IKEMESIT Nkereuwem-Tim
BadBlood or BikeGP

Name: IKEMESIT Nkereuwem-Tim
Alias: BadBlood or BikeGP
Race Number: 28

Known as BadBlood or BikeGP is from Etinan Local Government in Akwa Ibom State
He is a Practicing Educationist and doubles as a Motorcycle Commentator and Writer
He writes and blogs for www.BikeGP.wordpress.com, WorldSBK, Yamaha Factory Racing, MotoGP, www.bikersmovement.com, SuperbikeNigeria and the list goes. Thus, being a thoroughbred Motorcycle Race-goer, The BT gives him the opportunity to ‘practice what he preaches’. This will be his second BT but the first competitive BT and doing that aboard a Honda CBR1000RR

competitive BT and doing that aboard a Honda CBR1000RR
‘Until it is the last Saturday of November, then you never lived’, he says enthusiastically about The BT. Like Mugello and Misano are Home to Valentino Rossi, the 33Km Urhonigbe through Ugbokirima BT track is his own ‘Home Race’, so He will ‘Bring It’. Despite crashing and wrecking his Yamaha R6 on his way to The BT in 2015, he isn’t deterred as he returns aboard the Honda CBR1000RR to answer his own Life’s Call
His aim, just to race

LATEEF Olusunmibare
Lateeph

Name: LATEEF Olusunmibare
Alias: Lateeph
Race Number: 44

From Kwara State comes this Civil Engineer / oil and gas professional who rides with the name “Ebony”.
According to Ebony, the thrill gotten from biking cannot be found in any other sports or whatever other activity one might indulge him or herself in.
“There is no explanation to it, thus, you gotta do it to know and understand and appreciate it”, he says.
For him, racing is about how much you can control, is about continuity and is a constant drive towards perfection.

He is one of the very few who can boast of having attended The BT from the inaugural year of 2013. Before The BT, there was the dirt bike races (MotoCrossNaija) of which he was also a part.
The BT 2016 will be his first time on the starting Grid and he will do that with a Kawasaki ZX6R in the SUPERSPORT (600cc) Category. According to him, the aim of any racer is to win but if it does not happen for him this year, his blast from Urhonigbe to Ugbokirima will be enough “victory”.

MUSA Ibrahim
Manga

Name: MUSA Ibrahim
Alias: Manga
Race Number: 50

He is popularly known as Manga.

A businessman that sees racing as the ultimate hobby.

His admiration for Superbikes and interest in racing has come a long way and the time, he says, is just right now for motocycle racing.

Motorcycle has been and is his preferred form of mobility and transportation for years and has toured round the country on his motorbikes.

He believes it is now time to go racing. It is a needed progression.
Manga will be racing with his Suzuki GSXR1000.

JORGE Oyewusi
Jorge

Name: JORGE Oyewusi
Alias: Jorge
Race Number: 99

A SWIM INSTRUCTOR that finds the pool unsatisfying enough to build his muscles and get himself a perfect relaxation.
Passion is king according to ‘Jorge99’, and he rather lives passionately than otherwise.
First rode a bike when he was eight years old and had his mind made up and was convinced he was in the right path. Done several runs at the infamous Willow Springs raceway in Carlifornia, USA. George says “I am all about racing”.

Raced in 2014, crashed and broke his femur while heading to the start line thus, mi
sing last year to recovery but will surely be present this year at Urhonigbe as he is fully fit and competitive again. Though he first raced aboard a Yamaha R1, he wants to put his Kawasaki ZX10R to the ultimate test.
“I want to make a sub 11 seconds, if that earns me a podium fine, if it doesn’t it is still fine”, says ‘Jorge99’.

ADEKUNLE Adejumo
Baba-K

Name: ADEKUNLE Adejumo
Alias: Baba-K
Race Number: 48

He is a Business man from Oyo State residing in the resilient city of Jos in Plateau State.

As Motorcycle racing is a new adventure in Nigeria, he is more than glad to get involved in it to help grow the sport following his passion for Superbikes.

He says “The BT is the best thing to have happened to him as racing motorcycles has been his life long desire”.

He raced aboard a Kawasaki Concourse at the 2014 BT but will be lining up the grid this year with his YZF Yamaha R1. He hopes to make it to any step of The BT winners podium.

ARGO Raak
Argo

Name: ARGO Raak
Alias: Argo
Race Number: 96

The flamboyant Construction Engineer is from the eastern Europian country of Estonia. He is an Entrepreneur and owns the Argo Bike Showroom in the FCT Abuja.

