All roads lead to Kyogle

After a three-month break, in what seems like a lifetime ago now, the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) finally swings back into action this weekend (July 20-21) at Kyogle, in the Northern Rivers region of northern New South Wales.

In between AORC rounds, a lot of the AORC field made the trek to the iconic Hattah Desert Race, which took place on the first weekend of July.
Heading into this weekend let’s take a quick gander at everything you need to know in terms of the state of play of the championship across all classes.

E3
In the E3 category, Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Daniel Sanders holds a clean 100% scorecard having won all four rounds this year. He sits on top of the championship with 100-points locked away as he continues his march towards a second E3 Championship.

Sanders’ victory last time out marked his fifteenth round win in the E3 class and his twenty-eighth podium finish in the category.  The last time Sanders raced at Kyogle was back in 2015, when he finished second to his then KTM teammate, Toby Price in both rounds on the Saturday and Sunday.

Fourteen points behind the Victorian rider is Beau Ralston (Husqvarna), who has found himself finishing on the podium in four of the rounds with three second positions, at Rounds 1, 3 and 4, while at Round 2 it was third place, when he finished 20.651 seconds behind Motul Pirelli Sherco Off-Road Team’s Andrew Wilksch, who finds himself in fifth place in the championship standings.

In third place and not to be over looked is WA’s Jesse Lawton (Husqvarna) with 72-points, while in fourth place is Matt Murry (Kawasaki).

E2
Just like in E3 class, KTM Enduro Racing Team’s Daniel Milner has made the E2 class his own in 2019, taking line honours in all four rounds proving he is the man to catch this year. Fresh from his recent Hattah Desert Race win, Milner will be looking to extend his championship lead this weekend. Milner’s closest rival and last year’s E3 champion Josh Green (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) has a question mark on if he will compete this weekend. Green suffered small fractures, a lot of bone bruising and damaged ligaments in his wrist after he fell at the Hattah Desert Race.

“After seeing two hand specialists, MRI, X-rays and physio we have worked out that surgery is not needed as nothing is completely snapped or ruptured.” Green posted on social media. “We will do whatever it takes to be on the start line as soon as possible,” he said.

With Green potentially out of the game this weekend, Milner will have to focus on keeping Frenchman Jérémy Carpentier at bay, as he sits 22-points behind Milner. A steady start to the year, with three thirds and one fourth, sees the Yamaha MXstore Ballards Offroad Team rider eight points ahead of Broc Grabham (Honda), while Brad Hardaker (Yamaha) completes the top five with 59-points in the bag.

E1
The E1 championship is boiling up nicely with the top four riders covered by nineteen points. At the top of the charts is Active8 Yamaha Yamalube’s Luke Styke. The former motocross and supercross ace has taken out all rounds bar Round two when he was defeated by KTM Enduro Racing’s Lyndon Snodgrass.

While Snodgrass may be doing the attacking when it comes to trying to chip away at Styke’s championship lead, he is also doing some defending as Michael Driscoll (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) is breathing right down his neck just one point behind in third place.

One slip up this weekend from either Snodgrass or Driscoll, and Fraser Higlett (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team) could find himself possibly leaving this weekend in second place in the championship as he only sits four points behind Driscoll and a further five points behind Snodgrass.

EJ
Kyron Bacon (KTM) has proven that he is the man to hunt down in the EJ division. Bacon has scored four wins four starts in the 2019 season. Playing the second fiddle to Bacon so far has been Joshua Brierley (Husqvarna), while Korey McMahon (KTM) sits in third place in the championship fight after finishing third in all four rounds so far.

The fight is on for fourth place in the championship. Three points separate Cooper Sheidow (KTM), who sits on 66-points ahead of WA’s Nathan Howe (KTM) on 65, with Riley Nancarrow (Yamaha) in sixth place on 63-points.

Juniors
Moving our attention to the Juniors and first off we look at Blake Hollis (Yamaha). Hollis has simply crushed his rivals in quest of his J4 championship crown. He heads into this weekend with 100-points to his name after winning all of the first four rounds. Twelve points behind is Mackenzie Johnson (Yamaha), who has finished second to Hollis in all of the rounds. If Johnson wants to win this year’s title, he has to come up with some sort of plan to put a stop to Hollis… fast. Rounding out the top five is WA’s Cody Chittick (Yamaha), Zac Perry (Kawasaki) and Oscar Collins (Husqvarna). Leading the championship in the J3 class is Riley McGillivray (KTM), while Max Phillips (KTM) holds a one-point lead over Campbell Hall (KTM) in the J2 class.

