GP Juniors Australia is extremely delighted to announce it will partner with Garry McCoy of GMC Cooyar to provide a training venue for aspiring road racers to learn their craft. This is a major development in the aims of GP Juniors Australia to establish nationwide training facilities to nurture and develop a new generation of road racing champions.
A training camp will be held at GMC Cooyar on 13th and 14th June. After coaching and practicing there on the dirt, GP Juniors Australia will relocate to Morgan Park Raceway with McCoy for two days of valuable training on the bitumen.
The opportunity to practice off-road at GMC Cooyar, combined with two day’s practice on bitumen with Garry will prepare the juniors well for the third round of the GP Juniors Cup, a part of the Motorcycle Sportsmen of Qld Southern Downs Road Race Series.
Only those that enter the third round of GP Juniors Australia during the weekend of 16th -17th June will be eligible to take part in this amazing opportunity.
For interested parties, that have the necessary licence, there is also the option of leasing a Yamaha R15 fitted with Bridgestone tyres from GP Juniors Australia, for the training and weekend’s racing.
An added bonus to the GP Juniors is that all this training will be free, thanks to GMC Cooyar, Dave Fuller from Advanced Rider Training and Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland! Standard club entry fees apply to enter the meeting.
GMC Cooyar is Garry McCoy’s private off-road training facility and is one of Australia’s largest motorcycle coaching and practice venues. The 1800-acre property, 2.5 hours from Brisbane, features a natural terrain motocross track, speedway track, junior technical tracks and a fast and flowing flat track – all of which Garry has purposely designed for road racers to cross train on dirt.
Promotor of GP Juniors Australia, Mark Bracks is naturally excited at the prospect saying, “this is an excellent opportunity for GP Juniors Australia to work with Garry McCoy and opens an avenue that can benefit so many riders. I have been there a couple of times and it is a magnificent facility for riders of all levels and ages.”
“In his stellar 18-year racing career Garry won 125cc and 500cc Grands Prix as well as races in the Superbike World Championship. To have Garry passing on his skills and knowledge is invaluable” he said.
McCoy is equally pleased to welcome GP Juniors Australia to his Queensland training facility. “When I was racing in Grand Prix’s I developed my own off-road tracks here for my off-season training. For road racers, the opportunity to cross train on dirt provides immense physical and mental benefits” McCoy said.
“Over recent years I’ve continued to develop my tracks and coaching venue here in Cooyar and I’m now thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Australia’s young talent and to share my tracks and experience with GP Juniors Australia” McCoy said.