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MA’s Volunteer Spotlight-Paul Hinds

  • 28 June 2018
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MA’s Volunteer Spotlight-Paul Hinds

THIS MONTH'S NOMINATED MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA'S VOLUNTEER:
                      
Paul Hinds 
 

 
Paul is an Official and NOC committee member, specialising as a Road Race and Speedway Official

 

What got you into motorsport?




What got you into volunteering?





What’s your favourite thing about volunteering?






Most memorable moment whilst volunteering with MA?








Best experience as a volunteer (best event etc.)?



Best advice you’ve been given?



                                  

                              

Favourite discipline?


Favourite track?


Favourite rider?


What 2018 event are you most excited for?

I have always been interested in Motorcycle Racing as well as Formula One from a very young age.





I was first introduced to volunteering about five years ago when I attended an MCRCWA race meeting. As I didn'thave the ability to race, I thought that I could be involved as an official of some capacity. I spoke with Denise Stronach - Race Secretary - and she got me into the organisation.



Working with my Series Team at ASBK as we travel Australia. The comradery is unbelievable for such a high-pressured environment. Being able to be amongst some of the best of the best, in our sport, along with rubbing shoulders on an International level with MotoGP and World SBK officials and riders, gives me a buzz every time. Having also the opportunity to be diverse in many of the sports disciplines at all levels.


Too many to list!

Being able to meet three-time Superbike World Champion Troy Bayliss, was just one of many memorable moments, plus I’m a Ducati man.

Along with seeing first hand Jason Doyle crowned FIM World Speedway champion last year.



Being selected to attend the FIM Clerk of Course Super License in Geneva was an incredible experience. To be amongst the world Clerks and Stewards of each motorcycle discipline was quite unbelievable and humbling.



I have been privileged to have Peter Smith - World SBK and MotoGP Clerk Of Course - as my main mentor, and he always says that you must keep learning and put in the hard yards. It all takes time but it is worth it.



                                   

Anything on two wheels.



Phillip Island.


Andrea Dovisioso and of course Valentino Rossi.


2018 Australian MotoGP – Phillip Island.

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