Dirty Dozen with Kieran Sembiante
Zontal Racings’s 2023 British Minibike Championship Pro title winner Kieran Sembiante steps up to the plate and answers our Dirty Dozen questions…
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Dirt Hub: Do you have a Pre-Race Playlist you listen to, and if so name a couple of tracks that are on it?
Kieran: I don’t really have a playlist, but I usually play some drum and bass or house
DH: When was the last time you cried?
Kieran: I built a track bike to give to my dad for Christmas that was a replica of his old race bike, and when we gave it to him it was an emotional time
DH: What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Kieran: Shoulda coulda woulda is what my dad used to say to me after racing.
DH: Do you have any weird suspicions or pre-race rituals?
Kieran: I usually fist-bump the team on the way to the gate
DH: What drives you most to get up in the morning and go training?
Kieran: My mate Dan Drayton 34, ringing me to get to the gym
DH: If you didn’t race, what sport would you play?
Kieran: couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else
DH: Who is your biggest sporting idol, and why?
Kieran: My dad from when he raced steel frame 600’s
DH: Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
Kieran: Maybe going into circuit racing; something a bit different
DH: What is your all-time favourite movie?
Kieran: Happy Gilmore
DH: Who has had the biggest impact on your career?
Kieran: Jody (Burton) for getting me back into racing and all the support from the Zontal team
DH: What is your philosophy on life?
Kieran: We’re here for a good time, not a long time