Motorcycling Australia

Tough Day to Finish for Australian Competitors in WorldSBK and WorldSSP

MA News - Sun, 25/02/2018 - 7:57pm
Hopes were high for Anthony West (EAB antwest Racing) as he was elevated to the front of the grid for the WorldSSP, but he found himself retiring early. Tom Toparis (Cube Racing Team, ZX-6R) finished highest of all the Aussie wildcards in 15th position. As a young 17-year-old, it?s a great effort from Toparis and the Cube Racing Team. Lachlan Epis (Team GoEleven Kawasaki) also suffered a retirement.
Australian Superbike Champions, Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team) and Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda) both did not compete in today?s WorldSBK races. Herfoss suffered a technical issue during yesterday?s race, while Maxwell sustained injuries after crashing on two occasions during the WorldSBK and ASBK Superbike race on Saturday.
That left Daniel Falzon (Yamaha Racing Team) to compete as the sole Australian representative in the WorldSBK class. Falzon was black flagged for ignoring calls to pit for a mandatory dry tyre change. He did have the honor of leading a WorldSBK race for several laps.
Despite many of the difficulties, it was still a great opportunity for all the riders to put their name to the world stage. The Australian Wildcard riders will now bring their world experiences back to ASBK, and use it to propel their 2018 campaign.   Photos courtesy of Andrew Gosling - tbg sport

Up and Down Day for Aussie Competitors in WorldSBK and WorldSSP

MA News - Sat, 24/02/2018 - 7:41pm
Maxwell was the first of the wildcards to find himself in a bit of trouble, crashing on lap two but after remounting the bike he didn?t continue and exited the Phillip Island circuit. His Yamaha teammate Falzon was the next to exit the race after succumbing to technical issues after completing nine laps.
Herfoss was doing the best of the wildcards and was sitting in 16th position for most of the race, before he also suffered mechanical issues that forced him off the Phillip Island circuit with just three laps remaining.  
Over in WorldSSP, Anthony West (EAB antwest Racing) had a great qualifying session, managing to come fifth for tomorrow?s race. Tom Toparis (Cube Racing, Kawasaki ZX-6R) will start tomorrow?s race from 17th. Lachlan Epis (Team GoEleven Kawasaki will start from 22nd.
With plenty of fans expecting to attend tomorrow?s races, the wildcards and Australian competitors will look to improve and put on a show for the home fans.
All the wildcards will have the opportunity to race tomorrow, with WorldSBK set to be on the Phillip Island Circuit from 3:00PM, whilst the WorldSSP riders will take to the track at 1:30PM tomorrow afternoon. Photos courtesy of Andrew Gosling - tbg sport

