GABRIELS Golturenko started racing at 9, receiving a bike on his 9th birthday. Just a few days later he began to race at the Milverton Grasstrack. He came out 5th from 9 starters and he still wasn’t happy with the result. He then realised that this was something he wanted to do and that’s where the journey began from Grasstrack’s to some of the biggest tracks in Ireland, to trying out Arena Cross just last January. Gabriel is now 11 years old, he is now starting his last year in primary school in Lusk National School. He has only been beaten 4 times in the last two years in the 65 cc class, and this October he represented his adopted country as part of the Irish Team that competed in the top European Moto X event, the Coupe de l’avenir. Gabi regained the Stubble Championship in the 65 class to add to his successful season.