John Dietermann Jnr
Although nowadays the ‘Jnr' tends to be omitted from circuit programs, John is the son of a renowned father who is still racing and from whom John took his lead . Father Dietermann has been riding almost without a break for 36 years and is still confident that he has the legs on his son in certain conditions! John's first bike was built by his father and both are engineers in their own right.
John Jnr. Has been riding for 14 years and has scored several placings in National Races across the land. Notable in his career so far was winning the 600cc Championship at Aintree in 2003, no small achievement for those who have seen the intensity of the racing in this class at the Liverpool circuit. He intends to compete in the open championships at Aintree this season along with MRO rounds across the country. Knockhill remains his favourite circuit despite sustaining a broken femur there in an accident some time ago. Riding a GSXR (2002), which has been prepared by his father, Jnr. hopes to be a top 5 contender wherever he races this season. It is an ambition that is distinctly realistic, especially as the problems that plagued his season in 2004 appear to heave been resolved. It was only towards the backend of 2004 that the handling problems on the bike were traced to the rear shockers and an appropriate remedy applied. Assisted by the JB Racing enterprise and the familiar yellow machines of Jim Blomley 2005 promises a great deal. Most intriguing of all for the Aintree fans is the stated objective of John Dietermann Jnr. to be the first rider to lap Aintree at 100mph. It is an ambition Greg Lewis and Phil Bradshaw, to name but two, will have their views about.
Fastrackimages recognises yet another great rider who but for limited funds might have risen higher and quicker than he has. Certainly at recent testing at Mallory Jnr showed that he still has the phenomenal turn of speed that may yet hand him more successes.
2006 went by scarcely registering on the significant scale.. ambitions in most areas were not realised and have forced a big re- think for Jnr. The Suzuki is for sale and is to be replaced with a Yamaha R6 Now convinced he has what it takes, John is making a big bid for Supersport honours in the MRO. It may well be that the Aintree circut will see less him of him but that will depend on the calendar. News of the new machine will be reported as and when.