Arthur Sissis

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Arthur Sissis
Arthur Sissis 2013 Catalunya.jpg
Nationality  Australian
Born (1995-06-15) 15 June 1995 (age 22)
Adelaide, South Australia
Current team Moto-Breakers Racing
Bike number 61
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto3 World Championship
Active years 20122014
Manufacturers KTM, Mahindra
2014 championship position 29th (3 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
44 0 1 0 0 146
125cc World Championship
Active years 2011
Manufacturers Aprilia
2011 championship position NC (0 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
1 0 0 0 0 0

Arthur Sissis (born 15 June 1995) is an Australian motorcycle and speedway rider and former Grand Prix motorcycle racer who last rode for Mahindra Racing in the Moto3 World Championship before being replaced by Andrea Migno mid season due to poor results. In 2017, he will make his return to motorcycle racing by competing in the British National Superstock 600 Championship aboard a Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Career[edit]

Junior speedway[edit]

Sissis was born in Adelaide, South Australia, but grew up in the small town of Virginia, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Adelaide. Sissis started racing junior motocross before joining the Sidewinders Under 16 Speedway Club in the northern suburbs of Adelaide at just 9 years of age. He went on to win the 2008 and 2009, 2011 Australian Under-16 Individual Speedway Championships, and finished second to Brady Kurtz from New South Wales, in the final of the 2010 championship.

Red Bull Rookies[edit]

Sissis then chased his Grand Prix dream and went on to ride in the 2010 Red Bull MotoGP Rookie Cup. A best placing of 6th in the first race of Round 3 at Assen saw him finish 13th in the championship. He again rode in the championship in 2011, scoring three wins (Jerez race 2, Assen race 2 and Mugello race 1) and finished 2nd in the championship, only 9 points behind Italian Lorenzo Baldassarri.

It was during 2011 that Sissis got his first Grand Prix start when he rode an Aprilia 125cc at the Malaysian Grand Prix. After qualifying 30th he had a steady race and finished in 20th.

Moto3[edit]

In 2012, Sissis has joined the Red Bull KTM Ajo team for the Moto3 World Championship, replacing the 125cc World Championship. After qualifying 9th for the first race at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, Sissis got a good start and was 2nd on the first lap before slowly dropping back and eventually finishing 7th.

The high point in Sissis' racing career to date was his third-place finish at his home Grand Prix at Philip Island on 28 October 2012. Sissis led home a competitive pack behind the two leaders, his position only secured in the final seconds of the race, by only 0.054 seconds from fourth placed Alex Rins. This result was his only Grand Prix podium.

Return to speedway[edit]

In December 2014, Sissis decided on a return to speedway, signing to ride in 2015 for Sheffield Tigers in the British Premier League.[1]

In his return to speedway, Sissis finished 10th in the 2014/15 South Australian Solo Championship held at the Gillman Speedway in Adelaide on 28 December 2014.[2]

In May 2016 he rejoined the Sheffield Tigers team.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Team Number Race Win Podium Pole FLap Pts Plcd
2011 125cc Aprilia TT Motion Events Racing 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 Moto3 KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo 61 17 0 1 0 0 84 12th
2013 Moto3 KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo 61 17 0 0 0 0 59 15th
2014 Moto3 Mahindra Mahindra Racing 61 10 0 0 0 0 3 29th
Total 45 0 1 0 0 146

Races by year[edit]

(key)

Yr Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2011 125 cc Aprilia QAT SPA POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER CZE IND RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL
20
VAL NC 0
2012 Moto3 KTM QAT
7
SPA
Ret
POR
13
FRA
5
CAT
22
GBR
8
NED
16
GER
9
ITA
Ret
IND
11
CZE
14
RSM
10
ARA
9
JPN
11
MAL
11
AUS
3
VAL
19
12th 84
2013 Moto3 KTM QAT
8
AME
12
SPA
12
FRA
13
ITA
18
CAT
10
NED
8
GER
10
IND
6
CZE
14
GBR
24
RSM
15
ARA
9
MAL
19
AUS
16
JPN
16
VAL
18
15th 59
2014 Moto3 Mahindra QAT
DNS
AME
Ret
ARG
22
SPA
Ret
FRA
17
ITA
17
CAT
18
NED
21
GER
13
IND
21
CZE
26
GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL 29th 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teenager Arthur Sissis joins Sheffield for next season". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  2. ^ 2014/15 SA Solo Championship result
  3. ^ "Tigers Reveal Team Change", Sheffield Tigers, 11 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016

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