Aussie Wildcards and Regulars Begin Push at World Stage

MA News - Fri, 23/02/2018 - 6:21pm
Australia?s Wayne Maxwell (Yamaha Racing Team, YZF-R1M), Daniel Falzon (Yamaha Racing Team, YZF-R1M), Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda, Honda CBR1000RR SP) and Tom Toparis (Cube Racing, Kawasaki ZX-6R) all took to the track for their practice sessions. All four wildcards noted that it was a fantastic opportunity to fly the flag for Australia and show off their talents to the world.
Herfoss lead the charge for Australian wildcard riders, finishing the three WorldSBK Free Practice sessions in 19th position, with a combined time of 1:32.683, Maxwell was hot his heels with a time of 1:32.723 and Falzon finished the day in 21st position with a time of 1:32.991.
Maxwell commenting after the first practice session; ?The first session took place on a drying track. We rode around, kept the bike in one piece. Its looking like conditions may be wet this weekend at times. It?s a fantastic opportunity to be racing as a wildcard in the WorldSBK championship and to do it with our Australian Yamaha Racing Team makes it even better. I think with how strong ASBK competition is at the moment, it?s good enough to ride at the world level.?
Herfoss shared his joy with competing on the world stage; ?It?s hard to explain, I grew up watching WorldSBK and it?s been my life long goal to ride at this level. The two-day test early this week was an amazing feeling to be out on the track and riding with these guys, it was great to get that out of the way and settle the nerves and now I?m ready to go racing over the weekend and do the best job I can for my team.?
Toparis finished the day in 17th position in the World Supersport class with a combined time of 1:35.879, to put himself in a solid position after the two Free Practice sessions on Friday.
Toparis Shared; ?It?s pretty cool to be a wildcard in the WorldSSP Class, it reminds me a lot of last season when I rode in Moto3 as you are riding around with guys you watch on TV everyday. I?m really excited for this opportunity and I?m hoping the rain stays away as it makes the track a lot more fun and makes for better racing. We are liking the set up we have right now, as we aren?t far off the pace and if it stays dry over the weekend, we can really improve our times.
For the Australian regular on the WorldSSP stage, Anthony West (EAB antwest Racing, Kawasaki ZX-6R) has set himself for a real assault on the weekends racing, finishing in seventh position after Friday?s two Free Practice sessions. Fellow Australian Lachlan Epis (Team GoEleven, Kawasaki ZX-6R) finished in 19th position after both of Fridays Free Practice sessions.
Stay tuned throughout the WorldSBK Yamaha Finance Australian Round to keep up with all the wildcards and regular Australian contenders.

Photos courtesy of Andrew Gosling - tbg sport

?Holden On Tight? Minibike Reunion at SIBBB.

MA News - Tue, 20/02/2018 - 1:34pm
Greg is a grown man with a very successful business, yet for all his hard-headed acumen he goes weak at the knees around these little tackers.  But why? Well, whilst the collected motorcycles downstairs are built for the serious rider with race winning intent, the pint sized put-puts up there represent fun. That?s it, they?re just plain fun. Well they were when Greg was riding them. You can rest assured he was hooked for life once he got on board as a little tacker and the right wrist fed impulses through his whole body when he cracked that throttle. Seeing a 16 y/o neibours turquoise blue SL70 got the pulse racing and in negotiation with his folks, that they?d put in dollar for dollar if he got a job; spurred him on (to his parent?s surprise) and a 1976 XR75 Honda was his. Greg was too young for the Reg Hunt Mini MX events at Wallan, but he wore out the Nunawading Trailwheels park tracks.  Now let?s be serious. Small bikes are big fun. We grinned like fools under our helmets riding the things in those early days. We still grin like fools at the sight and sound of our first bike. Recapturing that young fun is where the ?Holden On Tight? Minibike Show ?n? Shine, Reunion Dinner and MX ride come into the Shannons Insurance Broadford Bike Bonanza at Easter. Greg is not alone. There will be hundreds of minibikes exhibited in ten different categories from best stock bike, best resto to best modified etc. The Show ?n; Shine will take over the whole of the MX sheds at the State Motorcycle Park motocross track. Now for the serious part. Riders keen to recapture the bygone buzz will be allowed exclusive access to the track from lunchtime Friday to 4pm. The next day will have the regular classes of pre-1990 motocross bikes including the minis circulating. Motorcycling Australia and Rosco Holden; Organiser, are hoping that those hidden worn out, perfect or just loved minibikes will see the light of day and are brought out for some exercise. The SIBBB is primarily just a fun run-what-you-bring event so dragging your pride and joy along will surprise you with the amount of respect you get from like-minded individuals. Editorial by Peter Drakeford. Pictures Supplied by Lorena Gunn.