At ten years of age, Argo was already pushing the limits on a bike. On Racing, Argo said “…it has been part of me since childhood, starting with the small toys and as I grew older I got bigger and bigger toys.Motorcycles has been my hobby and my passion for as long as I can remember”.
The Estonian’s first appearance on the Nigerian track was 2015 where he raced the Suzuki BKing and posted the fastest time ever on the Urhonigbe to Ugbokirima 33Km track.
This year, Argo lines up the start line on a 2015 1000cc Aprilia V4 superbike.

Argo is a Championship contender who will rather not speculate as to the likely winner of The BT 2016 but would rather leave the lap times speak for themselves.
Argo will also race in the first ever BT Car Category but his car remains a secret and surprise until race day.

EDDY Obaike
Kawasaki Man

Name: EDDY Obaike
Alias: Kawasaki Man
Race Number: 23

He is a Computer Engineer by qualification and media practitioner whose line of work cuts across Software, video editing and Ducumentary production.
The Benue State racer is hellbent on racing, would race anything. He is fascinated by The power out put and monsterous performance of the BMW Cars – his only preferred choice of Car till date after a motorbike.
The Kawasaki Man is all about speed and a motorbike seems to be the reason he is able to draw his breathe and thus, races to stay conscious and alive.

A pioneer fan, promoter and Public Relations personnel of The BT who has decided to give himself a break from just being an organizer to dive in to twist the throttle aboard his Kawasaki ZX10R for the sport and lifestyle he has done so much for.

“NA play we dey and as no cassava dey to farm this year, na to give Jack a real run for his money this year”, the cool dude jokes.

TAYO Taiwo
TTT

Name: TAYO Taiwo
Alias: TTT
Race Number: 36
TTT is an IT Consultant that hails from Ogun State but resident in the FCT.

Has been on the fast lane until The BT raised the bar and handed him a platform. He is here to have fun and enjoy the thrill of existence. Been racing for 4 years but this is his first competitive BT.

His non familiarity of The BT trajectory and safety concerns forced him not to race in 2015. TTT will race the Yamaha YZF R1 and says his aim is a podium finish.

AJATA Francis

Name: AJATA Francis
Alias: Franco Nero
Race Number: 57

Franco Nero is the name you be hearing flying through people’s lips, once that happens just know that is AJATTA FRANCIS, a Lagosian by origin, Ondoise by birth, and an Ibadan folk by residency.
Yeah, well grounded in the Western states of Nigeria.
He is a law enforcement agent, a unit commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Rivers State.
Safety is the most conscious topic in Motorsport aside Victory and he is here to enforce the law and safety both on and off bike.
Franco Nero has been in the guest for speed and adventure on two wheels since 1979. He is our own Giacomo Agostini. A Suzuki 100 gave him the head start.

He’d sneak up on his father to ride a motorcycle. 1987, he got exposed to the Superbikes.
Met few biker friends in 2009, attend The Convention in 2010 and further extended to witnessing and racing the BT in its first year of inauguration in 2013 aboard a CBR1000RR, then 2014 on a the same bike and in 2015 the father of four (three boys and a girl) sat on top a Yamaha Fazer 600.
He returns to the premier class grid this year with his maiden CBR1000RR.
Top of his agenda now is racing along side his son on the 32Km track – a plan not far fetched from the future.

DAVID Brown
D’Brown

Name: DAVID Brown
Alias: D’Brown
Race Number: 33

He has pushed the rubber on the Tarmac for two decades.

He frequents the USA to train on tracks more than a patient with a chronic illness more willing to survive visits a doctor.

Aimed to showcase on his home soil his skills and experience aboard his highly tuned,

Race-ready BMW S1000RR last year but that dream was short-lived by an unfortunate crash during practice – His first and only major crash in over 20 years of Motorcycle Racing.

Still not deterred and will once again line up the Motorrad power plant at The BT 2016 in search for glory.

IKEMESIT Nkereuwem-Tim
BadBlood or BikeGP

Name: IKEMESIT Nkereuwem-Tim
Alias: BadBlood or BikeGP
Race Number: 28

Known as BadBlood or BikeGP is from Etinan Local Government in Akwa Ibom State
He is a Practicing Educationist and doubles as a Motorcycle Commentator and Writer
He writes and blogs for www.BikeGP.wordpress.com, WorldSBK, Yamaha Factory Racing, MotoGP, www.bikersmovement.com, SuperbikeNigeria and the list goes. Thus, being a thoroughbred Motorcycle Race-goer, The BT gives him the opportunity to ‘practice what he preaches’. This will be his second BT but the first competitive BT and doing that aboard a Honda CBR1000RR

competitive BT and doing that aboard a Honda CBR1000RR
‘Until it is the last Saturday of November, then you never lived’, he says enthusiastically about The BT. Like Mugello and Misano are Home to Valentino Rossi, the 33Km Urhonigbe through Ugbokirima BT track is his own ‘Home Race’, so He will ‘Bring It’. Despite crashing and wrecking his Yamaha R6 on his way to The BT in 2015, he isn’t deterred as he returns aboard the Honda CBR1000RR to answer his own Life’s Call
His aim, just to race

