Stacey Nesbitt: The Story So Far............



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.
 
2013: Stacey ran a RS250 Honda in R.A.C.E. Superseries 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 Trophy race in N. Ireland.

2014 was successful on the Honda 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. 

2015: Stacey joined the Pro ranks finishing 6th in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) Pro Sportbike and 8th in Pro Superbike. She achieved her goal of becoming Pro Rookie Of The Year, setting another first as the only female to win Pro Rookie.

2016: Stacey contested limited rounds of the Canadian Superbike Championship on board her 2014 BLK RDR by Motovan Honda CBR600RR. She still managed to finish 9th overall in (CSBK) Pro Sportbike and 20th in Pro Superbike. She also raced a couple of  R.A.C.E. Superseries rounds getting her first Pro podiums at rounds 2 and 4 in Pro 600. Stacey had a busy schedule also competing in the European Junior Cup held at select rounds of the World Superbike Championship. Her best result was 17th at Misano, ITA. She finished 2nd overall in the European Women's Junior Cup championship. Stacey finished the season with a return visit to the International Sunflower Trophy race at Bishopscourt in N. Ireland to race the Supertwins class..

2017: Stacey finished 7th in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) Pro Sportbike.class).


Bio
Name: Stacey Nesbitt
YoB: 1997
Born: Antrim, N. Ireland
Home town: St-Lazare, Quebec
Languages: English & French
Race Number: #316
Current Bike(s): 2014 Honda CBR600RR
Previous Bike(s): 2014 & 2009 Honda CBR600RR, 2012 Honda CBR250R, 2004 Honda CBR600RR, 2007 Honda CBR125, 1997 RS250 Honda, 1995 Yamaha TZ125, 1994 Honda RS125
First time riding a motorcycle: May 2009
First Race: September 27 2009, RACE Superseries CBR Cup - Shannonville Motorsport Park, Shannonville, Ontario
First podium: May 29 2011, 1st place Canadian Superbike (CSBK ) CBR125 - Circuit ICAR, Mirabel, Quebec
First win: May 29 2011, 1st place Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National CBR125 Challenge - Circuit ICAR, Mirabel, Quebec
First championship: 2011 Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National CBR125R Challenge Championship
First Pro Race: September 14 2014, AMA Pro Supersport - New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey
Hobbies: Motorcycle racing, sports in general, singing & reading
Favourite racer:  Marco Simoncelli & Joey Dunlop
Favourite track:  Circuit Nevers Magny Cours, FRA


2017 
7th     Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Pro Sportbike Canadian National championship
5th     Pro 600 R.A.C.E. Superseries

2016 
9th     Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Pro Sportbike Canadian National championship (*only 4 races)
20th   Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Pro Superbike Canadian National championship (*only 4 races)
33rd   FIM European Junior Cup championship
2nd    FIM European Women's Junior Cup championship
Awards
-  Roadracing World Young Gun

2015 
6th     Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Pro Sportbike Canadian National championship
8th     Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Pro Superbike Canadian National championship
Highlights
-  CSBK Sunoco / Brooklin Cycle Racing Pro Rookie Of The Year 2015
 
2014 
2nd    Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Amateur Sportbike Canadian National championship
3rd     Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Amateur Superbike Canadian National championship
1st      R.A.C.E. Superseries Amateur 600 championship
1st      R.A.C.E. Superseries Amateur Superbike championship
Highlights
- 1st place Canadian Superbike (CSBK) AM Sport Bike Rd 1 & Rd 3
- 1st place AM600 and AMSBK R.A.C.E. Superseries Rd 3
- 1st place AMSBK R.A.C.E. Superseries Rd 4
- 1st place AM600 R.A.C.E. Superseries Rd 5
- R.A.C.E. Amateur Superbike champion
- R.A.C.E. Amateur 600 champion
Awards
- Ipone award CSBK Rd 1 (for the rider in the Amateur Sport Bike class who brings the greatest level of Professionalism and Presentation to the race weekend)
- R.A.C.E./S.O.A.R. Rd 3 "Outstanding Performance of the Weekend" trophy
- Tom Walther trophy for R.A.C.E. Amateur Superbike champion
- Don Hickey trophy for R.A.C.E. Amateur 600 champion
 
2013 
2nd     R.A.C.E. Middleweight championship (did not race last round)
3rd      R.A.C.E. Lightweight championship (one round)
5th      R.A.C.E. AM Superbike championship (majority of rounds on the RS250 Honda)
10th    R.A.C.E. AM600 championship (one round)
24th    Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National  AM Sport Bike championship (two rounds)
24th    Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National  AM Superbike championship (two rounds)
5th      VRRA VGP Light championship (one round)
Highlights
- Top ten finish at CSBK AM Sportbike race at Mont-Tremblant (9th)
- 2nd place final R.A.C.E. AM Superbike race
- Reaching final day of the 2014 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies tryout in Spain
- International Sunflower race
Awards
- MAX Awards - Women's Road Racing
- MAX Awards - Rising Star Award
 
2012
1st     Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National CBR250 Championship
9th     ARL Mini Roadracing (one round)
17th   Asia Dream Cup Championship (one round)
Highlights
- Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National CBR250 Champion - the first lady to win consecutive National road racing championships in Canadian history
- Finished on the podium in all 10 CSBK National CBR250 races
- Participation in 2013 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies tryout in Spain
- Wild card entry for Asia Dream Cup in Qatar
Awards
- MAX Awards - Women's Road Racing
- Inside Track Readers' Choice Awards - Up and Coming Motorcycle Racer of the Year
 
2011
1st      Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National CBR125R Challenge Championship
1st      R.A.C.E. CBR Cup Championship
5th      ARL Mini Roadracing (two rounds)
12th    Trackfever Defi Max Twin Challenge (one race)
13th    R.A.C.E. Novice 600 (one race)
Highlights
- Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National CBR125R Champion- the first lady to win a National road racing championship in Canadian history
- 1st win CSBK National Rd 2 at ICAR, Mirabel - the first lady to podium and win a National CBR125 race
- R.A.C.E. CBR Cup Champion
- New lap record holder at Autodrome St-Eustache,
National Rd 6 - 1:03.313
- New lap record holder at Shannonville long track
Awards
- CRCA "Rider of the Year"
- John McCaw Memorial Trophy for Top Teenage Rider

2010
18th    Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National CBR125R Challenge Championship
7th      R.A.C.E. CBR Cup Championship
3rd      Trackfever / Suzuki Lightwight Championship
Highlights
- Top ten finish in National Championship race in Calgary
- 3rd in RACE endurance race
- Two podiums in TFR/Suzuki Lightweight
- Breaking CBR125 lap record at Shannonville Pro track 
 
2009
9th      R.A.C.E. CBR Cup Championship (one race)
 

 
Name: Toni Nesbitt
YoB: 1991
Born: Dundonald, N. Ireland
Home town: St-Lazare, Quebec
Languages: English & French
Race Number: #821
Previous Bike(s): 2008 Honda CBR125
First time riding a motorcycle: May 2009
First Race: May 17 2009, RACE Superseries CBR Cup - Shannonville Motorsport Park
Hobbies: Motorcycle racing, soccer & hockey
Favourite racer: Joey Dunlop
 
2011
7th      R.A.C.E. CBR Cup Championship
 
2010
25th    Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National CBR125R Challenge Championship
9th      R.A.C.E. CBR Cup Championship
 
2009
10th    Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National CBR125R Challenge Championship
5th      R.A.C.E. CBR Cup Championship
Highlights
- Top ten finish in Canadian Superbike (CSBK) National CBR125R Challenge