A4DE State Team Trophy Reinvigorated

MA News - Fri, 16/02/2018 - 4:33pm
A great aspect of the A4DE is The Challenge Trophy (State Team Title), out of the 350 riders involved; the state bodies have to select six riders to compete across three different capacities. Their times are then calculated together to determine which state takes out The Challenge Trophy.
Victoria has been the team to beat in recent history as they have taken out the last two Challenge Trophies, and setting themselves as the team to beat in the battle for state supremacy in 2018.
Cessnock Motorcycle Club?s Vice President Mal Hall, is excited for the state verse state battle at A4DE; ?It?s the primary objective of the event (the challenge trophy), state versus state gives us the best chance of picking the best team for the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE), at the end of the day this is why the event started.
?My dad (John Hall) started the event so riders and teams could get up to standard for the ISDE, so what that means is you have to learn to ride in a team. The world championships aren't an individual event so in Australia the team event has more prestige,? finished Hall.
Cessnock have promised to bring a return to the tough conditions riders faced in 1978, which only saw 43 of the 98 riders complete the original race. The talent on display in 2018 is up there with the best seen at A4DE, New South Wales will be looking to claim back the title on their home turf whilst Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania won?t go down without a fight.
Catch Australia?s best Enduro riders at Cessnock from April 3-7, and see which state will reign supreme and take bragging rights home from A4DE. Stay tuned for upcoming team announcements on the Motorcycling Australia website.
Check out the A4DE website to get your hands on tickets, merchandise and for further information.

Information Bulletin #1847

MA News - Thu, 15/02/2018 - 9:33am
Rule Pertains to: The use of tank covers  Current Rule in the 2018 Manual of Motorcycle Sport: The following may be replaced with parts not manufactured by the manufacturer of the machine: b) Fairings, screens, rear bodywork and rear seat so as to provide for the mounting of a rear number plate, rider?s seat, mudguards, air intake lids in bodywork, airbox intake tubes, tank covers and side covers, but replacements must be similar in shape and appearance as the original. New Rule after Change: The following may be replaced with parts not manufactured by the manufacturer of the machine: b) Fairings, screens, rear bodywork and rear seat so as to provide for the mounting of a rear number plate, rider?s seat, mudguards, air intake lids in bodywork, airbox intake tubes, and side covers, but replacements must bear a resemblance to the shape and appearance as the original. Replica tank covers or tank covers with a moulded rear tank pad are permitted at the discretion of the Chief Technical Officer. Rationale: Under the current ruling, competitors can mount high-density foam blocks to the back of the fuel tank for ergonomic reasons. Allowing tank covers with rear molded tank pads negates the need for this, and can prevent the possibility of the foam pad coming dislodged and becoming debris on the track. Rule change effective from: Immediately Feedback contact: (03) 9684 0512

Information Bulletin #1846

MA News - Tue, 13/02/2018 - 3:56pm
Rule Pertains to: The use of aftermarket subframes Current Rule in the 2018 Manual of Motorcycle Sport: Currently it is prohibited to replace the subframes as no rule exists in the Manual of Motorcycle Sport allowing for their replacement. New Rule after Change: 9.17 Frames and Parts Unless prohibited by individual class rules, the use of aftermarket hardware is permitted for the following purposes. f) Subframes can be replaced with commercially available aftermarket replacements which are manufactured of the same material, and that allow for all components to be located within same area as OEM.
Relocation of any component originally housed within the subframe is prohibited. Rationale: OEM replacement subframes can be very expensive for a component that can be easily damaged during a crash. There is no advantage to be gained from using aftermarket subframes that fit the above specifications, and this change serves only to bring down the cost of racing. Rule change effective from: Immediately Feedback contact: (03) 9684 0512

