Name Ronan Quarmby Birthday 21 March 1991 Hometown Johannesburg, Gauteng Occupation: Actor, Entrepreneur, X World Supersport Rider & Public Figure Activities Racing, Modelling, Acting, Cycling, Running, Computers, Marketing!!
Acting Career Ronan started his acting career at the early age of 6 by attending Drama classes during & after school for several years.
If you've met Ronan you would never imagine that Ronan used to play the Piano, Ride horses, play the Guitar, attend Drama classes & do Gymnastics through his entire Primary School years. Ronan is more known for his Racing career than anything else, but that was never his ultimate dream! Acting for Ronan has always been his biggest dream in life and since a young age he has been planning his journey to Hollywood, he has done that by creating relationships with Directors, Actors, Producers and so on around the World, when racing was still on the cards!
Some of you might think of it as crazy but Ronan has the dedication and perseverance in life that not many people possess...In the early 2000s Ronan applied to go to the New York Film Academy School and with out thought they accepted him, but due to the circumstances at that time it just was not possible.
But that never stopped him, the next thing Ronan wanted to do was make a Reality Show about his life and he had the perfect contacts to do so... He met a crew of 3 guys from Pretoria (Digital Forces) in 2010 who were filming the National Superbike Championship which Ronan was associated in, and for some reason 1 of the crew members filming was a Director, he saw talent in Ronan immediately and said this guy is gonna be a big movie star one day!
So from there they shared their ideas and immediately tried to start a Reality show, but due to funds they couldn't so they decided to just have some fun and make a Reality Show Pilot which turned out to be lots of fun and just being in front of the camera was Ronan's favorite thing so it didn't matter or not if people didn't see it.
Through 2010 Ronan created a special bond with a Director (Grant Humphreys), Producer (Grant Knight) & Associate Producer (Michael Harrison) called Digital Forces.
In 2011 Ronan starred in a couple different commercials, Radio stations, Highway Banners and so forth. In 2012 Ronan starred as lead role in Dark Light Short Film which Digital Forces Produced and Directed, the short film was quite the success.
The team held a Premiere for the Short Film which 200 people attended and they really got amazing feedback, which in turn they decided that they had to do another Film but bigger! Once it was all done Ronan felt like there was a big hole in his heart and that made it even clearer that acting was meant for him.
In 2013 - 2014 Ronan starred Lead Role in Taking Earth Film which was the next big project that Digital Forces brought to life, thanks to the help of some sponsors and including Ronan who invested his own money into the Film as well!
Now nothing can get in Ronan's way, he has become 1 of the most successful Internet Marketers in South Africa after all self taught education throughout his racing career, and now he is planning on making a move to the USA to pursue his Acting career even further and the Marketing World.
2015 - Coming Soon
Internet Marketing Career The marketing all started from the age of 14 for Ronan. For the past 10 years he has taught himself incredible marketing methods through the use of the Internet (Youtube,Facebook,Google) just to name a few.
At the end of 2013 Ronan stopped racing due to a lack of sponsorship and funding, but that never stopped him to create something online that he had learned through the past 10 years in-between racing and school.
In 2014 is where things started to work out really well for Ronan in the online world, he stopped everything and dedicated all his time and effort into building a business online and becoming an Entrepreneur.
Apparel was a big thing in 2014 and Ronan was considered a top 100 seller online throughout the year of 2014 on Teespring.com. By the time 2015 came he decided to dedicate endless days and nights towards hitting a goal on Teespring in 2 months and that's exactly what he did...Ronan ended up as a top 10 seller Worldwide by selling 10 000+ units in 2 months which has given him the motivation to make even more success now online!
The biggest aspect for Ronan is that making connections with the right people is the best way to make it to the top! It's not what you know, it's who you know! "Ronan"
Racing Career History Ronan only started his racing career in June 2006. His first ride was aboard a 125 where he finished fourth in only his third race. In November of 2006 and against all the experts’ recommendations he climbed onto a 600cc Supersport bike and was given permission to race in the South African National Superbike series, scoring points in his first ever 600 race.
