Cam Hermansen is that new to the team he doesn't even have his own jeresy's printed yet. Photo MatMac Media.
Gary Reid: So just last month you welcomed Cam Hermansen to you're team, tell us about how that came about?
Brad Burch had mentioned him a few times to me, When it comes to riders i really trust my current rides and their decisions on who they want to ride with. Being busy we needed a extra rider for a show at Phillip Island V8's and Burchy said he would like to use Cam. The first time a meet Cam was on the morning of our show at Phillip Island. I really liked him when i first meet him he is a great guy with a awesome attitude.
Cam Hermansen: Congrats on the awesome new mate, what’s it like being apart of Australia’s best FMX team?
It’s been awesome, to get given a bike and all my gear as well as being on a team with guys that I grew up watching has been pretty cool for sure! Going out drinking after shows with Matty Mac has been quite an experience as well!
Gary Reid: What are some of Cam's strong points that make him a good pick for the team?
He has the right attitude and fits in to our team environment he doesn't carry on and gets in a gets the job done. He has great bike skills and is solid with all his tricks. The first two events he did for us it was tuff conditions and he got the job done with out a drama.
Cam with an incredibly perfect ruler at the Royal Melbourne Show. Photo MatMac Media
Cam Hermansen: Has this been a goal of yours to make it on the Showtime FMX team?
Yeah for sure, the team’s been around since I was in primary school so it’s something I’ve always wanted to be apart of and apart from riding nitro circus, it’s really the only way to have a full time job riding freestyle in Australia.
Cam Hermansen: How many show have you rode since you’ve been officially part of the team?
My first official show on the team was Adelaide royal two weeks ago and I’m currently in Melbourne riding the royal show here. Ridden a lot of days of shows at the two of them!
Gary Reid: Are you surprised at how well Cam made the change from his Suzuki two stroke to the teams Kawasaki KX450F four stroke?
Not really because again all the team said he will be fine with the change. It really does show how good these bikes are, all of our team made the change real easy from's and 2strokes. All our team exept for Harry Bink are all on 450 Kawasaki's.
Cam Hermansen: What was it like making the transition to the KX450f four stoke from your old Suzuki?
It’s actually been a lot easier than I thought, I’ve only been on it for about 4 weeks but I already feel really comfy on it now. At first the amount of power is a bit daunting and flipping it for the first time was a bit scary but I’m definitely glad to have made the switch!
Cam Hermansen: What’s it like riding for Showtime compared to other promoters and demos you rode at?
The shows are really well planned and we don’t just ride for ages doing the same tricks. We know what we have to do before we go out and leave the crowd wanting more. There’s also never any pressure to ride in bad wind or rain, Burchy will ride in any conditions for us.
Gary Reid: Now that you have a second truck are you looking for any more riders to join the team?
We seem to be getting busier and busier and we will always need riders. We have a great team of riders now but as you know injuries happen and there are always opportunities that pop up. I always have my eyes open and the riders always keep me in the loop on new talent. I do have my eyes on a couple of guys for the future if we continue to get