World class motorbike racer joins former Rugby League star on the track this weekend! Daryl Beattie, one of Australia's most loved motorsport heroes, is joining Former Rugby League Sydney Roosters Star, Jack Elsegood this week end on the race ...
World class motorbike racer joins former Rugby League star on the track this weekend!
Daryl Beattie, one of Australia's most loved motorsport heroes, is joining Former Rugby League Sydney Roosters Star, Jack Elsegood this week end on the race track at Sandown 500 in the V8 BRutes 'Great Aussie Ute Race' for his first race ever in a car!
Elsegood has been preparing for the next race in Victoria for the Sandown 500 on the 5th - 8th September after a successful weekend at Goulburn in the last round of the PROCAR V8 BRute series where he finished 8th overall and accomplished his personal aim for the season, beating Allan Grice!
This year will see the 36th running of the famous Sandown 500. The 500Km race for a combined field of Nations Cup and GT Performance cars with multiple drivers will be a great lead up event for the Bathurst 24hr race to be held in November.
Daryl Beattie rocketed to international motorcycle racing fame in 1993 when he won the 500cc German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Due to his modest and relaxed nature, Daryl became one of the most popular riders on the circuit and was one of the only riders to get close to Mick Doohan during his reign of supremacy. It was also in the same year that Elsegood burst onto the scene with his rugby league career, taking the Rookie of The Year Award!
In 1995 Daryl was leading the Championship until he broke his collarbone. He came back from the injury and the World title came down to the second last round in Argentina, Doohan came first and Daryl came second - and that was the finishing order of the 1995 World Championship.
In 1997 the combination of constantly putting his life on the line and regular serious injuries (1994 - all five toes on his left foot amputated; 1995 - broken collarbone;1996 - head injuries and a broken wrist.) This helped Daryl make the decision to retire. Since then, Daryl has worked towards his goal of having his own aviation company.
Although 1995 was the highlight of Daryl's career, he enjoyed six successful years competing in the 500cc World Championship and a career in motorbikes that spanned over 15 years.
JE Racing is proud to announce that Daryl Beattie will be joining Jack as his co-driver in the great Aussie Ute Race. The former Rugby League star is delighted to have Daryl on board in his first race on four wheels.