Gavin Whitehouse

Nickname?

Spanners

Favourite Colour, Music & Food?

Yellow, Guitar based Rock, Full Roast Beef (cooked by myself).

Biggest Interest outside of racing?

Speedway (involved with Sittingbourne club) - don't get much time for anything else.

Occupation?

Electronics engineer (workshop manager).

Currently live in?

Chipping Ongar, Essex

Role within team?

Prepare and look after the engine, help prepare and look after the chassis. At pit-stops I am the front wheel changer.

Racing Experience:

Personal racing from 1995-1999 raced in Club Championships on a Kawasaki ZXR400, been involved with Endurance racing from about 1993 helping Barry Watts in various teams (GP motorcycles, Team Bladerunner, Team Brookvex, Bikeshire Racing and GBmoto).

Funniest moment in racing?

Not quite funniest but most surreal was at the Bol D`or in 2000 (GBmoto first ever race) and watching live on French national television a bike on fire in the gravel trap for several seconds, laughing, before realising it was OUR bike.

Favourite moment in racing?

Finishing in 3rd place in the 500cc 4-stroke race at Derby Phoenix Club meeting at Snetterton (my only trophy). Winning the KRC Endurance Championship Twice(1998 & 2004).

If I was gonna stick out my foot and trip another team member up:

Claire, cos she's the only one smaller than me!

How I justify this to the other half:

Tough, like it or lump it.

What I will most likely say if you meet me in the paddock:

Large Jack Daniels please.

would like to say:

Racing should be, professional but fun.