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MXTV – Meet the Hosts

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mxtv InsureMyRide Lee Hogan
mxtv InsureMyRide Brendan Bell

Australia’s longest running and most popular dirt bike TV show - MXTV sponsored by InsureMyRide returns in September with Season 13. As a preview to the new season here is an insight on the hosts of the show Lee Hogan & Brendan Bell.

Lee Hogan

Lee Hogan is someone who needs no introduction to anyone that’s interested in dirt bikes, or dirt bike racing in Australia.

Given his many years of national on-track announcing experience, plus his other roles in the media, Lee has become one of the most recognisable faces in the sport.

His achievements in dirt bike racing are second-to-none, and date back to his first national junior title win at the tender age of 10 years old! Lee went on to win seven more national juniors titles before moving on prominent senior professional career, where he competed in various international GP’s and US Supercross events, and represented Australia 3 times in the prestigious Motocross Des Nations in Europe.

With many years coaching experience, and as the owner of one of Australia’s most successful coaching schools, Lee has also continued to focus on offering training to riders through his Building Champions Program (BCP) Rider Schools, and also often helps out local riding clubs with track design and track building.

Although Lee retired from professional racing in 2003, he continues to ride as much as possible with his mates, including many of today’s top professional competitors. He also enjoys bicycling, and has a keen interest in fitness and staying fit. When he’s not on the move, he loves nothing more than spending time with his family, and has been known to enjoy the odd fine glass of red from time to time.

Brendan Bell

Still going strong 12 years after beginning the program, Brendan Bell continues as co-host, executive producer, and the driving force behind MXTV.

Brendan started out like many others who are addicted to the sport, and was riding motorbikes practically before he could walk. As a youngster, he had an almost singular passion for motocross and spent most of his time on the back of a KX 80 racing around the open spaces of Campbellfield in Victoria.

He was eventually allowed to start racing at 14 after his mum figured this was something he simply wasn't going to grow out of! In fact, Brendan was somewhat unique at his school, as when asked by a careers counselor what he wanted to be when he grew up, he replied "a professional motocross rider" - this at a time when such a thing was unheard of in Australia.

Suffice it to say, the reply he received was less than encouraging! Brendan held on to that dream for some time however, and was even good enough to be spotted by the talent scouts at Suzuki who offered him a place as a junior rider on their team. Although eventually other priorities began to take precedence in his late teens, Brendan's love of the sport and his ability to never take no for an answer has not wavered.

So make sure you catch Season 13 of MXTV returning in September on Foxtel Speed channel 512.

All episode will be available on the website within IMRTV and on the InsureMyRide YouTube Channel

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