M.A. celebrate Broadford and ASBK success

Motorcycling Australia (MA) would like to extend congratulations to all the hard working volunteers, officials and clubs involved in two very successful motorcycle events held in the previous month.

Motorcycling Australia has increased its involvement in national events in 2015 with two signature events being the Penrite Oil Broadford Bike Bonanza (PBBB) and the Yamaha Motor Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli (ASBK).

Easter weekend saw the biggest turnout of bikes and spectators in the history of the PBBB, with up to 1200 machines taking part in the various on-track activities available at the State Motorcycle Complex in Broadford Victoria.

Where ever you looked there was more to see. The range of machinery was mind boggling
Where ever you looked there was more to see. The range of machinery was mind boggling at the Broadford Bike Bonanza

The local Broadford community and the motorcycle community came together to put on an outstanding show with 110 officials volunteering their time for the event and the assistance of the local CFA.

MA’s President Braxton Laine said the following of the event:

“MA is committed to promoting both motorcycle sport and motorcycling as a whole. The ‘Bonanza is a perfect mix of history, sport and passion for motorcycling,” Braxton said.

“I cannot thank all the volunteers and officials enough for making this event happen, without your contribution the event could not be the success it has grown to be.”

Off the back of the success of the PBBB, MA headed to Queensland to present the second round of the Yamaha Motor Finance ASBK in conjunction with the local host club Motorcycle Sportsmen of QLD (MSQ) the weekend of 11-12 April.

“The collaboration between MA and Motorcycle Sportsmen for the ASBK achieved an ideal combination providing both the colour and professionalism of a national championship meeting together with all the atmosphere and community of a club event,” Braxton said.

“The aim for this championship is to bring the motorcycle racing community, the local community and the industry together for an event rather than just a race meeting. Judging by the record spectator numbers at the event, I think we achieved that.

“Thanks must go to the Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland for their dedication to the event and for providing the hard working officials without whom the event could not have happened.

“A key objective of MA as an organisation promote and advance motorcycling through competition and commercial means, and investment in the these events is one of the ways MA is doing this.”

ASBK Morgan Park
ASBK Morgan Park

The next event for the Yamaha Motor Finance ASBK will be Round 3 which will see the all classes for the Championship return to Barbagallo Raceway WA, May 22-24 after a long absence.

Host club Motorcycle Racing Club of WA is in the full swing of planning for the event and MA will be announcing event-specific news over the coming weeks. More information for riders and spectators can be found at www.asbk.com.au.

Looking ahead to later in the year, a major ongoing focus for MA will be working with Etihad Stadium in hosting the final round of the 2015 FIM World Speedway Grand Prix on 24th October, where MA will be responsible for all the sporting aspects of the event and coordinating all the local officials.

More information on this event can be found here: http://www.etihadstadium.com.au/whats-on/event/2015-fim-speedway-grand-prix-241015

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Krzysztof Kasprzak won the final round ahead of Andreas Jonsson and Jaroslaw Hampel with Aussies Chris Holder and Troy Batchelor performing below par finishing 9th and 11th place respectively on the night.
Krzysztof Kasprzak won the final round ahead of the 2014 FIM Speedway World Championship ahead of Andreas Jonsson and Jaroslaw Hampel with Aussies Chris Holder and Troy Batchelor performing below par finishing 9th and 11th place respectively on the night.