Q: What is your age/Where are you from?
My name is Taylen Howard and I’m 8 years old, from Cabarita Beach NSW.
Q: How long have you been racing dirt track for?
I started riding at Mike Hatchers Junior Motorcycle Club when I was 5 and have been racing competitively for 18 months.
Q: What is it about motorbikes / dirt track that made you want to try it out?
I like going super fast! My bikes go fast and are fun to race against my friends.
Q: Do you have any exciting plans for this Winter?
My birthday is in Winter so I am excited to turn 9 which means I can race in the 85cc/150cc class – these bikes are bigger and faster!
Q: Do you have any goals for this Winter?
I hope to defend the Central Coast Cup and NSW Titles
Q: What made you want to be a team rider for Alphabet Soup?
Alphabet clothes are rad and I have worn them for years. The team riders are a cool young crew that I wanted to be a part of and share my thrill of motorbikes with – hopefully we all get to meet each other one day.
Q: What's your favourite Alphabet Soup clothing from this Winter collection?
Q: Who's your biggest influence (at the dirt track / life)?
Casey Stoner - who started riding at Mike Hatchers when he was younger.
Marc Marquez – who smashes the Moto GP.
My Dad - who encourages and coaches me in everything I do.
Q: Describe a perfect Winters day?
An early morning surf with Dad followed by a Club Day at my local racetrack ending with home cooked lasagna with my family.
Q: What would you want to be doing in 10 years from now?
I want to race in the Moto GP, which would take me all around the world, on the fastest Ducati.