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Jack Matthews: Back to do it all again

JACK Matthews is back to do the Elite Rider Training Camp all again in September.

JACK Matthews enjoyed Motorcycling Victoria’s Elite Rider Training Camp so much the first time that he is back to do it all again in 2015.

The enduro rider has had a great year in 2015 so far meeting all his personal goals that he has set himself.

“My aim was to finish in the top 10 for the Australian Off-Road Championship and top three for the Victorian Off-Road Championship, so far I’ve achieved this,” Jack said.

Jack is in sixth-place in the J4 class of the AORC and currently running third in the VORC. He also finished third at the Australian Enduro-X Series and 11th outright in the big wheel 250 4-stroke class at the 2015 Penrite Hattah Desert Race.

“One of the biggest challenges was competing in the AORC where the weather is always changing. Racing here in Victoria then traveling to Queensland and New South Wales where the climate is so different is challenging. The heat knocks you around so you really need to be on top of your hydration.”

He credits the 2014 MV Elite Rider Training Camp for getting things going for him earlier this year.

“The camp gave me a good start to the season. I was able to walk away with good knowledge of my fitness and the nutrition side of things,” Jack said.

Jack has also been working closely with camp presenter Stephen Mion of FitMoto throughout all of 2015 after last years’ MV Elite Rider Training Camp.

“Thanks to Stephen Mion of FitMoto who helped me with my fitness throughout the year. I’m sure I’ll also be in top shape when next season starts by continuing to work with him,” Jack added.

With Jack stepping up into senior racing next year, he’s hoping that by coming to the MV Elite Rider Training Camp a second time will help him further his off-bike knowledge.

“The MV Elite Rider Training Camp this year should be good. I’m hoping to find better ways to get fitter faster and keep fit, as well as getting a better idea of how to keep up with sponsors and getting new ones. This was something that I found difficult as a junior,” Jack said.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved with the MV Elite Rider Training Camp, and if it wasn’t for such a great team and coaches, I wouldn’t get the chance to learn and improve my riding skills, fitness and nutrition knowledge,” Jack added.

“Add the dedication and support of my family and sponsors; without them I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

MV’s 2015 edition of the Elite Rider Training Camp will run from September 21-23 in Melbourne.

– Mark Vallance
Operations & Events Manager

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