Rider Profiles

Leanna Curtis
2016 & 2019 National Elite Champion
Sara Jones
2018 BMXA National Series UCI Champion
Anthony Dean
2016 Olympic finalist
Kai Sakakibara
Dual Oceania Champion
Des'ree Barnes
Multiple Challenge Class World Champion

Saya Sakakibara

Runner-up 2018 UCI Supercross World Cup
Tallebudgera, Queensland
Age started riding:
Wade Bootes, James Tennent, Troy Fisher
Favourite track
Bathurst SX

Major Achievements


Yet to debut

World Championships:

2019 – Elite, 7th
2018 – Elite, 6th
2017 – Junior elite, 2nd

World Cups:

2019 – 5th R6; 8th R4; semi final R1, R3, R5
2018 – 2nd in overall standings; 1st R8; 2nd R2; 3rd R1, R4; 5th R3; 6th R6; semi final R5, R7
2016 – 2nd R4; semi final R5

Oceania Championships:

2019 – Elite, 1st
2017 – Junior elite, 1st
2016 – Junior elite, 1st

National Championships:

2017 – Junior elite, 1st
2016 – Junior elite, 1st

Social Media Handles:

Instagram: @sayasakakibara
Facebook: sayasakakibarabmx

Personal Sponsors:

Red Bull, DK Bicycles, BOX Components, Oakley, Shimano, Michram Industries, Shoei, HT, SD BMX Components, Onyx, Parkside Sports Physiotherapy, Fist, Tioga


Something people may not know about you:

I can speak Japanese

Hobbies outside BMX:

Drinking good coffee

Favourite snack on race day:
Red Bull, banana
Person you look up to & why:

Sarah Walker. Because aside from being an amazing BMX racer, she is considered the ‘Queen of BMX’ has a heart warming personality, giving riders advice in any way she can. Sarah after my crash at Columbia Worlds last year took the time to speak to me and comfort me. Even though she in a worse state than me after her crash following mine. I look up to her not only for her racing and riding but for her actions off the bike.