Wayne Michael Gardner AM[1] (born 11 October 1959) is an Australian former professional Grand Prix motorcycle and touring car racer. His most notable achievement was winning the 1987 500 cc Motorcycle World Championship, becoming the first Australian to win motorcycling’s premier class.[2] His success on the world motorcycle road racing circuit earned him the nickname The Wollongong Whiz. Both of Gardner’s sons, Remy and Luca, are motorcycle racers.