News 14 Jun 2023

Staring unveils special MotoGo Yamaha livery for Hidden Valley

Unique helmet colourway to feature as part Indigenous-themed design.

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MotoGo Yamaha rider Bryan Staring has unveiled a special Indigenous-themed livery and helmet to be used at the fourth round of the 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) in Darwin.

The ASBK is set to run alongside the country’s premier Supercars Championship at Hidden Valley Raceway, in what is the official Indigenous Round for the car racing series – the Superbike paddock joining in on the celebration.

Staring, a former ASBK champion, will see his MotoGo Yamaha R1M and Shoei X-SPR Pro helmet emblazoned with striking Indigenous artwork designed by local Western Australian artist Xavier Dhurrkay from Djikuli Dreaming Art.

“It’s a real honour to have this Indigenous theme on the race bike for Darwin,” said Staring. “I love that it represents something from our home – I think the bike looks fantastic, as does the helmet.

“The design incorporates Kings Park and the Swan River, and the people in the community. So I think that’s a good showcase for Western Australia, but also for the company that’s behind it and all the people that were responsible for bringing the artwork together, including the artist Xavier. It’s a real honour to represent it.”

The artwork has been created in partnership with Marlee Resources, an Indigenous-owned civil and mining contracting company in Western Australia that has supported Staring throughout his 2023 campaign.

“Marlee Resources are really behind the inspiration of this event,” Staring added. “And thankfully, they’ve taken to it with the ASBK Championship and found that as a platform to promote not only their business but also the representation of Indigenous people. “They’re an Indigenous-owned company and they’re supporting what is an Indigenous-themed event. So that’s the real driving force behind the design here.”

Staring will take to the track in this special livery for the first time this Friday, 16 June, for FP1 scheduled for 8:45am local time.