A stellar line-up of riders including Troy Bayliss, Chris Vermeulen, Jason Crump, Garry McCoy and Stephen Gall is expected for the Baylisstic Scramble Dirt Track Teams Challenge next year.
Three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss has announced there will be held Moto Expos at the Brisbane RNA Showgrounds on March 21-23 and Melbourne Showgrounds on November 28-30, 2014.
Former World Supersport champion Vermeulen confirmed he would be one of the team captains in the invitational scrambles event at the Brisbane Moto Expo.
He took part in a similar event earlier this year and said he would love to do more.
“I think there will be four or five teams of four riders that we will try to make as even as possible for great racing,” he says.
“I have a feeling that Troy, Jason Crump, Garry McCoy, Steven Gall and myself will be the captains but that’s just a guess. Should be fun.”
Moto Expo Brisbane will feature more than 100 exhibitors showcasing motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and UTVs as well as custom, vintage and classic bike displays. Visitors can see product launches, meet special guests and watch live demonstrations across the three days of the event.
KTM, Yamaha, BMW, Triumph, Ducati, Hyosung, Vespa/Piaggio and Arctic Cat were the first to confirm their attendance.
“Moto Expo is a new and fresh approach to motorcycle exhibitions,” says Bayliss. “We have been working hard to create the perfect blend to showcase the motorcycle industry products and services, to enthusiasts and the wider community.
“Both the Brisbane and Melbourne Showgrounds offer newly renovated exhibition buildings and allow the exhibition to expand outdoors.
“The shows will come to life with test rides, safety demonstrations and racing. It is all there to create a great day out for the whole family.”
The Baylisstic Scramble feature event will take place on Saturday evening and entry into the show will grant access to the 20,000 seat stadium. Five teams of four riders will compete for points across many races to determine the team champions.
A full list of riders will be announced in coming months but it will include some of Australia’s most successful motorcycle athletes past and present competing along with support races that include, classic and vintage bikes, ATV, side by sides (UTV), mini moto, Freestyle Moto X, Trials and more.
“To compliment Moto Expo Brisbane we are bringing such a special competitive motorcycle event to the heart of Brisbane city which is going to be phenomenal,” Bayliss continued.
“The list of special guest riders competing are world class and I always look forward to dirt flat track racing, it’s where it all began for me and many other riders, its bar to bar action.”
Visitors to Moto Expo on Friday and Sunday won’t miss out on the Baylisstic Scramble action with special guest riders to participate in Friday practice sessions and demonstration races on the Sunday.
A huge entertainment program featuring freestyle motocross, freestyle trials and streetbike stunts will run over the three days of the event and for the kids, a special come and try zone will be created giving them the chance to get their first taste of motorcycle riding in a safe environment.