Womens
Yamaha MXstore Ballards Offroad Team’s Jess Gardiner leads the charge in the Women’s championship, and while it’s still early days in the season she looks like she is on course to claim her record breaking fifth championship title. Playing the bridesmaid to Gardiner at this current stage of the championship is newcomer Emma Milesevic (Honda), while snapping at heels is the 2013 champion in Emelie Karlsson (Yamaha).

Veterans & Masters
Lee Stephens (KTM) will look to continue his winning ways in the Veterans class. Stephens is yet to be defeated in the 2019 season. Chris Thomas (KTM) and Paul Chadwick (Honda) round out the top three respectively
Leading the merry way in the Masters Championship is Kirk Hutton (Yamaha), who wrapped up round wins in the opening three rounds, but finished second to Brad Williscroft (KTM) at the fourth round. However, Hutton heads into this weekend with a healthy thirty-one-point lead over Peter Rudd (KTM), with Ian Jenner (KTM) in third, two points behind Rudd.

You want to know who is lining up on the start line this weekend? Well, guess what, we have the full entry list of riders right here.

Race fans can keep up with all the action from the 2019 Yamaha Australian Off Road Championship by following the AORC on Facebook and Instagram. More information can be found on the AORC website, at AORC.org.au.

Be sure to follow the Official AORC hashtag, #only1roadoffroad!

CRM’s Dream Sidecar Team, Joyce & Blackman, head into HCMCC Round 3 Championships

This Sunday, 21st July, Collie Motorplex will see Chain Reaction Motorcycles sponsored sidecar team, Jero Joyce and Corey Blackman competing in Round 3 of Historic Competition Motorcycle Racing Championships.

The dream team, who are currently leading the current State MCRCWA Championships, are looking forward to getting out onto the new look and much anticipated, Collie Motorplex track. Dillon McDermott and Paul Matthews are leading into this weekends round 3 of the Historic CMC Championships therefore the racing on the new long track will be nothing but close and exciting to watch.

Jero Joyce commented during bike preparation this week “We are hoping for dry conditions for Sunday racing. We have only done 6 laps in the dry on the extended circuit and we look forward to seeing if we can give the lap record a nudge. We won’t have it all our own way though as the combination of Dillon McDermott and Paul Matthews are really flying. We are looking forward to some close racing”.

View the new longtrack https://youtu.be/GVIuMKtToXY

Historic Competition Motorcycle Racing (HCMC) WA Championships Round 3

Event Details

Where: Collie Motorplex
When: Saturday 20th July-Practice and tuning.
Riders breifing at 8.30 am
On track at 9am
Road registered bikes welcome
Road registered bikes will also need to be scrutineered..
*conditions apply*
Scrutineering for Sunday race day will commence at 4.30pm

Sunday 21st July-Qualifying and racing
Riders briefing and flag marshal briefing at 8.30am
On track and riding 9am

Free spectator entry
Canteen available
No eftpos
Visit HCMCC website for further info http://www.historicracing.asn.au

 

Entries Open And Supplementary Regulations Release For 2019 Australian Historic Road Racing Championship

Following on from the fantastic news that the 2019 Australian Historic Road Racing Championship (AHRRC) will be located at the brand new 2.55-kilometre track at Collie Motorplex, Motorcycling Australia (MA) confirms that the Supplementary Regulations are now available to download, and entries are officially open.

Hosted by the Historic Competition Motorcycle Racing Club of Western Australia (HCMC WA) from 28-30 September, the 2019 edition of the Champion is set to showcase fierce competition from the racing machines of yesterday, set against the stunning backdrop that is the historic town of Collie. Competitors will also have the enviable opportunity to experience the longest and widest sealed racing circuit in WA, providing the WA motorcycling community with another fantastic facility.