LATEEF Olusunmibare
Lateeph

Name: LATEEF Olusunmibare
Alias: Lateeph
Race Number: 44

From Kwara State comes this Civil Engineer / oil and gas professional who rides with the name “Ebony”.
According to Ebony, the thrill gotten from biking cannot be found in any other sports or whatever other activity one might indulge him or herself in.
“There is no explanation to it, thus, you gotta do it to know and understand and appreciate it”, he says.
For him, racing is about how much you can control, is about continuity and is a constant drive towards perfection.

He is one of the very few who can boast of having attended The BT from the inaugural year of 2013. Before The BT, there was the dirt bike races (MotoCrossNaija) of which he was also a part.
The BT 2016 will be his first time on the starting Grid and he will do that with a Kawasaki ZX6R in the SUPERSPORT (600cc) Category. According to him, the aim of any racer is to win but if it does not happen for him this year, his blast from Urhonigbe to Ugbokirima will be enough “victory”.

MUSA Ibrahim
Manga

Name: MUSA Ibrahim
Alias: Manga
Race Number: 50

He is popularly known as Manga.

A businessman that sees racing as the ultimate hobby.

His admiration for Superbikes and interest in racing has come a long way and the time, he says, is just right now for motocycle racing.

Motorcycle has been and is his preferred form of mobility and transportation for years and has toured round the country on his motorbikes.

He believes it is now time to go racing. It is a needed progression.
Manga will be racing with his Suzuki GSXR1000.

JORGE Oyewusi
Jorge

Name: JORGE Oyewusi
Alias: Jorge
Race Number: 99

A SWIM INSTRUCTOR that finds the pool unsatisfying enough to build his muscles and get himself a perfect relaxation.
Passion is king according to ‘Jorge99’, and he rather lives passionately than otherwise.
First rode a bike when he was eight years old and had his mind made up and was convinced he was in the right path. Done several runs at the infamous Willow Springs raceway in Carlifornia, USA. George says “I am all about racing”.

Raced in 2014, crashed and broke his femur while heading to the start line thus, mi
sing last year to recovery but will surely be present this year at Urhonigbe as he is fully fit and competitive again. Though he first raced aboard a Yamaha R1, he wants to put his Kawasaki ZX10R to the ultimate test.
“I want to make a sub 11 seconds, if that earns me a podium fine, if it doesn’t it is still fine”, says ‘Jorge99’.

ADEKUNLE Adejumo
Baba-K

Name: ADEKUNLE Adejumo
Alias: Baba-K
Race Number: 48

He is a Business man from Oyo State residing in the resilient city of Jos in Plateau State.

As Motorcycle racing is a new adventure in Nigeria, he is more than glad to get involved in it to help grow the sport following his passion for Superbikes.

He says “The BT is the best thing to have happened to him as racing motorcycles has been his life long desire”.

He raced aboard a Kawasaki Concourse at the 2014 BT but will be lining up the grid this year with his YZF Yamaha R1. He hopes to make it to any step of The BT winners podium.

ARGO Raak
Argo

Name: ARGO Raak
Alias: Argo
Race Number: 96

The flamboyant Construction Engineer is from the eastern Europian country of Estonia. He is an Entrepreneur and owns the Argo Bike Showroom in the FCT Abuja.

At ten years of age, Argo was already pushing the limits on a bike. On Racing, Argo said “…it has been part of me since childhood, starting with the small toys and as I grew older I got bigger and bigger toys.Motorcycles has been my hobby and my passion for as long as I can remember”.
The Estonian’s first appearance on the Nigerian track was 2015 where he raced the Suzuki BKing and posted the fastest time ever on the Urhonigbe to Ugbokirima 33Km track.
This year, Argo lines up the start line on a 2015 1000cc Aprilia V4 superbike.

Argo is a Championship contender who will rather not speculate as to the likely winner of The BT 2016 but would rather leave the lap times speak for themselves.
Argo will also race in the first ever BT Car Category but his car remains a secret and surprise until race day.

