2020 Australian Historic Road Racing


Motorcycling Australia have announced that the Mount Gambier Motor Cycle Club Inc. will be hosting the 2020 Australian Historic Road Racing Championships on Thursday 19th November through to Sunday 22nd November.

The stunning Norton Rotary
Australian Historic Road Racing Championship heads to McNamara Park in 2020

This is the second year the Australian Historic Road Racing Championships will be on rotation across the State Controlling Bodies to ensure that the event travels across Australia as a true National Championship.

The event is supported by Motorcycling South Australia and will be held will be at McNamara Park, the only club owned circuit of its type in Australia.

Brenton Matters – Motorcycling South Australia’s President

“Motorcycling SA is thrilled that our State will be hosting the 2020 Australian Historic Road Racing Championship. We know that Mac Park is the perfect setting for the Championships and will provide great racing for both riders and spectators, the design and character of the track are perfectly suited for historic racing. I would like to congratulate the Mount Gambier MCC and all the volunteers for the enormous amount of work they have done to upgrade and improve the track and I look forward to being trackside to see all the action in November next year.”

In 2019 the Australian Historic Road Racing Championship will visit Western Australia
Australian Historic Road Racing Championship heads to McNamara Park in 2020

The completely resurfaced 2.4 km McNamara Park circuit is a mix of technically demanding corners over undulating terrain, with 12 corners ranging from the sharp hairpin at Turn 1 to the fast and sweeping turns seven and eight. Due to its serpentine nature it is ideally suited to all classes of classic bikes.

In November last year the final section of track widening was completed. This was a project a decade in the making and a monumental effort for all club members involved as it involved widening and resurfacing the entire track, with significant associated earthworks required to facilitate drainage.

The track is now 10m wide with a 12m wide start/finish straight, with the majority of run off areas also enlarged to bring the track up to current best practice. With new and improved viewing areas offering sweeping views of the track, full catering facilities, large clubrooms including a new disability access toilet, extensive covered pits and a park like setting, it’s a fantastic venue for motorcycle racing.

Alex Trnovsky – Club President

“The Mount Gambier Motorcycle Club is incredibly proud and excited to be hosting the 2020 Australian National Historic Championships. This is an incredible opportunity for the club to showcase ‘Mac Park’ to a national audience, and a chance for riders from all over the country to sample the huge number of improvements and upgrades that have taken place. The committee, club members and local community will be striving to make it an event, not just a race meeting, and welcome anyone with an interest in historic racing to come to Mac Park November 19th – 22nd 2020.”

Period 3 Unlimited champ Garth Francis 1962 Norton Atlas 750 relinquished his crown with a big trip over the handlebars in the final to David Trotter on the thunderous 1956 JAP 1000
Australian Historic Road Racing Championship heads to McNamara Park in 2020