News 19 Feb 2016

Triple series champion Giles named ASBK Ambassador

Suzuki legend the first to be announced in new program.

Image: Andrew Gosling (tbgsport).

Image: Andrew Gosling (tbgsport).

Triple Australian Superbike Champion Shawn Giles has been named the first ASBK Ambassador as part of a new program introduced in the lead-up to Phillip Island’s opening round in Victoria on 26-28 February.

Giles made comment on how much being an ASBK Ambassador means to him and how important it is to be able to give back to the sport, which helped his successful career grow.

“It’s great to be an ASBK Ambassador, there is such a rich history of competitors and you can see that when you look back through the history books and look at the championship winners all the way back to Troy Corser, to the young Mike Jones. Overall, it’s a known national championship backed by MA,” Giles said.

“It’s special to be an ambassador for the sport. I think it shows people where the level of this championship is, by being an ambassador. To see young guys coming through with the desire to win an Australian championship is fantastic and to be able to help them with my knowledge of overseas racing I think is very beneficial.

“My idea of helping young guys is to hopefully give them some shortcuts, that I didn’t have when I started. Learning the hard way I hope I can share my experience so they can learn and they can go on to try and win world championships later on. I am proud to give back to the sport that has given me so much through my racing career.”

Giles has worked closely with young riders in the past, sharing his experiences and tips to assist in making the climb to the top a little easier. Giles will once again provide his services to competitors, supporting and instructing, giving advice to teams and support staff as well as taking part in the ASBK Pillion Ride Program on board his Suzuki GSXR-1000 machine.