Dave Ball – Master Motorcycle Technician at Fowlers of Bristol – has claimed the runner-up crown at the 2017 Suzuki European Motorcycle Skills Competition, held in Germany on the 20th September.
Dave, who was chosen to represent Britain after winning the UK Championships earlier this year, beat off tough competition to scoop second place.
He pitted his considerable skills against strong opposition from Suzuki winners representing other European countries, working his way through three gruelling practical tasks and an hour-long written examination.
Dave Ball has been with Fowlers for 20 years and his talent has been recognised in several other competitions: he won the Yamaha UK Tech Grand Prix last year, the Suzuki UK Motorcycle Technician of the Year in 2013 and the Yamaha UK Technician of the Year award in 2007.
When asked to comment on Dave’s success, Stephanie Fowler said, “Dave’s achievement is simply outstanding and is the result of his many years of dedication to his chosen career. Fowlers’ policy is to recognise, support and develop talent both in the workshop and throughout the rest of the organisation. The recruitment and training of apprentices has been the lifeblood of our workshop for much of the lifespan of the company, which ensures a constant supply of highly-trained, budding master technicians working their way up through the ranks.”
Fowlers is conveniently located at 2-12 Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3DR, on Bristol’s A38 inner ring road and within a 5-minute walk of Temple Meads mainline railway station.