Team

The SA Kawasaki BCperformance race team was born out of Bikesconnect’s managing director Kelvin Reilly’s passion for motorcycle road racing. Although a new team to the Australian motorcycle racing scene, we have extensive knowledge and great potential with over 20 years experience around the racing paddocks the world over. Now in our 3rd year of competition, in 2015 we will be competing in the Australiasian Superbike Championship and selected rounds of the Australian Superbike Championship in the Superbike, Supersport and Ninja 300 categories.

With support from our partners; SA Motorcycles, Kawasaki Australia, Iceberg Enterprises, Giocia Design and Landscapesupplies.com.au of whom all make it possible for the team to get on the grid. So please head over to our partners page to check them out.

Racing in a high profile championship and against the toughest competition in Australia means we need to have excellent quality components on our racing bikes. So we choose: DNA Air filters, Ixil exhausts, Venhill brake lines, SBS brake pads, Ipone oils, Fibrezone Composites, Moto-Tron rearsets and tyre warmers and Translogic Quickshifters. Whilst the team are dressed in TKD Jeans and Held Apparel

It takes a group of dedicated and highly motivated individuals to keep the team running smoothly, take a look at our team below:

Kelvin Reilly

Team Manager - Kelvin Reilly

Kelvin began his racing career at the age of 10, competing in the British School Boy Motocross championship riding a Honda CR80. At the age of 13, Kelvin built his first motorcycle in his parent’s garage. At 14, Kelvin competed and won his first road race at the Three Sisters Race Circuit in Wigan, UK. He continued his racing career in the British championship for over 17 years winning numerous races, most recently finishing 3rd in the British KTM RC8 Supercup. Kelvin also competed in the European Superstock championship for 3 seasons and at world level in the World Endurance championship for 2 seasons, becoming the youngest rider to complete the Lemans 24 hour race in the year 2000.

Jason Cchit

Team Co-ordinator - Rick Churm

Rick has been a keen motorcyclist for over 30 years and has been involved with many race teams on the past. Whilst himself owning and riding a number of makes and models on road and track. Having competed himself at club level, Rick now does the odd ride day on his own track bike.

Team Co-ordinator duties require Rick to keep the technicians on schedule, making sure they have the necesary parts and tools to do the job throughout the race weekend. Essentially Rick keeps the team running!!

Ronnie Grainger

SBK Crew Chief for Burke - Ronnie Granger

Another Pomm in the team! Ronnie has been in Australia for over 20 years and has been involved in Motorcycle racing for nearly twice as long. Coming from Leicestershire in the UK, Ronnie grew up not for from the Iconic Mallory Park race circuit and started racing as soon as he was old enough too. Having a keen interest in the mechanical side Ronnie always built and prepared his own machines and never stopped when he moved to Australia.

Apart from being in charge of Ben Burke's Kawasaki ZX10R's, Ronnie is the teams engine builder and works full time for BCperformance.

Jason Cchit

 

Jason Cchit

 

Jason Cchit  
Jason Cchit

Tyre Tech - Jimmy Broadbent

The youngest member of the team. Jimmy has been with the BCperformance since the start of 2014, he is fascinated about motorcycles ever since he was given his first bike at 6 years old and is currently an apprentice technician. His duties are to make sure all the technicians have their tyres ready and fitted to wheels when needed. To make a level playing field, each rider has a strict allocation of tyres which is scrutineered by series organisers. Jimmy is also the pit signaller during all practice, qualifying and races.

Jason Cchit