Introducing John Crockford, our resident test rider at Dearden Motorcycles
From many years at schoolboy motocross, John ventured into road riding at the age of 16. After staring down the barrel of his 2nd ban for speeding, he decided to take to the racing scene. Within 5 years he achieved top British Superbike privateer status and signed a contract with a factory supported race team, then went on to claim many race victories, multiple podiums and lap records in the Superstock 1000 and Supersport 600 classes. Moving on to World Endurance, he competed at the famous 24 hour Le Mans and Bol D’Or events, mentored riders, ran a race school and carried on racing until a bad crash at Brands Hatch in 2011. Unable to compete anymore, he formed a race team with his previous Chief Mechanic to support up & coming riders and have had great success in the BSB Superstock 600, Supersport 600 and now currently, his son and a young Australian in Junior Supersport and Superstock 1000 classes.