In August 2013, 14-year-old Conrad Mewse was crowned Junior World 85cc Champion after running a brilliant 2-2 at Jinin in the Czech Republic. He was hot on the heels of both heat winners, finishing just three and four seconds adrift respectively, and took the overall win on the day from the Australian Lawrence Hunter and Czech rider Jakub Teresak.
2013 was a dream year for Conrad – apart from his world victory, he also won two other prestigious titles, the Dutch and European Championships. He took the EMX85 European title in style at the MXGP Festival in Matterley Basin, winning both races on the day, and winning the overall championship by eight points from the Dane Glen Meier.
Conrad hails from Shepton Mallet in Somerset, and studies at Whitstone School. Supported by his Dad Steve, he started racing at the age of six in local competitions, and went on to be crowned British Youth champion four times. Following two years of hard slog on the European circuit, he took an impressive third place in the 2012 Open Dutch Championship and would have also been named European Champion that year but for an unfortunately-timed puncture.
There is no doubt that young Conrad is a special talent, with a huge future ahead of him. Following his World Championship triumph, he made the step up to the big bike classes on a 125cc KTM, and he finished in a promising 26th place in the overall classification at the 2014 World Championships.