Elite Rider Training Camp: Day 3

On the final day of the Elite Rider Training Camp the riders learnt about Sponsorship and the Media and had another gruelling fitness session.

THE third and final day of the MV Elite Rider Training Camp saw the eight riders heading to Albert Park once again for a meeting with Stephen Mion.

Stephen saved the best for last and really pushed the riders to their absolute limit in their final session together. This time he brought his off-road motorbike with him and had the riders running about 150m while pushing the bike the whole way, as well as including some of the other circuit stations for the riders to complete.

“It’s been great having Stephen back helping us out with the fitness training of the Camp,” Chris Gray said.

“Just like he has the previous couple of times he has done this for us, he has left the riders with priceless information on how to better them physically,” Chris added.

The riders then spent the day with Lee Hogan as their lecturer, discussing Sponsorship and Media. Lee brought along Graeme Baynes, from Honda Australia, to assist him in the sponsorship lecture.

“We thank Graeme for taking the time out of his schedule to come along with Lee today. For the riders to hear from someone in the industry who receives sponsorship proposals regularly really helps them understand what they need to include for the best chance of success,” Chris said.

After lunch the discussion moved onto media and Lee explained to the riders how to act during an interview, and to give them some hands-on education, he brought-in Brendan Bell of MXTV.

“Having Brendan there filming an interview between the riders (individually) and Lee was great experience for them all. Then seeing the footage back and getting feedback on the spot from Lee gave them more information than a simple lecture could have done,” Chris said.

“We’d like to thank both Brendan for his time during the afternoon and Lee for spending the day with the riders and sharing some of his contacts with them! It really is priceless having people within the industry coming and sharing their knowledge with the up-and-coming riders,” Chris added.

The MV Elite Rider Training Camp has now wrapped up and Motorcycling Victoria would like to thank Stephen Mion, Lee Hogan, Brendan Bell, Graeme Baynes, the Parkview Hotel and Chris Gray for their time and efforts throughout the past three days.

“I couldn’t have put this Camp together and got it to work as well as it has without the help of the guest presenters, as well as Chris Gray for his presenting and supervision of the riders through the Camp and Peta Thomas for her help in supervising the Camp,” MV Operations & Events Manager Mark Vallance said.

Congratulations to the riders on getting through the three days and we hope that you took in as much information as you could and had a great time whilst attending the camp!

– Mark Vallance
Operations & Events Manager

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