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Newly formed high performance motorcycle academy motoDNA, celebrated its launch this month with an event attracting some of the biggest names in racing with coaches and participants ranging from Craig Lowndes to Kevin Magee.

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  2. 2. Media Release Distribution - motoDNALegends of Racing Launch “motoDNA Training Academy”Brisbane, Wednesday 27 September 2012: Attention all Producers, Chief of Staff Reporters and Journalists.Newly formed high performance motorcycle academy motoDNA, celebrated its launch this month with an eventattracting some of the biggest names in racing with coaches and participants ranging from Craig Lowndes to KevinMagee.The launch event titled “Big Day Out” at the Broadford race track in Victoria was well received as a huge success andbrought together Superbike, V8 Supercar and GP legends for track and classroom coaching sessions with both adultsand juniors.According to Mark McVeigh, former International 250GP road racer and founder of motoDNA, the event featured roadrace mentoring and coaching sessions with 13 young superstars from the MRRDA series and provided an opportunityfor the juniors to receive first hand mentoring advice from likes of Craig Lowndes, Kevin Magee, Glenn Allerton andSteve Richards.“We had a number of up-and-coming stars of the sport participate in the event, including three kids selected for the2012 Red Bull rookies tryout in Europe and Sam Clarke, who was awarded the awarded the FIM 2012 Philip IslandMoto3 wildcard,” Mr McVeigh said.Aussie Superbike star, Glenn Allerton who made the trip from the previous days Queensland ASBK round said, “Theevent was really enjoyable and it was good to give something back to the younger guys who are coming through.”“You can see how hungry the juniors are and there’s definitely a lot of talent there. I really enjoyed the day and it was alot of fun with ‘Richo’ and Lowndsy on the track, overall a really great day and hopefully they can put on more eventslike these in the future,” Mr Allerton said.Two times Bathurst 1000 winner Steve Richards also showed his support for the event and motoDNA’s approach totrack and classroom coaching sessions.“I think this motoDNA program is fantastic. Every young person in whatever sport they do needs a bit of a periscope tosee where the sport goes, so any programs can be put upfront for young riders or drivers can only help theirdevelopment to potentially get the best people involved in the sport,” Mr Richards said.Casey Stoner and Will Davison also attended, hanging out in the pits enjoying the relaxed atmosphere.Backing on the success of the Big Day Out launch, Mark McVeigh of motoDNA has announce an exciting range ofupcoming workshops and track days ranging from level one road rider track day intro to level four master classes.Mr McVeigh said motoDNA brings together a century of motorcycle racing knowledge, gained at the highest levels ofMotoGP, World Superbikes, Suzuka 8 hrs, European and Australian championships. “It’s been combined intomotoDNA’s state-of-the-art holistic high performance motorcycle education program, catering for advanced road ridersto International racers.”To find out more, visit and or email --- ENDS --- Page 2 of 11
  3. 3. About motoDNAmotoDNA’s founder, former International 250GP road racer, MotoGP RaceEngineer and V8 Supercar Engineer Mark McVeigh, has put together a verystrong combination of trainers which includes 1988 Spanish 500cc grand prixwinner and SPEED TV commentator Kevin Magee, Mark Willis ex-500cc rider andcurrent European Super-stock rider Bryan Staring leading the way.motoDNA offers four levels of track coaching and workshops, including:- Level 1 - Road riders / track intro Level 2 - Intermediate Level 3 - Advanced Level 4 – MasterclassFor further information, interview opportunities or high res image requestsplease contact Mark McVeigh on 0402 600 018 or email find out more visit and motoDNA CoachesBringing a wealth of moto experience to the table, the motoDNA coaches all work together to deliver theacademy’s participants the best training in the country. Together, they provide world-wide recognised skills.Director of Coaching – Mark McVeigh: Athlete – International 250GP road racer MotoGP Race Engineer Motorcycle Design Engineer Freelance Technical Moto Journalist V8 supercar Principal Engineer Motorcycling Australia master coachMark is a respected former International 250GP road racer, MotoGP Race Engineer and MotoGP DesignEngineer, as well as a Freelance Technical Moto Journalist. Mark’s passion for motoDNA is clearly evident,allowing him to share his master coaching skills and knowledge to those who benefit most. Mark leads theteam to ensure the training program is first-class. Page 3 of 11
  4. 4. Expert Coach – Kevin Magee: 500 Grand prix Legend SpeedTV expert commentator Motorcycle test rider journalist Motorcycling Australia road race coachIn Mark McVeigh’s own words, “Magoo needs no introduction. A legend of our sport, we are extremelyproud to have the ‘Horsham Hurricane” lead our coaching crew at motoDNA.”Kevin’s easy going and friendly demeanour, coupled with his encyclopaedia knowledge of motorcycles makehim one of the best coaches in the business. Kevin’s drive to succeed inspires his accomplishments, and theknowledge gained from those achievements, which he passes on to others is a role he finds very rewarding.Expert Coach – Mark Willis: 500 Grand prix World Superbike World Endurance Australian Long Track Champion Motorcycle test rider journalistAs quoted by Mark McVeigh, “Wazza is a pioneer of our sport.” In typical Aussie fashion, Mark’s dirt trackbackground laid the foundations for an awesome career racing on the world circuit including for thelegendary Kenny Roberts 500gp team. Mark is still super quick and his down-to-earth approach andmotorcycle knowledge make for an unforgettable coaching experience and one which he students love.Expert Coach – Bryan Staring: World Superstock racer – Team Perdercini 2010 Australian Superbike Champion 2010 Australian Rider of the year 2009 Australian Supersport Champion Motorcycling Australia road race coachBryan is currently living the dream, racing in the World Superstock championship for the former Italian500gp rider, Lucio Pedercini. Super talented, Bryan coaches for motoDNA in his frequent trips back to Oz.Upon Request:High resolution profile images of all four of the respected motoDNA Coaches andfurther information on their full biographies are also available for media opportunties. Page 4 of 11
  5. 5. Big Day Out Event Photos(Additional event images and high resolution photos are available for media opportunities upon on request.) --- BIG DAY OUT - Juniors and Legends forum --- Page 5 of 11
  6. 6. --- BIG DAY OUT - Lowndsy, RD and Magoo enjoying Dave McKennas stunt show --- --- BIG DAY OUT - Glen Allerton & Juniors --- Page 6 of 11
  7. 7. --- BIG DAY OUT - Triumphs Cliffy Stovall & Casey Stoner -- Page 7 of 11
  8. 8. --- BIG DAY OUT – Lowndsy’s Bathurst preparation --- Page 8 of 11
  9. 9. --- BIG DAY OUT – Kevin Magee on the Triumph --- Page 9 of 11
  10. 10. --- BIG DAY OUT – Wheeliezones Dave McKenna --- Page 10 of 11
  11. 11. --- BIG DAY OUT – BMW McVeigh coaching bike --- Page 11 of 11