Australian MotoGP Schedule

MotoGP’s mid-point on the three-week back-to-back tour around the Pacific Rim sees MotoGP in our backyard this weekend at Phillip Island for the Pramac Generac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Joining the stars of MotoGP will be two support classes for local competitors, however almost the entire regular ASBK Superbike grid are choosing to sit the event out.

There are no points on offer, the ASBK finale is the following weekend after MotoGP, and finding the extra ten grand (at least that for a major team – probably a quarter of that for a base privateer), to do the MotoGP round, after already trying to find enough budget for a seven-round ASBK Championship, just doesn’t add up for most.

Two of the regular ASBK front runners on the grid will be Penrite Honda’s Troy Herfoss and Mark Chiodo. 

NextGen BMW have entered Glenn Allerton who will use the MotoGP round to shake down the new BMW S 1000 RR. 

DesmoSport Ducati understandably seem to have elected to keep Mike Jones out of harms way ahead of the ASBK Superbike finale, but fronting up on their new V4R will be none other than Troy Bayliss.

ASBK TBG ASBK Round Phillip Island Troy Bayliss TBG
Troy Bayliss on the Ducati V4R at Phillip Island – TBG Image

Jed Metcher and Ryan Taylor are capable of maybe springing a surprise on some of the Superbike front runners.

The Supersport 300 ranks are also quite slim compared to a regular ASBK round.

All this of course means that ASBK is hardly putting its best foot forward as a shop-window into the series in front of what will likely be a very healthy MotoGP crowd. Not their fault really, it’s just economics….

Check out the entry list and full weekend schedule for the Australian Grand Prix weekend below.

2019 Australian GP Supports Entry Lists

Australian Superbike (ASBK)

#RiderStateMake
1Troy HerfossQLDHonda
33Hamish McMurrayNSWKawasaki
14Glenn AllertonNSWBMW
21Troy Bayliss QLDDucati
217Dean HaslerNSW 
83Lachlan EpisNSWKawasaki
52Ryan TaylorVICYamaha 
74Scott McGregorVICHonda
34Trent GibsonVICDucati
3Jed MetcherVICSuzuki
11Philip CzajVICAprilia
30Mark ChiodoVICHonda
113Dennis BechVICYamaha 
19Richard HewsonVICYamaha 
41Philip BuckmanVICSuzuki
78Lukey Luke FollacchioVICBMW

Australian Supersport 300 (SSP300)

#RiderStateMake
22Keegan PickeringNSWYamaha
25Luke JhonstonNSWKawasaki
131Adam CoxQLDKTM
100Zane KinnaVICYamaha
16Josh NodenVICYamaha
24Cooper CorbettVICYamaha
40Jeremy CzmokVICYamaha
25Alistair WiltonNZYamaha
37Patrick BognarVICYamaha
48Brian LewisVICKTM
95Matthew Rindel VICYamaha
111Wayne BatsonSA 
12John BlenkinNSWYamaha
19Craig WhiteNSWKawasaki

2019 Australian GP Schedule (AEDT)

TimeClassSession
09:00Moto3FP1
09:55Moto2FP1
10:50MotoGPFP1
11:45SSP300Prac
12:15ASBKPrac
12:35Pit Lane Walk25 mins
13:15Moto3FP2
14:10Moto2FP2
15:05MotoGPFP2
15:55MotoGPTyre Test
16:25SSP300Qual
16:55ASBKQual
17:20Pit Lane Walk35 mins
17:30SSP300Race 1
TimeClassSession
09:00Moto3FP3
09:55 Moto2FP3
10:50MotoGPFP3
11:45ASBKRace 1
11:50VIP Pit Lane Walk35 mins
12:35Moto3Q1
13:00Moto3Q2
13:30Moto2Q1
13:55Moto2Q2
14:25MotoGPFP4
15:05MotoGPQ1
15:30MotoGPQ2
16:00SSP300 Race 2
16:00Pit Lane Walk 430 mins
16:15RAAF Roulettes Aerial Display 
16:35ASBKRace 2
17:00Qualifying Press Conference 
TimeClassSession
0850Moto3WUP
0920Moto2WUP
0950MotoGPFP4
1020MotoGPQ1
1045MotoGPQ2
1200Moto3Race
1320Moto2Race
1500MotoGPRace
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