Meet our athletes

We are proud to present our athletes and the latest members of the JAM family. Find out more about them and their sports as they aim to achieve their ultimate sporting goals.
Mitch Evans

MITCH EVANS
Formula E Racing Driver

Mitch has been a talent to watch since before he left his native New Zealand at the tender age of 15 to race in Europe full-time with a plethora of karting and open-wheel championships to his name. He added the 2012 GP3 Series title to his impressive tally and then progressed to GP2 where he amassed 17 podium finishes and gained a strong reputation as a hard charger.

Mitch’s results caught the eye of Jaguar in 2016 who invited him to test and subsequently spearhead their return to international motorsport in the FIA Formula E Championship. Mitch jumped at the opportunity to turn professional with the quintessential British marque and together have become a formidable partnership, team and driver establishing themselves as regular front runners in the series. Mitch scored his and Jaguar’s breakthrough Formula E win in Rome in 2019, along with podium finishes in Bern and New York while in 2020, in a season heavily punctuated by the global Covid pandemic, Mitch won again in Mexico. In 2021, he was the most consistent competitor with five podium finishes, narrowly missing winning the championship in final race when his car failed on the grid.

It was a slow start to the 2022 season with a run of bad luck, but Mitch turned things around dramatically with back-to-back wins at the double header in Rome, the result propelling him into the championship hunt. A string of strong results followed which included pole and podiums in Monaco, further podiums in Marrakesh and New York and a win in Jakarta. Heartbreak came when Mitch had to retire from a strong result in London but he bounced back in Seoul to take the win in race one. In an echo of 2021, Mitch found himself fighting for the title in the final race, but once again it wasn’t to be and he finished another impressive season runner-up in the championship.

With Gen3 around the corner, a new era brings an even stronger determination from Mitch and TCS Jaguar Racing to make 2023 their year and take that final step to clinch the title.

Mitch kicks off his 2023 campaign in the opening round of the FIA World Formula E Championship in Mexico City on January 14.

Oscar Piastri

OSCAR PIASTRI
2023 Formula 1 Racing Driver

Twenty one year old Oscar Piastri will make his Formula One debut with the prestigious McLaren Racing team in 2023. The young Australian will line up on the grid as the celebrated winner of three back-to-back championships - arguably one of the best track records on the single seater road to F1.

Oscar clinched his first major overseas title in 2019 when he won the competitive Formula Renault Eurocup, scoring seven wins. In 2020, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic decimated the original FIA F3 calendar and it wasn’t until July that the season got under way. When it did, it was Piastri who was first out of the gates, winning the opening race of the season on his F3 debut. In one of the most closely fought championships in years, Oscar remained in the top two positions throughout his rookie season, as the championship went down to the wire with a thrilling finale in Italy where he held his nerve to win the title by three points.

In 2021, Oscar joined the FIA F2 grid with a revised format which saw two sprint races and a feature race over eight rounds. The new dynamic called for a cool head as well as speed and Oscar took to it straight away with a win in his second race of the season on his debut weekend. In doing so he had staked his claim as a championship contender. Oscar continued his fine form throughout the season with a podium at every round before a turning point at Silverstone saw him take pole, followed by his first feature race win at Monza. From here on there was no stopping him, claiming every pole and winning every feature race that followed. He maintained his lead to win the championship in his first race of the final weekend in Abu Dhabi and ended the season in style with a spectacular win.

After a year immersing himself in Formula One team life on the sidelines as Alpine F1 Team's official reserve driver in 2022, Oscar is now preparing for his debut season with the McLaren Racing team. The 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship gets under way in Sakhir, Bahrain on March 5.

Kelsey-Lee Barber

KELSEY-LEE BARBER
REIGNING DOUBLE WORLD CHAMPION JAVELIN THROWER

Reigning World Champion Kelsey-Lee Barber wrote herself into the history books in July 2022 as the first women to take back-to-back javelin World Championships when she successfully defended her title in Oregon, USA. A little over two weeks later in Birmingham (UK), Kelsey completed her trio of Commonwealth Games medals with a stunning final-throw win, pipping her Australian team-mate for the gold and solidifying her reputation as a clutch thrower – always delivering when it matters most. Days afterwards, Kelsey took her inaugural Diamond League event win in Monaco, capping off an incredible season for the 30 year old.

