A longtime driving force behind-the-scenes in Australian motocross, Mark is the Team Principal and Owner/Manager of Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing, after founding the team in 2015. Mark's association with Honda dates back to the 1980s and '90s, when he managed dominant Honda race teams that included Australian dirt bike legends Glen Bell, Lee Hogan and Cameron Taylor. Mark also served as a longtime MotorcyclIng Australia MX Commission Chairman and has also served as the Australian Supercross Championship Series Co-Ordinator.
A former speedway, short circuit, enduro, motocross and vintage MX competitor, Mick plays a vital role as Team Co-Ordinator for Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing, liaising between the team riders, technicians and management. With a resume that includes stints with the Hart & Huntington Suzuki and SFC Racing teams, Mick has worked with CRF Honda Racing for the past four years and has been an integral part in the rise of Kyle Webster as one of the country's premier MX2 competitors.
TEAM TECHNICIAN //
RACE DAY MECHANIC FOR KYLE WEBSTER
Craig's passion for motorcycling stretches back some 16 years, when he started racing minibikes at just ten years of age. From racing he moved into the role of mechanic, wrenching for professional racers around Australia, before landing the plum job as mechanic for Team KTM's Kirk Gibbs. Craig joins Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing for 2019 as team technician and will be spinning the spanners for Kyle Webster on race days.
RACE DAY MECHANIC FOR RHYS BUDD
A nationally ranked racer until the end of the 2012 season, Mitch moved on to become race day mechanic for his brother Rhys in 2014. The pair have made a formidable combination, enjoying success both here in Australia and at the World Junior MX Championships in Spain in 2015 and the Mammoth Mountain MX in the USA in 2017.
RACE DAY SUPPORT
A massive long-term dirt bike enthusiast, Damien has been a mechanic for more than 30 years and has spannered for all three of his sons: Ricky, Mitch and Rhys Budd. Racing has taken him all around Australia and overseas with his boys, as well as working with leading local junior MX teams operated by Aussie MX legends such as Anthony Gunter and Lee Hogan. When he's not at races with his sons, Damien loves restoring and riding vintage MX bikes.