Introducing Jaden Hassen
|Date of Birth:
|April 14, 1994
|Timaru International Motor Raceway.
|Mountain biking and Engineering.
|Youngest ever New Zealand Superbike champion.
Road Racing History
Jaden Hassan, a familiar name in the New Zealand motorcycle racing scene joins the M1 Motorsport team to take part in the Superbike paddock in 2020.
Now aged 26, Jaden was just 14 when he won his first championship title in 2008 winning the Bridgestone winter series having only started road racing months earlier on his Yamaha TZ125. The following 2009 NZSBK series brought podiums and wins to finish his rookie season an encouraging 3rd. A championship push in 2010 NZSBK resulted in more podiums and wins, 2nd in the final standings.
In 2010 Jaden stepped up to the Superstock 600 class, and with the support of a major manufacturer and a bike more suited to his taller frame immediately Jaden won the 2010/2011 Auckland Motorcycle Club Supersport championship. Carrying that momentum into the 2011 NZSBK 600 Superstocks class saw a win on debut in Timaru, followed by more podiums ending the season tied first on points, declared 2nd on wins total.
The Auckland local then moved up to the Supersport class in 2011/2012. Jaden started the season strong with race wins in the Suzuki Series, but unfortunately, injury lost title hopes in the NZSBK series despite podiums and breaking lap record upon returning mid-season.
Returning the following year, injury-free and hungry Jaden won the Suzuki Series Supersport Championship and a closely fought runner up at the NZSBK championship, missing the title by 2 points.
The then still teenager, motivated by wanting to compete against the best in New Zealand made the bold move to the premier Superbike class in 2013/2014. That decision rewarded by in his rookie year winning the AMCC championship then in the NZSBK championship Jaden took four podiums and a debut win in the class becoming the youngest ever to do so and finally finished the season in 4th place.
Picking up where he left off the youngster in the 2014/2015 season won the AMCC championship, followed by wins and lap records at the Suzuki Series and then crowned the youngest NZSBK Champion after ten impressive wins.
Despite a few seasons off prioritising other aspects of life, Jaden returns to the race paddock on M1 Motorsport S1000rr with one goal in mind, to win the NZSBK Championship title that was his and prove once again he has what it takes to beat the best.