Wandi Road Racer Callum O’Brien has earned the opportunity of a lifetime as a result of his efforts at the 2017 Motorcycling Western Australia’s JET Camp.
Callum already competes nationally as part of the Australian Superbike Championship in the Supersport 300 category.
15-year-old Callum races the Clean Ride KTM390 around Australia with his father’s guidance and is gaining more experience with every round of the National series.
Callum had attended the Jet Camp in 2016 where he caught the eye of ex MotoGP/World Superstock rider Bryan Staring.
Bryan described Callum as “a quiet but much focused young man” and discussed with coach Mark Gill the potential he saw.
Stephen O’Brien, Callum’s father, requested his son to re-attend the camp again in 2017, as he felt it had a huge impact on the youngster the previous year.
As described by his father, Callum had made massive improvements on his fitness and was even more driven to push himself to the limit while striving to be the best.
Unknown to Callum and the rest of the camp, was a huge opportunity for a Road Racer, offered by Rob Peters of Banhams Plumbing, Gas and Fire Services.
Rob was instrumental in providing Supersport rider Sam Clarke the opportunity to nationally last year, finishing second in the championship and now races abroad in the British Superbike Series.
Rob wanted to support the Jet Camp by offering an opportunity to a worthy rider who, not only was a capable rider but who was professional and had the full support of their family.
Callum with his fitness, positivity, family support and daring to dream big fit the bill.
Between Rob and coach Mark, Callum will be given the opportunity of a lifetime on.
Callum will fly to Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, in Italy and test for an Italian race team on board a World Supersport300 machine supplied by SK Racing.
He will have the support of sponsor Rob Peters (Banhams) coach Mark Gill (Leading Edge Motorcycle Sport), his father Stephen, a data acquisition engineer and 2 mechanics.
All to make sure the bike and Callum perform at 100% for his chance to race in Europe.
“Simply, as a result of performing at his best during the Motorcycling WA Jet Camp and his professional attitude off the bike, Callum has opened the biggest door possible to a career in motorsport.” said coach Mark Gill.
Find Callum O’Brien Racing on Facebook to follow his progress around Australia and in Europe on July 31.
For your opportunity to leap the competition, keep an eye open for Jet Camp 2018