Sydney Shows sponsors racer
The 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show will sponsor Brandon Demmery, 15, for the remainder of the 2013 Road Racing Season.
A promising motorcycle rider’s career is back on track, thanks to sponsorship from the 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show.
Talented Junior Road Racer, Brandon Demmery, aged 15, was dealt a cruel blow recently when his family’s race trailer containing all of their race gear was stolen from Melbourne, with the loss totaling tens-of-thousands of dollars of equipment.
After hearing of the Demmery’s plight, organisers of the 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show wanted to assist and the Show will now sponsor Brandon for the remainder of the 2013 Road Racing season with the funds enabling replacement of the stolen gear built up over the past decade.
“We are absolutely over the moon with the support and generosity shown by the 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show. Their sponsorship will mean that we can compete in the Victorian titles, in which Brandon has a great chance of winning,” commented Brandon’s father, Mick Demmery.
“In fact the generosity shown by the motorcycling community in general has been overwhelming.”
2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show Exhibition Manger, Mal Jarrett did not hesitate to organise a rescue package for Brandon on hearing of his news.
“We are pleased to be able to support Brandon and his racing efforts and thought the best way that we could help out would be to sponsor him for the remainder of the 2013 season, which I’m sure he’ll excel in,” said Jarrett.
“Brandon is a great ambassador for the sport and it’s very encouraging to see a teenager so passionate about what they do and not afraid to put in the hard yards to achieve success in their chosen sport.”
Brandon will be racing this weekend (May 18-19) at Phillip Island in the opening round of the Victorian Road Race Championship, sporting the 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show branding on his motorcycle.
The 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show presented by QBE will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 15-17, 2013.
ABOUT BRANDON DEMMERY:
Name: Brandon Demmery
DOB: 7th September, 1997
Hometown: Wagga Wagga
Race Number: 11
Category: 250 Production
Bike: Kawasaki Ninja 250
Sponsors: Ron Crouch Transport, Bendix, Kenma, NG Brakes, Wilful Damage Clothing, Adrenalin Performance Bikes, High Octane Motorcycles, Ugly fish Eyewear, TKD Jeans, 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show.
2012: 5th place 125cc Championship
: 2nd place 125cc Pirelli endurance championship
: 2nd place 125cc Pirelli sprint championship
2011: 2nd place MRRDA 150cc class
: 1st place Victorian titles 150cc class
2010: 1st place 70cc Victorian State Title
: 2nd place 80cc Victorian State Title
2009: 3rd place 70cc Victorian State Title
: 2nd place 70cc MRRDA Series
: 2nd place 70cc 6hr support class
2008: 3rd place 70cc Victorian State Titles
2007: 1st place 50cc Victorian State Titles
2006 :1st place 65cc South coast Champion
:1st place 65cc Motocross Champion
: 1st place 65cc Jack Hogg Championship
: 1st place 50cc Coopers Gully Championship
1. What job do you have outside of racing?
I’m still at school, but hoping to get into mechanical engineering after doing a motorcycle mechanics apprenticeship.
2. What is your favourite track here in Australia and why?
Winton. It was the first road track I ever rode, plus it has a bit of everything like straights and fast sweepers.
3. What is your favourite international track?
Sepang in Malaysia. I have been to the MotoGP there, and hopefully will get a chance this year to ride it in the Malaysian SIC cup.
4. Who was your idol growing up and why?
I’m a big fan of Mick Doohan, Troy Corser and Troy Bayliss. My real Idols are those Aussies that have achieved everything they set out to do at an international level; they are great role models for younger riders wishing to follow in their footsteps.
5. What is the fastest top speed you will get to this season and where?
This season only 170km/h at Phillip Island on the 250 Production Bike. Last year was 240km/h on the 125.
6. What is your normal training schedule per week to keep fit?
I spend time on cardio workouts and mostly eating healthy food. There is no substitute for actually being on the race bike.
7. Other than your family, who has been your greatest influences in your racing career and why?
Chas Hern. He has shown me how the bike works, how to fix them, and how to have a good attitude at the track.