New ASBK event added to calendar
The mi-bike Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, will feature the Alpinestars Superbike class alongside the Repco Supercars Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup at the Bass Coast Festival of Motorsport at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, October 22-24.
The event will be held the weekend after the Wakefield Park round, and two weeks prior to the ASBK season finale which will also be held at Phillip Island. It is going to be a busy end to the season with four rounds now scheduled over a six-week period.
This new event created by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation will be a two and four wheel spectacular and will provide a tantalising feast for motorsport fans following the cancellation of the 2021 Australian MotoGP due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With crucial Championship points on the line for the Alpinestars Superbike class in the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, race fans are ensured of sensational ASBK racing action as the Superbikes scream down the Phillip Island main straight handlebar to handlebar at more than 300kmph.
Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle
“This is a fantastic initiative of AGPC and the Victorian Government to get this event off the ground. The cross-discipline event worked really well with Supercars in Darwin recently and it’s great to be able to race at Phillip Island on the traditional MotoGP weekend. Phillip Island is recognised as one of the world’s best motorcycle racing tracks and is one of the ASBK rider’s favourite. The Australian Superbikes are sure to put on some great racing for motorcycle fans and I’m sure we will create some new fans for ASBK along the way.’’
2021 ASBK Championship Calendar (Updated)
Round 1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC February 18-21 Cancelled Round 2 Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC March 12-14 Round 3 Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn, NSW April 16-18 Round 4 Hidden Valley Raceway, NT – Supercars 2+4 (Superbikes only) June 18-20 Round 5 Morgan Park Raceway, QLD August 20-22
- Round 6 The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, SA September 23-26
- Round 7 Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn, NSW October 15 – 17
- Round ? Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC October 22-24
- Round 8 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC November 5-7
ASBK Championship Points