Born on 21 April 1999, Conrad Mewse is an acclaimed professional British motocross racer who has achieved significant victories throughout his career. With a career marked by intense dedication and constant progression, Mewse continues to uphold the flag of the UK high in the motocross world.
The Early Racing Years
Mewse began showcasing his racing prowess in the junior ranks, specifically in the 85cc class. The European Motocross Championship for the 85cc class, otherwise known as EMX85, held at the Matterley Basin track in Britain in 2012, was a significant stepping stone for Mewse. He secured pole position by winning the qualifying race and was leading the main race until an unfortunate puncture placed him at the 13th position. However, he made an impressive comeback by winning the second race, which ensured him the bronze medal in EMX85 for 2012.
In 2013, Mewse became the Junior World Champion in the 85cc class at Jinín in the Czech Republic, achieving second place in both races. This achievement made him the first British junior world champion in any class since 2005. The same year, Mewse also clinched the European 85cc title at Matterley Basin, winning both races.
Mewse’s next step was moving up to the 125cc class in 2014. Despite his 26th position in the overall standings of the Junior World Championship that year, Mewse continued to improve, and his dedication bore fruit in 2015. He finished second overall in the Junior World Championship behind future world champion Maxime Renaux. The same year, he became the Dutch Open Champion in the 125cc class.
In 2016, the factory Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team recognized Mewse’s talent and enlisted him for the EMX250 European Championship. After a successful season start where he won the opening round at Valkenswaard, he was promoted to the MX2 class of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Despite missing seven rounds, Mewse’s consistent performance earned him the 19th position in the final standings.
Making his Mark
Mewse’s steady progression continued in the subsequent years. In 2018, after signing with the Hitachi KTM UK team, he won his first national MX2 title. However, a wrist injury during the 2019 British Motocross Championship resulted in him missing most of the season.
In 2020, amid the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mewse secured his best-ever finish in the MX2 world championship standings, finishing eighth overall. The following year, he regained his MX2 British crown and was selected to represent Great Britain at the annual Motocross des Nations, where he significantly contributed to the team securing second place overall.
In what was set to be his final year in the MX2 class, Mewse faced unexpected challenges in 2022. He departed from the Hitachi KTM squad and competed under his privateer 426 Motorsports banner. Despite mid-season injury issues, Mewse was able to secure his third British title. After recovery, he moved up to the MXGP category, debuting for the Diga Procross KTM Racing.
As of 2023, Mewse has signed with the Crendon Fastrack Honda team to concentrate on the MX1 British Championship, marking the beginning of a new chapter in his motocross career.
Throughout his career, Mewse’s skill and determination have earned him several prestigious titles. Some
of his key accolades include:
- Motocross des Nations Team Overall: United Kingdom 2nd place, silver medalist(s) in 2021.
- FIM Junior Motocross World Championship: 85cc class – 1st place, gold medalist(s) in 2013 and 125cc class – 2nd place, silver medalist(s) in 2015.
- European Motocross Championship: 85cc class – 1st place, gold medalist(s) in 2013 and 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) in 2012.
- British Motocross Championship: MX2 class – 1st place, gold medalist(s) in 2018, 2021 & 2022.
- Dutch Open Motocross Championship: 125cc class – 1st place, gold medalist(s) in 2015.
The Path Forward
Despite the challenges and setbacks he has faced throughout his career, Mewse’s resilience and unwavering commitment to his sport have driven him to significant heights in the motocross world. As he steps into the MX1 British Championship with the Crendon Fastrack Honda team, fans and enthusiasts eagerly await to see how this new chapter in Mewse’s career unfolds.
His journey thus far stands testament to his hard work, talent, and grit. Conrad Mewse has already etched his name in the annals of motocross history, and it’s clear that he’s far from done. As he continues to carve his path in the racing world, his career serves as an inspiration for aspiring motocross racers worldwide.Facebook
|Season||Class||Number||Motorcycle||Team||Race||Race Wins||Overall Wins||Race Top-3||Overall Podium||Pts||Plcd|
|2016||MX2||426||Husqvarna||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||22||0||0||0||0||126||19th|
|2017||MX2||426||Husqvarna||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna MX2||32||0||0||1||0||225||16th|
|2018||MX2||426||KTM||Hitachi KTM UK||28||0||0||0||0||220||12th|
|2019||MX2||426||KTM||Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee||8||0||0||0||0||40||31st|
|2020||MX2||426||KTM||Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee||34||0||0||2||0||365||8th|
|2021||MX2||426||KTM||Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee||28||0||0||0||0||203||16th|
|MXGP||Diga Procross KTM Racing||6||0||0||0||0||0||NC|