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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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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MV Agusta unveils Moto2 bike drawings

MV Agusta unveils Moto2 race bike drawings

MV Agusta has unveiled drawings of the race bike it will enter in the Moto2 next year. It will be powered by the Triumph Street Triple 765cc which is the control engine for the series. However, the rest of the bike is expected to come from the Varese-based motorcycle manufacturer. Artist drawings Even though the company …

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Ducati flat track (photo AFT)

Ducati chases flat track glory

Indian Motorcycle swept Harley-Davidson aside last year in the American Flat Track championships in a PR coup and now Ducati wants a slice of the action. The big motorcycle companies are spending up big on the sport which they believe will attract a younger demographic to their brands. Ducati has posted a $180,000-plus contingency and …

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Troy Bayliss announces racing comeback

Three-time World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss has confirmed he will make a comeback to racing on a DesmoSport Ducati 1299 Panigale R Final Edition in the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship. It should be just the kickstart the failing series needs to get more national and international attention. Troy won the 1999 British Superbike championship riding …

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Energica Ego

Energica powers 2019 electric MotoGP

Electric bikes will race in support MotoGP races from 2019 and the Italian electric motorcycle company Energica will supply the bikes. The FIM Moto-e World Cup will run as a support event at select MotoGP rounds around the world. There is no word yet on which rounds will feature the electric races, but they expect …

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24 heurs Du Mans 2016 prestigious

Prestigious events in the motorbike racing calendar

If you’re a motorcycle fanatic, there’s nothing like getting out there and seeing top drivers push themselves to the limit in a prestigious racing event. Here, we look at the most prestigious events in the motorbike racing calendar.  Isle of Man TT Held every northern summer for over a hundred years on the speed-limitless island …

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Triumph Moto2 engine wails in video

Triumph Moto2 engine wails in video

Triumph Motorcycles has begun testing the 765cc Street Triple engine it will supply for Moto2 from 2019, after signing a three-year deal with Dorna. The Triumph triple will debut in June 2018 for the 2019 season but has released a video of the engine being tested on a bike on the dyno. Just listen to …

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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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Morgan Park racing

Morgan Park ramps up bike racing

Morgan Park Raceway in Warwick is ramping up its motorcycle calendar with more accessible racing for amateurs and more attractions when the Australian Superbikes race there next month. Motorcycle Sportsmen president Paul Dawson says they have added club racing classes F3 and F4 as an affordable way to get into racing using older machinery (F4) …

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