EDDY Obaike
Kawasaki Man

Name: EDDY Obaike
Alias: Kawasaki Man
Race Number: 23

He is a Computer Engineer by qualification and media practitioner whose line of work cuts across Software, video editing and Ducumentary production.
The Benue State racer is hellbent on racing, would race anything. He is fascinated by The power out put and monsterous performance of the BMW Cars – his only preferred choice of Car till date after a motorbike.
The Kawasaki Man is all about speed and a motorbike seems to be the reason he is able to draw his breathe and thus, races to stay conscious and alive.

A pioneer fan, promoter and Public Relations personnel of The BT who has decided to give himself a break from just being an organizer to dive in to twist the throttle aboard his Kawasaki ZX10R for the sport and lifestyle he has done so much for.

“NA play we dey and as no cassava dey to farm this year, na to give Jack a real run for his money this year”, the cool dude jokes.

TAYO Taiwo
TTT

Name: TAYO Taiwo
Alias: TTT
Race Number: 36
TTT is an IT Consultant that hails from Ogun State but resident in the FCT.

Has been on the fast lane until The BT raised the bar and handed him a platform. He is here to have fun and enjoy the thrill of existence. Been racing for 4 years but this is his first competitive BT.

His non familiarity of The BT trajectory and safety concerns forced him not to race in 2015. TTT will race the Yamaha YZF R1 and says his aim is a podium finish.

AJATA Francis

Name: AJATA Francis
Alias: Franco Nero
Race Number: 57

Franco Nero is the name you be hearing flying through people’s lips, once that happens just know that is AJATTA FRANCIS, a Lagosian by origin, Ondoise by birth, and an Ibadan folk by residency.
Yeah, well grounded in the Western states of Nigeria.
He is a law enforcement agent, a unit commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Rivers State.
Safety is the most conscious topic in Motorsport aside Victory and he is here to enforce the law and safety both on and off bike.
Franco Nero has been in the guest for speed and adventure on two wheels since 1979. He is our own Giacomo Agostini. A Suzuki 100 gave him the head start.

He’d sneak up on his father to ride a motorcycle. 1987, he got exposed to the Superbikes.
Met few biker friends in 2009, attend The Convention in 2010 and further extended to witnessing and racing the BT in its first year of inauguration in 2013 aboard a CBR1000RR, then 2014 on a the same bike and in 2015 the father of four (three boys and a girl) sat on top a Yamaha Fazer 600.
He returns to the premier class grid this year with his maiden CBR1000RR.
Top of his agenda now is racing along side his son on the 32Km track – a plan not far fetched from the future.

DAVID Brown
D’Brown

Name: DAVID Brown
Alias: D’Brown
Race Number: 33

He has pushed the rubber on the Tarmac for two decades.

He frequents the USA to train on tracks more than a patient with a chronic illness more willing to survive visits a doctor.

Aimed to showcase on his home soil his skills and experience aboard his highly tuned,

Race-ready BMW S1000RR last year but that dream was short-lived by an unfortunate crash during practice – His first and only major crash in over 20 years of Motorcycle Racing.

Still not deterred and will once again line up the Motorrad power plant at The BT 2016 in search for glory.

JOSIAH Yashim
JayDee

Name: JOSIAH Yashim
Alias: JayDee
Race Number: 49

He ia an entrepreneur that runs his own authomobile company.
“Racing is my life. I love to push engines to the limit and actually I love doing practical things”, he says.
I am a person that loves to enjoy myself, earn a living and have fun doing all three, says the jovial racer.

JayDee might be the CEO of an automobile company but loves nothing more than to lock down the throttle of a motorcycle.With his excellent knowledge of the torque output of and inner engine workings of a one liter bike, JayDee cannot wait to twist a wrist as the start light goes out at Urhonigbe at The BT 2016.

SHUAIBU
Shubee

Name: SHUAIBU
Alias: Shubee
Race Number: 80

A civil servant who will be lining up the Yamaha YZF R6 in the Supersports (600 CC) Category.

To Shubee, the passion for racing provides more coziness and relaxation than leaning back and rolling in a chair in a fully air conditioned office

The thrill of competition is second only to what he has no knowledge of.

Also, racing is a transition from just mere riding of a motorcycle which he believes anyone can but only the few gullible can dare to challenge and put the enormous torque of a liter engine displacement bike to the Tarmac for the ultimate Time test.

A well disciplined and committed civil servant who believes that Racing motorcycles to earn a living woulda been even more profitable and fulfilling to him than even serving in the civil service.

