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Breakthrough Weekend at Valencia for Finn

VALENCIA, SPAIN – July 1, 2019 - Canadian Jonathan Finn arrived at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo 5thoverall in the championship prepared to battle and continue his championship fight. Having made changes to his training program earlier in the season to help him better prepare for each race, Finn was able to demonstrate his true potential by earning a 5thplace and 7thplace finish aboard his #26 Canadian Tire – Cobourg, Team XCtech prepared machine.

Throughout the free practice (FP) sessions Thursday and Friday, the goal was to push hard into the 1:45's. Finn continuously improved his times during each of the 6 FP sessions over the two days setting him up for what would be a great qualifying effort on Saturday. With temperatures reaching into the high 30’s, the biggest obstacle for the 2 qualifying practice (QP) sessions would be the heat. It was in the morning during QP1 where all the fast lap times were set and Finn was not different. Carrying the momentum of his FP sessions, Finn would qualify 4thoverall with a time of 1:45.547 just 8 tenths of pole and less then 2 tenths off the front row. Making it his best qualifying position since joining the Pre-Moto3 class last year.

Race 1 took place Saturday afternoon, after completing the two QP sessions, which would test all riders’ physical endurance as well as their ability to battle the high air temperatures. This did not affect Finn, as he was able to launch off the line and challenge for the lead going into the first corner. He was able to keep pace and stay with the lead group of 4 riders for the first half of the race. Having trouble using the draft to his advantage as well as coming under attach from behind, Finn was able to fend off and finish a personal best 5thplace in first race. “I knew I could challenge for the front,” said Finn. “This weekend has gone really well. Charging for the front and being able to have the pace to stay in the lead group is where I need to be.”

Determined to repeat the success of the previous day's race for Race 2, Finn got off the line well again and was able to challenge for the lead right from the start once again. However, Finn was not able to keep touch with the lead group of 4 and found himself in a 3-way battle for 5thspot. “Sunday’s start was great, I had really good pace early on but again wasn’t able to stay with the leaders and had to battle for a top five but lost out in the draft. P7 isn’t bad but I wanted another top 5” said Finn. Sunday's race and would earn another top-ten finish, bringing his number 26 Canadian Tire - Cobourg machine home in 7th.

"I’m happy with the how this weekend had gone. I always pushing to be better and the changes I’ve made to my training routine at the start of the season is starting to pay off. My training is going well right now and I just have to continue to work hard and arrive at each race prepared to do battle." said Finn.

XCtech Team Owner, Xavi Jimenez added; "We're very happy with the success Jonathan has had this weekend. We know that this is where he can consistently run and Jonathan has managed to stand out in Valencia this weekend right from the first day, positioning himself as one of the best in the PreMoto3 category. The ESBK Pre-Moto3 is a challenging series filled with a lot of talent all wanting to win. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to compete at this level. We are in full support of Jonathan to help him keep improving and are looking forward to seeing Jonathan progress for the next race at Motorland Aragon."

Finn is thankful for the support from his partners; Canadian Tire - Cobourg, Arai Helmet Americas, Bickle Racing, RaceCanada.ca, Human 2.0, Impact Safe-T Armor, Marsquest, VNM Sport, Riders Management, Infinet Motorsports and Vroom Media Ltd.

He is also proud to support Laps 4 MD, a fundraising initiative to help make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders

Follow Jonathan’s journey at www.jonathan-finn.com , on Facebook (Jonathan Finn Motorsports), Twitter (@finnmotorsports), Instagram (@jonathanfinnmotorsports) as well as Finn Motorsports on YouTube. For more information about Jonathan Finn or if you would like to become involved as a sponsor please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 13:58 Published in Rider and Team Releases


A Pair of Top-10s at Jerez for Finn

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN – April 17, 2019 - Canadian Jonathan Finn returned for his second season in the Spanish ESBK PreMoto3 Championship this past weekend at Circuito de Jerez earning him a pair of top-ten finishes aboard his #26 Canadian Tire – Cobourg, Team XCtech prepared machine.

After a few weekends of successful testing of the all-new 2019 BeOn Automotive built machine that Finn will be piloting this season, it was time to see what results he could achieve in full race trim.

Friday's morning testing-session goal was to push hard into the 1:53's. Finn improved his time by 1.5 seconds in the first session. In the final session of the day Finn was able to maintain consistent 1:55 lap times, roughly 2 seconds off the pace. He knew he'd have to fight for every 10th of a second to bring his lap times down during tomorrow qualifying.

Although Finn did not achieve his goal for qualifying, starting 10th on the grid for both Saturday's and Sunday's races was not going to dissuade him from making the most of the 2019 season opener.

