2016 Race Calendar.
Completed for 2018.
To be confirmed for 2019.
NAME: Tayla Relph
DOB: 7th January 1997
RESIDES: Brisbane, QLD
BIKE: Yamaha R3 (300 production)
FIRST BIKE: PEWEE 50cc AGE 3
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Being the first Australian female to be selected for the RedBull Rookies selection event.
Being the first female in Australia to win an Australian Championship race in Moto3.
Holding the lap record at Winton Raceway.
Winning 2nd place for Australia in the Asia Cup held in India.
LIKES: Motorbikes, All discipline of
racing, gymnastics, and away having fun.
DISLIKES: Heights & highsides.
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Pink & Orange
SPORTING HEROS: Marc Marquez & Alex Marquez
CLUB MEMBER OF: Motorcycle Sportsmens of QLD
Tayla Relph has always loved motorbikes, receiving her very first Peewee 50cc at just age 3. After racing motocross for many years, her dad decided to let her have a try at road racing at Ipswich Kart Track on her KTM 65cc. Tayla was only 11 at the time, however after a day on the track knew straight away that she loved riding on the bitumen. Attending a few track days each month her dad made the decision that she should have a go at racing competitively.
Her first race meet was held at Morgan Park Raceway in Warwick. The boys at the track were very interested in the new girl racing and offered lots of advise and help. After a few race meets on her KTM 65cc, Tayla
knew she wanted to take the sport more seriously, as her times improved it was obvious she was determined to succeed, pushing her little KTM to its limits and achieving 3rd in Qld for Junior 70cc. At the end of 2009 her parents decided to purchase her first second hand 80cc road bike from Mike Jones (Mad Mike)
Tayla's lap times improved immediately and she finally felt as though she was becoming more Competitive, it was then decided that Tayla would benefit in experiencing new tracks and so headed to Phillip Island and Winton race way.
At Winton in 2010 Tayla's bike broke down and a new model Metrakit was kindly loaned so she could finish
the meet. Tayla dropped 4 seconds off her times within just a couple of laps, within a couple of months Tayla had her own brand new 80cc Metrakit and was racing better than she ever had. At the end of 2010 she
achieved a fantastic result of 1st in Qld.
In 2011 Tayla joined the MRRDA series. In her last race for the year at Broadford her 2010 Metrakit seized in the first race of the last day, ending in a huge hi side and a trip to hospital with injuries finishing off her weekend. Tayla thought that this had ruined her chances of receiving a good result for the year, however was ecstatic to find out she had achieved 3rd in Australia and 3rd in the MRRDA National series.
Towards the end of 2011 it was decided that Tayla would move out of Junior 80cc road racing and move onto a 250cc Moriwaki. Painted in her well known black and pink colour scheme, Tayla is proving that the move has been a good decision in her progression with competitive lap times at both Warwick and Broadford races.