OLUMUYIWA Akintola
Muyiwa

Name: OLUMUYIWA Akintola
Alias: Muyiwa
Race Number: #

A trained Accountant who has now transcended into Mechanical and Electric Plumbing Construction hails from Ibadan in Oyo State
After so many years of riding Motorcycles, Muyiwa made a switch to Motorcar Racing and the switch seem to be worthwhile as that has led him to assembling his own Race car as well has granted him a history-making opportunity as the first man ever to race a motorcar on the 33Km distant Motorbike inaugurated Urhonigbe BT race track

Muyiwa says that his inspiration for building his own race car and Racing a car came from his pals in Jamaica pushing the pedal to the medal. He also aims at building race cars for other drivers and owning his own team someday soon
Muyiwa’s aim at the BT Car Category is to win as his ‘project secret’ race car which still cannot be revealed is really competitive and has an edged over whatsoever his competitors will be racing.

Aarawore
Aara

Name: Aarawore
Alias: Aara
Race Number: 87

Aara is an architect by profession and hails from Delta state.

In his words, “I am an ‘Adrenaline Junkie’ with an addictive passion for Adventure and Speed. My guest for adventure got me into riding motorcycles and thrill of speed got me into racing”.

Aara is a rookie in The BT as and will be racing with the Suzuki GSX1000R bike.

JIDE Adesalu
Jydosky

Name: JIDE Adesalu
Alias: Jydosky
Race Number: 04

He is an Information Technology professional from Ijebu Ode in Ogun State, Nigeria.
Jydosky is his alias. “I love machines and I think motorcycles are wonderfully made, I love the freedom with it. For me that is the only way to live life fully and I believe every righteous, every child of GOD should own a Bike”. AMEN to that! Alleluya brother!! This is the Gospel according to JYDOSKY, if you do not know you better ask GOD for wisdom to know and understand that.
First spotted on the BT Grid in the 2015 Championships season aboard the Peregrine Falcon – the Suzuki Hayabusa 1300CC.

Jydosky is back on the Grid but this time only to participate in Friday Practice session and ride the track after all racers must have taken the checkered flag.
His decision is as a result of the new technical regulations that places a ban on over a thousand CC engine displacement bikes. “Well, I am not going to break the rules so but as a biker for me, the ride is the destination and I’m going to have my fun at the BT. If possible I am going to race the track after the main competition”, he concludes.
A ‘Perfect Gentleman’ isn’t he?

MUSTAPHA Hadji
Mustee

Name: MUSTAPHA Hadji
Alias: Mustee
Race Number: 69

He is an Architect by profession.

Even when his legs wouldn’t touch the ground from the bike, he has been riding motorcyles.
As careful as Hiroshi Aoyama, yet he hangs unto GOD for perfection and safety anytime he gets on a bike to either ride or race. He wouldn’t trade basic safety precautions like routine bike checks and proper kitting. Nevertheless, he relies on 100% on GOD for ‘Everything’.

He says he is very prone to crashing whenever he decides to ride slow, thus, he considers himself a naturally born racer. Mustee says he finds safety in speed and considers the Urhonigbe to Ugbokirima track to be one of his safest places in the world.
He hopes to max out a Brand New and race tuned 2015 BMW S1000RR on the 33Kilometres track as the lights go off for the 2016 BT.
Watchout for Mustee, the speeding architect at The BT 2016.

OREOLUWA Debola Ojo
Dot

Name: OREOLUWA Debola Ojo
Alias: Dot
Race Number: 09

She is the first ever Nigerian woman racer and the reigning Nigerian Supersports (600CC) Champion.
She is a true champion and has a great psychology about racing and winning – “luck plus favor plus everything has to work for you to win as winning takes more than just having a good bike”.
She isn’t really bothered about retaining her title as she is here to participate like she has always done by Racing to show support to the BT and the development of the sports.
DOT raced the 2014 BT Championships but was the last placed rider in the combined timing sheets only to win the title in her next attempt the following year (2015).

“I enjoy the track, I love that 33km road, you cannot imagine how I want to get back on it every time we get to the finishing point”, DOT reveals.
The closed and controlled nature of the track is a hit for her. Proud of racing and races just for the fun of it.

You should also know she races a 400 Cubic Capacity KTM – Imagine that!.

JACK Afara
Air Bender

Name: JACK Afara
Alias: Air Bender
Race Number: 41

This is the Best thing to have come out of Palestine. Yep, a Palestinian ‘by birth’ who has spent his entire life in the eastern region of Western Africa’s power weight. A Practicing Civil Engineer, Businessman and an Entrepreneur and the CEO of MidEast Construction. Popularly known as ‘Air Bender’
Air Bender is the defending Champion of the BT.
He is the standard that every other racer wants to meet and surpass. He has won the BT in his two visits to Urhonigbe, first in 2014 aboard a Honda CBR1000RR and the second in 2015 riding the Yamaha YZF R1.
He lines up the Grid aboard the Suzuki GSX1000R this time to ‘do it again’. He is ‘The Champ’.

