June 16, 2016 0 Comments
Conquista has been following with great interest the progress of new track racing team Dream Seeker.
Brainchild of Olympian and Japanese keirin superstar Yudai Nitta – interviewed for the major keirin feature in Conquista issue 10 – this unique project has the aims of supporting existing elite track stars as they build to Rio 2016, developing future stars with an eye to Tokyo 2020, and raising funds to help the victims of the Fukushima disaster.
The members of Dream Seeker have recently been in action on track for the first time.
Perko Takes Keirin Gold in Russia
Two-time UCI world champion, Olympic bronze medallist and track sprinting legend Shane “Perko” Perkins of Australia took to the boards in the Dream Seeker team colours at the Tula Grand Prix.
Perko took the win in the keirin and second place in the match sprint, qualifying in a staggering 9.682 seconds.
We interviewed the mighty Perko for a special feature in Conquista issue 11 – available now.
Nitta and Kobayashi Take Honours in Taiwan
Team founder Yudai Nitta and Yuka Kobayashi raced in Hsinchu City’s three-day Taiwan Track Cup. Nitta took gold in both the match sprint and the keirin, and Kobayashi a superb bronze in the 500mm TT.
Read our interview with Yudai, plus everything you need to know about keirin but were too baffled to ask, in Conquista issue 10.