It’s easy to forget the sheer effort the Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) senior officials put in at each and every round, however Link International has stepped up to the plate to recognise their awesome contribution, providing each official a free pair of the famously comfy TCX “Paddock” training shoes.

“Our Paddock shoes are just the thing for long days at the racetracks of Australia, so we’re really happy to provide a pair for each ASBK senior official – these ladies and gents are the lifeblood of racing – they do so much to make motorcycle race events happen all around the country”, shared Link International’s Apparel Manager, Don Nicholas.

“Motorcycling Australia (MA) and Link International have a long-term relationship – we’ve been involved in MA activities for more than 30 years and providing these shoes to aid the comfort of hard-working ASBK personnel is something we’re proud of. The paddock is a very supportive training shoe with an anatomically shaped inner sole and ultra grippy heel and sole for stability and durability, while the textile upper with its durable mesh outer layer is breathable and splash proof – ideal for extended time on your feet no matter the weather.” Nicholas added.

TCX Boots and Link International to deck out ASBK Senior Officials in TCX Paddock shoes!

TCX Boots and Link International to deck out ASBK Senior Officials in TCX Paddock shoes!

MA CEO Peter Doyle adding, “We thank TCX and Link International for their support in helping to keep our ASBK Senior Officials feeling comfortable and supported whilst they’re at the track. Our officials work hard to make the ASBK a world-class championship and it is important for them to stay comfortable during the long days on their feet. The new TCX “Paddock” shoes provided by Link International will provide our officials with the support they need during an action-packed ASBK season.”

Link International has also teamed up with ASBK’s Pillion Experience providing the track ready ST-Fighter boot in a variety of sizes for those lucky “Pillions in a Million” who get to see the racetracks of Australia at warp speed with some of Australia’s fastest road-racers.

“Obviously, it’s possible for the unexpected to happen in this type of activity so we wanted to provide ASBK’s Pillion Experience with an ultra-safe and durable track-oriented boot and the ST-Fighter is ideal for this,” said Link International’s TCX Product Manager, Mark Barnett.

“We’ve plenty of riders using TCX boots in Australian racing, including ex-World Champion Troy Bayliss and his fast, youngest son Oli, Jess Gardiner ISDE Champion and her team mate Jeremy Carpentier both of whom will be riding in the Australian Off-Road Championships and A4DE.”

You too can wear a pair of TCX Paddock trainers or ST-Fighter sports/track boots, just ask at your local motorcycle retail outlet. The TCX Paddock trainer is available in sizes Euro 36-48 / US 3.5-13 in red with black mesh colour scheme for an RRP of $149.00.

The ST-Fighter sports boot is available in white/black with red highlights in sizes Euro 38-49 / US 5-14 for $399.00 RRP. Check out the Australian TCX Boots website for more info at

TCX ST-Fighter Boots

TCX ST-Fighter Boots

TCX ST-Fighter Boot (White Black) – $399.00 RRP

Featuring an upper soft microfibre with micro-injected inserts and padded front and rear area for a better comfort and breathability, the ST-Fighter boot also includes both a breathable air-tech lining, as well as black-yellow waterproof lining.

The newly designed T.C.S. Torsion Control System, polyurethane heel guard, polyurethane shin plate and polyurethane shift pad integrated in the sole ensure strong protection, while silders are replaceable high-resistant polyurethane toe sliders. Closure includes an elastic zip to allow an easier fastening alongside aVelcro band footbed, which is anatomic and replaceable.

The mid-sole is a reinforced PP, differentiated thickness item, and the sole is a newly designed, mono-compound, ultra resistant rubber sole with specific grip area. The ST-Fighter boot is available in White/Black or Black/Yellow Fluoro (waterproof) in sizes EU 38-49, or US 5-14.

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