Motorcycle Racing to Return to Barbagallo Raceway

Motorcycling Australia (MA), have confirmed that motorcycle racing is set to return to Barbagallo Raceway in 2019. With the recent reinstatement of the circuit’s MA track license the circuit is once again accredited to host motorcycle racing events, effective March 1, 2019.

2016 ASBK at Wanneroo – Image Trevor Hedge

After a two-year hiatus, MA has given the green light for motorcycle competition to take place at the Wanneroo circuit after several upgrades were undertaken to improve track safety, including the addition of a brand-new chicane to the layout and the installation of Airfence safety barriers at key points.

By the time the lights went out, it was all about Wayne Maxwell who snared the hole-shot in all three races. Maxwell defeated Stronach in race one by a massive 11.866sec with Anthony McFadden, also mounted on an S 1000RR in third.
Kings of Wanneroo 2014 – Image Steve Thibou

MWA CEO Joe McCarthy

“This is great news for motorcyclists and motorcycle fans in Western Australia, who now have the opportunity to enjoy motorcycling at Barbagallo once again. We would like to thank all those who helped to facilitate motorcycling’s return to Barbagallo, including track operators the WA Sporting Car Club and MA. We would also like to acknowledge Minister for Sport and Recreation, The Hon. Mick Murray MLA and the Government of Western Australia for supporting our desire to bring motorcycling back to this fantastic facility.”

Troy Herfoss leads ASBK race one at Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo - Image by Keith Muir
Troy Herfoss leads ASBK race one at Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo – Image by Keith Muir – 2016

WA Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

“I’d like to thank the WA Sporting Car Club, Motorcycling Australia and Motorcycling Western Australia for their hard work in getting this result for motorsports competitors, fans and others involved in the industry.”

Daniel Falzon, Cru Halliday, Troy Herfoss
Daniel Falzon, Cru Halliday, Troy Herfoss – Wanneroo Raceway, 2016 – Image Keith Muir

MA CEO Peter Doyle

“It has been a long process, but we are happy to see a positive result” he said. “There have been a number of improvements made to the circuit recently and it will great to see racing return to Barbagallo.”

Mike Jones, Wayne Maxwell
Mike Jones, Wayne Maxwell – ASBK 2016 – Barbagallo Raceway – Image by Keith Muir

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