Historic racers at Lakeside Park circuit laps

Lakeside Park circuit halts racing

Bureaucrats and neighbours have halted racing at Brisbane’s historic Lakeside Park circuit where the likes of world champions Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan once raced. Operators Queensland Raceways have kept the historic track from disappearing like many other famous circuits around the country.  They even brought back Superbike racing with the Dunlop Super Series in …

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David Rollins on his Ducati Panigale - Getting an Aussie TT event over the line urgent

Getting an Aussie TT event over the line

Plans for an Australian TT-style event on the Oxley Highway or Sunshine Coast hinterland have hit a stalemate after nearly five years, but the promoters have not yet given up hope. However, Inside Line Events International founder David Rollins says “ There is always Plan B. Stay tuned.” He originally planned a hillclimb in 2014 …

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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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New track at Packenham Victoria Kow Wee Rup motorsport track circuit

World-class circuit proposed for Victoria

World-class motorcycle racing, but not MotoGP, could be accommodated at a proposed race track on the way down to Victoria’s famous Phillip Island circuit. The proposed FIA/FIM-graded Motor Recreation and Education Park is on Cardinia Shire Council land at 335 McGregor Road, Pakenham. It is currently used for dirt-track events by the Koo Wee Rup …

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How to Get the Most of a Track Day

There is little more invigorating than riding your bike on tracks and territories that you haven’t experienced before, and if you want to ride your bike in a safe and controlled environment without the threat of speed cameras or other hazards dampening your speed, then a track day may just be the answer to your …

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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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Tracks expanding against the trend  Queensland Raceway

Tracks expanding against the trend 

Motorcycle tracks have been closing down around suburban areas for years, but one motorsport precinct near Ipswich is not only guaranteed, it is now expanding. And there are multi-million-dollar plans for expansion at two major NSW circuits that motorcycle racing fans will appreciate. These expansion plans show there is still a big need for more …

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Levis Motorcycle Club member Reg Ellard races along Sellicks Beach in 1936.

Motorcycle racing returns to Sellicks Beach

Beach motorcycle racing, as depicted in The World’s Fastest Indian, will return to South Australia’s Sellicks Beach state on February 18-19, 2017. The Levis Motorcycle Club will host a field of 110 motorcycles manufactured before 1963. There will be racing across five classes as well as sidecars. The oldest motorcycle club in South Australia began beach racing in the 1920s and …

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Insurance decision threatens motorcycle racing

A Slovenian farm worker was knocked off his ladder by a reversing tractor so now an insurance crackdown may jeopardise motorcycle racing. That’s the warning from the British Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), the Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA) and the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU). It all stems back to the farmer who was injured in his …

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Guy Martin football

Riders ignored in footy finals fever

Aussie riders are in the hunt for two world speedway championships this weekend, but you wouldn’t know it, because the media is myopically focussed on footy finals. As racing legend Guy Martin once said on Facebook: “I have nothing against football. It just seems very wasteful losing two hours of my life to watch 22 …

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