The engineering years
As an Engineer, a career in MotoGP then beckoned in the glorious 500 Grand Prix era with Mark going on to work directly with MotoGP factories as a consultant in the 4-stroke era. Post MotoGP, and now an engine research specialist, Mark enjoyed time in England with EMC genius Dr Joe Ehrlich and Sir Jack Brabham. This ultimately brought him to Australia a few years later to work with Jack Brabham Engines and then Supercars, winning the drivers, team and Bathurst titles.
Bikes were never far away though as Mark continued racing on tracks, riding on the road and then in the Aussie bush, culminating with a 10,000km transcontinental ride across the Australian desert.