Everyone - well, almost everyone who reads this site regularly - dreams of one day perhaps making into the paddock of either MotoGP or World Superbikes, and being able to earn their living surrounded by the most exciting racing motorcycles in the world. The opportunities to make that leap are few and far between, and when they do come along, they are often surrounded by uncertainty.
So when an opportunity does arise, it is a pleasure to be able to alert eager readers to their chance to make it into the world of elite motorcycle racing. And now, just such a chance has come up.
The Ten Kate Racing team are looking for a race mechanic, to join their team of 28 who work on Ten Kate's World Superbike and World Supersport race efforts. The requirements are relatively straightforward: Ten Kate are looking for mechanics with some form of technical training, relevant experience working on motorcycles, and a car and motorcycle license. Experience in motorcycle racing would be an advantage. As the position is based in Holland, some knowledge of Dutch would also be an advantage, or at least the ability and willingness to learn it.
The job of a race mechanic entails preparing the Ten Kate team's CBR600RR and CBR1000RR race bikes at their base in Nieuwleusen, The Netherlands, and preparing and repairing the bikes at the test tracks and race events during the World Superbike season. The job requires dedication, skill, passion, and a will to win, while still functioning well within a team. On offer is a contract for a year, which could be extended to a permanent contract if you perform well during that first year.
If you're interested, send your resume and a letter of application to Ronald ten Kate. You can find the e-mail and postal details over on the Ten Kate website, on this page (in Dutch). And if you do get the job, make sure you keep us up to date here at MotoGPMatters.com!
Thanks to Marien at MOTO73 for the tip.