Last weekend my thoughts on a career change became real. I've decided to walk away from motorcycle racing in Australia. There are many reasons but from a career point of view, I could no longer justify my efforts. Maybe that is why there are no other Australian world champions running race teams in Australia! Racing in Australia has never been a fruitful business but my passion and desire to help others win races overshadowed sensible thoughts.
Now I have been made an offer to change careers and all of a sudden my vision is so much clearer. But everything won't be in place until next week now so I can't say too much until the deal is signed and sealed!
I have tried extremely hard to produce something with my WNR Kawasaki team and had plans in place including part of the budget for 2013. But the amount of time and effort was enormous for no return.
Kris and Aston were suffering and that made things easy. It's a big change and will take some getting used to but it's definitely time.
I've just returned from Melbourne and will be back down that way next week to tie it all up!