Marcel Schrotter is an Australian motorcycle racer, currently racing in the Moto2 category of the Superbike motorcycle racing series. He is also part owner of a renowned motocross team in Australia called Motosport. In this article we will take a look at how he got his start, as well as how he got the opportunity to race in the highly competitive Moto2 category of the world's premier motorcycle racing series. His story is one which is not so unique, but is rather interesting and is definitely worth a read.
As far as his story goes, Marcel Schrotter got his first exposure to motor racing when he was only five years old, as he attended a local country club in Adelaide which held weekly riding lessons for the children. One of these lessons involved learning about what was meant by a “rider” and what they were required to do in order to become one.
Marcel Schrotter then began his journey towards becoming a professional rider when he was still in his teens. He was able to get a job in a local Adelaide motorcycle factory which employed people who used to build motorcycles and also taught the children who attended his lessons.
When Marcel Schrotter was just sixteen years old, his dream of being a professional rider became a reality when he signed up with a local motocross team. This team managed to finance his first year's motocross bike and the team leader, Tom Duffield, allowed Schrotter to use his own bike for the second year. In his second season, however, he realised that the bike was just not quite as fast as he wanted it to be and therefore decided to quit the sport.
However, despite not making it to the first week of the year, Marcel Schrotter continued to ride his bike for the following four years. It was at this time that he began to realise that he would want to ride on the circuit and race professionally, and after his first season, he contacted a few of the more famous names in motocross racing and was lucky enough to be invited to race for them as a guest.
Once he got his chance at racing for one of the bigger names in motocross, he made sure to impress and took home his first trophy from a local motocross club events. This was followed by another at the next tournament, which he won after finishing fifth in his second race. outing and was thus given the opportunity to race for a full two years with another major motocross team, where he earned more than enough points to be considered for a place in their top eleven.