The first ever and only rider to win the Championship two times in a row, the first and only to win on two different Manufacturers, to first and only racer that stay undefeated for two years as well as the first and only foreigner to win the Nigerian Superbikes Championship.
He is the one. The irony is that he never planned racing – ‘it just happened’, he said. “Yeah, when man and Machine are one, you can do anything”, Jack submits.
He is here to “catch the most of fun that we can, enjoy the adrenaline that will be rushing through our blood from the start line to the end and do what you do best and may the best man win”, Jack concludes.
With Jack ‘The Champ’, a podium awaits come the last Saturday in November in Edo State as he lines up to run from Ugbokirima through Urhonigbe.

ARCHIBONG Robert
Archie

Name: ARCHIBONG Robert
Alias: Archie
Race Number: 85

He is a businessman and a graphic designer who has laid the power to the Tarmac game since 2006.

He raced in the 1000cc category in The BT 2013. He finished sixth fastest overall in The BT 2014 despite racing on a 600cc bike. In 2015 Archie raced the Suzuki Hayabusa.

Due to new technical regulations by the Motorcycle Sports Club of Nigeria (MSCN) restricting maximum engine capacity in The BT races to 1000cc, Archie hopes to race aboard a 1000cc bike though he has not disclosed which manufacturer.
He also enjoys just riding a motorcycle but decided to go further into racing to see how it would play out and he found it tremendously fun and with inexplainable thrills.
His target and dream has always been to be on the podium and hopes The BT 2016 event will be his at glory .

IBUKUNOLUWA Ogunlola
Sama

Name: IBUKUNOLUWA Ogunlola
Alias: Sama
Race Number: 11

He is a businessman and includes his hobby as Mechanical engineering.
For someone who doesn’t force himself to do anything, racing thus comes to him with ease. With a height that would be considered by many to be perfect for basketball, Superbike and Sama are a perfect fit. His preferred bike is the Kawasaki ZX10R.
SAMA had always wanted to race but the absence of a closed course prior to The BT had delayed his shot at glory and self actualization. With the BT offering him the opportunity, he is strapped and ready to roll out yet again at The BT 2016.

The former Obafemi Owolowo University (O.A.U.) Team Basketball star aims to improve his controversial 3rd position from last year’s event.

“I am here to race against time and time is the greatest challenge and enemy to beat”, says SAMA. With a personal ambition to do sub 10 minutes lap time over the 33 Kilometres track, he is the guy to look out for especially on his red modified and properly race set-up ZX10R.

INI Ralph
I’Racer

Name: INI Ralph
Alias: I’Racer
Race Number: 26

He is a “Public Servant” in his exact words.
‘I’Racer derives satisfaction in racing just for racing sake and needs no other motivation.

I’Racer is generally regarded as the fastest rider from the South East and South South Region of Nigeria. With a non classification of his race results in The BT 2014 and 2015, he is here at The BT 2016 this time around aboard the BMW Motorrad S1000RR bike.

“I want to set the fastest time ever on that track. I want to post a lap time that will be hard to break for a long time”, he says.

A proud Husband and a father of four, I’Racer seeks to disprove the race theory of loosing half a second on getting married, loosing another half a second on having a child and then loosing another half a second on getting older.

Look forward to I’Racer’s record setting lap time at The BT 2016.

OKAO Oduagbon

Name: OKAO Oduagbon
Alias: Moto
Race Number: 88

“Okao” is the name you will hear him tell you he bears. In the bikers world, he is known as ‘Moto’. He is the brains behind the SuperbikeNigeria and MotocrossNaija race series.
He is a trained Seismologist by profession who now makes a living as a businessman. He is the founding President of the Motorcycle Sports Club Of Nigeria (MSCN), a body he set up with the sole responsibility of promoting motorcycle sports in Nigeria.
An undertaking he says is driven by both his love and passion for the Sports and the glamour and thrill associated with racing.

The success of the MotocrossNaija race series provided the motivation to progress to Superbike Road Racing in 2013 with the start of The Bikers Trophy (The BT). Since 2013, the sport has grown bigger and better as the years roll by.
Moto is convinced that The BT will lead to a motorsports revolution and help spearhead plans for the development of a race track venue in Nigeria. Racing, he says is not for everyone but those that can should have the opportunity to “Pump RED’ – a slogan he believes encourages people to live their racing dreams.
If space allows him from race direction and organisation, expect to see him pumping RED as well at The BT 2016.

