Return to the Sport of Racing Motorcycles

With the May 24 announcement of Sport Australia’s Return to Sport Toolkit, Motorcycling Australia (MA) have outlined the following timeline for the reactivation of licence sales and a return to competitive activity.

  • June 15, 2020 – License sales will be reactivated to renew or apply for your license;
  • July 1, 2020 – Competition activity may resume on a state by state basis in compliance with state and national guidelines and regulations.

Considering the pandemic and the impact that it has had on the restriction of sporting activities, MA in consultation with the State Controlling Bodies (SCBs) is pleased to confirm an extension of active annual licenses for members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All annual licenses purchased in the period between April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 will automatically receive a 3 month extension.

MA has considered numerous options to support annual license holders and believes this is the fairest outcome. Extensions for eligible licenses will be added automatically prior to the reactivation of license sales on June 15.

We recommend members download the MA license app which will update with your license extension automatically.

The iOS app is available via the membership profile as per below or online at:
The Android app is available via the membership portal or online at:

Like all members, MA and the SCBs are keen for motorcycle riding to resume. As a community there will need to be an understanding that it will not be a return to sport as usual, prior to the pandemic. Certain State and Federal Government restrictions and measures will likely remain for some time. To ensure no further restrictions are imposed on our sport all members are encouraged to follow government guidelines and practice good personal hygiene.

To support our clubs, promoters officials and members return to the sport, MA have recently created a tab on the MA website for easily accessible information on COVID-19 ( MA will provide regular updates on all the necessary information to recommence activity.

MA Calls For EOI To Promote The 2021 Australian Motocross Championship

Motorcycling Australia (MA) is calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified promoters and clubs who are interested in organising and running the 2021 Australian Motocross Championship.

The Australian Motocross Championship is the nation’s blue-ribbon MX series and has continued to produce some of the world’s best MX riders over many years.

If, as a promoter or club, you think you have what it takes and are interested in running the series, or you are keen to manage a round please complete an Expression of Interest form HERE and return it to Motorcycling Australia’s Off-Road Event Manager, Matthew Falvo at

The closing date for these applications is Friday, June 26, 2020.

Upon receipt of your Expression of Interest, MA will engage with you further on the specific championship requirements.

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What is the Motorcycling Australia Federation?

What is the Motorcycling Australia Federation?

As a member of Motorcycling Australia you are the key to the management of our sport! Often when we talk about Motorcycling Australia, we get lost in our many acronyms that our structure can often get confusing. So what is the Motorcycling Australia Federation, what are State Controlling Bodies (SCBs) and what is it that Motorcycling Australia does and why we now have the Alliance Agreement? 

Just like most western democracies the Motorcycling Australia Federation is elected by you, the member. A federated governance structure is typically focused on the management of sport development, governance of the sport, national championships and manages the link to the international federation.

The business model supporting this structure is characterised by State Controlling Bodies (SCBs), each with their own board of directors, operating as separate businesses. The traditional federated structure creates layers of administration and management. Each layer has its own relationships, investment, championships, staff and service delivery.

The FIM and Sport Australia recognise Motorcycling Australia as the central body in the Federation – the governing body. However, it is you, the member who determines who is your representative, just like in government elections.

It is you the member who has the control and power to elect representatives at a club, state and territory and national level, in order to assist in the management of the participation and safety of Motorcycling Australia members. With over 28,000 members and over 4,000 events run annually, this structure is crucial to ensuring the future growth and development of motorcycling.

As a member of a club, you elect your club committee. The Club Committees elect the Board of Directors for the State Controlling Body in each individual state and territory. It is the State Controlling Bodies that manage the Clubs within their state or territory and hire their own team to manage the states’ operations.

As part of this federated model, the Motorcycling Australia Alliance was set-up to reduce duplication and administration, streamline procedures and policy development, keep costs down for you and help our sport grow across Australia. For you the member, it means there is one consistent voice and champion for your sport.

