2020 Australian Speedway U21’s, 125cc & 250cc Championship Nominations Now Open and Supp Regs Available

Motorcycling Australia (MA) are pleased to announce that Nominations are now open and Supplementary Regulations are now available for the 2020 Australian Speedway U21’s, 125cc & 250cc Championships which will head to Victoria and Western Australia.

Nominations are now open and close 4.30pm AEDST Wednesday 18th December 2019. Late nominations will not be accepted.
Please note that only nominations completed and received online via Ridernet will be accepted.

Nominations and Dates are as follows:

2020 Australian Speedway U21’s Championship
25th January – Undera Speedway, Echuca Road, Undera, VIC,
http://bit.ly/2020U21Nominations

2020 Australian Speedway U16’s 250cc Championship
18th January -Pinjar Park Speedway – 60 Pederick Road, Neerabup, WA
http://bit.ly/250Nominations

2020 Australian Speedway U16’s 125cc Solo / Teams Championships
18th January – Pinjar Park Speedway – 60 Pederick Road, Neerabup, WA
http://bit.ly/125ccNomations

Nominations are now open, so be sure to get yours in today!

Don’t forget to check out Australian Speedway Championships website, like Australian Speedway Championships on Facebook and like MA on Instagram.

JEFF LEISK WILL HAND REINS TO BRAD HAGI 

Jeff Leisk will leave his role as general manager of KTM Group handing the reins to Brad Hagi who is currently President KTM Southeast Asia.

After more than 25 years of association with the KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles brands, current KTM Group General Manager Jeff Leisk has announced that he will be retiring from an active role with the KTM Group at the end of the first quarter next year.

Jeff will leave his role as general manager of KTM Group handing the reins to Brad Hagi who is currently President KTM Southeast Asia. Jeff will remain with the company until the 1st April 2020 to ensure a smooth transition.

A former multiple Australian motocross champion and world ranked number 2 by the FIM in 1988, Jeff moved into the corporate world in the early 1990s and worked with KTM as an ambassador before taking a full-time role within the business in July 2000.

“It has been an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding experience for me and I am grateful for the support that I have received and the friendships that have been built with our customers, dealers and of course the media” said Jeff.

“Together with the team in Australia and New Zealand, we have established a strong network and an enviable reputation across all segments to become leading brands in the market. I am confident that the KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and WP Suspension brands will continue to grow in this Oceania market under Brad’s leadership. With the recent sale of the business to the KTM Group, it is an appropriate time for me to take a break from the sport and the industry that I have loved and been a part of for the last 45 years.  I am very much looking forward to continuing with my passion for motorcycling on a personal level” he said.

Brad Hagi comes to the Oceania market with a wealth of global experience. He started his tenure with the company in the role of Vice President of Sales at KTM North America whilst his most recent roles include President KTM Japan and President KTM Southeast Asia. Brad is currently based in Singapore and will relocate to Sydney early next year.

“I am looking forward to moving to Australia and further developing the KTM Group brands in both the Australian and New Zealand market. An important factor of the success that has been achieved in these markets with the KTM, Husqvarna Motorcycles and WP Suspension brands is due to the  strong relationships that have been built with our dealers and of course our customers, I look forward to continuing this” said Brad.

 

SUPERBIKES JOIN SUPERCARS FOR BLOCKBUSTER PERTH EVENT

Motorcycling Australia and Supercars are proud to announce the Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) will join with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship for a massive two-wheel plus four-wheel motorsport event at the Pirtek Perth SuperNight, to be held May 15 – 17, 2020. This spectacular concept brings together both two and four-wheeled fans to witness a weekend of action-packed racing and loads of off-track activities.

The two championships will join forces at the iconic Barbagallo Raceway, which also sets the stage for the ASBK’s first appearance at the Western Australian venue since 2016. The undulating 2.411km layout has always produced fantastic racing for both championships and has never failed to draw a passionate WA crowd and fans from across the country. Now with the National Superbike Class supporting the Supercars day/night format, this motorsport spectacular is not to be missed.

 

The ASBK last visited the Barbagallo circuit in 2016.

 

After working on the two-plus-four format for some time, Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle is pleased to see the partnership with Supercars cemented for 2020.

“Combining two championship events such as Supercars and ASBK is an exciting endeavour and requires a great deal of coordination,” Mr Doyle said.

“I’d like to thank all those who helped bring it together and I’m really looking forward to seeing all the action in WA next year.

