Superbike champ coming to the Whitsundays
WORLD #24 superbike rider Gary McCoy will be hosting a coaching event for members of the Whitsunday Moto Sports Club (WMSC) next month.
McCoy has spent more than a decade in grand prix racing and has proved his ability on the world racing circuits many times. He will be bringing a wealth of knowledge and racing experience to the Whitsunday Raceway on May 17-18.
Taking advantage of his small stature, McCoy first raced in 125s but he really seemed to burst onto the scene in 2000, when he won the season’s first 500cc race in spectacular style, entertaining the fans and his rivals.
His ability to go faster by sliding the rear of his bikes has its roots in speedway riding and has earned him the nickname of “The Slide King”.
After the launch of the movie Faster in 2003, McCoy managed to excite an entire generation of Moto GP fans and score himself a huge following in the U.S.
WMSC president Andrew Auld said Grand Prix 250 champion Dave Fuller would also be on hand to offer advice to the road racing contingent of the club.
“It’s great to have riders of this quality wanting to come and experience the Whitsunday Raceway,” he said. “Gary wants to get some experience on the track before he returns to race in the legends class at the Australian Supermoto Titles in June.”
Auld is hoping to secure McCoy for additional coaching events in the future if the event is a success.