Descendant of an entire family of Dutch motorcycle racers, Collin Veijer’s been racing since he was five years old. Starting out in the Dutch minibike championship, Veijer soon left the Lowlands. To challenge himself on the climb up to the world championships, the choice was made compete in the fiercely competitive Italian championships instead.
Having learned from experience, Veijer worked on his racing, as well as training mentally and physically, putting those lessons learned to use in the step-up classes in Italy and in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup – battling for the Rookies Cup title until the final round.
With his promotion to the Moto3 World Championship in 2023, Veijer looked to keep up momentum, to carry on building on his experience, and to assert himself as a true world championship rider. And assert himself he did. Not only did he secure the first Dutch pole position in 24 years and the first Dutch GP victory since 1990 – in only his rookie season!