Wellard Yamaha Team Management
The Wellard Yamaha Team is managed by professionals who are dedicated to promoting motorsport.
Each has extensive experience in off-road motorcycle racing and a passion for the sport. Their knowledge of what it requires to compete in an ISDE event, and to finish, will prove invaluable for the ISDE rookies selected in the team.
Team Director – Mauro Balzarini
A big aficionado of motorcycle racing and a professional Enduro rider in his twenties, he still rides his Yamaha Enduro bike and completed his 5th ISDE in New Zealand in 2006.
His first ISDE was in 1981 so he has been involved in racing for over 25 years.
His victories include Italian Championships as well as international races.
Mauro’s passion for motor sports and his desire to see Western Australian involvement in international endure racing spurred him to set up the Wellard Australia Women’s Trophy Team.
Despite his many commitments he will be personally managing the team in Portugal – trying to transfer his experience to the riders to enable them to extract the best possible result for themselves and the team.
Team Manager – Peter Strickland
Nickname: Don’t have one
Status: Married with two kids
Current Job: Maintenance Planner
Current Bike: YZ 125
Started Riding: 12yrs
Favourite place to ride: Anywhere (when there is time)
First Race: Coastal Park
Hobbies: Off-road riding
Favourite Food: Chicken
Favourite Rider: Barry Sheene
Greatest Influence: People you meet every day
Goal in life: To make a difference
Greatest Moment: Too many to list
Something no one knows: I would like to back flip a motorcycle
Technical Director – Liam Robertson
Name: Liam Robertson
Bike you ride: WR250F
Favourite food: Pasta
How long you have raced: 5 years
Biggest influence: My Dad
Greatest Achievement in life: Gold medal at the I.S.D.E, Gold at A4DE, 3rd in E1 AORS
If I had one wish: To see an AMA Moto X race
No one knows: I have no secrets