“The Barbagallo Wanneroo circuit has always been well-attended for both two and four-wheeled motorsport events, Western Australia is a highly important region for Motorcycling Australia, the motorcycle industry and ASBK partners, so it’s great to bring the nation’s fastest riders back to WA in front of a big and enthusiastic audience of race fans.”

Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said it was a great opportunity for the two sports to be hosted together at the one venue.

“It’s great to be doing an event with the ASBK Championship. We look forward to working with them in Perth to put on an amazing show for fans of both two and four-wheels,” Mr Seamer said.

Further details of the Pirtek Perth SuperNight, including the event schedule, will be announced early in 2020.

For the latest updates from the ASBK, follow on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Over 300 Riders and 460 Bikes Set For 2019 KTM AJMX

One of the largest events on the 2019 Calendar will descend on Gillman, South Australia as the 2019 KTM Australian Junior Motocross Championship (KTM AJMX) kicks off this Saturday September 28th to October 5th. Hosted by the Motocross Riders Association Inc, the Gillman Motocross Track will set the perfect landscape for what is sure to be one for the ages. We share with you all you need to know for the week long championship.

In previous years, many famous motocross riders  have begun their careers at this major championship event and gone onto make names for themselves internationally and creating history in the process. 2019 will be no exception and will also see many new competitors from around the country, as well as internationally. The 2019 KTM AJMX will have competitors from New Zealand, Indonesia and even Argentina, many of which will be visiting Australian shores for the very first time.

We would to wish the very best of luck and safe travels to the following MX Sandgropers heading across the Nullarbor to compete in the prestigious 2019 KTM AJMX.

Sol Pellicano     (50cc)

Charlie Butler   (50cc)

Deegan Fort      (50cc) (65 7-9)

Mason Brown    (50cc) (65 7-9)

Jake Rummens   (65 10-11)  (85 9-U12)

Patrick Butler     (65 10-11)  (85 9-U12)

Sonny Pellicano   (65 10-11)  (85 9-U12)

Seth Shackleton  (65 10-11)  (85 9-U12)

Kayden Minear   (65 10-11)  (85 9-U12)

Kai McGinty   (85 9-U12)

Deacon Paice  (85 12-U14)

Jordan Minear  (85 12-14)

Dylan Walsh   (85 12-14) (125 13-15)

Rhal Selway   (85 15Y)

Jaylee Rimbas (85 Girls)

Camball McMahon  (125 13-15)

Brock Flynn  (125 13-15)  (250 13-15)

Liam Atkinson  (125 13-15)  (250 13-15)

Jake Turner  (125 13-15)  (250 13-15)

Kayne Alexander  (125 15Y)

Cody Chittick  (125 15Y) (250 15Y)

Ross Harron  (250 13-15)

Hannah Stewart  (Girls Y/L)

To view and download the 2019 KTM AJMX Entry List, please click here.
To view and download the 2019 KTM AJMX Schedule, please click here.
To view and download the 2019 KTM AJMX Supplementary Regulations, please click here.
To view and download the 2019 KTM AJMX Final Instructions, please click here.
For Live Timing via My Laps click here

To stay up to date across the weekend on the 2019 KTM AJMX you can do so via ma.org.au, as well as our Facebook and Instagram.

MXstore MXoN Australian Team Ready for Assen Attack

This weekend Australia will return to Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN), as the competition returns home as the biggest motocross race in the World settles down in The Netherlands, the country where this famous event began way back in 1947. Assen, also known as The Cathedral of Speed will play host to the 73rd edition.

MXstore MXoN Australian Team will be proudly represented by Dean Ferris (KTM), making his 6th appearance, he will be joined by debutants Kyle Webster (Penrite Honda) and Regan Duffy (Raceline Motorsport) who will be looking to better Australia’s 4th position in 2018 in Red Bud, America and land themselves a podium position this year.

34 Teams will line up this weekend at the sandy track of Assen, besides in 1954 it was the region of Drenthe to be home of MXoN for the very first time and it was organized by Motoclub Assen. Now days the Dutch TT circuit which hosted the FIM Motocross World Championship since 2015, and witnessed the 2017 and 2018 MXGP Championship crowning moments has been transformed into a motocross venue again this weekend to host the 2019 edition of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations where each country will have three talented riders representing their nation in a fight for glory and pride to line up to win the coveted Chamberlain Trophy.

