2017 Judging Panel

Preet Banerjee

Media Personality, Speaker, Personal Finance Expert

Preet is a member of The Bottom Line Panel on The National with Peter Mansbridge on CBC, hosted Million Dollar Neighbourhood on The Oprah Winfrey Network, winner of the inaugural Ultimate W Expert Challenge on the W Network, freelance writer for The Globe and Mail, TEDx speaker, award winning blogger, podcaster and YouTuber. Preet has had a long time relationship with motorsports via the Bridgestone Racing Academy, is a motorcyclist and would rather be out riding than whatever he is currently doing right at this moment.

Warren Milner

Motorcycle Adventurer and Enthusiast

Warren spent over 30 years at Honda Canada as a product tester, developer and planner and ultimately as Senior Marketing Manager. Before that, Warren was the 1982 Canadian 600 Roadrace Champion. He now spends his time writing for various publications and racking up mega kilometres (50,000+ in 6 months) on motorcycle adventures throughout the world including every Canadian province and territory, every U.S. state, Mexico, Japan, Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana, Chile, Peru and most of Central Europe. In his spare time, Warren also works as a mechanic at a motorcycle shop.

Bill Petro

Professional Photographer, Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Award Winner

For over four decades, fans of motorcycles and cars have been stimulated by the exciting images of Bill Petro. Best recognized for his action photography covering MX, motorcycle road racing, including coverage of the Isle of Man TT, and all manner of auto racing, Bill has also earned a reputation for his accomplishments in the studio. Between his location shoots, Bill continues to provide studio photography for clients such as Honda, Kawasaki, Triumph, Yamaha and Toyota. Lately, Bill has been busy putting together an online archive of information and images, known as the Legends of Canadian Motorcross, that will preserve the history of motorcycle sport in Canada. In 2013, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame recognized Bill Petro’s unique contribution with the Bar & Hedy Hodgson Award.

Viktor Radics

TheMotoSocial Founder and Professional Photographer

Viktor is a professional music, portrait and adventure lifestyle photographer and the founder of a motorcycle movement called TheMotoSocial. He is also the Director of Photography at one of the worlds leading international advertising agencies. Viktor is a motorcycle aficionado with over eight years of motorcycle sales experience representing brands like BMW Motorrad, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia, Piaggio and Vespa. Viktor is driven to positively influence the world, to help build up the motorcycle community and to get people stoked about motorcycling, life and humanity.

Toni Sharpless

Motorcycle Racing Champion, Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee

Toni's career in motorcycle racing began with ice racing when she was 10 years old. She eventually became the national junior class champion and the first woman to win a Canadian Motorcycle Association championship. From there she moved to flat track and eventually road racing while continuing to amass podium finishes and victories in all three disciplines. In 1987 Toni was one of the first two women to qualify for and finish Daytona 200. This led to her competing in the Suzuka 8-hour world endurance series, Bol D'or and Leman 24 hour races. Toni has since retired from racing but continues to be active in the motorcycle sport industry. In 2009 she received the Canadian Woman of Influence Award from the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada and in 2011 was inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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