Statoni Racing Team was formed in 2010 when Toni and Stacey Nesbitt were the first sisters to compete in the Canadian CBR125 Challenge championship. Both were born in Northern Ireland and now reside in Quebec.
At 14 years old Stacey made history becoming the first lady in Canada to win a national motorcycle road racing championship by clinching the 2011 Canadian CBR125 title. Her first podium coincided with her first national win. The season included five wins, two podiums and setting a lap record at St-Eustache. Stacey also won the 2011 R.A.C.E. Superseries CBR Cup regional championship. Both titles were achieved in only her second full year of racing. Toni decided to stop racing having started her adventure in 2009.
2012 saw Stacey win the inaugural Canadian CBR250 Championship, capturing her second national title with two wins and finishing on the podium in all ten rounds. The season included an invitation to the 2013 Red Bull Rookie tryout and a wild card entry for the final round of the Asia Dream Cup under the Losail floodlights in Qatar.
In 2013 Stacey ran a RS250 Honda in R.A.C.E. regionals and a few CSBK rounds on the FTR Honda CBR600RR. She was invited back to the Red Bull Rookies selection event, making it through to the final day but not making the final 12 places. She finished the year by taking in the International Sunflower race in N. Ireland.
2014 was successful on the OCM Racing/FTR/Honda Canada CBR600RR. Stacey finished 2nd in the Amateur Sportbike and 3rd in Amateur Superbike Canadian national championships, including two race wins, two second places and one third place podium. Stacey won both Amateur 600 and Amateur Superbike R.A.C.E. Superseries championships. She joins the Pro ranks in 2015.
The search for financial backing continues for the 2015 season .........
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Photograph by Design Junkies (Mark Alousis)