Mr Laine was elected at 2014's Annual General Meeting (AGM), held in Tullamarine and began his term as President immediately.
He has most recently held the Chairman's position of Motorcycling Australia's Junior Sport & Development Commission, where he has held a seat since 2001, and has been instrumental in launching some of Australia's young stars to the international stage.
Involved in motorcycle racing for 25 years, Mr Laine brings a wealth of industry experience to the Board.
Lyal began Motocross racing in 1972 and became an ‘A’ grade rider within only three years, competing in an International MX meeting in 1976. Eventually he moved from Motocross into Dirt Track and Long Track racing becoming the State 500 Dirt Track Champion in 1978 before he stopped racing in 1983. It was in the field of administration that Lyal has devoted most of his motorcycling time, acting as the Murray Bridge Sporting Car & Motorcycle Club delegate to the Auto Cycle Union of South Australia from 1974 until 1984.
From 1980 until 1997 he was on the Local Sub-Committee of the Speedway Control Board. Lyal has also had plenty of experience as an Official, having been in the roles of Clerk of Course, Steward or Referee since 1975 for both MA and the FIM. He has worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the field of farm and industrial machinery design for over 30 years.
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