YMF Cement ASBK Partnership for Fourth Consecutive Year

MA News - Mon, 12/02/2018 - 3:13pm
YMF's partnership with the ASBK Championship is a massive boost for the season ahead, and shows the Yamaha marque has confidence in the direction ASBK is heading. This collaboration, that incorporates one of the most respected manufacturers in the Australian motorcycle industry, just adds to the most anticipated season to date, with pulsating TV coverage, live streaming, near capacity grids and fierce competition. 2018 will be a huge year in ASBK for Yamaha Australia as its Factory Racing Team has expanded to three riders including; Wayne Maxwell and Daniel Falzon (Yamaha Racing Team, YZF-R1M) in the YMI Superbike Class. Yamaha will also be debuting its brand new YZF-R6 in the hands of Cru Halliday (Yamaha Racing Team, YZF-R6) who will be gunning for the Supersport title on the bike's debut year!
YMF Group General Manager Financial Services, Brad Ryan commented; ?Our level of involvement with ASBK is very enjoyable and rewarding. What we have found over the years with our sponsorship is that year upon year the championship has continued to be philosophically focused on the same things that we are, and that is primarily the growth of the industry and development of the sport. It is our view that if we invest in the sport, everyone will benefit.  ?We have believed for a long time, that as the only specialist finance and insurance company in the industry, we have to participate in motorcycle racing at a level quite different from everyone else, and that means putting in a greater level of support. ?The growth of ASBK has been absolutely fantastic for everyone, including YMF and YMI. I think the job the ASBK Team have done is extraordinary and the championship has gone from strength to strength. It has continuously improved with the results now plain to see. ?ASBK is part of an overall strategy for us at YMF and YMI and we are excited to continue our support of not just at the highest level (ASBK), but also down to the grass roots level as well,? Ryan finished.  MA CEO, Peter Doyle shared his excitement for YMF and YMI's commitment adding; ?MA is thrilled to welcome back Yamaha Motor Finance to the ASBK for a fourth consecutive year. Both brands have enjoyed a positive and collaborative relationship, that has put the necessary steps in place for ASBK to thrive. ?In 2017, we saw unprecedented levels of growth, not only of rider and team involvement, but fan and spectator involvement too. It is with YMF that 2018 is set to be one of the most incredible years of racing on record,? Doyle finished. ASBK will kick off at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on February 22-25, alongside the Yamaha Finance WorldSBK Australian Round.    

2018 ASBK Calendar                                                           
Round 1- WSBK, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC                            February 22 - 25
Round 2- Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW                             March 16 - 18
Round 3- The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, SA                        April 19 - 22 
Round 4- Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT                                      June 28 - 1 July
Round 5- Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD                                   August 17 - 19
Round 6- Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC                                   September 7 - 9
Round 7- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC                                  October 12 ? 14 Photo 1 - YMF and YMI - Andrew Gosling tbg sport
Photo 2 - Maxwell and Falzon - Andrew Gosling tbg sport
Photo 3 - Maxwell - Russell Colvin

Information Bulletin #1845

MA News - Fri, 09/02/2018 - 3:55pm
Information Pertains to: Rule 11.27.4 Junior Trail Bikes & Rule 11.27.6 50cc Auto Class Eligible Machines Below is a list of new machines approved for inclusion in the following class lists; New YCF models approved for Junior Trail Classes. 11.27.4 Junior Trail Bikes The following machines are eligible for club and Inter-club competitions: 11.27.4 Junior Trail Bikes The following machines are eligible for club and Inter-club competitions: a) 7 to under 12 years 65cc class Lite F88S Start F88SE Lite F110 Start F110SE b) 9 to under 16 years 85cc class BIGY F125SEL BIGY F125E BIGY F150E BIGY Factory F150E New models approved for the 50cc Auto Class 11.27.6 50cc Auto Class Eligible Machines are: Crossfire CF50 Cobra CX50 FWE (factory works edition) Elstar (Apollo) RXF50 Effective from: Immediate Feedback contact: (03) 9684 0512 

