Byron enduro rider preparing for final event at Argentina

BYRON BAY enduro rider Tom McCormack has no plans of slowing down any time soon as he prepares for his final event of the year in Argentina.

McCormack, 21, has been racing professionally for five years and will represent the Australian national team in the six-day event overseas.

He believes every performance is vital if he wants to keep racing at the top level.

"Contracts are a year-to-year thing and if we don't perform we won't get signed," McCormack said.

ARGENTINA ACTION: Tom McCormack, right, with fellow Enduro rider Jemma Wilson.
ARGENTINA ACTION: Tom McCormack, right, with fellow Enduro rider Jemma Wilson. FILE

"I treat it like a normal job; I'm out on the track five days a week and work hard.

"We do a lot of early- morning gym work and a lot of things people probably don't realise we do."

His efforts have been rewarded this year with another strong showing.

He won the E1 Class (250cc) Australian Off Road Series and Australian Four-Day Enduro in that class.

McCormack won the final two rounds of the off-road series in Victoria earlier this month.

He is thrilled to finish off the year racing in Argentina after crossing the United States and Italy off his bucket list in the past year.

"I'm expecting it (Argentina) to be dry and dusty but I'm really looking forward to it," he said.

"I'm lucky to have a really good team behind me too.

"I'll get to race and do some travelling for a few weeks after that."

McCormack has raced with Active Yamaha for the past two years.

"I had a couple of races in America this year as well and I really enjoyed that,"he said.

"They really do a lot for me and I couldn't do it without them.

"A lot of events I just fly in and fly out while they look after everything else."



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