'Managing' is what Joe does best. His organizational skills can't be matched, although its not his only role! Maintaining the bikes to run at peak performance at all times and ensuring they arrive at each round is a job in itself. Joe has been instrumental in securing our major racing partners and takes on the largest role ensuring our sponsors are well rewarded. His bikes are maintained to the highest standards and believes in the great mans words “To finish first, first you must finish!"
In typical 'mother' fashion, Kylie's role is wide and varied. From the logistics of organizing for our growing team to be available and arrive at all events, she has never missed a race or practice weekend. Communication with sponsors, media and licensing often falls under her banner as well as changing the odd wheel! Kylie is passionate about her racing family and knows these are days we will always fondly remember.
An integral part of our team, Jon is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and has since broadened his knowledge to become a specialist in the racing field. Jon's roles range from tuning the racebikes on our Mainline Dynolog Dyno, to collecting and analysing bike data after each session. Jon is creator and administrator of our PR and social media, which was recently recognized by CycleOnline in their 2013 awards. Racing occasionally, Jon is a bike enthusiast who rides his FZ1 on the road every day and at 25 has never owned a car!
This is what Jon gets up to on his weekends: http://youtu.be/LfJC_RWO3hE
For a 21 year old Daniel has many accolades to his name. His racing success since starting in 2008 has seen him take 3 national championship. Racing for Daniel is a way of life not a weekend sport. Training both on and off the bike and maintaining a healthy lifestyle keeps him focused. His love of the sport keeps him dedicated. An accomplished saxophone player he is also studying a paramedical science degree at University. Daniel has managed to keep a high media profile and was recently chosen as a finalist in the SA Sport Star of the Year 2013.
Liam, a racer himself, has attended each national round of the 2013 to 2017 series with the Jon Daniels Racing Team. Daniel and Liam are good friends at and away from the track.
Liam's knowledge of suspension and motorcycle geometry keeps Daniel firmly on two wheels.
JD racing are honored to be supported by Caterpillar and their distributor Energy Power Systems Australia. Company CEO Phil Canning has shown wonderful commitment to the team. Phil shares our interest in racing and cuts a mean lap around Phillip island!
Adam Poynter attends each round of the national championship with the Jon Daniels Racing Team. His mechanical knowledge, experience and welding certification ensure that there isn't much he can't fix.