IBRAHIM Gwandi

Name: IBRAHIM Gwandi
Alias: DeBoy
Race Number: #

This race head is widely known as DeBoy. He is from the North Eastern state of Adamawa. He is a Second Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army serving in the Arm Forces Special Forces Battalion.
DeBoy inherited his motorcycle enthusiasm from his father.

He only understands the language of racing and the thrill of speed as that was and still is the common lingua Franca in their family.
Sudan and Liberia are other countries he also lived his race reality and official assignments seem to even further enhance his guest for speed.
Spotted aboard a Suzuki Hayabusa during the 2015 season but Health challenges would rule him out of the competition. Back again to ‘Pump Red’ but this time aboard a Kawasaki ZX10R.

IKHIDE Izukpu
Blow

Name: IKHIDE Izukpu
Alias: Blow
Race Number: 22

BLOW is the name you will hear around and see inscribed on the license plate under the tail of his Motorbike.
He is a telecommunications professional from Edo state.
“It started with a passion for riding and riding again and riding fast and riding faster and then the birth of racing. It wasn’t something planned for or dreamed, it just happened”, he says.
His accidental discovery paid off at The BT 2014 when he raced to post the 3rd fastest time and secured himself his first ever podium. Blow is also one of the pioneer racers of The BT having taken part in the 2013 edition. His 2015 attempt was stalled by a mechanical challenge with his Yamaha R1 that could not be sorted before the race day at Urhonigbe.

This robbed him of his shot at the title as he was a favorite for the win but despite that setback, his confidence and determination to win only grows bigger.
“There are three places in the podium right? I do not know what step ‘they’ will all take but I am sure out of three it can be gentlemanly shared equally”.. Blow jokes.
As a podium step cannot be shared, Blow remains focused to do a good race and hope that the best man wins. He believes luck plays a big role too, thus, “..may the luckiest man shine” he concludes.
Blow will be aboad Honda CBR1000RR at this year‘s BT.

AHMED Alpacino
The CoolKid

Name: AHMED Alpacino
Alias: The CoolKid
Race Number: 47

He is known by the call name Alpacino and ‘The CoolKid’. He is an environmentalist, motorbike engineer / technician and the CEO of the Autoshop Mobile – an online/mobile based import and service store.
With over six years of full time riding experience he is the chap to look out for at The BT 2016. During the 2015 series, Ahmed Alpacino raced aboard the Suzuki GSX750R to second place position defeating some others racing the 1000cc category bikes.
Despite being his first time on the track and with a 750cc bike, he was the second fastest overall.
Not one that talks much, he rolls out of his Motorhome, does the race and returns to his Motorhome.

Alpacino says he rides and races for the passion and professionalism that go hand in hand with this beautiful sport.
He also races for the overall betterment of his person, influence his surrounding environment and radiate positive qualities far beyond the reach of this glorious sport.
With a second place under his belt, Alpacino is at The BT 2016 to improve on his time and push a little bit more for some more glory.

CYNTHIA Nwankwo
Alpha F

Name: CYNTHIA Nwankwo
Alias: Alpha F
Race Number: 25

Destined to be number one and knowing that there can be only one of her, thus, her alias “Alpha Female” (The Number One Female). This student and professional photographer is the second and last female amongst the 30 registered Racers for The BT 2016.

The pretty damsel from Anambra state is out to fulfill her teenage desire of not just owning a bike but also battling it out on the Tarmac even against men.

She aims to champion the SUPERSPORT (600CC) Category. She has had tremendous training as part of her build up to meeting and fulfilling this challenge.
“What others can do, I know I can do better and I will be there on the podium”, says this beautiful and courageous lady.

SUNNY Boyo
Prince

Name: SUNNY Boyo
Alias: Prince
Race Number: 07

He is popularly known as Prince and is a civil servant by profession. He has been riding since 9 years old sharpening his skills on the regular light weight Yamaha and Suzuki motorcycles.
Prince would actually save money just to jump on a bike. His has been a lifetime of commitment to the passion he loves.
In 2002, Prince got a brand new motorcycle as a gift from his Pastor. Not getting the Torque and speed he has always dream of on the bike, he passed the bike on to his brother and got himself a Kawasaki ZX10R – “..Yes, that was it.

Since then his passion for motorcycle racing has continued to grow.
Prince was one of the pioneer racers in The BT 2013 and is happy to line up aboard his ‘old faithful’ Suzuki GSX1000R in 2016 after missing the The BT 2015.
He hopes to be on the podium come the 26th of November 2016.