There are seven State Controlling Bodies that make up the Motorcycling Australia Alliance. It has a representative from each of the State Controlling Bodies that select the Board of Directors for Motorcycling Australia. The Directors of Motorcycling Australia ensure appropriate governance is applied and in collaboration with MA Alliance partners set the strategic direction, which in turn is managed and implemented by the CEO and staff of MA. This covers the operations of the organisation that includes sports development, rules and regulations, national events and championship, just to name a few.

Unlike a dictatorship, under the federated governing model, it is you the Motorcycling Australia member who has the greatest power and influence on your sport. It is you who has the power to influence and elect your Club Committee, your State Controlling Body and essentially decide who represents you on the Motorcycling Australia Board.

It is the State Controlling Bodies by working together as the Motorcycling Australia Alliance who can propose changes to the Motorcycling Australia Constitution. It is only the State Controlling Bodies who by working together, can change the Motorcycling Australia Constitution. And it is the Motorcycling Australia Constitution that governs the entire sport.

This is why it is vital members and clubs have strong representation within their respective State Controlling Bodies and relevant discipline committees, to ensure grass roots members and Clubs have a voice and can be supported in their growth.

It is the State Controlling Bodies’ role and responsibility to assist Clubs with the development of programs to help Clubs with their events and facilities to attract new members. Healthy Clubs and State Controlling Bodies not only ensure our sport will continue to prosper into the future, but also elect strong representation to the Motorcycling Australia Board to be a strong voice for our sport across the nation.

The Motorcycling Australia Alliance Team (ALT) is essentially the team representing their respective Boards. The team is made up of a board member that represents each State Controlling Board and Motorcycling Australia. This Alliance leadership team strives to create a unified and national approach to our sport whilst maintaining the passion of their members. The Alliance is able to provide members with the unique ability to put the members’ interest front and centre.

In today’s sporting environment, it is vital that we as Members, Clubs, State Controlling Bodies, Motorcycling Australia through the Alliance are united in the future direction and growth of our sport. There is no limit on what we can create for the next generation of riders.

Ride Park Australia and Whole of Sport Strategic Plan 

The current pandemic has taken its toll on the world and on sport globally. With a need to protect ourselves we have not been able to race for quite some time. So what has been happening within the Motorcycling Australia Alliance whilst we have not been able to ride? Well the answer is… lots! We have taken this time to relook at the organisation as a whole and create initiatives to further develop and grow the sport.

We would like to introduce you to Ride Parks Australia (RPA) a national program that has been developed to encourage and facilitate recreational and social riding for all riders and abilities. RPA has become a brand of Motorcycling Australia and uses our existing clubs to host non-competitive events, to provide facilities and tracks to recreational, social riders and families that is safe and affordable.

By providing a fun and safe environment, RPA will cater for riders of all abilities and all levels of experience to participate. We hope that these events will also provide an opportunity to encourage the participation of new riders wanting to experience the thrill of riding.

The cost of participation is affordable and free of competition fees and rules and does include insurance coverage for public liability. Motorcycling Australia (MA) annual Licence holders will pay the same riding fees as non-MA members but benefit from the cover provided under the MA Personal Accident (PA) scheme with their annual license.

RPA will be managed by MA and facilitated by SCBs and current clubs and managed by State Controlling Bodies. Riders can book and pay for their experience through MA’s Ridernet or the Track Manager system.  We encourage you to keep an eye out for these events and to bring your family and friends along. Now everyone can enjoy our clubs, our tracks and be part of the family that is MA.

Another project that the Motorcycling Australia Alliance has been working on during this time of isolation is the development of the Motorcycling Australia – Whole Of Sport Strategic Plan 2020 to 2023. The objective of this project is to develop a plan in order for motorcycling to achieve its true potential nationally over the coming three-year period, in what are changing and challenging times. These times also provide great opportunities!

The process of creating the Motorcycling Australia – Whole of Sport Strategic Plan was designed in order to excite and motivate the Australian Motorcycling community to work together and develop both the sport and non-sporting side of motorcycling in Australia.  This has been done by obtaining feedback from the entire motorcycling community including CEO, Presidents, Board Members, Staff, Clubs, Promoters, Industry Influencers and most importantly… you our member.