Ferris will race his KTM 450 in the MXGP class, whilst youngster Duffy will also pilot a KTM 450 in the Open class and Webster will compete on a Honda 250 in the MX2 Class, each coming up against the world best riders in the three respective classes.

How and when to follow and cheer on Australia:

Timetable

Friday: MXoN Teams Presentation to the Crowd 17:00; Pit Bike of Nations 18:15; Briefing with Team Managers and Ballot 19:15.

Saturday: Free practice bLU cRU YZ65 08:00; Free practice bLU cRU YZ85 08:15; Free practice bLU cRU YZ125 08:30; Time practice bLU cRU YZ65 08:45; Free practice bLU cRU YZ85 09:10; Free practice bLU cRU YZ125 09:35; Free Practice MXGP 10:00; Free practice MX2 10:50; Free Practice Open 11:40; Race bLU cRU YZ65 13:10; Race bLU cRU YZ85 13:45; Qualifying Heat MXGP 14:30; Qualifying Heat MX2 15:30; Qualifying Heat Open 16:30

Sunday: Warm-up B-Final 8:35; Race bLU cRU YZ125 09:20; Warm-up MXoN Group 1 10:00; Warm-up MXoN Group 2 10:20; B-Final 10:50; MXoN Race 1 (MXGP+MX2) 13:10; MXoN Race 2 (MX2+Open) 14:40; MXoN Race 3 (Open+MXGP) 16:08.

Where to watch live: MXGP TV –
Follow for regular updates: MXGP Facebook PageMA Facebook PageMXStore Facebook Page
Live timing: https://results.mxgp.com/mxgp/livestandings.aspx
Websites: https://www.mxgp.com/,https://www.ma.org.au/,MXstore.com.au

Head to https://www.mxstore.com.au to check out the extensive range, and keep up with everything MXstore on their Instagram @mxstore and Facebook @MXstore.

MXoN – The Rookie-WA’s Hard Working Legend-Kyle Webster

Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing rider KYLE WEBSTER is justifiably excited after being named as a member of the Australian team to contest the 2019 Motocross of Nations world teams championship being held at Assen, The Netherlands, on September 28/29.

Webster, 23, who recently finished second overall in the MX2 category of the MX Nationals Australian championship, will join Dean Ferris (KTM) and Mitch Evans (Honda) in the Australian team, which is this year sponsored by leading Australian online retailer, MXStore.com.au.

“I’m so excited to have been chosen to represent Australia,” said an excited Webster after being advised of his selection to the team by Motorcycling Australia officials. Getting an Australian team ride has been a lifetime dream of mine and I am stoked to now have the opportunity to represent Australia.”

Proudly donning the green and gold Australian team colours, the Dutch event will be Webster’s first-ever foray into the amazing spectacle that is a European-based world motocross championship event.

“I’ve never raced in Europe before; I’ve only been to an Indonesian GP round in 2017, but it was a complete mudder,” Webster reveals. “So I’m stoked to be alongside Dean and Mitch, as they both have a fair bit of experience in Europe and I will definitely be able to gain some knowledge from them and ways to approach the event and race weekend.”

As is typical of Dutch circuits, the Assen track, which is located within the famed Assen Moto GP road-race facility, will be a tough and challenging, deeply whooped sand lay-out, conditions which Webster revels in.

“I honestly don’t know much about the Assen track, only what I have seen on TV and online,” Webster explains. “But I’m pumped that it’s a sand pit and I can’t wait to see how I go against the other guys.”
With the MXoN just four weeks away, it’s all systems go for Webster and the Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing team to ensure no stone is left unturned to know they are fully prepared for the world championship event.

“Honestly, I have no idea of what to expect results-wise at Assen, but as long as I can do my best and do Australia proud, I will be happy with that,” says Webster.  The entire Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing team is behind me and I can’t wait to get there and have some good races and battles with the guys in the world championship.”

Meantime Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing team owner Mark Luksich says the team is thrilled by Webster’s selection to the MXStore.com.au sponsored Australian squad and his opportunity to race on the world stage.

“I haven’t had a rider in the green and gold since the days of Belly (Australian MX legend Glen Bell) back in the 1990s, so all of us on the Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing team are extremely proud,” Luksich enthuses. Being selected to represent your country has to be any rider’s ultimate goal, and we congratulate Kyle on his achievement. We can’t wait for this opportunity to support Kyle to ride for Australia and perform on the world stage.”

