Mark Beretta is the sports presenter on Australia’s number one breakfast show, Sunrise. “Beretts” has been with Channel Seven since 1995, and has worked across News, Sport and Entertainment and has hosted Seven's coverage of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Bathurst 24 Hour Race, World Cup Aerials, Moomba Masters, Australian Super Touring Car Championships, Kellogg’s Surf League, and Seven’s Winter Sport Series.
Mark is also an athlete himself, a 10-times Australian Water Ski Champion, Beretts won a Silver medal at the Singapore International Masters. Mark is a Board member of Tour De Cure, and has completed two rides to raise funds for cancer research and treatment. In 2010, he rode from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast, then in 2011 backed up with a ride from Sydney to Melbourne via the Snowy Mountains.
While sport has always been his first love, Beretts actually graduated with an Engineering Degree, and has worked with BHP and Honeywell. Mark lives in Sydney with his wife, Rachel, children Ava and Dan, and their dog, Harry. No stranger to motorsport, look for Berrets to be towards the front of the pack at the Mazda6 Celebrity Challenge.
How old were you when you got your licence?
18 (but I learned to drive in a paddock).
My first car was a…?
Nissan Pulsar Van and I called it "the pizza van".
The person I would like to beat the most is?
Sir Chris Hoy, he's one of my heroes.
Have you attended a F1 before?
Yes, Melbourne, Abu Dhabi - MAGNIFICENT! A must see event!!
What made you decide to participate in the M6CC?
It's a once in a lifetime opportunity! I love cars and this is a lifelong dream.