Bathurst second circuit

Second Bathurst circuit plans revealed

Motorcycle racing has taken a step close to returning to Bathurst’s Mt Panorama with the unveiling of plans for a second circuit. Motorcycle racing at Bathurst finished in the late ’80s. Since then, the touring cars and now Supercars have heavily modified the track to a stage where is now unsafe for motorcycle racing. The existing Mount …

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Ken Lucas racing OAM

Ken Lucas still racing at 88 years young

Veteran racer of 70 years Ken Lucas has been honoured with an Order of Australia Medal for his services to motorcycle racing … and he’s still racing at 88 years young! He was accompanied by his wife, Brenda, when he was awarded the OAM on 3 April 2019 by Victorian Governor Linda Dessau. Long-time trend …

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MotoGP 2019 Season Preview

MotoGP 2019 Season Preview

Contributed post  (Photo by Rotatingmass, License) February-April time is the traditional start to a number of racing series around the world, as the winter weather beginning to fade and race tracks becoming usable again. With this in mind, the 2019 MotoGP Season has just begun, with the first race of the season in Qatar. The season will run through …

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Kayla Yaakov, 10, is inspiring child riders

Kayla Yaakov, 10, is inspiring child riders

If the motorcycle industry is to survive it needs to encourage the next generation of riders and one of the most inspiring sights is 10-year-old Kayla Yaakov beating adult riders on the track. Inspiring children and parents Since Facebook page Kick-Ass Kids posted the above video of Kayla on their page on August 4 it …

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Motorcycle racing moves closer to Mt Panorama

Motorcycle racing at Mt Panorama has moved a step closer with Bathurst Regional Council awarding a $3.7 million tender to design a second circuit to UK company Apex Circuit Design. Bathurst is the original home for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix which was held in nearby Yetholme in 1914. Bikes raced on the existing circuit from the …

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Superbike racing returns to Lakeside Raceway - FX Superbike racing at Queensland Raceway (Image by Col Wright of colliegeorgepix.com.au)

Superbikes return to Lakeside Park circuit

The historic Lakeside Park circuit where the likes of world champions Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan once raced will see a return to superbike racing this weekend with the Dunlop Super Series. It’s been nearly 20 years since superbikes tore around the historic north Brisbane circuit. It was nearly closed down in the early 2000s and …

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Di Jones tackles Superbike championships comsetics

Di Jones tackles Superbike championships

Brisbane rider Di Jones, is another “superwoman” taking on the men in the premier racing divisions in two Australian motorcycle road racing championships. She competes this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park in the Australasian Superbike Championship as the sole woman in the FX C&D grade and Formula Oz classes. Meanwhile, Sydney Detective Sergeant Ashlee De …

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Ashlee De Bakker Female cop bike racer pushes training championships

Female cop bike racer pushes training

A female detective who only started riding three years ago and has already won a national road racing championship hopes to become the fastest woman in Australia. Detective Sergeant Ashlee De Bakker of Sydney says she got into racing “by accident”. “I only started riding in September 2014,” Ashlee says. “On one occasion I ran …

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Bathurst motorcycle races a step closer Mt Panorama

Should motorcycles return to Bathurst?

Wouldn’t it be great if motorcycles were racing at Bathurst this weekend and a free-to-air TV channel was broadcasting three days of live coverage like the Bathurst 1000? We love the Great Race, but a return of motorcycles to the mountain could be as the famous as the Isle of Man TT. That race has …

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Mr Superbke Robbie Phillis on his Suzuki XR69

Mr Superbike returns for historic race

The golden days of motorcycle racing in Australia will be rekindled when “Mr Superbike” Rob Phillis returns to ride in the 2015 Australian Historic Motorcycle Road Racing Championships. Event ambassador and GP legend Daryl Beattie says it will be the first time Robbie has raced in South Australia since “those great days of the early 1990s …

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