In August 2021 Kelsey achieved her lifelong dream of becoming an Olympic medallist when she claimed bronze in the thrilling Women’s Javelin Throw final – a mere hair’s breadth away from silver - at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The amazing result marked Kelsey in the record books as only the fourth ever Australian to achieve an Olympic medal in a throwing sport and the sole athlete to do so in the last 25 years. Kelsey became the sixth out of a total of only seven Australian women to ever earn a medal in Field sports in modern Olympic history. The young Australian capped off her Olympic year with silver in the prestigious Diamond League in Europe.

Kelsey made her international debut in 2014 at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she came away with a bronze medal. Prior to the Tokyo Olympics, Kelsey had taken Australian, Oceanic and Commonwealth (x2) medals and represented Australia at the Rio Olympics in 2016. But it was in 2019 when the Brisbane-based athlete’s career truly shot skyward.

Kelsey recorded her PB throw of 67.70m at the Spitzen Leichathletik Lurzern Athletics meeting, placing her 12th (at the time, now 14th) on the World Athletics all-time list and followed it up by ticking off a massive lifetime goal when she took gold in a nail-biting final at the Doha IAAF World Championship. By the end of the 2019 season, Kelsey had risen to a career best World #1 ranking which she maintained for an impressive 36 consecutive weeks (she’s held the top spot for a total of 44 weeks to-date). The double-world champ is currently ranked World #2.

2023 will bring another busy international season for the double world champion as she looks to once again defend her world title in Budapest, Hungary.

Max Fricke

MAX FRICKE
Professional Speedway Rider

Twenty-six year old Max Fricke is the next in a long line of Australian motorbike riders to carve their name at the top of international speedway after coming to prominence when he won the 2016 World Under 21 Championship. Since then, Max has earned his stripes competing throughout Europe and the UK to establish himself at the elite level of his sport. He is also a multiple Australian Champion although travel restrictions around Covid prevented him from returning home to defend his title.

In 2022 Max embarked upon his third year of Speedway, taking home the second GP win of his career in Warsaw. In addition, Max made a welcome return to racing in the UK and also raced in the Polish first division and in Sweden.

He will be looking to build upon his Speedway win as he heads into his fourth season in the prestigious Speedway Grand Prix Series in 2023 – the sport’s most coveted championship run over 10 rounds in eight different countries. Max will also continue racing in the UK with the Leicester Lions whilst also returning to top division racing in Poland for GKM Grudziadz and for Indianerna Kumla in Sweden.

Max’s love of two wheels began at a young age where he tried everything from motocross to road cycling before finding his niche in speedway and turned professional in 2013, progressing to the UK Elite League two years later while also finding top tier success in Europe and then, in a career defining year, becoming the 2016 World Under 21 Speedway Champion.

He became a reserve rider in the 2019 SGP series and made a couple of appearances before making his full-time debut in the series in 2020. He scored an impressive victory at Torun, Poland which helped to earn him a wildcard entry for the 2021 series where he reached the semi-finals five times and ended the year eighth overall – no mean feat in a series featuring the world’s very best riders. 2022 was a tougher season but a win in Warsaw showed the talent that Max will be looking to unleash further heading into 2023 with an aim for a top 6 finish.

Emma Bristow

EMMA BRISTOW
8x Women’s Trials World Champion

In 2014 Emma Bristow became the first British rider to win the FIM Women’s World Trials Championship and from that day on, the Sherco factory star has never looked back. The 32-year old from Boston, Lincolnshire is now a ten-times world champion, having won the world trials title an impressive eight times as well as two world SuperEnduro championships. She has also won the Women’s British Trials Championship 10 times, making her arguably one of the UK’s most successful female athletes.

In 2021 she scored her maiden win against the men in the Trial GB Open Expert Class and after an impressive championship run in 2022 saw her come runner-up in the series, she now has her sights set on winning that title outright. She will, of course, also be seeking to defend her world championship that she impressively reclaimed with a super season of 6 wins out of 8. The 2023 season kicks off in Arteixo, Spain on April 14.

Born into a family with a love for two wheels, Emma started riding motorcycles at the age of four at her grandfather’s farm in Lincolnshire. She excelled on the national stage right from the word go winning the first event and championship she competed in. Her international debut came in 2006, and in 2014 she picked up her first of many titles by winning both the FIM Women’s World Trials Championship and the FIM Women’s SuperEnduro World Championship.

A true perfectionist and motivated by winning, in 2022, Emma broke the record for the amount of GP wins by a female rider and continues to push this beyond her current total of 37. Emma has also shown herself as a true role model on and off-track, helping to inspire other girls to take to two-wheel motorsport.

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