ASBK Round 2 Entries are now open for Wakefield Park Raceway

MA News - Fri, 09/02/2018 - 10:32am
The classes running at ASBK Round 2 Wakefield Park Raceway will include the YMI Superbike, Kawasaki Supersport, Supersport 300, YMF R3 Cup, F1 and F2 Sidecars and GP Juniors Cup.
Please note that for the 2018 season all entry applications must be submitted via Ridernet, the link for Round 2 can be found here
Supplementary Regulations for ASBK Round 2-7 can be downloaded from the ASBK website HERE or via the Supp Regs page of the MA website.
Entries close on March 2 at 5pm (AEST), late entries will be accepted until March 9 12pm (AEST) but a late fee of $100 will apply.
For further information or any enquiries please address them to:
Liz Galazkiewicz
Events Organiser ? Road Race
Motorcycling Australia
Tel: 03 9684 0503
  2018 ASBK Calendar                                                           
Round 1- WSBK, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC                            February 22 - 25
Round 2- Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW                             March 16 - 18
Official Test- The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, SA                 April 3-4
Round 3- The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, SA                        April 19 - 22 
Round 4- Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT                                      June 28 - 1 July
Round 5- Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD                                   August 17 - 19
Round 6- Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC                                   September 7 - 9
Round 7- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC                                  October 12 ? 14 Stay up to date with all the latest news and updates from the ASBK by liking ASBK on Facebook, following the @asbk on Instagram and checking out the ASBK website here. Image courtesy of Andrew Gosling

NEAL VIDEAN?S BLOWN VINCENT. A million dollar bike to attend the Shannons Broadford Bike Bonanza

MA News - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:03pm
But, there are some noteworthy modified Vincents that could be brothers to the Ehret bike; and one in particular is coming out to the Shannons Insurance Broadford Bike Bonanza (March 30 - April 1) this year ? to be seen and heard.
Engineer, pattern maker, designer, manufacturer, recreator and the genius behind the new Series A Vincent (readily available for a third of the price of the Ehret bike,) Neal Videan of suburban Reservior, Victoria; has such a machine.
It?s a Series C Black Shadow that has been stretched, ported, recarburetted, retro suspended, strengthened internally, reframed and supercharged with an Eldred Norman blower hanging off the front LHS forward of the engine.
It?s a sprint or drag bike, and the builder Bob Satterly used it in events at the iconic Calder Raceway VIC and Salisbury SA. When Bob left to work in Asia in 1972 is was mothballed until he returned 26 years later, by then he ?too old for this nonsense? and the bike was returned to road trim.
Here is where Neal stepped in. Hearing it might be for sale he visited Bob and knowing it?s history and having enough road Vincents of his own, he inquired about where the bits for the sprint bike were. Bob went over to a 44-gallon drum of scrap metal bits and pulled out the tubular backbone frame. Fereting around the workshop found most of the other bits necessary to complete the bike and so a deal was struck. Bob would rebuild the blown sprint bike and Neal would buy it. Done deal. The bike that Bob bought for fifty quid in 1961 as a non-runner from a frustrated owner has morphed into a machine sprinkled with that pixie dust that blinds the eye and clouds the mind of the believers. See it at the Easter SIBBB before it slips into that rarified level of unobtainium.
Written by Peter Drakeford.


EOI to host 2019 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) are open

MA News - Wed, 07/02/2018 - 4:52pm
The Australian Four Day Enduro is the pinnacle of Off-Road competition in Australia and a great way to promote your club and your community whilst providing an opportunity for your local riders to compete amongst the best in Australia. This meeting not only brings competitors and spectators from all over Australia, but in some cases competitors from all over the world.
Please return completed Expression of Interest form to: Motorcycling Australia's Event Coordinator ? Off-Road, Matthew Falvo (
The closing date for 2019 applications is Friday, March 23 2018. Upon receipt of your club?s Expression of Interest, Motorcycling Australia will send additional information on the specific championship and the requirements therein.
Expression of Interest forms for Australian Motorcycle Sport National Championships can be found by clicking here, or by visiting the ?Forms? section of the Motorcycling Australia website.

Media Call - 2018 Shannons Insurance Broadford Bike Bonanza

MA News - Wed, 07/02/2018 - 4:34pm
The Shannons Insurance BBB is an annual Easter event, which showcases classic bikes from a bygone era. The 2018 incarnation will be themed as a celebration of all things Vincent H.R.D, A tribute to the World Speedway great ? the late Neil Street and legendary BSA Bantam and Ron Angel classic collections. This is a rare opportunity to showcase a vast collection of classic bikes from different marques and models in one location. Last year?s show helped shape the Shannons Insurance BBB as one of the premier classic motorcycle events in the world.

