-- THR 2-Seater Experience – The Thrill of a Lifetime!
Team Honda Racing’s latest success on the track comes not just from their
event-winning performance at the recent Australian Superbike Championship Round
in Darwin, but from the broad smiles recorded on the faces of all the guests at
the latest Team Honda Racing 2-Seater Experience!
Held at Sydney Motorsport Park on Monday, the Factory Honda Superbike riders,
#27 Jamie Stauffer and #34 Josh Hook, created memories not soon forgotten for
those brave enough to don the leathers and grip the handles tightly as they flew
around the GP Circuit at speeds in excess of 260km/hr.
The guests were extremely animated in the pits with much laughter and banter as
they prepared for their pillion ride with many a nervous smile being concealed
beneath the helmet. However, the excitement and thrill of the Hot Lap could not
be contained for the majority of pillions as the Honda CBR1000RR pulled back
into pit lane and they tried to explain the exhilaration of their experience.
There were guests both local and interstate in attendance on the day including
many of the Team Honda Racing sponsors and their associated guests; AWS Vantage,
Honda Motorcycle Insurances, Doric Products, Bank of Queensland and Western
Along with the team’s valued sponsors, there was an added treat on the day with
some familiar celebrity faces enjoying the adrenaline rush. Motorcycle Legend,
Daryl Beattie decided that it was time to relinquish control on a motorcycle for
just that day, taking a Hot Lap with Superbike rider Josh Hook – Daryl’s first
ever pillion ride! His verdict? He loved it!
Barry Dubois from Channel 10’s The Living Room was eager to take the Hot Lap
experience again, having recently done so at Phillip Island for the launch of
the 2013 Australian MotoGP. Barry is completely “Hooked” after his pillion ride
with Josh Hook and says it is one of the best things he has ever done. Not to be
outdone, Network 10 motorsport presenter, Greg Rust, producer Michael Heaton and
Recipe to Riches presenter, Darren Robertson also braved a hot lap with Jamie
and Josh, all agreeing it was an experience not to be missed.
As if a Hot Lap onboard a Motologic-prepared Team Honda Racing CBR1000RR was not
enough, guests were also treated to other fantastic activities on the day; a
session with Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) where they took on a number
of ride activities and challenges, Stunt Driving School with a V8 Supercar
Instructor and a Motokana 4-wheel driving skills test. What a day!
Team Honda Racing welcomed the Steven Walter Foundation to the day complete with
the Honda CBR1000RR custom-built by Motologic which the charity is currently
raffling to raise money for research into children’s cancer. The Steven Walter
Foundation does a fantastic job in not only raising awareness of children’s
cancer, but also raising much needed funds to aid in research for a cure. With
many projects throughout the year to achieve their goals, the SWF has been
supported by Honda Australia for over 10 years. Team Honda Racing has a strong
belief in the work of the SWF and is pleased to support the foundation.
Honda Australia’s Glyn Griffiths was the official MC for the day and Team Honda
Racing would like to thank Glyn and indeed Honda MPE for their continued
support. Thanks also to all the team sponsors without whom such thrilling days
would not be possible.
As Jamie Stauffer and Josh Hook return their focus to the more serious job at
hand, racing in the Australian Superbike Championship, the Honda riders and
indeed the entire team at Team Honda Racing would like to thank everyone
involved in the THR 2-Seater Experience for making it another terrific success.