Tibor Erik Varga was born on 15th February 2007 in Debrecen, Hungary.


His racing career started in 2016. He was only 9 when he entered the smallest category of the National Championship on a Yamaha PW50.


He started the 2017 racing season on a HONDA NSF 100 in the MINI GP OPEN category in the Slovakian-Hungarian-Czechian Championship, finishing second as a rookie. In the same year, he became the champion in the MOTARD 90 category. He won 10 out of 12 races, with a 2nd place finish and a DNF.


Fuelled by last year’s success, he upped his racing career and qualified for the Cuna de Campeones in the MOTO5 category in Spain in 2018. He managed to score points in every race, despite the unfamiliar tracks, the foreign climate and the tough field of 27 fierce Spaniard boys. He was only 11 at that time!

2018 was about crashes, a never-ending hunt for best settings and setups. A season to forget.


In 2019, he continued to compete in the MOTO5 category at Cuna de Campeones. A series of technical issues plagued this season. As a result of numerous engine failures, he missed many of the races, but he still finished 8th in the Spanish championship overall. He managed to ride a 3rd best lap time in Valencia at the season finale.

He started testing a bigger category, a PREMOTO4 bike the same year, on racetracks like Hungaroring, Slovakia Ring, and Brno. He always rode in the practice sessions among the adult racers as the youngest. This is how he got his nickname Szikla, meaning rock in Hungarian.


2020 brought new challenges for him. Tibor entered the Northern Talent Cup series organized by DORNA.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this was far from an ideal racing season. Despite the lack of training opportunities and various restrictions, he brought his best form, performing brilliantly during the whole season, and showing his extraordinary skills. While fighting for the podium, he had a technical DNF in the first race. Besides that, he had top-10 finishes in several races.

After an epic battle, he was only 0.7 seconds from the win at Lausitzring.


Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, almost all planned winter tests and training opportunities were canceled, meaning he had to start the season with very little practice.
At the official test in Oschersleben, Tibor performed really well, he was capable of riding in the front.
In the first race at LeMans, he was doing very well in extremely tricky conditions, fighting for a podium finish when he crashed in the last corner and broke his arm.

He had to race with an injured arm in the next two races at Oschersleben and Sachsenring.

Sadly, he was run over by another rider at Pannonia-ring, meaning he had to sit out the following meetings at Assen and Red Bull Ring, although he managed to ride top lap times on these tracks at the official tests.

Although he was declared fit for the second race at Assen, he couldn’t ride his top form. However, he was only 1 second from the leader when crossing the finish line.

The last race of the season at Red Bull Ring was a lot better than the previous, meaning he could step on the rostrum with a 3rd place finish.


The year of track records and many podiums.

He started training for this season on a Yamaha R6 and immediately got a feel for the bike. At his second 600 test on Hungaroring, he managed to break a lap record standing for seven years. Following that, he raised the bar further by breaking his previous lap record at the Hungaroring round of the Hungarian Championship with a lap time of 1:51.591, the fastest-ever 600cc lap time officially recorded.

Later, he set an unofficial track record at the Slovakia Ring, in the Stock 600 category as well.

He was on the podium several times in the Northern Talent Cup series and finished in a well-deserved 1st place at Red Bull Ring, so he was invited to the Red Bull Rookies Cup selection event.

The Red Bull Rookies Cup selection event was held at Modena. He was able to keep pace with the fastest Spanish and Italian racers on a completely unfamiliar track to him, on street spec. tires, reaching the finals of the event.


The 2023 season will be full of new challenges on the road to MotoGP.