The event will take place at the State Motorcycle Complex in Broadford Vic. Broadford is approximately an hours drive from Melbourne. Click here for directions.
March 30 - April 1, 2018
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MWA/MA Statement- Barbagallo Raceway

MA News - Wed, 07/02/2018 - 2:09pm
The meeting was attended by Rick Gill, Peter Clark of MWA & Peter Doyle of MA, along with senior representatives from WASCC, MCRCWA, City of Wanneroo and the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries (formerly Department of Sport and Recreation). A rider representative group was also invited.  Pleasingly, all stakeholders have found a lot of common ground and are committed to working together  to ensure that the necessary modifications are conducted at Barbagallo. The key agreed outcomes from the meeting are as follows: ·       Turn 3 wall realignment: WASCC will  investigate the cost and logistics of moving the wall at Turn 3 as recommended by the Hall Report. The parties agreed that the movement of the wall at Turn 3 is the primary solution to return to racing at Barbagallo. The Minister requested that WASCC begin this investigation as soon as possible. ·       Return of coaching: Whilst the original plan from May 2017 was to use physical constraints to limit speed in areas identified as having critical risk, it was agreed that physical constraints would not be workable, and the risks can be managed by limiting speeds through an administrative management plan for rider training. MCRCWA will provide MWA with a management plan for the return of rider training related to limiting speeds for coaching purposes. Chris Hall will also review this plan to ensure its safety. ·       Present works and updated WASCC Report: WASCC will provide MA with an updated report on the track modifications addressing items outlined in the Hall Report. This will include an update on those modifications which have already been completed by WASCC which now comply with the Hall Report. ·      The completion of all works: Upon completion of all works at Barbagallo, WASCC will request MA inspect Barbagallo Raceway for licencing purposes.  We will continue to work co-operatively with all stakeholders, to see the safe return of all motorcycling activities to Barbagallo Raceway.                        MWA/MA

2018 ASBK Supplementary Regulations Rounds 2-7 Released

MA News - Tue, 06/02/2018 - 9:48am
Supplementary Regulations provide information and regulations for ASBK and are available to download from the ASBK website HERE or via the Supp Regs page of the MA website.
2018 ASBK classes include; YMI Superbike, Kawasaki Supersport, Supersport 300, YMF R3 Cup, GP Juniors Cup and F1 and F2 Australian Sidecar Championship.
Please note these Supplementary Regulations only include Rounds 2 ? 7.
2018 ASBK Calendar                                                           
Round 1- WSBK, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC                            February 22 - 25
Round 2- Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW                             March 16 - 18
Round 3- The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, SA                        April 19 - 22 
Round 4- Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT                                      June 28 - 1 July
Round 5- Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD                                   August 17 - 19
Round 6- Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC                                   September 7 - 8
Round 7- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC                                  October 12 ? 14 Stay up to date with all the latest news and updates from the ASBK by liking ASBK on Facebook, following the @asbk on Instagram and checking out the ASBK website here.
Image courtesy of Andrew Gosling tbg sport
Daniel Falzon 2018

