February 20-22nd 2015 will see something fresh and exciting in Australian motorcycle racing at the spectacular Philip Island Grand Prix Circuit. It will be the first time in a very long time a small local Australian team will take on the premier World Superbike field without any manufacturer support. Instead Race Center will use the tremendous support of their many dedicated sponsors and supporters, in what is shaping up as the people’s team.
In their favour will be their proven star rider 2011 FIM STK600 Champion Jed Metcher. However, the dedication of Metcher and team alone would only make the idea of representing Australia on the world stage a dream. Step in Demolition Plus, a Sydney based commercial interior stripout and structural demolition specialist. The partnership with Demolition Plus not only makes our dream a reality, Demolition Plus’s core values of quality and an unwavering commitment to safety, perfectly aligns with Race Center’s and Metcher’s pursuit of racing excellence.
Our Demolition Plus Race Center RC-10 Superbike will be subject to stringent FIM quality checks prior to turning a wheel on Feb 20th, so it’s very comforting to have a partner so verse in commercial standards and compliance as Demolition Plus.
Demolition Plus has long been a supporter of Australian motorcycling talent, assisting other high profile riders such as Wayne Maxwell and Craig Coxhell in the past. Interestingly, the partnership between Demolition Plus and Race Center sees former 2006 Australian Superstock 600 foes Richard Parry and Darren Sciberras pair up in their support of Metcher. While neither rider was ever of the calibre of Metcher, they did engage in healthy competition way back in the day, and are equally proud to support Metcher in this exciting venture.
Demolition Plus Managing Director Richard Parry proudly stated: “We’re delighted to support an Aussie rider, and an Aussie team on their assault of the first round of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island. I know they will do us all proud.”
Race Center’s technical chief Darren Sciberras said: “Our project is really the cliché David and Goliath battle. Yet we are not scared of the challenge ahead and we are wrapped to be representing Australia and local engineering as many of our parts are made right here in Australia. Having Demolition Plus on board gives us the backing and strength we need to perform at our best. These days it’s common place to see Australian engineering in decline, but stuff that, we are going to have a crack the good old Aussie way, so it’s awesome to have a company developed from the ground up beside us in Demolition Plus”.
Despite repeated attempts to silence him, Daz continued: “My only fear come Feb 20-22nd is that I hope we as a team can do our rider justice. We have known Jed for a very long time and know what a special rider he is. The team is very committed to giving Jed a competitive package. But I equally understand how hard it is to compete in this field. Our rider is capable for sure and his talent has always made our bikes look good, so we feel very fortunate to have him on board the Demolition Plus Race Center RC-01.”
Jed Metcher: ”I had the chance to meet Richard back in 2010 when I was first learning the ropes in the German Superbike series. At that point Richard and Demolition Plus were also assisting Aussie talent in Australia and abroad. His genuine passion for the sport and young Aussies was amazing to see, which is why I am incredibly proud to represent Demolition Plus as a proud supporter of myself and Race Center!”
Make sure you get down to Phillip Island Feb 20-22 and back the Demolition Plus – Race Center WSBK Team http://worldsbk.com.au/world-sbk-home