As an organisation that is owned and run essentially by our members, it was important for us to understand how you would like to see the sport develop and how you see the sport three years from now.

The final Motorcycling Australia – Whole of Sport Strategic Plan will provide the Motorcycling Australia Alliance with the road map in order to make your vision a reality. By working together across the Alliance there is no limit on what we can create for the next generation of members.

Motorcycling Australia Announces Re-start Of National Championship Racing

Motorcycling Australia (MA) is pleased to announce the re-start of racing for thousands of riders across the country with the release of an updated 2020 National Championship calendar.

The MA National Championship calendar (HEREincludes it all –  ASBK, AORC, MX Nationals, Junior and Senior Track, Junior Motocross, Classic and Post Classic Dirt Track, Trial, ATV MX, Speedway, Speedway, Senior and Junior sidecars, Supermoto, Junior Road Racing, and historic road racing.

With the opening up of State borders, MA is pleased in being able to produce such an extensive National Championships calendar in the current climate, but is aware additional COVID restriction may be enforced which may impact the existing calendar.

“For thousands of racers across Australia, it’s time to dust off your bikes and get out there,” said MA CEO, Peter Doyle.

“With changing COVID-19 restrictions and border closures, it had been impossible for MA National Championships to run, but together with clubs, promoters, SportAus and the Victorian Government – Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions who are supporting Creative, Tourism, Sport and Major Events, we have been able to ensure that the 2020 MA National Championship competitions can now be held.”

Competition activity may resume in compliance with state and national guidelines and regulations.

As a sporting community there will need to be an understanding that some State and Federal Government restrictions and measures may remain in place and impact the running of events – such as social distancing requirements or no or limited crowd numbers.

To ensure no further restrictions are imposed on our sport all members are encouraged to follow government guidelines and practice good personal hygiene.

The 2020 National Championship Calendar is available HERE

Corona Virus Trading Arrangements

Chain Reaction Motorcycles wish to advise all customers that we have restructured our business model to ensure we meet and surpass all Government compliance with regards to self-isolation rules and other contagion preventative measures.

Chain Reaction Motorcycles have introduced several initiatives to ensure we are able to continue to offer top level service and repairs in our fully equipped Welshpool repair centre.

To meet with current self-Isolation requirements, we now offer a free pick-up and delivery service for customers within a 20KM radius of our Welshpool premises. This means all you need to do is to book your motorcycle in over the phone with one of our technician’s and we will take care of the rest.

If you choose to visit our workshop facility, we have provided a safe ‘social distancing’ area to enable you to personally discuss your specific repair or service requirements with our motorcycle workshop manager, Mr Paul Freear.

We have also introduced sanitising measures to ensure your motorcycle is cleaned and fully sanitised when leaving our workshop. Our service technicians are fully briefed and trained in health and hygiene issues and are compliant with all personal and workshop sanitising requirements.

We are committed to maintaining our normal employee levels to ensure we meet our high standards and fast turnaround for everyday servicing / maintenance, suspension repairs and our highly sort after dynamometer testing and tuning service.

We believe by continuing to operate our full workshop service and repair facility together with our free pick-up and delivery service, now is the perfect time to book your motorcycle in and have it repaired to as new condition, ready for winter and the forthcoming riding season, as we all navigate our way through this Corona Virus, self-isolation period.

Please phone Chain Reaction Motorcycles on 9258 5600 and discuss your motorcycle repair and maintenance requirements with our Worksop Manager, Mr Paul Freear.

COVID-19 Updates in the World of Motorcycling

Motorcycling Australia Statement on COVID-19

Motorcycling Australia is aware of the ever-changing, fluid nature of the situation regarding COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus).

MA will continue to monitor and continually update our key stakeholders and MA members with the latest information, in line with advice from both the State and Federal Government departments. As these updates come through Chain Reaction Motorcycles will endeavour to update this article along with our social media platforms in regards to events that affect our customers in WA.

Whilst the FIM Superbike World Championship event went ahead with no issues, the situation is changing rapidly, and specifically international events are coming under closer scrutiny.

They are monitoring the government updates constantly and receiving daily communications from the FIM.