After being pushed wide and caught out in turns one and two Finn had a lot of ground to make up and began to push towards the front in the first race of the weekend. Battling slower riders impeded his progress, allowing the lead group to create a gap. Running as low as 16th place, Finn's persistence and ability to battle back earned him an 8th place finish. As a result of his efforts it was determined that he had better pace then many of the riders in front of him.

Determined not to repeat the lackluster start he had in the previous day's race, Finn got off the line well and was able to work forward once again. Battling to get by riders that had slower pace proved to be a challenge during Sunday's race and would earn another top-ten finish, bringing his number 26 Canadian Tire - Cobourg machine home in 9th. Running similar sector times to the riders in 5-6 position, Finn felt the positive progress he and the team had made over the weekend.

"I’m happy with the start of the season. Of course, I always want to be better but this pre-season we had to make some changes to my training routine and that cost me time in being ready for the start of the 2019 season. My training is going well right now and I just have to work harder and arrive at each race prepared to do battle." said Finn.

XCtech Team Owner, Xavi Jimenez added; "We're happy with the progress made this weekend with Jonathan. He's demonstrated his ability in the past to run up front where we know he needs to be. The ESBK Pre-Moto3 is a challenging series filled with a lot of talent all wanting to win. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to compete at this level. We are in full support of Jonathan to help him keep improving and are looking forward to seeing Jonathan progress for the next race at Barcelona-Catalunya."

Finn is thankful for the support from his partners; Canadian Tire - Cobourg, Arai Helmet Americas, Bickle Racing, RaceCanada.ca, Human 2.0, Impact Safe-T Armor, Marsquest, VNM Sport, Riders Management, Infinet Motorsports and Vroom Media Ltd.

He is also proud to support Laps 4 MD, a fundraising initiative to help make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders

Additional news about Finn’s 2019 plans and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Follow Jonathan’s journey at www.jonathan-finn.com , on Facebook (Jonathan Finn Motorsports), Twitter (@finnmotorsports), Instagram (@jonathanfinnmotorsports) as well as Finn Motorsports on YouTube. For more information about Jonathan Finn or if you would like to become involved as a sponsor please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:26 Published in Rider and Team Releases


Jonathan Finn Re-Signs with Team XCtech for the 2019 ESBK Pre-Moto3 Championship

VALENCIA, SPAIN – February 6, 2019 - Canadian motorcycle road racer Jonathan “Jonny” Finn is pleased to officially announce that he’s re-signed with the XCtech Team to contest the 2019 Spanish ESBK Pre-Moto3 Championship.

This coming season will mark the third consecutive year the 15-year-old Canadian road racer and Spanish-based XCtech have been working together.

“We’re very happy to continue our relationship with Jonny” says team boss Xavi Jimenez. “It’s our goal to help Jonny run at the front and battle for podium positions, which he has proven he is quite capable of. It’s been our pleasure to watch Jonny mature over these last two seasons. We know that this is his season.” added Jimenez.

Finn continues to live and train in Spain in preparation for the newly named 2019 Campeonato de España de Superbike Cetelem or ESBK.

Finn will be competing on a brand new XCtech prepared 2019 BeOn Automotive Pre Moto3 race machine that features 40 plus horsepower powered by a 2019 Yamaha YZ250F engine and weighing 82 kilograms.

The Bushell Park, Saskatchewan native will be putting his new machine through its paces for the 2019 season with a preliminary test this coming weekend at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.

The 2019 ESBK Pre-Moto3 Championship schedule is as follows:

14 April Circuito de Jerez (Double Round)

26 May Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

30 June Circuit Ricardo Tormo – Valencia (Double Round)

28 July Motorland Aragon

01 September Circuito de Albacete

6 October Circuito de Navara

3 November Circuito de Jerez

Finn is thankful for the support in 2018 from Canadian Tire – Cobourg, Arai Helmet Americas, Bickle Racing, Human 2.0, Impact Safe-T Armor, Marsquest, BigB Racing, VNM Sport, Moto World, RST-Moto, Infinet Motorsports and Vroom Media Ltd.

He is also proud to support Laps 4 MD, a fundraising initiative to help make a difference in the lives of over 50,000 Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders

Follow Jonathan’s journey at www.jonathan-finn.com , on Facebook (Jonathan Finn Motorsports), Twitter (@finnmotorsports), Instagram (@jonathanfinnmotorsports) as well as Finn Motorsports on YouTube. For more information about Jonathan Finn or if you would like to become involved as a sponsor please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 11:15 Published in Rider and Team Releases


Jonathan Finn Partners with UK Motorcycle Clothing Brand RST-Moto

VALENCIA, SPAIN – JANUARY 9, 2019 - 15-year-old Canadian motorcycle road racer Jonathan “Jonny” Finn is delighted to announce a new partnership with the UK’s number one motorcycle clothing brand RST-Moto.