2007 started with Ronan receiving coaching from Andy Ibbott, California Superbike Director and Moto GP and WSBK coach, before being entered into the British Virgin R6 Cup and European Superstock 600 events. Whilst overseas, Ronan, the youngest entrant in that year's Virgin Media Cup, took the spectators breath away in his first race. Having started in 19th position, “Ronan Quarmby wasted no time at all in wading through the standing water to lead the field. The South African magnificently saved two dramatic high-sides as he led…” quotes Motorcycle Racer Magazine. “Judging by his explosive start at Oulton, Ronan has already shown a glimpse of his potential” says Motorcycle Racer, Official Media Partner to the Virgin Media Cup. The British press nicknamed him Wonder Boy and splashed his image across Sky TV and numerous publications. He went on to compete in the Moto GP support race at Donnington Park and followed this by beating his Lightspeed Kawasaki team mate at the World Supersport event in Misano, Italy. He returned to SA and with only one year’s riding experience behind him he led in East London and took second at both the Port Elizabeth and Kyalami nationals. A fantastic achievement considering that Ronan had only a year’s worth of racing behind him.
In 2008, Ronan, with his customary 34 race number and bright yellow branded Yamaha was offered a ride with Raceways Yamaha in British Supersport. He moved to the UK at the age of 16 and lived with his team mate, forcing him to mature rapidly. After completing a very difficult year due to serious injury sustained at Thruxton, he returned to SA to compete in the final round of our National series at Kyalami. He achieved a close second in race one and had a commanding lead in race two before rain stopped the race.
Ronan stayed in SA in 2009 and was the man who halted Sheridan Morais’ winning streak at the Phakisa Nationals. Not only did he surprise Morais and all of SA but he also walked away with the fastest lap. His next race was at Kyalami – the last national of the year. Ronan qualified pole and took the overall days win. A master in the rain, he won race two by more than 10 seconds and has not looked back since.
Ronan Quarmby started 2010 in the way that he finished 2009. He took pole position for both race 1 and 2 and went on to win both races to take a well deserved first place and opening lead in the championship. He won 5 out of 6 races prior to entering the World Supersport round at Kyalami in May 2010.
With some help from Ten Kate, on a locally prepared Honda, he stunned the world scene by finishing 4th in first practice and almost taking provisional pole on the Friday afternoon. Unfortunately a collision with Ten Kate’s Michele Pirro three quarters of the way through his fastest lap left Quarmby in excruciating pain. When the pain did not subside and he was still unable to put weight on his leg a decision was made to take him to Sandton Clinic where X-Rays and MRI scans were done. The MRI revealed that Quarmby had a 12cm long cyst in his left Femur which had eaten away most of the bone and weakened his femur to the point that the smallest of bumps resulted in cracking or bending. He was relegated to a wheelchair and doctors told him his 2010 championship was over.
Ronan had a remarkable recovery (now nicknamed” Comeback Kid” by the SA press) and was declared fully fit to race at the beginning of July – only two months after his operation. Whilst he missed South African National rounds, he returned to take 5 out of the remaining 6 race wins and the SA Supersport championship.
Ronan was one of 5 nominated for 2010 Motorsportsman of the Year.
In 2011 he competed full time in the World Superbike series on board a Triumph 675 and became one of the top ten competitors in the Supersport championship. His success in 2011 was highlighted toward the end of the year. Whilst running 7th in the Imola race, he crashed at 240km/h on the last lap. Although injured and in some sever pain he followed this up with a 10th place at Magny Cours – a track he had never seen before and only one week after the big Imola crash.
Ronan moved to PTR Honda for the 2012 World Supersport season. He qualified 13th for the first race held at Phillip Island in Australia but managed to blitz his way through the field to finish in a very credible 7th spot. At the second round of the championship in Italy, Ronan found himself on the 3rd row in 11th position on the challenging Imola race track. He fell to 13th at the start but quickly recovered to set up a final lap battle for third with local favourite Roberto Tamburini. Crossing the line just 0,004s ahead of the Italian gave Ronan his first WSS podium result and the first ever World Supersport Championship podium for South Africa.