Dutch Brothers Racing - just about the most enthusiastic dirt tracker in the whole of Europe - about why he rides with number 15 on his bikes.
When I was 8, my dad took me riding in Nivelles.
I had a little Montesa Cota 25 automatic.
That day he let me try his Cota 348 with 6 gears.
this was the first time I rode with gears. The bike was way too high for me so he had to launch me and catch me when I wanted to stop.
Nivelles is a place in Belgium where there was a big motodrome. That same day was a karting championship race.
There was one driver who used a different racing line and was really quick. He was wearing number 15 and inspired me.
From then I used number 15.
I found a picture, perhaps you recognize him.
Below is Jan-Willem powering out of a corner on his Harley XR1000 framer - that's his brother Mick, 16, behind him. Below that, crossing the line at a DTRA heat on his Rotax, under the lights at King's Lynn this year.