Rabaconda Rider Matthew Phillips [Q&A]
The Aussie sensation Matthew Phillips started early, like most riders, at the age of 5. At only 20, he achieved the highest place on the 2013 EWC EJ podium, and the next year he won in the EWC E3 class. Along with Mathias Bellino, Matthew Phillips represents the future of enduro.
How did you get started with riding?
My grandfather and father were riding, so naturally they bought me my first bike.
What do you do when you are not riding?
Scuba, family time, and going out with friends.
What are your hobbies?
The above, plus 4×4 offroad and moto.
What do you do in the off-season?
Drink beer in the sun!
Do you have any pre-race rituals?
I always like to put my right knee brace first.
Where’s your favorite place to ride?
At home in Tasmania.
Your favorite track?
Te Puke in New Zealand.
What was your best moment as a pro rider?
Winning my second Enduro world championship in E3 in 2014.
What are your riding goals?
To improve and have a good aggressive style on the bike.
What is your advice for those just starting out?
Practice makes perfect and enjoy it with friends!
Why did you choose Rabaconda 3-Minute Mousse Changer?
I chose the Rabaconda because it’s really easy to use and to pack up and fit in the van. On a race day when you’re tired, the big lever helps to easily put the tyre levers in. It’s a great package and I’m glad to be using it.
Name: Matthew Phillips
Birthday: 21 June 1993
Team: KTM Factory Racing
Bike: Husqvarna TE 300
Mechanic: Stefano Cenzin
Series: EWC E3
- 2014 EWC E3 World Champion
- 2013 EWC EJ World Champion
- 2012 E2 Australian Champion
- 2011 E3 Australian Champion