Wayne Gardner is a former Grand Prix motorcycle racer and touring car racer, born and raised in Wollongong. He raced on the world stage from 1983 to 2002, starting out in racing on a second-hand Yamaha TZ250 bike in the Australian championship for his debut at Amaroo Park. After coming second in this race, he had his first win just a few weeks later.
Most notably, in 1987 he was the first Australian to win motorcycle racing’s premier class the 500cc Motorcycle World Championship.
His amazing efforts on the world stage earned him the nickname The Wollongong Whiz.
After a career in motorcycle racing, Gardner took up car racing and eventually retired in 2002.
Integral Energy Recreation Park Darkes Rd Kembla Grange, NSW, 2530
02 4261 4100
9.30-4.30 each day, with last entry at 4pm.