News 8 Apr 2010

ASBK: Applications open for Reece Bancell Scholarship

Motorcycling Australia has announced that applications are now open for the 2011 Reece Bancell Scholarship.

The family of Reece Bancell created the Scholarship program to encourage and assist a rider with their development and future in road racing.

Each year a rider who competes in the current Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) is eligible to apply for this 12-month support package to assist them in contesting in the following year’s ASBK Championship.

The Reece Bancell Scholarship is available to riders from any class, and the recipient will be selected based the rider’s professionalism and performance throughout the application’s current season, as well as on the following criteria and guidelines:
• Professional attitude – behaviour and approach to racing and outside activities not necessarily associated with motorcycle sport.
• Ability – not necessarily based solely on results, but also future potential.
• Presentation – able to ensure continued professionalism and be well-groomed at all times, both on and off the track.
• Dedication and Commitment – ability to achieve their goals.
• Under 25 years of age – at time of application.
• Attitude and sociability – on and off the track.
• Non factory-contracted – or non factory-backed satellite rider at time of application.

The assessment panel consists of representatives from the Bancell Family, MA as well as the motorcycling industry and selected motorcycling media.

Applications will be accepted until 12 September 2010, which coincides with the penultimate round of the ASBK to be held at Phillip Island.

The application form for the Reece Bancell Scholarship can be downloaded from the MA website at