best race finish was 16th); 2019 season, finished 15th in British Talent Cup (best race finish was 7th); 2018 season, won EMRA Lightweight Superbike and Lightweight Open Championships (11 wins, set 2 class lap records), multiple race wins in 2018/2019 CVMA Winter Series, won UtahSBA Moto3 race at Utah Motorsports Campus.

2021 racing goal: Finish in the top 10 in European Talent Cup.

Racing career goal: Race in the Superbike or MotoGP World Championship.

Racing hero: Jack Miller.

Favorite track: Valencia.

Hobbies: Riding motocross, ice riding, gaming, soccer.

If I wasn’t racing I would be…: Playing soccer.

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