Master Motorcycle Technician Dave Ball, one of Fowlers of Bristol’s many highly skilled technicians, is set to go head-to-head with other top-class mechanics from across Europe at Suzuki’s European Service Skill Competition.
Dave has been chosen to represent Britain after winning the UK championship this summer, and will travel to Germany in September for the international round.
To make the grade, Dave pitted his considerable mechanical skills against three other top technicians at Suzuki GB’s headquarters in Milton Keynes, in a series of practical challenges which tested his expertise in areas including fault-finding and diagnostics.
A Suzuki spokesperson said: “The four are all very capable technicians but Dave managed to win the day with his performance on the tests.”
Dave has been with Fowlers for 20 years and his talent has frequently been recognised; he scooped the Yamaha UK Tech Grand Prix last year, won the Suzuki UK Motorcycle Technician of the Year in 2013 and another UK Technician of the Year award from Yamaha UK in 2007 as well.