Meet our athletes

We are proud to present our athletes and the latest members of the JAM family. Find out more about them and their sports as they aim to achieve their ultimate sporting goals.
Mitch Evans

MITCH EVANS
2024 FORMULA E RACING DRIVER

A consistent Formula E championship title contender, Mitch has been a talent to watch since before he left his native New Zealand at the tender age of 15 to race in Europe full-time with a plethora of karting and open-wheel championships to his name. He added the 2012 GP3 Series title to his impressive tally and then progressed to GP2 where he amassed 17 podium finishes and gained a strong reputation as a hard charger.

Mitch’s results caught the eye of Jaguar in 2016 who invited him to test and subsequently spearhead their return to international motorsport in the FIA Formula E Championship. Mitch jumped at the opportunity to turn professional with the quintessential British marque and together have become a formidable partnership, team and driver establishing themselves as regular front runners in the series.

Mitch scored his and Jaguar’s breakthrough Formula E win in Rome in 2019, along with podium finishes in Bern and New York while in 2020, in a season heavily punctuated by the global Covid pandemic, Mitch won again in Mexico. In 2021, he was the most consistent competitor with five podium finishes, narrowly missing winning the championship in the final race when his car failed on the grid. A slow start to the 2022 season with a run of bad luck dramatically turned around with back-to-back wins at the double header in Rome, the result propelling him into the championship hunt. He had further successes and podium appearances, finding himself fighting for the title in the final race. But in an echo of 2021, it wasn’t to be and he finished another impressive season runner-up in the championship.

2023 saw the dawn of Gen3 and reminiscent of ’22, it was a slow start to the season. But once again it turned around, this time in Brazil, where he won in fine fashion. He backed this up with wins in Berlin and Rome, a stellar Monaco podium in a race that marked his 200th lap in the lead, and a magical drive from last to 4th in Portland. All of which once again put him in contention for the title. An impressive win in London still wasn’t quite enough to clinch the crown but 2024 should be an exciting season for a strong and determined Mitch Evans and TCS Jaguar Racing team.

Oscar Piastri

OSCAR PIASTRI
2024 Formula 1 Racing Driver

Oscar Piastri made his Formula One debut with the prestigious McLaren Racing team in 2023. The young Australian stepped up as the celebrated winner of three back-to-back championships - arguably one of the best track records on the single seater road to F1.

Oscar clinched his first major overseas title in 2019 when he won the competitive Formula Renault Eurocup, scoring seven wins. In 2020, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic decimated the original FIA F3 calendar, and it wasn’t until July that the season got under way. When it did, it was Piastri who was first out of the gates, winning the opening race of the season on his F3 debut. In one of the most closely fought championships in years, Oscar remained in the top two positions throughout his rookie season, and the championship went down to the wire with a thrilling finale in Italy where he held his nerve to win the title by three points.

In 2021, Oscar joined the FIA F2 grid with a revised format which saw two sprint races and a feature race over eight rounds. The new dynamic called for a cool head as well as speed and Oscar took to it straight away with a win in his second race of the season on his debut weekend. In doing so he staked his claim as a championship contender. Oscar continued his fine form throughout the season with a podium at every round before a turning point at Silverstone saw him take pole, followed by his first feature race win at Monza. From then on there was no stopping him, claiming every pole and winning every feature race that followed. He maintained his lead to win the championship in his first race of the final weekend in Abu Dhabi and ended the season in style with a spectacular win.

Coming into F1 it was a difficult start to the season with McLaren on the back foot, but a major upgrade in the summer saw the pace pick up and Oscar was able to showcase his talents. In Spa he lined up on the front row of the sprint race and came home P2. In what was becoming a special rookie year, he drove to a brilliant P3 finish in Suzuka to bring home his first podium and went on to back this up in Losail with a sprint pole, win and second GP podium (P2). A mighty rookie season, Oscar goes into the ’24 season with determination and confidence mirrored by his McLaren team.

Kelsey-Lee Barber

KELSEY-LEE BARBER
DOUBLE WORLD CHAMPION & OLYMPIC MEDALIST JAVELIN THROWER

Olympic medallist, 2 x World Champion, Commonwealth Games Champion, Diamond League event winner and former world #1. An elite athlete through and through, Kelsey lives to be the best. To throw the farthest. And she has the records to prove it.

Kelsey made her international debut in 2014 at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she came away with a bronze medal. Prior to the Tokyo Olympics, Kelsey had taken Australian, Oceanic and Commonwealth (x2) medals and represented Australia at the Rio Olympics in 2016. But it was in 2019 when the Brisbane-based athlete’s career truly shot skyward.

Kelsey recorded her PB throw of 67.70m at the Spitzen Leichathletik Lurzern Athletics meeting, placing her 12th (at the time, now 14th) on the World Athletics all-time list and followed it up by ticking off a massive lifetime goal when she took gold in a nail-biting final at the Doha IAAF World Championship. By the end of the 2019 season, Kelsey had risen to a career best World #1 ranking which she maintained for an impressive 36 consecutive weeks (44 weeks in total).

