Mark Footitt - 2010/2011 MPC Rider
Nickname: 'Bartyboy' formally know as Back 'mark' ER
DOB: Sometime in the 60's
Day job: Construction Management (or Rocket Scientist)
Marital status: Married
Kids/Dependents: 4yr old Lottie & working on it!
Current race bike: 2006 CBR 1000rr
Favourite UK track: All of them
Favourite foreign track: All of them
Racing hero: Anyone who gets off their butt and gives it a go!
Favourite food/drink: Sunday Roast and a Pint of Gravy
Favourite quotation: 'That wa mint!!'
How did you get into Motorcycle racing?
Bored of Skydiving and road-riding took up “track-daying” with the Mason posse (2002 to 2008). Then whilst being interviewed for a construction job in 2008 by a club racer he told me “to stop messing around with track-days and get on with the real thing”! (So I did just to keep the job). Started racing in 2009 entering a few rounds of the Hottrax Motorgrade and dabbled with the MPC last season.
I’ll not bore you with my ethos as John Boakye summed it up pretty well in his Favourite quotation. In fact if you gave him a ginger wig you would get us mixed up!
My ambition this season is to go from Back-mark-ER to Bartyboy, and to compete in all rounds of the championship with the hope of collecting a few friends on the way.