Preston MCC announce new Victorian Road Race Series
The Preston Motorcycle Club has announced a new road race series offering value for competitors. The four round 2012 Pirelli Road Race Championship. The series will feature two championships in one, a Sprint Championship on Saturdays and Tourist Trophy Championship on Sundays.
Prize money for Tourist Trophy Series will be paid at each round in Superbike, Supersport, Superstock 600, Superstock 1000 and BEARs/Thunderbike classes with $600 for first place at each round, $200 2nd, $150 3rd, $100 4th and $50 5th.
Championship prizes include $2500 in value of Pirelli tyre sponsorship for Superbike, Supersport, Superstock 600, Superstock 1000 and BEARs/Thunderbike classes. The total pool for the series is over $50,000, comprising product prizes, trophies and prize money.
The Sprint series format includes three races of approximately 22 kilometres each.
The Tourist Trophy series which carries prize money of over $20,000 has a format that includes two races of approx 44 kilometres per round. A feature event over 66 kilometres will be run on Sunday after the lunch break at each round, including the 61st annual Harvie Wiltshire Memorial Trophy race, Australia’s longest continuously run road race event. Each championship winner will receive a major prize in the form of a sponsorship arrangement from Preston’s supporting partners.
Pirelli is the naming rights sponsor. They are contributing to the prize money pool as well as supplying the heavily price discounted Control Tyre for the Superstock classes with all the other classes free to use any brand of tyre.
The series is designed to bridge the gap from club racing to the state and national level. The inclusion of prize money and prizes should help riders achieve that. Currently there are a proportion of riders that only race in club races and don’t realise the chances out there at state and national levels. This series will show them how easy that step up can be and lead to an increase state and national grids.
The value for money entry fees, longer races, more track time, prize money, major championship prizes and off track entertainment are the main features of this series and a draw-cards for riders and spectators. Show’N’Shine, Swap Meet, Pillion Hot Laps, Lunch Time Track Walks and Pits Open to Spectators are some of the off-track entertainment options.
The four rounds of the Championships will conducted at Broadford (VIC), Phillip Island (VIC), Mac Park (SA) and Broadford (VIC).
Classes will be Superbike, Superstock 1000 B&C, Supersport, Superstock 600 B&C, BEAR’s/Thunderbike, Twin Sprint/Formula 400/Pre-Modern F2*, 125/250GP, Supermoto, Sidecar, Pre-Modern F1/Period 6*, Junior 4 Stroke, Junior Big Wheel 2 Stroke and Junior Small Wheel 2 Stroke.
*If 10 of each class compete a separate championship will be awarded.
Preston has a proud and long eight decade history of developing the sport, including over 20 years of conducting Road Race Schools, Australian and State Championships and B & C Grade Championships.
Contact – Francis Conroy: President Preston MCC Contact email@example.com Phone 0406029917