GP Juniors Cup Returns for more Action with ASBK

MA News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 2:34pm

The opening round of the title chase will be held on the weekend of March 16-18 at Wakefield Park Raceway (NSW), as part of the second round of ASBK. GP Juniors Cup then joins the ASBK for Round 5 ? Morgan Park Raceway (QLD) August 17-19 and finally at Round 6 ? Winton Motor Raceway (VIC) September 7-9. The announcement of the GP Juniors Cup continuing on as a support class to the ASBK Championship is very exciting, as it provides the Juniors significant exposure as they show off their talent in front of a national and international audience through the ASBK live stream coverage.
The GP Juniors Cup is aimed at bringing up the next generation of road racing stars ranging from 11 to under 15 years of age. All competitors will race the tried and tested Yamaha YZF-R15 and Bridgestone control tyre, providing an even playing field between the youngsters and a cost-effective form of racing.
The Yamaha YZF-R15 comes race prepared with all the necessary track bits and is delivered to your door for just $4690.  Through GP Juniors Australia, the Bridgestone tyres are a further $247, so for under $5000 the bike is ready to race in the GP Juniors Cup.
2017 was the inaugural year of the GP Juniors Cup and it proved to be a winner, with the six rounds providing the chance to set the foundations for growth of competition and expansion of exposure across a level playing field.
GP Juniors Australia Promoter Mark Bracks is very enthused about the coming year saying; ?2017 was a breakthrough year for junior road racing in Australia and with the involvement of Yamaha, Bridgestone, and Motorcycling Australia, GP Juniors Australia has provided an attractive pathway for kids to cross over from dirt and also for complete novices to motorcycle riding to compete.
?With the opportunities of exposure it provides, we will grow on what we achieved last year. Also GP Juniors Australia has plans to take the GP Juniors Cup and associated classes to regional areas to establish a district competition.
?GP Juniors Australia has a fleet of five bikes to hire at each of the rounds, offering the opportunity to anyone interested, to have a taste of the exciting world of road racing, without the initial financial commitment,? Bracks finished.
For more information on GP Juniors Australia head to the website or please contact Mark Bracks via email or phone 0488257188. Editorial by Mark Bracks

Help Needed for World Superbike Australian Round

MA News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:47am
Applicants are encouraged to apply at for this unique experience; it?s your chance to be an integral part of an international race meeting with the world's best battling it out.
You don?t need any experience, and everyone is welcome to apply (try and convince your mates to come and join the fun too!) and remember, all new officials are given training and are supported by experienced officials.
To add with the training provided above, all marshals receive a uniform, event hat, program, badge, lunch every day and a Saturday night BBQ for their efforts. Free camping is also available at the track, if required.
It?s time to get involved as a motorsport volunteer official, so come and join the team at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and if you are one of the lucky ones who has already participated in the past, we thank you for that, but you need to know that we still need all the help we can get this year and would love to see you back involved in the event. If this unique opportunity is for you, please head to and register today.
To keep up to date with all motorcycle sport information, head to, like Motorcycling Australia on Facebook or follow @motorcyclingaustralia on Instagram.

Team Rider Applications Open for 2018 FIM World Junior Motocross

MA News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 2:58pm
The WJMX is without a shadow of a doubt the world?s most prestigious Junior Motocross event. It?s going to be an incredible sight to witness, delivering a show for spectators and competitors alike.
The MA Team Selection Policy will be applied for the selection of the 2018 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship Australian Team. The MA Motocross Commission will recommend Squad places to Motorcycling Australia (MA) and the ROC Committee for final approval.
The final Australian Team will ultimately be selected from the Australian Squad with consideration given to results events including the 2017 Australian Junior Motocross Championships, 2018 State Championships, 2018 Squad training and coaching programs, and other significant 2018 open events within Australia or Internationally where riders of a National level with similar abilities are competing against each other.  Participation in each and every one of the above listed events is not mandatory for selection however results and progress at these will be considered towards the final rider Australian Team selection process.
Australia will have 21 riders flying the flag at the biggest Junior Motocross event to hit our shores. The 21 riders will be split between the following three classes, seven to be selected in each;
WJMX Classes
-FIM Junior 65cc Motocross World Cup: Age Restrictions-minimum 10 years of age and maximum 12 years of age.
-FIM Junior 85cc Motocross World Championship: Age Restrictions-minimum 12 years of age and maximum 14 years of age.
-FIM Junior 125cc Motocross World Championship: Age Restrictions- minimum 13 years of age and maximum 17 years of age.
Australian riders may have the chance to secure a wildcard entry. If there are less than 40 entries received from other federations, there will be opportunities for wildcards for Australian riders at the WJMX.
Team Rider application forms are available to download here. Applications close Friday 30th March 2018
Applications and enquiries should be addressed to:
Matthew Falvo
Motorcycling Australia
PO Box 134
South Melbourne, VIC 3220
Further information can be found on the application forms at
For more information head to
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2018 Trial des Nations Expressions of Interest Now Open

