15 minutes in the past | Phrases: Andy Wigan | Photographs: iKapture Pictures, Andy Wigan
Are you able to imagine it’s been 10 years since Tasmania’s favorite moto son, Matt Phillips, received the EJ class (Beneath 23) Enduro World Championship?! That 12 months’s EWC title win (the primary for an Aussie since Stefan Merriman in 2004, and achieved aboard the sub-standard, Italian-owned Husqvarna, simply earlier than the model was bought by KTM) was the launching pad for the 4 Enduro World titles that Phillips would go on to notch up throughout his comparatively brief however illustrious profession – making him arguably Australia’s most profitable bike racing export of all time.
You possibly can’t assist pondering the current-day, title-winning success of fellow Tasmanian enduro racing weapons, Kyron Bacon and Jonte Reynders, has quite a bit to do with the trailblazing inspiration Phillips supplied for them as children.
So, let’s revisit the landmark interview Transmoto’s Andy Wigan did with the 20-year-old Phillips as he homed in on that maiden world title win in 2013. This “Satan Might Care” characteristic article first appeared in Subject #36 (October, 2013) of Transmoto Grime Bike Journal. Test it out…