Torin Collins is off the to races in Europe again for 2022, but now he’s on the official Road to MotoGP path (as the FIM calls it).
Collins grabbed attention in Canadian roadracing when he took Youth national championships out west, racing as a pre-teen—by age 11, he had seven national championships. As he grew older, Collins started racing in US events while trying to get into the British Talent Cup (he’s a dual British/Canadian citizen). Eventually, he got into the British Talent Cup and was the series’ top rookie in his first year. He moved to the European Talent Cup for 2020 and 2021, racing with Team MTA. Now he’s 16 years old, and has a deal with Team AGR for the just-renamed FIM JuniorGP Moto3 Junior World Championship.
It’s a big deal for Collins, and for Canada, as it puts him directly on the path to compete in The Big Show of MotoGP, if he can perform well enough in the feeder series. He’s the only Canadian racing in this series.
For 2022, he’ll be riding one of Team AGR’s KTM racebikes. Currently, he’s training at home in Canada, and plans to head to Spain in coming weeks for his 2022 winter training. Good idea—the racing in Moto3 is some of the most cutthroat action you’ll see, and Collins will be up against a grid full of riders who are hungry to advance to Moto2 and beyond.
To follow Collins’ adventures in Europe this coming year, you should subscribe to updates from his Facebook and Instagram pages. You can also view his website here. We’ll keep you updated as best we can.