We are now created an opportunity for MTB athlete to join Optima Topgear xTreme Racing Team 2017-2018. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next level for XC, Enduro and Downhill. Let’s join us!
Please be advised that you must meet the following eligibility requirement in order to proceed with the application process and to participate in the this audition program:
- You must be at least sixteen (16) years up to forty-five (45) of age.
- You must bring and use your own bikes, costumes and protection equipments in the audition event.
- You must be willing to join the team (If you are one of two winner) and accept to travel and participate in the race during 2018 scheduled by Optima.
- You must not now being sponsored and contract by others brand, distributors or bicycle shop.
- You must test and pass all sections as our schedule in this audition event. The five (5) winners will be selected and must be willing to travel with us and race in “Thailand Gravity Series 2017” Stage 3 Rayong and/or “Thailand Enduro Series 2017” Stage 2 Prachinburi for the final selection process. Economy travel and lodging to be provided and paid by Optima.
- The final decision made by Optima must be accepted.
- All applicants should have strong experience on this type of racing.
- All applicants younger than twenty (20) years of age must have all parents/legal guardians presents and be allowed with you at the audition.
- All applicants must understand and accept the potential risks in participating in the event including but not limited to risk of property damage bodily injury, disability or even death.
- Ambulance will be organized and standby at the audition for both days of the audition.
Location and Schedule:
The audition will be held in 4-5 November 2017 at Suphanburi (GPS: https://goo.gl/hVLk1B) on the first day and Chainat in the next day (GPS: https://goo.gl/maps/niJ2pHbMiNQ2). There will be the same schedule for both day as the following:
Prize and Privilege for the 2 Winners:
The selected winner will become “Optima Topgear extreme Racing Team” athletes which received our sponsorship’s contract for 2017-2018 with the following details:
- Bike and Equipment to use and race during 2018 scheduled by Optima.
- Opportunity to race in Downhill, Enduro and XC category in main event for both Thailand and International events
- Sponsorship budget for training and racing
- Training: 300 Bath/Day
- Racing: 500 Bath/Day
- Accommodation: 450 Bath/Night
- Rewards prize for Podium
- 1st Individual 3,000 Bath
- 2nd Individual 2,000 Bath
- 3rd Individual 1,000 Bath
- 1st Team 5,000 Bath (Equally)
- Travel with team car provided by Optima
- Train continually for 1 year by “Boy” Gorn Sangkabun
- Jersey and costumes including; 2 jerseys, 2 cycling pants, 2 gloves, 1 helmet and 6 T-shirts.
- Personal accident insurance covered by 1 year.
Audition Criteria & Guides
In the first stage of the audition, 5 participants will be selected with 3 sections including physical, skills and actual race result.
1. Physical Test:
- 2 kilometer Run
- 1 minute Pull-up
- 1 minute Push-up
- 1 minute Sit-up
- 1 minute Knee Crunches
First 5 ranking will reward by 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points.
2. Riding Skills & Techniques
We will setup the race for each category (XC/Downhill/Enduro). The participant must race in all category. The first 5 ranking will reward by 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points x 2.
The 5 athletes who have the best results will be selected and must pass the interview. During interview, as the head of the team “Optima-Topgear x-Treme Racing Team” will give you details and rough idea about given contract for 2018 as our athletes. We both must agree on each other otherwise we will give the right to the next ranking.