What got you into motorsport?
I started riding bikes around 16 years of age, crashing around in my spare time. Once I could afford to, I purchased a road bike and you couldn’t get me off the road. I’ve really been super passionate about bikes, I’ve grown up with it all around me, and I continue to live and breathe it.
What got you into volunteering?
The first official time volunteering with MA was actually quite recently, for the Australian Historic Road Racing Championship, that the Preston Motorcycle Club hosted. We were really happy to help support the event, and it was a special moment for the club and myself.
Prior to this experience, I have been super passionate about supporting the Supermoto discipline in the state of Victoria. By working with commissions and clubs, I’ve been able to help fill the gaps, particularly in Supermoto, and help support our riders in developing their skills and giving them access to tracks where they can practice and race.
How long have you been a volunteer with MA?
I haven’t been a volunteer all that long with MA all that long, but I’ve been with clubs and competing over the past 40-50 years. Right now I am the President of the Preston Motorcycle Club, and this club has been enormously supportive of me and I couldn’t be more grateful for everything they have done.
What’s your favourite thing about volunteering?
The community is so strong and supportive, that it’s like a second family. Without everyone’s time, effort and support, none of the events would happen!
Most memorable moment whilst volunteering with MA?
Honestly, the weekend where we held the Australian Historic road Racing Championship was probably one of my memorable moments. Alongside it being a special moment for the club, it was also my last race due to health reasons.
Best experience as a volunteer (best event etc.)?
Best advice you’ve been given?
“If you don’t know, ask someone who does. Don’t assume something, you might be wrong!”
I would also encourage any new club members to approach the club Officials and ask if there’s anything you can do to help. I can guarantee you that they will need help somewhere, but all help is enormously appreciated.
Definitely Broadford, mainly because they helped establish the only Victorian Supermoto Track for racing.
In the state of Victoria, I would have to say the Supermoto rider, Adam Miller. He’s at a world standard! Another Victorian is Josh McLean, he competed in USA and did really well! Internationally, I am a big fan of Jack Miller! But in all honesty, any Australian competing on the world stage I find really impressive.
What 2019 event are you most excited for?
I’m most looking forward to the next rounds of Preston’s Bracket Racing in 2019! It’s an event that caters to all skill levels, giving every rider a taste of their surrounding competition.