Glenn Macdonald (Director)

NAME: Glenn Macdonald
SUBURB/TOWN: Melbourne
NICK NAME: MACA


HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A TEAM MANAGER? I first started out in 2003 where I helped to establish the Yamaha Junior Development Team. In 2007 I joined forces with KTM Australia and I started up my own dealership based team called GMR-KTM. I have now stepped up to the role of Team Manager of the factory junior and senior women’s race team for Motorex KTM which I am really excited about. I have also worked closely with the senior Motorex KTM Racing Team at Super X in seasons 2009 and 2010. I have managed the Australian World Junior Motocross Team in 2013 and 2014

HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN RACING? 30+ years. I don’t get to race much lately, but I turn up at the track and upset the boys now and again!

WHAT ARE YOUR MAJOR RESULTS? I am a multiple State and National Champion in Motocross, Dirt / Long Track, Supermotard and Speedway (Solo). I have stood on the podium for more than 90 State and National Championship events in my career. Other highlights include the success of teh GMR Motorex KTM Racing Team, in just four years we have secured over 20 number one plates, including podium results at the FIM World Junior Motocross Titles.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR 2014 & BEYOND? Extend on the success of my previous team management experience KTM will now have an in-house focus and I will move into new areas for GMR which I am really looking forward to. My focus is also on the continued development of the Motocross Advanced Coaching Academy in Australia and New Zealand.

FAVORITE MUSIC: Metallica, Audioslave and a heap of other stuff

FAVORITE TV SHOW: 24

FAVORITE FOOD: Thai

FAVORITE TRACK: Manjimup, WA and Waaia, VIC.

FAVORITE RIDER: I don’t really have a favourite, there are so many great riders and I admire different things in each. An ideal rider is one who gives 100%, who believes in themselves, is prepared to do the hard yards to be their best and is friendly and helpful to fellow riders and spectators.

GREATEST RACING ACHIEVEMENT: There have been heaps of achievements along the way, but a couple that stand out is becoming the Australian Long Track Champion in 1994. It was the first time I had ever raced long track and I didn’t even know I had to race without brakes! There was a cyclone-mesh fence around the track and the set-up was gnarly! I also won the Victorian Supermotard Championships in 2005 in my debut year in the premier 450 class. I also had a really bad crash in 1994 and came back from a smashed leg (I was told I would never run let alone race again) to win two Australian Motocross Titles (AJMCA) in both the 125 and 250 classes.

WHERE TO DO SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS? Working in the motocross industry I love so much and enjoying life!

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