AVID Girls Only Track Day participant Katie Kemp is over the moon at winning a special one-on-one coaching session with Isle of Man TT champion Cameron Donald at the next GOTD in October at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex at Broadford.
Katie first took part in a GOTD many years ago, before the birth of her son. “I attended my first GOTD and rode my little 620 Ducati and absolutely loved it!” Katie recalled.
“I had always wanted to return and after 7 years I did. I very quickly found a passion for it. Last year I upgraded my ride to a 996 Superbike and haven’t looked back. My 996, affectionately known as Sofia, is a superb bike. I’ve always loved Ducati’s and this bike is perfect for me,” she added.
Katie believes that GOTDs are a special day. “All the girls are very supportive and encouraging. There is no pressure to go fast. Riders can progress at their own pace,” Katie said.
Katie highly recommends to any woman to attend these fantastic days that are very well organised by the State Motorcycle Sports Complex. “It doesn’t matter what style of bike you ride or what skill level you are, whether you are a learner or experienced.
“It really is the best opportunity for fun, to meet other lovely ladies, and to learn further techniques,” Katie added.
On her mentoring session with Cam Donald at the next GOTD, Katie replied: “I heard about the opportunity to win a one-on-one mentoring session with Cam Donald and I thought ‘Wow, that would be amazing, but what are my chances’?
“After discovering that it was me who had won, I was ecstatic. What a sensational, exciting opportunity,” Katie added.
“I can’t wait to meet Cam in October. My goals are to be a better, smoother and faster rider on track and I’m looking forward to wearing out my knee sliders,” Katie added.
For Belinda Douglas, Shannons’ Business Development Manager – Melbourne, she believes that these days are great fun and very rewarding. “To see the smiles that beam through helmets as the ladies are coming off the track is priceless,” Belinda said.
“It was great to see Katie’s reaction when she won the mentoring session with Cam. We couldn’t wipe the smile off her face,” she added.
Cam will also do a classroom group session with all participants of the October GOTD.
“Our aim for October is to have a good fun family day and we encourage families to come along and support their ladies on track for the last GOTD for 2017,” Belinda said.
“A huge thank-you must go to Motorcycling Victoria, Shannons Insurance, Cam Donald, SCE Photography and all the lovely ladies, their partners, and my husband for all their support and encouragement,” Katie praised. Yvonne Barker, from Girl Rider, has also been very helpful at the latest GOTDs at Broadford.
The next Girls Only Track Day takes place on Sunday, October 1 at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex at Broadford. For further enquiries please contact Ann-Marie Upton at email@example.com or phone (03) 5784 4163.
You can register your interest to attend by emailing Ann-Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the Thursday prior.