This Justin: passion wins races

Justin Parker in action during a motorcycle endurance race.
Justin Parker in action during a motorcycle endurance race.

The 22-year-old has just come off a highly successful season, claiming his fourth consecutive state title outright after winning the 2014 E1 (expert riders up to 250cc) class in motorcycle endurance (enduro).

Parker, who now has five state titles to his name, also competed in the WA State team at the A4DE (Australian Four Day Enduro Championships) in New South Wales, before returning to WA to win the Des Noble Memorial 2 Day Enduro title last month for the third consecutive year.

The talented rider’s winning streak has been topped off by Autostrada TM Racing Team announcing they will provide Parker with a TM Racing Factory Ride for the 2015 enduro season.

Throughout next year’s competition series, Parker will ride a TM Racing MX 250.

Parker said he had been practising on the new bike to work out what adjustments needed to be made before he competes next year.

‘I’ve been racing on a Yamaha for the past 11 years, so I’ve been riding it a fair bit to get used to it,’ he said.

‘Hopefully I’ll go good again next year, but everyone’s getting a bit faster.’

Parker, a drive-in, drive-out drill fitter, manages to fit motorcycle endurance in between his eight-day on, six-day off work roster.

He spends as much time as possible on his bike to prepare for the motorcycle endurance races, which go for about seven hours, with competitors travelling up to 250km across open tracks and through tight bus trails.

Riders are tested against the elements in events ranging from casual trail rides to Australian championship events.

Modest about his achievements, Parker said he was not afraid to come off his bike, which has allowed him to push the limits and remain unbeaten in almost every competition he competes in across WA.

To increase his competition, he hopes to race more interstate, which he describes as a ‘whole different level’.

Eventually he would like to get to Europe to compete and hopes to turn professional one day.