Held over the Queens Birthday Long Weekend, the classes that will feature in the 2019 Championships are as follows:

  • Ultra-lightweight solo up to 125cc
  • Lightweight solo 132cc to 250cc
  • Junior solo 263cc to 350cc (excludes Period 6)
  • Senior solo 368cc to 500cc
  • Unlimited solo 526cc to 1300cc (excludes Period 6)
  • Sidecars P3-P5 up to 1300cc (excludes Period 6)
  • Period 2 Junior solo up to 350cc
  • Period 2 Unlimited solo 368 to 1300cc
  • Period 3 Formula 700 solo 526cc to 700cc – (NB: This class is for pushrod engines only and there is no capacity tolerance)
  • Period 4 Formula 750 solo 526cc to 750cc
  • Period 5 Formula 750 solo 526cc to 750cc
  • Period 6 250 Production solo 250cc – (NB: Machines must have either a compliance plate fitted or supporting documentation of year of manufacture)
  • Period 6 500
  • Period 6 Formula 750 solo 526cc to 750cc (750cc – 1000cc 2 cylinder engines)
  • Period 6 Formula 1300 solo 788cc to 1300cc

To view and download the Supplementary Regulations, please click here.

To submit your entry into the 2019 Australian Historic Road Racing Championship, please click here.

For information, including accommodation and attractions in Collie please see the HCMC and Shire of Collie Guide for AHRRC.  For accommodation options please refer to https://www.collierivervalley.com.au/where-to-stay/

Competitors from outside of WA can contact HCMC President Bob Humphreys to apply for a travel subsidy to assist with container transport. There is $1000 available to each State/Territory. Email president@historicracing.asn.au.

Stay updated on the annual National Championship, keep an eye on ma.org.au, as follow MA on Facebook and Instagram.

Media Contact:
Chris Plumridge
Media & PR Officer
Motorcycling Australia

Around the ASBK Paddock: Morgan Park

Round 4 of the 2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Morgan Park in Queensland saw mixed fortunes up and down the Kawasaki Superbike field. With Wayne Maxwell (Team Suzuki ECSTAR Australia) claiming the Round, and Mike Jones (Desmosport Ducati) claiming the championship lead, we catch up on some of the other Kawasaki Superbike competitors to find out how they fared.

Penrite Honda

Reigning Australian Superbike champion Troy Herfoss finished third overall at Round 4, qualifying in fourth before finishing his Sunday with a fourth in the first race, missing out on the win in the second by only three tenths. “It was a really good finish to the weekend, that second race,” said Herfoss. “This was the hardest weekend I’d had in a long time, so I’m just so happy to close the gap to the championship leader down to 15 points. We’ve come out of here mistake-free, put it on the podium and are in a good position leading into Winton. I’m happy with where we’re at for the moment and we will keep working hard to get back on the top step.”

It was a more challenging race-day for teammate Mark Chiodo, qualifying 10th and crashing out of Race 1. He managed to claw back some points that afternoon, finishing 13th in race two for P15 overall.

Yamaha Racing Team

Cru Halliday finished fourth overall off a third and a fifth in the two races after qualifying second. He maintains his second place in the championship, only one point off the championship lead.
“Overall, it was a reasonable weekend” said Halliday, “although my goal for every round is to finish on the podium and I wasn’t able to do that this weekend, so I’m a little disappointed in that” he admitted. “But, the positives to take from it are that we are right in the hunt for the championship and the next couple of tracks coming up are to my liking. The team has the bike in great shape and I feel confident on every track we go to but there always that bit extra belief on tracks where I have had success before.”

The weekend was a tough one for teammate Daniel Falzon who put his machine onto row two of the grid after qualifying in P6, but all that went out the window on lap two of the opening race when Falzon went down and was unable to finish the race. “This wasn’t the day I was after and I’m really disappointed with my results today” he said. “It’s not what I was expecting and not where I belong. I can’t change it now, but what I can do is make sure it doesn’t happen again and I need to redeem myself at the next round.”

Kawasaki BCperformance

Bryan Staring couldn’t hang onto his championship lead at the weekend, but certainly remains in contention after a sixth-place finish overall. As it has done all season, Staring’s pace built up over the course of the race with his lap times steadily improving as the laps wound down. Unfortunately, a mistake late in the race saw Staring fall on lap 14 while positioned fourth, but he was able to pick the bike up and salvaged five championship points in 12th. A fourth position in Race 2 saw Staring credited sixth overall and third in the Championship standings, eight points offf the lead.

“It was such a contrasting weekend, because I’m disappointed that I crashed in that first race, but the good thing was that I didn’t damage the bike and managed to salvage five points,” said Staring. “I was really in the zone in Race 1 and got a sniff of the podium, so I was pushing for it! Race 2 was brilliant, actually. Following the crash earlier, I unfortunately had some dirt in the switch and couldn’t activate my launch control, so that put me way back off the start. I fought my way through from there and was again in the mix for a podium – fourth was good and we were really strong this weekend.”

