Never has there been such a love affair with something in Australia as with Motorsports and motor cars.
It is almost like it is one’s nature to be associated with machines and technology.
Men, like the middle-aged, school boys, husbands and elderly have passed down this love affair with cars and motorcars to generations succeeding them.
There is Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL, Soccer, and…Motorsports.
Despite being all year round, Motorsports don’t happen too often on the sporting calendar, so when there is a Motorsports event, it is usually a big occasion.
The calendar commences with the Street Machine Summernats Car Festival in January, working its way down to the Sydney 500 in November to December. The most popular Motorsports would have to be Formula One and the V8 Supercars, especially the Bathurst 1000, with winners and legends like Peter Brock, Craig Lowndes, Jim Richards, Larry Perkins and Mark Skaife Tourism Australia 2013 / V8 Supercars Fan Group (V8SFG). There will be no long list here of the different Motorsports events in Australia, but they are definitely there.
Some famous names associated with Motorsports in Australia are Mark Webber (Red Bull), with nine race wins, and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull and Toro Rosso) of Formula One. Other successful Australian Formula One drivers were the famous Jack Brabham, with three career championships, and then Alan Jones. Australian Will Power was runner-up twice in the IndyCar series and did well in the A1 Grand Prix Championship Formula 1 Official Web-site .
Motorcycle events like MotoGP and Superbikes were more of a rewarding environment for Australians than Formula One with Mick Doohan, an all-time great with five championship wins, Casey Stoner, Wayne Gardner, Troy Bayliss and Troy Corser Yahoo Directory, Motorcycle Racing – Riders.
Despite some success in Motorsports, overseas competition has tended to dominate. So there is still a long way to go for the Australians.
There is even a teaching organization called Motorsports Training Australia (MTA). Its students have made a real difference to the Australian Motorsport industry. There is a large spacious workshop the envy of Motorsport organizations and franchises, trackside experience and MTA equipment Motorsports Training Australia, MTA.
The reason for mentioning the MTA is that there are usually only a few openings for mechanics students where there are a lot of willing students but few vacancies and positions available. Persistence, dedication and that true and honest love for cars, mechanics and Motorsports must take priority.
A suggestion is working for free for a while on a day or days during the week or on the weekends to get you started and then progress from there. One may even learn more in the process as a free-wheeler. Others tend to be quick to ask for the money.
Perhaps there can be some development in the lower ranks, like through educational institutions like the MTA, to produce, down-the-track, quality top-level Motorsports drivers for Australia.