Immediately after the MXoN event, Webster will return home to join the Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing team as they set their sights on the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship, which kicks of in Brisbane (Qld) on October 10.

The Australian Supercross Championship then continues with further rounds at Gilman (SA) on October 19, Wollongong (NSW) on November 9 and Auckland (New Zealand) on November 16, before reaching its crescendo with the AUS-X Open event being staged at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne (Vic) on November 30.

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WA’s Young Gun, Regan Duffy’s pre MXoN chat with 6PR’s Millsy & Basil

Many times over the past decade, Radio 6PR’s Millsy and Regan Duffy’s paths have crossed, usually over jokes at trophy presentations-some of which have been memorable to audience members-the WA Motocross Community.

Leading up to the MXoN we organised for a very chuffed Millsy to catch up with Duffy prior to heading overseas to the “Olympics of Motocross”.  Sadly before the interview could take place tragedy struck the WA motocross community with the passing of one of Regan’s childhood mates, Rhys Burnett.

Thank you Millsy, Basil and News Talk 6PR 882 for sensitively supporting our sport and the motocross community once again.

Take 5 minutes, have a read and then listen to the podcast interview (Courtesy of 6PR) -the strength and character of 17 year old champion, Regan Duffy, is to be admired.

“WA Motocross Champ continues on after friend’s death”

A WA Motocross rider is heading to Amsterdam to represent Australia at the World Championships next week, but it was only days ago he lost a fellow rider and good friend after a crash on the track.

West Australian teenager Regan Duffy will make his appearance on the world stage.

“It’s massive, it’s the Olympics of motocross and for me to get chosen at 17 to represent my country, it’s pretty crazy actually,” Duffy told 6PR Breakfast.

But it will be a bitter sweet journey for him after his childhood friend, Rhys “Roo” Burnett, died after an accident during a competition last weekend.

“He was always smiling, always joking and now I’m just going to continue on for Roo,” he told Steve and Baz. 

Click PLAY to hear the full interview. 

Go Fund Me link for Rhys Burnett’s Family

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rhys-roo-burnett?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

WA State Champ Martin to Wild Card at OJC Round 5

The fifth round of the bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup (OJC), to be held at Phillip Island on October 4-6, will once again field a Wild Card rider in eleven-year-old Jayden Martin. Motorcycling Australia is proud to continue its commitment to junior development with its second OJC Wild Card opportunity, thanks to the collaboration of Motorcycling Western Australia (MWA).

The OJC series has been instrumental in helping the new generations riders to make the next step into competing in road racing, but more importantly, helping them to hone their skills, both on and off the track.

Martin, who hails from Muchea in Western Australia is quite new the whole road racing side of things. For five years he has been racing around in the motocross scene, before trying his hand at Supermotard racing last year.

However, 2019 has been his introduction to road racing. In such a short amount of time spent on the tar, Martin has come on leaps and bounds. In fact, the speedy youngster has already locked up his first road racing championship over in the west, by winning the Banhams WA Junior Road Race State Championship.

The call up to come and race as a Wild Card in the OJC series was a huge surprise, according to Martin.

“I wasn’t expecting to get the Wild Card ride, that’s for sure,” explained Martin, who is really looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.

“This year has been pretty surreal by being able to win the Banhams WA Junior Road Race State Championship. Now to be able to come over and race against the best riders in the OJC series and the best track in the country is pretty amazing to be honest. I can’t thank everyone involved enough for this fantastic opportunity,” he added.

Being Martin’s first national race start, he has expressed that he’s going to take the weekend as it comes for the experience and to simply have fun before he has a proper crack at joining the OJC for the 2020 season.

“I really can’t put too much pressure on myself,” said Martin. “Why I say that is because the weekend will be full of firsts for me. It will be the first-time racing at Phillip Island, racing against other competitors that I have never raced against. And obviously racing in the Oceania Junior Cup. I’m just really looking at the weekend as a fun and learning experience. In saying that, I would like to be able to finish inside the top ten in all of the three races,” finished Martin.

Motorcycling Australia’s Operations Director, Martin Port, is excited to see another rider benefit from the wildcard opportunity.

“The bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup is dedicated to strengthening and building the motorcycling community here in Australia and across the Oceania region,” said Port.