Teammate Lachlan Epis qualified in 14th position, scoring P10 overall for the round with a 10th and 11th place finish to cement 15th in the championship rankings.

Matt Walters Racing

Independent rider Matt Walters scored eighth overall in Queensland.aboard the Kawasaki, qualifying ninth on Saturday to place him on the third row of the grid. From there, Walters further improved, racing to eighth position in the opening 16-lap encounter and then crossing the finish-line ninth in race two. Those results earned him eighth for the weekend, matching his season-best to date. “I was probably hoping for a little bit more in terms of the result,” Walters admitted. “Since we had done a fair bit of testing at Morgan Park, I was confident we could get a better finish, but it didn’t come this weekend.” An uncharacteristic bout of arm-pump affected Walters at the tight and technical Warwick-based venue over the weekend, which he will be looking into further between now and round five. “I’ll have to look into some arm-pump issues that I hadn’t had for a few years,” he explained. “It was a bit strange, because it was just in one arm and I didn’t have it in testing – it only came during the races. I’ll be looking into that.”

Maxima BMW

A lineup change saw the team running New South Welshman Aaron Morris as the sole rider for the Morgan Park round, making his return to the premier category. A poor start from sixth on the grid saw Morris down to thirteenth place by the end of the first lap. However, the 27-year-old dug deep and carved his way through the field to come home in sixth place.

“After not being on a Superbike for a while and not fully racing at Morgan Park, it made it a bit difficult to ‘nut it out’” said Morris. “The main thing is we slowly progressed our way forward and showed just how strong the BMW S 1000RR actually is.” Morris’ performance in Race 2 looked promising, until on lap five Morris hit a bump going into turn one, lost the front end and fell, ending the Novocastrian’s weekend.  “Apart from the crash, I was feeling really good out on track,” expressed Morris after race two. “I’m just disappointed that I was unable to deliver the team and sponsors another good result like what we did in Race 1. That’s racing sometimes. You have to take the good with the bad. Overall, it was a good weekend.”

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Media & PR Officer
Motorcycling Australia
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Australian youngsters shine at World Junior Motocross

Team Australia’s World Junior Motocross (WJMX) riders have proven themselves amongst the best in the world over the weekend, competing in the prestigious FIM Junior Motocross World Championship in Pietramurata, Italy, last weekend (July 13-14). The green and gold riders fared particularly well in the 65cc World MX Junior Cup, with KTM riders Ky Woods and Kayden Minear finishing second and fourth respectively. 

Boasting some of the world’s best junior motocross riders, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship saw Aussies represented across all three classes (65, 85, and 125cc). Although they were unable to successfully defend Australia’s Team of Nations trophy won on home soil at Horsham in Victoria, the team that traveled to Italy acquitted themselves brilliantly, finishing ninth overall and representing their country proudly.

Team Australia Team Manager Mark Willingham was quick to praise the efforts of all the riders representing Australia in Italy. “Really happy with the effort from all the riders,” Willingham said. “Similar to some previous years our 65cc class riders were amazing, and then we see the strength of the European racing program really shine through in the 85 and 125 classes.

“From my perspective, Team Australia had one of the best set ups we’ve ever provided on site to ensure the riders had everything they needed. With our main section arranged under the Diga Racing truck we had a full catering service for our meals along with their experience and guidance. On top of this our Yamaha riders were provided services from Yamaha Europe’s official race trucks, which was a result of all the effort the Aussies arranged last year welcoming the European riders at Horsham.

“In the end Team Australia finished up 9th in the standings, and were the first team home that was unable to score points in all 3 classes.”

Ryder Kingsford (Yamaha) and Campbell Williams (KTM) also made it to the finals, finishing in 13th and 24th places in the 85cc class. Also representing Australia were Alex Larwood (Yamaha,125cc), and Blake Fox (KTM, 125cc).

For full results from the 2019 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, click here

Photos courtesy Mark Willingham

 

X Trial Is Just Simply Not Like Any Other Motorsport.

Think motorsport, any motorsport. What do you love about it most of all? I’ll bet it’s that the thrill of witnessing a victory means a torturous wait with bated breath as seconds, minutes and laps pass. In less than one hard gasp it can all go horribly wrong. In MotoGP, in Motocross, in Speedway and in Enduro we all want our heroes to get across the line, but what if they don’t? What if they hit the wall? It is their temptation of fate that keeps us on the edge of our seat. We don’t want it to happen, but it might. And if it does, to bear witness to it triggers responses within us that are difficult to rationalise. You may not want to admit it, but you are lying if you are denying that you enjoy the thrill and spectacle of a massive crash. At the same time, however, you are desperately willing the rider to walk away from the apocalyptic cloud of matt black and ice white smoke that fills your 72-inch flat screen.