With a number of officials working at events, we are also in regular communication with our highly dedicated officials to ensure any queries or concerns they have, are being responded too.

MA will work closely with all MA permitted event organisers to ensure they understand and are fully aware of the precautions that should be put in place at their events.

All MA members, officials and spectators are urged to follow the Government’s advice on how best to protect themselves from the virus and practice good hygiene methods, whether at the track, at home or anywhere else in public.

Further information can be found at;

MA To Review International Team Events 18.3.20

With the current activity surrounding COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) including governmental imposed restrictions on National and International travel and mass gatherings, Motorcycling Australia (MA) are having to reconsider its involvement in all domestic and international activity over the next few months.

While all options are currently being worked through, sadly several events and activities have already been cancelled.

In relation to International teams, ISDE, MXON, WJMX, TDN and Speedway of Nations, MA is in constant communication with the FIM about the status of these events.

Due to the logistics involved in sending these teams to compete in Europe, the timelines required to activate the necessary travel, and the current uncertainty around international travel, MA have set deadlines of Mid-April to confirm our Australian Team’s participation in these international events.

MA’s current position is that they believe it is inevitable that they will have to cancel Australia’s participation in some these team events for 2020, however we will await further information from both the Australian Government and the FIM.

mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul – Round 2 POSTPONED 18.3.20

Due to the ongoing developments and global health concerns in relation to COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus), Motorcycling Australia (MA) and ASBK Management advise that Round 2 of the 2020 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul is postponed.

The further restriction recommended by the Australian Government and imposed by the NSW Government have now made it impossible for the event to continue. ASBK is a major championship of MA, and the ASBK Management and MA staff have worked hard to find possible solutions to enable the championship to continue. However, as of today it has now become very difficult for riders, teams and officials to travel during this time and now many companies have placed restrictions on travel. Finally, a number of medical services required for the event have become too limited for the event to operate.

MA CEO, Peter Doyle stated, ‘’The developments of COVID-19 have changed each day over the last week and in some cases, they have changed hour by hour. The situation of last weekend is now very different as is the situation as of Monday. This is a tough call for the ASBK Management Team to make, but given the significances of the global health crisis this is the right decision to be made. We choose to make this decision now rather than the day before the race.’’   

The ASBK Management Team extends its sincere thanks to Wakefield Park Raceway management for this commitment to ASBK and their open-minded approach over the last 7 days to supporting the ASBK Championship.

The ASBK Management Team will work with Wakefield Park Management to try and find a suitable date to reschedule in 2020. Further updates on this new date and the adjustment to the 2020 ASBK calendar will be announced as soon as possible.

MA has a responsibility to ensure all MA permitted events are conducted in a safe environment for riders, teams, industry, officials and fans. These measures are being adopted in response to an unprecedented situation and MA & ASBK are confident on the understanding of those concerned despite the inconvenience caused.

The judgment to postpone any MA National event is not taken lightly by MA and we take this opportunity to apologies for any inconvenience caused by this required decision. We look forward to getting the ASBK Championship back on-track as soon as possible.

Please keep up to date with further announcements via – or or follow ASBK on social media

Motorcycling Australia – Updates on Events 16.3.20

In response to the ongoing developments and global health concerns in relation to COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) including governmental imposed restrictions recently on travel and mass gatherings, Motorcycling Australia (MA) advises its members, State Controlling Bodies (SCB) and Key stakeholders on the status of MA permitted events initially scheduled between 16th March and 1st June.

MA is committed to conducting as many events during this period of uncertainty as possible, whilst at the same time acknowledging its responsibility to promote the welfare of everyone involved in MA permitted events including riders, teams, industry, officials and fans.

MA is moving to implement the guidelines, requirements and regulations as defined by the various National and State Governments. Whilst some MA permitted events may be able to continue without spectators or where they involve fewer than the recommendation number of people for mass gatherings, with other events this will not be possible without a significant financial impact on the clubs or promoters. In this case MA supports postponement and/or cancellation as needed.