TAYO Banjo
TBanj’

Name: TAYO Banjo
Alias: TBanj’
Race Number: 77

He hails from Ogun state and is resident in Lagos. He is a businessman and is popularly known by the alias ‘TBanj’.

He loves speed and the thrill of competition and will be racing The BT 2016 either for a podium place or just for the fun of it. Like other racers, TBanj sees racing as a mixture of passion, guts and true self actualization.

The BT 2016 will be TBanj’s first competitive BT and he signs up for the challenge with a Yamaha YZF R1.

The crash of his friend ruled him out of a chance to ‘Pump Red’ last year as he had to see him through to the clinic for proper medical attention.
His plan is simple – to get a new Champion crowned.
To him it is beyond just stepping on the podium, he wants the top step of the podium.

His assurance to his fans is that on powering off the start line at Urhonigbe, even without yet taking the checkered flag, they should be assured a new champion has emerged.

NGUGU Armstrong
Teflon

Name: NGUGU Armstrong
Alias: Teflon
Race Number: 06

He is a Computer Programmer and a Safety Personnel student.
His love for racing has been built since age four. He says he is grateful that his passion for motorcyle racing is supported by his parents, particularly his late mum.

He believes he was born to race.

Teflon raced his 1995 Honda Fireblade 900cc to second position in The BT 2014.
Armstrong missed The 2015 BT due to some logistical problems setting up his CBR for the race.
For The BT 2016, Armstrong will be aboard the 2014 CBR1000RR and believes the top step of the podium is his destiny.

RODNEY
Busa

Name: RODNEY
Alias: Busa
Race Number: 03

A security expert and trainer.
Rodney, an American, aka Busa has been racing since he was 8 years old. Evidently, it is  enough to say that he is a petrolhead.
On his arrival in Nigeria and after two years of professional duties, he believed he had learned enough of the Nigerian environment to ship his bike to Nigeria having missed riding.
His first BT run was in 2014 and  it has been a love affair since then.

A Crash in The BT 2015 put paid to his ambitions to win the Above 1000cc category.  With the new technical regulations on engine displacement restrictions by the MSCN, Busa seems undeterred and hopes to return to the grid with either a 1000CC or a 600CC engine displacement bike to live his passion yet still.
He is excited with the challenge that The BT has fought to conquer the motor sports back drop in Nigeria, Busa races to show his support and believe in the future of the sports.

ALHAMID Alihu
SpeedKing ‘SK’

Name: ALHAMID Alihu
Alias: SpeedKing ‘SK’
Race Number: 42

Alhamid is a proud member of Hard Riders Motorcycle Club based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He has different modes of transport of which are two wheels only; Motorised or otherwise
“I am Known by different names in the Biking World and they are all related” he says as he smiles, thus, you better pick one of his many aliases, some of which are ‘Solomon’ to alot of associates and ‘The Wise One’ to some. To others, he is also known as the ‘SpeedKing’ abbreviated to ‘SK’. Very few know him as Alhamid.

Speed King has amassed a lot of mileage and he lines up at The BT 2016 Grid aboard a Kawasaki ZX6R machine. The same version of the bike that won the 2015 and 2016 World SuperSport Championships in the World Superbikes.
His familiarity with his bike and the passion he has for racing is why he believes the 600cc power plant is quick and competitive enough to cause a championship ruckus.
Well experienced with maxed out tickets for track days at the famous Brands Hatch and Donington Park circuits in the UK, Alhamid  is poised on just one goal and one goal alone –  post the fastest time around the 33Km track on a 600cc.

MOHAMMED Ibrahim
Mo Ducati

Name: MOHAMMED Ibrahim
Alias: Mo Ducati
Race Number: #

Retired Banker and Airliner, Business man, Bikers World CEO.

My passion of racing is just from the Need For Speed. From the word go, it has been a love affair between him and speed, coupled with the love for Motorcycles.
He has raced The BT since 2013 and took part in the MotocrossNaijaRaces that acted as the forerunner to The BT.
Race timing issues in 2014 and 2015 hasn’t dampened his passion for racing The BT.
His 2015 finish was corrected to 3rd position.

Mo Ducati races for the passion and stresses that his primary concern and interest is to see to the successful hosting of The BT rather than winning the championship or getting a podium step. He is elated and ecstatic about the recent publicity, recognition and acceptance The BT has gotten from the general public most especially non motorcycle enthusiasts. He also gives kudos to the organizers and hopes the media will join hands to make the 2016 BT the best so far.
Mo Ducati will be on the Suzuki GSX1000R bike at the 2016 BT