SUPERBIKE coach Mark Gill wants to help more motorcycle riders who “dare to attempt one of the most extreme sports in the world”.
From Leading Edge Motorcycle Sport, he has 10 years of racing and coaching experience in Australia and internationally and works as a project officer at Motorcycling WA, where he helps juniors become involved in motorsport.
“Part of my job is to travel to schools and deliver a motorcycle safety program (Motosafe),” he said.
“There are so many kids with motorbikes in WA who are not members of clubs and whose parents choose to let them ride in the bush or on their own property for fun.
“My goal is to get these kids into clubs and participate in junior events.
“Like a kid who wants to play footy, it’s more fun being a member of a club and competing with your mates than kicking a ball around on your own.”
With the help of sport psychologists, dieticians and personal trainers, Gill also runs development camps for Motorcycling WA to educate young riders about what it takes to compete at the highest level.
Gill says where his coaching separates him from the rest is the work he is doing at an elite level.
He has trained at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and has worked with MotoGP and world and Australian superbike riders.
“For those racers who want to try a career in motorcycle sport, I am able to offer opportunities that few can in Australia,” he said.
He said his coaching of Tapping rider Matt Price, who is currently competing in the 2017 Italian National Trophy Championship, had allowed him to develop a “great working relationship” with the KRT Italian racing team.
“I’m now able to offer opportunities for junior and senior racers who wish to compete overseas,” he said.
Contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org