The judgment to postpone any MA permitted event is not taken lightly by MA, the clubs or promoter and we take this opportunity to apologies for any inconvenience caused by these unprecedent circumstances.

MA also advises that it is in continual contact with FIM and FIM Oceania with respect to the status of FIM sanctioned International events. The postponement of FIM championships may result in further impact with upcoming FIM events and riders are advised to follow these developments of

MA reminds its members and licence holders that for updates and further information in regard to State Championship and Club events, please contact the local State Controlling Bodies (SCB) in that area.

The table below indicates the status of MA permitted events as of 16th March 2020.

Further information and updates on COVID-19 can be found at –
AIS COVID-19 and Sporting Activity
The Department of Health COVID – 19 health alert
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for public gatherings and visits to vulnerable groups

2020 X Trial Australian Championship Cancelled

The organisers of the X Trial Australian Championship have confirmed the 2020 event will not go ahead.

The decision was made in response to ongoing concerns relating to the global COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and in order to protect the health and safety of spectators, riders and officials.

Event manager Simon Price confirmed all proposed rounds, in Wollongong, Melbourne and Perth, had been cancelled this year, however preparations had already begun on planning the event’s return in 2021.

He said the decision was a hard one to make, but the right one.

“We have taken advice from Government, Motorcycling Australia, and industry, and considered many factors in making this decision, including the effect on our riders’ sporting careers, as well as the important health concerns,” Mr Price said.

“But ultimately it is our responsibility to protect our riders, officials and our fans and the many people involved with putting on our spectacular event.”

Mr Price urged fans to continue to support Trials and other sports even if they cannot physically attend competitions.

“Now it is more important than ever to support your local clubs, competitions and their sponsors by engaging with them on social media and purchasing merchandise online,” he said.

“X Trial may not be happening in the flesh this year, but we will be more active than ever on our social media channels sharing awesome videos, tips and all sorts of great content to keep you pumped for a huge return to the arena next year.”

ASBK Fans To Get Expanded ASBK TV Coverage in 2020

ASBK Fans To Get Expanded ASBK TV Coverage in 2020
The mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul (ASBK), live television coverage will be expanded to three massive hours on SBS, Fox Sports Australia and Fox Sports Asia in 2020, giving ASBK race fans more on track action than ever before.

ASBK broadcast partners – SBS will provide Free to Air coverage in HD and Fox Sports Australia and Fox Sports Asia will ensure Pay TV customers won’t miss a minute of the action across the Asia Pacific region.

ASBK TV will give fans a front row seat of the thrills and spills from round 2-7 live into their lounge rooms.

Live race coverage will include the Kawasaki Superbike, MotorsportsTV Supersport, YMI Supersport 300 and selected races of bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup.

ASBK fans around Australia and across the World can also log-on to to watch up to 8 hours of Live Stream of ASBK TV on race days. Ensuring they can stay up to date with ASBK action no matter where they are in the world.

Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle was thrilled to announce the continued partnership between ASBK and SBS, Fox Sports Australia and Fox Sports Asia.

“It’s great to welcome back our TV broadcast partners in 2020 who have been strong supporters of the ASBK Championship over the past few years and have done an excellent job bringing the sensational coverage to our ASBK fans and ASBK sponsors,” Mr Doyle said.

“Showcasing the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, to our Australian and Worldwide audiences is key to growing the sport locally, and also showing our future championships to race teams across the world.”

ASBK welcomes back our expert ASBK TV team of Emma Notarfrancesco and ASBK ambassador Steve Martin, alongside Phil Harlum and Mark Bracks.

ASBK TV production partner AVE returns in 2020 who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the TV production through MotorsportsTV.

ASBK fans can get into gear when ASBK Round 1 launches into action this weekend at Phillip Island with Motul FIM Superbike World Championship. Exclusive Live telecast of all three Kawasaki Superbike Class races will air on Fox Sports Australia Channel 506 this Saturday & Sunday. While extended highlights, race action and the behind the scene interviews will air on SBS HD on Sunday 15th March.

Check your local guides for times and more information.

