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Tim Robards

EVENT COUNTDOWN

ALBERT PARK

12-15 MARCH 2015

The Bachelor 2013

Tim Robards has one of the most recognisable faces in Australia. A successful model since his late teens, Tim is now known from being the star on Channel TEN’s ratings winner, The Bachelor. Born and raised in Newcastle, Tim trained as a Personal Trainer which established his real passion to motivate others to have healthy living before stepping into modelling at eighteen years of age, all helping to pay his way through university.

In 2013 Channel Ten set their sights on Tim and he signed on to become The Bachelor. Based on the American reality television series of the same name, the series revolves around a single bachelor and a pool of 25 romantic interests, which could include a potential wife. As a passionate and healthy professional, Tim’s ultimate purpose is to enrich other's lives by inspiring them to move, eat and think better and to unlock their full genetic potential to ultimately improve people’s lives.

Look out for Tim who is looking for a podium finish in the 2014 Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge.

Tell us about your first car?
My first car was Ford Meteor, it was a little white car that was my mums, and then she gave it to my grandma and I bought it from her for $1500. That’s what I learnt to drive in, it was a little manual car and I thought I was a race car driver back then.

What does racing in the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge mean to you and what are you looking forward to most?
I have quite a competitive spirit, but at the same time I think it will be a bit of fun. Adrenaline, exhilaration and I’m looking forward to just having a bit of fun with the other drivers. My granddad was actually a race car driver, he used to have the fastest mini in Newcastle so I am hoping there is some of that in my DNA.

You’ll learn an array of new driving skills during Driver Training, what are you most looking forward to learning and why?
How to use a break because I am normally just on the accelerator (laughs). From a racing point of view what lines to take, when to hit the accelerator when to hit the break all that sort of stuff, but also how to caress that steering wheel.

How do you think you’ll go in the Mazda3 Celebrity Challenge? What are you expectations?
I am hoping I don’t crash, but I am going to set a high bar for myself and say that I am going to win!

Who is your favourite Formula 1® driver and why?
Mark Webber because he is Aussie and because he seems like a nice guy.

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