Well relax! The X Trial Australian Championship is here. During X Trial it all goes horribly wrong very frequently and the riders are OK with that. And if they’re OK with that, then so should you be. So, don’t torture yourself. Just sit back and enjoy your icy-cold beverage and tasty hot dog in the comfort of your grandstand seat and enjoy watching the chaos that is X Trial unfold so close in front of you that you cold almost reach out and touch it.

The differences between X Trial and every other motorsport are many. Most racers want to get around the circuit as fast as they can avoiding all the obstacles, such as the sand traps, tyre walls and concrete barriers. X Trial riders also like to get around their circuit in good time (as they, like all racers, are on the clock). But, on an X Trial circuit, the obstacles are the circuit and there is no avoiding them. And that has consequences. Crashes are not an exception to the norm; they are the norm. Fortunately for you, the spectator, X Trial riders are not like normal human beings. They are more like cats. Somehow, the always seem to land on their feet and if the crash to the base of a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, they just get up and go at it again. They are a determined lot and for the likes of six-times Australian Trials champion and winner of the Australian X Trial Championship in 2018 Kyle Middleton, there seems to be no such thing as a ‘too hard basket’, up to and including negotiating the three-meter chasm between the massive Haulpack tyres on the Titan Tyres section of the Australian X Trial event.

Tassie rider Chris Bayles, on the Gas Gas, savaging the ‘Sevens’ section

Founder and course designer Neil Price openly admits that there are some obstacles on the circuit that potentially can’t be negotiated if the temperature and humidity is not quite right on the night. But try telling that to Chris Bayles (TAS), brothers Colin and Kevin Zarczynski (NSW) and WA boys, Craig Austin and Mark Atherton, all of whom (and Neil included) are not at all comfortable with the concept of ‘not quite getting around seven sections’ on time and in shape. These guys have every intention of giving it everything they have got again and again until their pass the impassable, clear the incredible, and ascend the impossible.

So, if you DON’T know what trials is about you have to check out the 2019 X Trial Australian Championship out this Saturday the 20th of July at HBF Stadium in Western Australia or on the 27th of July at WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, NSW. If you DO know what trials is about, then you have to check the 2019 X Trial Australian Championship out to see just how twisted this motor sport can be. Jump onto this page for all the ticket details and all the other info you could possibly need, want or desire http://ausxtrial.com.au/ or follow the feed on Instagram (@ausxtrial) and Facebook (X Trial).

Article Supplied by Aus XTrial Written by Mitch Ladyman

CRM & GPR’s sponsored MX Champ, Kayden Minear, determined to win at his 3rd WJMX

Australia to Defend WJMX Crown this weekend in Italy

Team Australia’s World Junior Motocross (WJMX) team will be looking to go back-to-back this weekend with the 2019 running of the FIM Junior Motocross World Cup to take place this weekend (13-14 July) at Pietramurata, Trentino in Italy’s North. With over 20 nations expected to take part in the event, Team Australia will be looking to repeat last year’s performance at home in Horsham, Victoria, where they took out the Team of Nations trophy. 

Bailey Malkiewicz and Braden Plath led team Australia to victory in the 2018 event, winning the 125cc WJMX World Championship and 65cc World Cup respectively. With neither rider taking part in this year’s competition, the opportunity exists for Kayden Minear to make his mark in his third WJMX in the 65cc class and for the other five Team Australia riders to step into their shoes and lead Australia to victory once again.

 

This year, Australia will be represented by:

65cc Class:
Kayden Minear-proudly sponsored and supported by GPR Trucks and Chain Reaction Motorcycles
Ky Woods

85cc Class:
Cambell Williams
Ryder Kingsford

125cc Class:
Alex Larwood
Blake Fox

The event will return to Italy eight years after its last visit in 2011, with the 2019 WJMX World Cup taking place at the picturesque Pietramurata course, the same venue used in the MXGP and MX2 World Championship . The two-day event will host practice and qualifying sessions on Saturday followed by racing on Sunday for 125cc, 85cc, and 65cc classes.

Fans can keep up with the competition from Italy via live timing here, and results will be posted online at the completion of each event.