2020 ASBK Calendar
Round 1: WorldSBK – Phillip Island, VIC February 27-March 1
Round 2: Wakefield Park, NSW March 27-29
Round 3: The Bend, SA May 7-10
Round 4: Barbagallo Raceway, WA May 15-17
Official ASBK Test – Morgan Park, QLD July 28-29
Round 5: Morgan Park, QLD August 7-9
Round 6: Winton Motorsport Park, QLD September 11-13
Round 7: Phillip Island GP Circuit, VIC October 2-4

Head to for more info about the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul. For the latest updates from the ASBK, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Photos by Andrew Gosling – TBGSport

Arena Cross Ride Park Day, Rodeo, Country Muster and Daryl Braithwaite LIVE at Kellerberrin

Great Eastern MX Park’s first event will be held on Saturday the 22nd February in conjunction with Live At The Hay Shed Woodstock Kellerberrin


The Woodstock country muster is all about having fun and to add to the fun and excitement the Great Eastern MX Park will be hosting a ride park arena cross “non completion” event.

The track has been made to cater for all levels of riders to have a go with a few challengers on the track to conquer throughout the day and have fun. Riders will be set off in groups with riders of the same skill level and there will be riders on hand to assist and give tips on riding style, how to corner, jump etc.

The Arena Cross Ride Day is from 9am until 5pm and is only $50 per rider for the day.

To enter just go onto register now and the entry will cover rider only and 1 parent (if rider is Junior) into Arena Cross event plus access to everything else on the day.

Please be advised that anyone else attending with you must go online to pay for Woodstock Muster entry.

Chain Reaction Motorcycles and GPR Trucks have come on board and graciously supplied $1000 worth of give always for the event which is fantastic and shows their commitment to the sport.

A big thank you to The Shire of Kellerberrin for their support of the event, Smith Earthmoving for pushing up the track and Wayne Youl contracting and Kenlen Youl for the track preparation
Please support the town of Kellerberrin to buy all your goodies we have IGA, Hotel, Bakery and the 24hr road house has 98 fuel.
There is no EFTPOS at the muster so get cash on the way.

Come along for an action packed day and night:
• Rodeo comp on all day.
• 4×4 challenge.
• Extreme 4×4 event.
• Ute muster competition.
• Games you can enter for free if you want to get wet and dirty.
• Sideshow Alley.
• Sheep shearing.
• Blacksmith demo.
• Burn outs.

Then Saturday night live bands, plus special guest Daryl Braithwaite LIVE.

The bar and canteen are open all day.
Free camping is available Saturday night.

To enter for the MX Ride Park follow this link
For event ticketing contact Live At The Hay Shed Woodstock Kellerberrin


Come Join The Team At GPR Trucks-Fantastic Employment Opportunity

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

About us ..

We are a strong independent family-owned repair workshop with over 30 years of service to the transport industry located in Welshpool. We provide services to a broad range of industries and work on an extensive range of road transport equipment. We have a consistent client base which is continuously evolving.

About the role ..

We are looking for a full time permanent Fully Qualified Cert III Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic to join our team based in Perth.

This is a full time permanent position offering 40 hours per week (2 hours paid at overtime rates) plus any additional hours paid at overtime rates.

The successful applicant will be working in a clean, tidy and state of the art workshop which is well equipped providing them an opportunity to progress their skills and experience. You will be working as part of a team of mechanics and support staff in a friendly and well-motivated environment.

There is the potential to be part of our after hours breakdown service team and be provided with a service vehicle.

We offer a competitive hourly rate and benefits including :-

  • Paid weekly
  • Clothing supplied and laundered
  • A strong work / family balance
  • Training in computer diagnostics and wheel aligning
  • Clean and safe working environment.
  • Occasional BBQ lunches and social events throughout the year.


About you ..



  • Fully Qualified Cert III Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic in Road Transport Equipment.
  • You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.


Preferable, but not essential

  • Over 2 years experience in the road transport repair industry.
  • Have a HR licence.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Training in Computer Diagnostic equipment.
  • Experience in all type of road transport equipment.
  • Forklift Truck Ticket.
  • Hydraulic and Electrical knowledge.


Please email current resume to our Workshop Manager,