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Jeremy Burgess | Mr Fix-it the king of speed on two wheels | The Advertiser

Jeremy Burgess | Mr Fix-it the king of speed on two wheels | The Advertiser | Ductalk: What's Up In The World Of Ducati | Scoop.it
AT heart, he's a country boy from the Adelaide Hills, but in the high-tech world of motorcycle racing Jeremy Burgess is king.

THERE'S a valley in the Adelaide Hills where stringybark trees frame an open paddock in which a large steer is grazing in waist-high grass. Through it flows a meandering creek which feeds a dam. Farther down the valley, a man with tousled hair and dressed in jeans and RM Williams boots is tinkering with a recalcitrant bore pump.

It's a scene typical of many small acreages in the Hills, but what makes this one remarkable is that the man fixing the pump is one of the world's most respected motorcycle engineers. Jeremy Burgess grew up in this valley and still calls it home, but has spent the past 32 years helping steer three men to the motorcycle Grand Prix world championship. While last week he was breathing life back into a broken pump in between retoring a classic 1964 Mark II Jaguar in his Adelaide Hills garage, next week he'll be sitting in front of a bank of computers in Qatar milking more performance out of one of the fastest two-wheeled machines on the planet....more

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