STEVEN CASAER


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Steven Casaer was born in 1975 in Roeselare, Belgium.

At a very young age he caught a bug known as motorcycle racing to you and me. Assisted by his quest to mix racing and technology, Steven graduated as an industrial engineer. But rather than spending his time on the school benches, he already then chose to scuff knee sliders and leather suits on abrasive racetrack surfaces.

Although an accomplished rider, his aim towards glory was diverted by persistent suspension and ride set up problems.

In order to get to the bottom of the complex matter of motorcycle racing, Steven began a tortuous route of self-study culminating in March 2005 with the opening of Emc37, a business designed to assist riders and teams at all levels of motorcycle championships, and all based on his own experiences. Success breeds success and now many professional, national and amateur track riders call on Emc37 for help with suspension and engine management matters.
Rider coaching, data acquisition and suspension technology courses fill the rest of Steven’s working time.

Steven Casaer also writes as a freelance contributor for different European motorcycle magazines.

Time away from motorcycling means indulging in other mechanical passions, ranging from watches to helicopters. But above all Steven’s life revolves around his three adorable children and his wife who supports him in everything he undertakes.

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Racing

  • 1996-1997 : Club Met – four wins from five races, one mechanical DNF
  • 1998 Belgian Junior 600cc championship – third overall and three wins.
  • 1999 : Spa 24 Hours Spa. Three wildcard outings in EC Superstock.
  • 2000 : EC Superstock – eighth overall and one podium (Oschersleben).
  • Club MET – first cooperation with MV Agusta R&D
  • 2001-2002 Own WC endurance team/development platform for MV Agusta’s 1000cc engine. Codename F5, later realised as F4 1000
  • Best results: seventh (Spa) and first placed Belgian team. Fifth (Oschersleben, 2002).
  • 2002-2003 International BMW Motorrad Boxer Cup .

Journalism

  • 1997 First tests of MotorWeek2, because I could wheelie...
  • 1998 First technical articles for MotorWeek2.
  • 1999-2005 Tests and technical features editor for MotorWeek2 (later MotorWereld).
  • 2005-… Technical freelancer for MotorWereld and Motoren & Toerisme.
  • Freelancer for MotoTech (UK).
  • Riding advice editor for Bikers’ News
  • Primary freelance for Moto80, KicXstart (NL), Motor (NL).

Instruction


  • 1999-2002 Co-instigator Motorsportschool Zolder.
  • Instructor for a couple of years and defining the original Level 1 and Level 2 courses.
  • 2001-2004 Instructor for the Stéphane Mertens Racing School.
  • 2003-2006 Co-instigator in the startup of the Bikers’ School.
  • Defining theoretical modules, drawings on riding lines, ...
  • 2003-2008 Suspension courses in own organisation.
  • Freelance road and school instructor throughout Europe.
  • 2005-… Freelance organisation of seminars for Ducati, MV Agusta, Husqvarna, Suzuki Junior Team...
  • 2008-… Instructor Werner Daemen Racing School. Suspension courses in own organisation.

Development Work

  • 2000-2002 Test rider for Wilbers Suspension
  • 2000-2003 MV Agusta Spa project, tests and development work with the aim of developping a new 1000cc engine, within a private structure, supported by Pirelli
  • Riders : Werner Daemen, James Ellison, Jonathan Cornwell, Danny Scheers, Geert Verhelst, Dirk Buylinckx, Benny Pister, Danny Schildermans.
  • 2005-… Special projects and freelance testing for major companies.

Datarecording

  • 2000-2002 Telemetrist for the Van Zon team. Riders : Werner Daemen, Kyro Verstraeten, Nicolas Dussauge, Christer Lindholm, Chris Vermeulen.
  • 2000-2003 MV Agusta race project.
  • 2006-2008 Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) Igor Jerman, Sebastien Scarnato, Gwen Giabbani, Steve Martin, Steve Plater, Olivier Four, Jehan d’ Orgeix, Damien Cudlin.
  • 2008 Kawasaki Germany IDM , Gwen Giabbani
  • 2008-… Kawasaki France SBK + WK Endurance. Erwan Nigon, Gwen Giabbani, Julian Mazuecos, Ivan Silva.
  • 2008-… Yamaha Germany (MGM) IDM: Jorg Teuchert, Andrzeij Pawalec, Nina Prinz (European Champion Womens Cup).

Suspension Work

  • 2000-2002 MV Agusta race project
  • 2004 Spanish Championship. Xavier Siméon
  • 2006-2008 Phase One Endurance WC Endurance. Damien Cudlin, Christer Menin, Warwick Nowland, Glen Richards
  • 2006-… YART WC Endurance
  • 2007 Klaffi Isle of Man TT
  • 2007 Didier Van Keymeulen (2 events)
  • 2006-2008 Racing 4 Fun: Winners Bikers’ Cup. Alex Verleye, Bart De Sloovere
  • 2007-2008 Motor Centrum Terneuzen. Arie Vos Dutch Champion Superbike 08
  • 2008 Kawasaki Germany IDM
  • 2008-… 2D datarecording test bikes
  • 2008-… Kawasaki France SBK + WC Endurance
  • 2008-… Yamaha Germany IDM
  • 2009-… Suzuki Junior Team France SBK + WC Endurance