ASBK 2019 Classes Announced
With Yamaha stepping away from being the overall naming right sponsors of the ASBK series as a whole, and no other company as yet stepping up to take over that mantle, Motorcycling Australia have put their own name to the overall series which is now to be known as the ‘Motorcycling Australia’s National Road Racing Championships’.
Motorcycling Australia has also this week officially confirmed the classes that will make up the 2019 Australian Superbike Championship in season 2019.
Yamaha are still major naming rights sponsors of various categories such as YMI Superbike, YMF R3 Cup and the bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup.
Kawasaki have taken up sponsorship once again of the Supersport category.
The YMI Superbike, Kawasaki Supersport and Supersport 300 categories will race at all seven rounds of the 2019 ASBK Championship, including the season opener staged in conjunction with the World Superbike Champonship round at Phillip Island in late February.
The YMF R3 Cup will race at round two, four, five, six and seven. The all new bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup will see a grid full of budding hopefuls joining the ASBK paddock at the same rounds as the YMF R3 Cup, Wakefield, Morgan Park, Winton, Phillip Island and the Sydney Motorsports Park season finale.
Sidecars will again join the schedule, this year at rounds two, five and six.
The trip down memory lane via the Superbike Masters will also continue with showings at Morgan Park and Sydney Motorsports Park.
|2019 ASBK Calendar|
- Official ASBK Test – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC February 2 – 3
- Round 1- WSBK – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC February 21 – 24
- Round 2- Wakefield Park Raceway – Goulburn NSW March 22 – 24
- Round 3- The Bend Motorsport Park – Tailem Bend, SA April 26 – 28
- Round 4- Morgan Park Raceway – Warwick, QLD July 5 – 7
- Round 5- Winton Motor Raceway – Benalla, VIC September 6 – 8
- Round 6- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC October 4 – 6
- Round 7- Sydney Motorsport Park – Eastern Creek, NSW November 1 – 3
|Round||Location||Date||SBK||SSPT||SSP300||R3 Cup||OCE J Cup||Sidecars||Masters|
|ASBK Test||Phillip Isl||2-3 Feb||X||X||X||X||X|
|Round 1||Phillip Isl||21-24 Feb||X||X||X|
|Round 2||Wakefield||22-24 Mar||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Round 3||The Bend||26-28 Apr||X||X||X|
|Round 4||Morgan P||5-7 Jul||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Round 5||Winton||6-8 Sep||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Round 6||Phillip Isl||4-6 Oct||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Round 7||Eastern C||1-3 Nov||X||X||X||X||X||X|