In August 2021 Kelsey achieved her lifelong dream of becoming an Olympic medallist when she claimed bronze in the thrilling Women’s Javelin Throw final – a mere hair’s breadth away from silver - at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The amazing result marked Kelsey in the record books as only the fourth ever Australian to achieve an Olympic medal in a throwing sport and the sole athlete to do so in the last 25 years. Kelsey became the sixth out of a total of only seven Australian women to ever earn a medal in Field sports in modern Olympic history. The young Australian capped off her Olympic year with silver in the prestigious Diamond League in Europe.

The World Champion returned to write herself into the history books in July 2022 as the first women to take back-to-back javelin World Championships when she successfully defended her title in Oregon, USA. A little over two weeks later in Birmingham (UK), Kelsey completed her trio of Commonwealth Games medals with a stunning final-throw win, pipping her Australian team-mate for the gold and solidifying her reputation as a clutch thrower – always delivering when it matters most. Days afterwards, Kelsey took her inaugural Diamond League event win in Monaco, capping off an incredible season for the then 30-year-old.

2023 was tougher season for Kelsey, although she was achieving top three results across domestic and European competitions, she was nursing injuries in preparation to defend her world championship. Proudly representing on the world stage and making it through to the final where she finished a very respectable 8th, she picked up further injury and switched focus to rest and recover ahead of another Olympic year in Paris in 2024.

Max Fricke

MAX FRICKE
Professional Speedway Rider

Twenty-eight year old Max Fricke is the next in a long line of Australian motorbike riders to carve their name at the top of international speedway after coming to prominence when he won the 2016 World Under 21 Championship. Since then, Max has earned his stripes competing throughout Europe and the UK to establish himself at the elite level of his sport. He is also a multiple Australian Champion although travel restrictions around Covid prevented him from returning home to defend his title.

Max’s love of two wheels began at a young age where he tried everything from motocross to road cycling before finding his niche in speedway and turned professional in 2013, progressing to the UK Elite League two years later while also finding top tier success in Europe and then, in a career defining year, becoming the 2016 World Under 21 Speedway Champion.

He became a reserve rider in the 2019 SGP series and made a couple of appearances before making his full-time debut in the series in 2020. He scored an impressive victory at Torun, Poland which helped to earn him a wildcard entry for the 2021 series where he reached the semi-finals five times and ended the year eighth overall – no mean feat in a series featuring the world’s very best riders.

In 2022 Max embarked upon his third year of Speedway, taking home the second GP win of his career in Warsaw. In addition, Max made a welcome return to racing in the UK while simultaneously racing in the Polish first division and in Sweden.

Coming into 2023 looking to build on his SGP win in ‘22, Max was a consistent semi-finalist with a run of five in a row in the tail end of the season. Closing the season in ninth it was a tougher year than expected as he switched focus onto domestic competitions. Max also got the chance to represent Australia in the Speedway World Cup, clinching the last heat to get the team through to the finals.

After a tough 2023, Max comes into 2024 looking for strong performances across multiple series as he continues racing in the UK with the Leicester Lions, the top division racing in Poland for GKM Grudziadz and for Vatervik in Sweden.

Emma Bristow

EMMA BRISTOW
9x Women’s Trials World Champion

In 2014 Emma Bristow became the first British rider to win the FIM Women’s World Trials Championship and from that day on, the Sherco factory star has never looked back. The 33-year-old from Boston, Lincolnshire is now an eleven-times World Champion, having won the world trials title an impressive nine times as well as two world SuperEnduro championships. Emma is also a 10 x Women’s British Trials Champion, making her arguably one of the UK’s most successful female athletes. Emma has shown herself as a true role model on and off-track, helping to inspire other girls to take to two-wheel motorsport.

Born into a family with a love for two wheels, Emma started riding motorcycles at the age of four at her grandfather’s farm in Lincolnshire. She excelled on the national stage right from the word go winning the first event and championship she competed in. Her international debut came in 2006, and in 2014 she picked up her first of many titles by winning both the FIM Women’s World Trials Championship and the FIM Women’s SuperEnduro World Championship.

In 2021 she scored her maiden win against the men in the Trial GB Open Expert Class and an impressive championship run in 2022 saw her come runner-up in the series. Emma also defended her world championship that she impressively reclaimed with a super season of six wins out of eight. A true perfectionist and motivated by winning, Emma also broke the record for the most GP wins by a female rider.

2023 was another unstoppable year as she became a nine-time World Champion and lead Team GB to world championship victory, further underlining her status as the leading female trial rider of her generation. In the 2023 birthday honours list, the ultra-successful Brit was formally recognised for her services to motorsport and women in sport with an MBE. While last year will be a hard one to match, 2024 will certainly be a season to watch as Emma heads into what will be her final world championship season looking to emulate her 2021 victory against the men in the Trial GB Open Expert Class.

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