MA News - Mon, 29/01/2018 - 12:25pm
This is your opportunity to represent Australia on the world stage at the prestigious worldwide event in which the world?s elite trial competitors collide.
Last year, Australia sensationally won the TdN's International Trophy and won the coveted Team of the Year award! Riders wishing to apply for the Australian Team position in this year?s FIM Trial des Nations, will need to consider that while MA will contribute some funding to the team, there may be a greater cost to individuals. This is a great opportunity for the successful riders to experience International events and be part of an Australian team.  Team Rider application forms are available to download here Applications must be returned by COB Monday 26th February 2018. Applications and enquires should be addressed to:
Sam Redfern
Event Manager ? Track
Motorcycling Australia
03 9684 0501
Enquiries can also be directed to re-appointed Team Manager:
Phil Whittle
Team Australia TdN ? Team Manager
Motorcycling Australia
0415 861 036 

Link International Backing ASBK With Motul, Pirelli And AGV In 2018

MA News - Mon, 29/01/2018 - 11:57am
Link International have been involved with ASBK for many years and the addition of AGV is a great sign that the partnership between ASBK and Link International is only getting stronger. The relationship between Link International and ASBK has been a corner stone of the championship.
Pirelli and Motul were a part of the most successful ASBK season to date, and the growth of the championship has presented a great opportunity for AGV to join Australia?s premier road-racing championship. AGV has developed a reputation as one of the world leading helmet brands, and will even be worn by three-time World Superbike Champion, Troy Bayliss, who will race in ASBK this season. 
Link International saw great success on the track in 2017 and Pirelli Product manager, Garry Crilly shared his thoughts on a successful year; ?We couldn?t be happier with Pirelli performance last year, and our ability to supply a product that performs at the highest level in all conditions were evident with Pirelli riders winning ASBK championships in the Australian Superbike, Supersport, Supersport 300 and the R3 Cup.
"We have worked closely with Pirelli during the off-season to ensure we have the necessary product to challenge for all ASBK championships in 2018," Crilly finished.

Mark Kelly, Marketing Manager of Link International said; ?Motul is synonymous with high performance racing worldwide and has proudly been the official oil sponsor of the ASBK over many years. Riders worldwide trust the performance of Motul to get the best from their motorcycles.
?Motul 300V Factory Line Synthetic, is used by ASBK and Motul WorldSBK competitors alike, and is the very same product that the public can purchase for their own bikes at their local store, thanks to Link International. All of Motul?s race winning products are derived from feedback, given straight back from the riders and teams. Motul has access to a wealth of data collected for over a century and a half, to constantly improve the recipe.? Kelly finished.

Motorcycling Australia?s (MA) Chief Executive Officer, Peter Doyle said; "It?s great to have Motul and Pirelli committed to ASBK once again in 2018, but to add AGV is great sign for us that the championship is getting bigger and better. Pirelli in particular dominated in all major ASBK classes. Both teams and riders have a confidence in Link International?s products and I?m sure they will be as competitive as always in 2018. It's great to have such well-regarded brands as title sponsors and corner sponsors,? according to Doyle. For more on Motul, Pirelli and AGV products, click 2018 ASBK Calendar Pre-Season Official ASBK Test - Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC January 30 - 31
Round 1- WSBK, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC                            February 22 - 25
Round 2- Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW                             March 16 - 18
Round 3- The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, SA                        April 19 - 22
Round 4- Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT                                      June 28 - 1 July
Round 5- Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD                                   August 17 - 19
Round 6- Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC                                   September 7 - 8
Round 7- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC                                  October 12 ? 14
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