Josh McHenry – an attendee at the 2014 MV Elite Rider Training Camp – has since then been putting into practice what he learnt and will be plying his trade in the 300cc Production class in the Australian Superbike Championship.
In 2015, Josh, from Hoppers Crossing, finished in fifth position at the ASBK, and is 100 per cent focused on moving higher up the rankings in 2016.
“All of my training I’ve done throughout the summer has been off the bike,” Josh said. “My physical fitness has let me down in the past so along with personal trainer Ben Lennon (Impulse Personal Training) it has been something that I’ve been working on,” Josh added.
His training has included running, cycling, swimming and weight training and Josh now feels that it has all got him very prepared for the upcoming season.
“I’ve been putting all of my energy into my training, physically and mentally, to enable myself to perform at 100 per cent for the duration of the Australian Superbike Championship season.
“I’ll once again compete in the 300cc Production class aboard my Peter Stevens Motorcycles Kawasaki Ninja 300,” the 18-year-old added.
With a strong field expected in that class, there will be a big group of riders up the front battling for those podium spots, and Josh sees himself right up there with them.
“I believe I will be a part of the front group this season. My aim for the season is to obviously win the Championship. However, I also want to gain more knowledge of the bikes and how we can improve them through suspension changes,” Josh said.
“I’m looking forward to racing at Eastern Creek as I believe it’s one of, if not the best, track in Australia. I think Winton will be my toughest round; a number of my competitors have ridden there plenty of times before whereas I’ve only been there once,” he said.
Josh is also really glad to announce the ongoing sponsorship from Peter Stevens Motorcycles for the 2016 season.
“We were lucky enough to them on board last year and I believe this year I will be able to display their brand at the front of the grid every round!” Josh added.
For more news on the Australian Superbike Championship, which starts on February 26-28 at Phillip Island, please visit http://www.asbk.com.au/
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