News Brief V8 Supercar champion and dirt bike enthusiast Jamie Whincup to appear at Australian Motorcycle Expo Gold Coast For Immediate Release: 11 February 2009. V8 Supercar Champion Jamie Whincup will his indulge his passion for two wheels when he visits the inaugural Australian Motorcycle Expo Gold Coast on Saturday February 21. The Gold Coast-based 26-year-old is a keen dirt bike enthusiast and relishes the chance to hit well-worn trails in the hinterland when his busy schedule allows. The three-time Bathurst 1000 winner now utilises his dirt bike as a key part of his fitness training routine. A long-time KTM rider, he will be presented with a brand new 2009 450 EXC on the QBE Stage at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at midday (12pm) on Saturday. He will then be available to meet with fans to sign autographs, pose for photos and chat about his passion for dirt bike riding. Whincup said he was looking forward to catching up with local fans and talking two wheels.
"I'm looking forward to being a part of the event, I've always loved motorcycles and I've ridden KTM dirt bikes for a number of years," said Whincup. "Fitness is a big part of motorsport so I take any chance I can get to hit the dirt and raise the heart rate -- its also a great way to keep my reflexes sharp.
"Come on down and say hello, check out my new 450 EXC plus all the other awesome bikes on display!"
Whincup is just one of the special guests that the event will welcome across three massive days, with the star-studded lineup also featuring WSBK champion Troy Bayliss, MotoGP star Chris Vermeulen and Crusty Demon daredevil Seth Enslow. Doors to the event open at 10am each day, Friday February 20 to Sunday February 22.