“It’s fantastic to have Jayden coming over from Western Australia to race in the OJC round at Phillip Island. Its testament to MWA’s own commitment to junior road racing with the Banhams WA Junior Road Race State Championship. While Martin is quite new to the road racing side of things, you never know. He could cause an upset with some of the major players in the series,” added Port.

If you’re interested in joining the bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup class for 2020, please submit your expression of interest here.

Make sure to get your ticket for Round 6 of the 2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, 4-6 September 2019. For more updates and to purchase, head to ASBK.com.au.

Follow along with the ASBK by heading to our Facebook page, or by following ASBK on Instagram. Or head to the Oceania Junior Cup Facebook page.

WA’s Duffy to Replace Evans on MXStore MXoN Australian Team

Western Australian youngster, Regan Duffy (Raceline Motorsports), has been confirmed as part of the 2019 MXStore MXoN Australian team to compete at the 2019 FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN). Duffy will represent Australia at Assen, the Netherlands on 28-29 of September.

Duffy, who took out the 2019 MX Nationals MXD Championship will get his chance on the big stage.

“I’m super excited to be able to partner both Dean [Ferris] and Kyle [Webster] on the 2019 Motocross Des Nations at Assen,” said Duffy.

“I’m really looking forward to tackling the deep sand at Assen on a KTM 450 and hoping to do Australia proud,” he added.

Duffy will replace Mitch Evans, World MX2 rider due to ongoing medical concerns.

The line up will now consist of Dean Ferris, Kyle Webster and Duffy.

For further updates and details on MXstore.com.au Team Australia, please follow Motorcycling Australia on Facebook and Instagram.

Head to https://www.mxstore.com.au to check out the extensive range, and keep up with everything MXstore on their Instagram @mxstore and Facebook @MXstore.

WA’s Kyle Webster Selected for Australia’s MXoN Assen Assault

MXstore MXoN Australian Team Announced For Assen Assault

Motorcycling Australia (MA) is pleased to announce the 2019 FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN) team selected to represent Australia at Assen, the Netherlands on 28-29 of September. Known as the ‘Olympics of Motocross’, the prestigious event will host 31 teams from around the world.

After a tough selection process, the MXstore MXoN Australian Team will be proudly represented by Mitch Evans (Honda), Dean Ferris (KTM) and Kyle Webster (Honda), with the trio deservedly earning the right to don the green and gold against the best motocross riders on the planet.

The team’s chances of bettering Australia’s fourth-place finish at the 2018 event, held in the United States, has been bolstered by MXstore coming on board as a naming-rights sponsor.

Amid a strong campaign on the elite MXGP circuit, Evans, a Cairns native, is confident the team will be hard to beat.

“I’m excited to get out there, represent my country and race the best in the world,” the 19-year-old said.

“I’m looking forward to everyone getting behind us and hopefully we can get a spot on the box because we’ve got a really strong team this year.”

Ferris, who is a three-time Australian Motocross champion and recently competed in the U.S, said representing his country was a highlight of his highly successful career.

“I’m super excited to be representing Australia at the Motocross of Nations this year in Assen,” the 29-year-old from Lismore said.

“I’m really looking forward to racing alongside Mitch Evans and Kyle Webster, so it will be great to catch up with the boys.”

While Webster, who was the runner up in the 2019 MX Nationals Motul MX2 class, was shocked when told he’ll be heading to the Netherlands.

“Honestly, I’m stoked. I didn’t really expect to be picked for the team, but I’m wrapped to be able to head over to Assen,” said the 23-year-old West Australian.

“It’s my first time heading over to the MXoN, so I’m not sure what to really expect.

“Being the biggest motocross event in the world, I just can’t wait to be a part of it. Without a doubt, it’s the biggest thing in my career for sure, so I’m really excited.

“It’s awesome to have both Dean [Ferris] and Mitch [Evans] as my teammates.”

Geoff Munro of MXstore, who carry Australia’s largest range of dirt bike gear, parts and accessories, said the company are delighted to be associated with Team Australia.

“As an Aussie-owned business with a huge passion for our sport, we’re proud to be on onboard and supporting the boys in Assen,” said Munro.

“Dean, Mitch and Kyle are an inspiration and truly deserve this opportunity.”

For further updates and details on MXstore.com.au Team Australia, please follow Motorcycling Australia on Facebook and Instagram.

Head to https://www.mxstore.com.au to check out the extensive range, and keep up with everything MXstore on their Instagram @mxstore and Facebook @MXstore.