The motoDNA Foundation junior road racer development program got into full swing at the Australian MotoGP at Philip Island, with young stars of the future taking part in a MotoGP team networking and mentoring event.

The annual event, which is supported by all the major teams including Honda Racing Corporation, Yamaha Factory Racing, Ducati Corse, Lucio Cecchinello Racing, Tech 3, MarcVDS, Intervetten, Aspar and Racing Team Germany was a great success.

The junior road racers that took part this year included Olly Simpson who has been competing in the Red Bull Rookies. Olly has been showing signs of great speed amongst a few injuries in 2013 and is looking forward to making his mark in 2014.


15 year old Troy Guenther also attended the event. This young man is one of Australia’s fastest emerging road race talents, currently gaining great experience and race craft in the competitive Japanese road racing championships.


The youngest star of the future was 10 year old Joel Kelso who has made a very successful transition to road racing amongst his dirt tracking exploits. Showing maturity beyond his years, both on and off the track, the future looks bright for this road racer.

motoDNA ambassador 500 Grand Prix legend Kevin Magee joined motoDNA’s Director of coaching Mark McVeigh to host the young riders for the weekend.

The stars of the future networking at MotoGP is part of the motoDNA academy and foundation junior road racer development program.

Check out all the video action from our recent legends and juniors coaching day.

World Champions Troy Bayliss and Jason Crump joined 500 Grand Prix legend Kevin Magee and former 500 Grand prix racer Mark Willis with a big day of coaching and mentoring young and upcoming road racers.


Photos by Andrew Gosling