2017 Australian MotoGP support classes confirmed – Superbikes and Supersport 300
Support classes for the Michelin Australian MotoGP Round held over October 20-22 have been announced, with the Australian Superbike and Australian Supersport 300 classes to be representing Australian national racing on the track.
In addition to MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes, fans can experience incredible racing with the Australian Supersport 300 making an appearance for the first time alongside the exciting Australian Superbikes.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation General Manager of Motorsport, Entertainment and Industry, Craig Fletcher, is pleased to confirm the two exciting categories across the three days at the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017.
“With both support categories secured, fans will be able to experience fantastic on-track action at the event. The Supersport 300 provides young riders the opportunity to compete on the world-stage.”
The Australian Superbikes are a fan favourite, with up to 40 Superbike machines starting on the grid. The Superbike races again will form the final round of the Phillip Island Championship.
Three-time Superbike World Champion, Troy Bayliss, is excited to watch his 13-year-old son Oli Bayliss compete in the Supersport 300 class at Phillip Island at the same event as the MotoGP elite.
“The shift in classes has seen the boom of the Supersport 300, where young riders and future talent have a chance to gain professional experience. It will be great to see Oli race at the international Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017 for the first time.”
Motorcycling Australia CEO, Peter Doyle, is looking forward to bringing to fruition the new direction of having the Supersport 300 class as a support category at the event.
Peter Doyle – Motorcycling Australia CEO
“We want to attract up and coming riders to the class and we certainly encourage them to apply for the opportunity to race at an international event. With a jam-packed on-track schedule, we are excited about another thrilling and successful Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix showcasing world-class racing.”
To register your interest to ride in the support categories at the event please go to the MotoGP.com.au website (link). For more general information about the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017 please visit www.motogp.com.au.