Kayden and his family recently ran a very successful raffle and they would like to thank all of those fantastic people who supported it by contributing prizes and purchasing tickets.

The lucky winners were:

1-Regan Duffy Jersey- ticket 0077 Darren Duffy 
2- Kirk Gibbs Jersey- ticket 0539 Denice Muller
3- Kyle Webster Jersey-ticket 0941 Zach Goss
4- Kyle Cunningham Jersey- 0901 Peter Clark (GPR & CRM)
5- Hayden Mellross Jersey-ticket 0037 Mandy Jones
6- Adam Enticknap-ticket 0952- Zach Goss
7- Luke Clout-ticket 0841 Bevon Blakers

Don’t forget to enter the Team Australia 2019 WJMX Raffle, with proceeds helping to support Team Australia WJMX to compete overseas. Click here to purchase your ticket for a chance to win a brand new KTM or Yamaha! Tickets are still available and the draw will remain open until our riders return from Italy.



Give Me 5 For Kids Frasers Range Charity Ride-6th-7th July 2019

 

 

New and improved Collie Motorplex to Host Australian Historic Road Racing Championship

The 2019 Australian Historic Road Racing Championship is set to be very special, with riders from across the country given their first opportunity to tackle the brand new 2.55km ‘long’ track recently licensed by Motorcycling Australia (MA). The event, running across the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in WA and promoted by the Historic Competition Motorcycle Racing Club of WA (HCMC WA), will feature close competition from the racing machines of yesterday, set against the backdrop of the brand-new circuit and nearby historic town of Collie. With entries catering for every class of historic motorcycle and sidecar as defined in the 2019 Manual of Motorcycle Sport (MoMS), there’s every reason to take some time off and spend a weekend in WA’s beautiful South West region. 

The circuit, located two hours south of Perth in Western Australia, has recently undergone extensive renovations to bring it up to the current standard, including a track extension, resurfacing and safety improvements. Now the longest and widest sealed racing circuit in Western Australia, the new Collie Motorplex provides the Western Australian motorcycling community with another fantastic facility.

Paul Barfoot, HCMC WA Patron, praised the circuit for being a fantastic riders’ circuit. ”If you enjoy a challenge this is the place to be” he said. “The Collie Long circuit is an exciting blend of left and right hand turns, and will produce close racing that is exciting for competitors and spectators alike.”

“Starting from the grid you follow the short circuit before entering the first of two climbs on the new section.  A tight left hander sees you onto the cutting and climbing again before dropping onto a left bend, followed by a tight right then left.

“On the run back past the pits there is the chicane followed by a left hander, then another short straight then left again before the run to the line. Power is important, but so is good handling. This circuit has it all!”

MA President Peter Doyle urged the motorcycle community across Australia to take advantage of this fantastic new facility:

“The improved Collie Motorplex is a wonderful sporting complex, and it’s a testament to the commitment of all involved with the project that the facility has turned out the way it has” he said. “We’re excited at the prospect of some fantastic racing at Collie, both for the 2019 Australian Historic Road Racing Championship and for future events at the circuit.”

The Collie Shire council is also throwing its support behind the event, providing an evening of family entertainment on Sunday, 29 September and encouraging motorcycling fans from across Australia to come and experience the region. Shire President Sarah Stanley said the Collie Motorplex track extension was an exciting achievement for all involved.

“The track extension has truly been a collaborative effort from the ground up, with support from all levels of government, generous financial support, and dedicated volunteers working together to make it a reality,” Cr Stanley said.

“We’re well on our way to establishing the Collie Motorplex as the premier attraction in regional Western Australia for motorsports enthusiasts. The Motorplex will now be able to attract more significant events, such as the upcoming Historic Nationals, providing economic benefits for the community and region.”

The 2019 Australian Historic Road Racing Championships takes place at the Collie Motorplex, Collie, WA from 28-30 September 2019 (Saturday-Monday) with optional practice on Friday 27 September. To stay up to date on all information relating to the 2019 Australian Historic Road Racing Championship, follow AHRRC on Facebook, or visit the HCMC WA Website.

Supplementary Regulations and Entries will open shortly. For information, including accommodation and attractions in Collie please see the HCMC and Shire of Collie Guide for AHRRC.  For accommodation options please refer to https://www.collierivervalley.com.au/where-to-stay/

Competitors from outside of WA can contact HCMC President Bob Humphreys to apply for a travel subsidy to assist with container transport. There is $1000 available to each State/Territory. Email president@historicracing.asn.au

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