Motorcycling Australia (MA) caught up with reigning Australian 125cc and 250cc Australian Speedway Solo Champion Keynan Rew to get the inside scoop on his new lifestyle overseas. Rew dishes the dirt on adapting to a new country and what he misses most about his home ‘down under’.
Where are you currently competing?
I am living in Denmark and riding for Slangerup Speedway Club.
What’s the hardest thing about adapting to your new country?
Time difference to home, the weather and understanding the language.
What do you miss most about home?
My family, the weather and the lifestyle.
What is your preparation/training regime like?
I enjoy running and keeping fit and before a race I listen to music to get myself prepared.
What’s been a highlight for you this year?
Would have to be the first time riding a long track bike and coming 3rd in the world.
What is your single most motivating force?
What motivates me the most is wanting to be the best!
Tell us a bit more about what you hope to achieve and what you have already achieved in 2018?
Started the year off becoming the U16 125cc and 250cc Australian Speedway Solo Champion. Recently competed in the FIM World Youth Cup in Torun, Poland on the 250cc and came in 4th. The same weekend I travelled to Germany to compete in the FIM World Youth Cup riding a long track bike for the first time and came 3rd in the world.
What’s your strangest overseas experience been so far?
Ummm I haven’t had one yet.
Do you have a special message for your fans back home?
Thank you for all your support and messages of encouragement it keeps me motivated.
Favourite thing to do besides motorcycling?
Wakeboarding, water-skiing and not much else because I live and breathe speedway!!
Describe yourself in three words.
Talented, quiet achiever.