RST-Moto has come on board Finn’s program providing equipment support for his 2019 racing campaign in the ESBK Pre-Moto3 series including two race-ready suits, one practice suit as well as gloves and boots for the 2019 season.

In his 9 years of racing, Finn has amassed 4 Canadian National Championships as well as multiple regional Championships in Mini Road Racing throughout Canada. He’s also experienced success racing abroad in the United States and Europe.

The Bushell Park, Saskatchewan native competed in Spain this past season in the ESBK Pre-Moto3 series and was invited to the 2018 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Selection Event in Guadix, Spain. Finn races at various notable tracks including Jerez, Valencia and Motorland-Aragon. This series is a steppingstone to the CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship. Finn’s goal is to represent Canada & North America at the international level to the best of his abilities.

On January 3rd Finn traveled to the RST-Moto headquarters in South Normanton, UK where he was given a tour the RST-Moto facility before being fitted for his V4 RST-Moto racing leathers.

“It was awesome, everyone was super nice. Just a great, relaxed environment.” Finn stated after his visit to RST-Moto facility. “The fitting process was great using their sizing suits and having me sit on a race bike that they have in their showroom so that they could make sure the comfort and fit of my suit on a bike in a racing position.”

The new RST Race Dept V4 suit has an ultra race cut, giving it the ideal aggressive and perfect fit when riding any race bike. Worn by RST Factory riders, this suit has been tried and tested by the riders themselves. The research by RST has allowed them to develop the V4 suit with strength provided by Aramid and Kevlar in the most vulnerable areas as well as double layers of leather in the seat area for added protection. Additional information can be found at; www.rst-moto.com Moto-World is the Canadian Distributer for RST-Moto in Canada. www.moto-world.ca

“I am really grateful and excited to have the support of RST-Moto for the 2019 season. It really helps me feel confident as a rider to have that direct contact and interaction with the people who are going to be making my suits.” said Finn

Additional news about Finn’s 2019 plans and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Finn is thankful for the support in 2018 from Canadian Tire – Cobourg, Arai Helmet Americas, Bickle Racing, Human 2.0, Impact Safe-T Armor, Marsquest, BigB Racing, VNM Sport, Moto World, RST-Moto, Infinet Motorsports and Vroom Media Ltd.

Follow Jonathan’s journey at www.jonathan-finn.com , on Facebook (Jonathan Finn Motorsports), Twitter (@finnmotorsports), Instagram (@jonathanfinnmotorsports) as well as Finn Motorsports on YouTube. For more information about Jonathan Finn or if you would like to become involved as a sponsor please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:37 Published in Rider and Team Releases


Finn Looks Forward to Jerez To Finish Season on a Positive Note

VALENCIA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 - Canadian Jonathan Finn’s PreMoto3 weekend at the 4.0 km long, 14 corner Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia did not result in the expected outcome after a hard charge through the field this past Sunday.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 14:15 Published in Rider and Team Releases


Finn Invited to 2018 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Tryout in Spain

VALENCIA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 - 15-year-old Canadian motorcycle road racer Jonathan Finn is honoured to announce that he has been invited to the 2018 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Selection Event taking place in Guadix, Spain from October 2nd to the 4th 2018.

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 16:08 Published in Rider and Team Releases


Finn Rebounds from Challenging Weekend at Circuito de Navarra

Los Arcos, Navarra, Spain – June 26, 2018 - Canadian Jonathan Finn’s PreMoto3 weekend at Circuito de Navarra tested his fortitude to find the confidence that he needed in his bike. A tenth-place finish was his reward for overcoming a variety of set backs this past weekend.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:20 Published in Rider and Team Releases


Challenging Weekend for Finn at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Montmeló, Spain – May 29, 2018 – Persevering in the face of adversity was a recurring theme this past weekend for the 14-year-old Canadian RFME PreMoto3 Championship rider Jonathan Finn, who finished 16th in Sunday’s race.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 13:26 Published in Rider and Team Releases


Circuit de Catalunya Up Next for Finn

Montmeló, Spain – May 24, 2018 – Coming off of a pair of hard fought top-ten finishes in Round 1 of the RFME PreMoto3 Championship, Canadian rider Jonathan Finn is eager to better his results this weekend at Circuit de Catalunya.

Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:25 Published in Rider and Team Releases


A Pair of Top-Tens for Finn in PreMoto3 Debut at Circuit Albacete

Albacete, Spain – April 9, 2018 – Canadian Jonathan Finn’s PreMoto3 debut this past weekend at Circuit Albacete tested his resilience which resulted in earning a pair of top-ten finishes aboard his #26 Team XCtech Canadian Tire – Cobourg machine.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 16:15 Published in Rider and Team Releases


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