Event promoter, Graeme Boyd said; “We have secured athletes from a dozen nations including New Zealand, United States of America, Japan, France, Malaysia and Thailand. Combined with the immense home grown talent in Australia and the FIM Oceania Supermoto Championship is shaping up to be the best Australian Supermoto yet.
“We’ll have 20 international and more than 20 Australian Champions – those guys want a technical race. They don’t want to race up 100 metres and then come back. They want corners, late breaking and everything the showground gives us.”
The new-look 940m circuit will start and finish in front of the grandstands, curve along the dirt track towards Newcastle Entertainment Centre, then exit the arena to battle a dozen tarred twists and turns in the car park, before returning past the pits at the northern end for a few 'bumps and jumps'.
Boyd expects a quality international field this weekend featuring three-time World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss, 2005 World Supermoto Champion Boris Chambon and Japan’s Masatoshi Ohmori. Competitors will test out the Showground track this weekend (September 2-3).
“We have designed a track that will challenge riders and provide an exciting and entertaining experience for spectators. Newcastle Showground will be used to its full potential. Spectators will be able to walk around the entire course and the big screen TV will ensure they never miss any of the action,” Boyd finished.
World Vets Challenge –
FIM Oceania Championship 35-40 years
Newcastle City Pro 40-45 years
Newcastle City Open (Clubmen) 45-50 years
Newcastle City Womens’ 50-55 years
Over 55 years
Postie Bike SuperMoto CT 110cc Race of Champions (Invitation only)
FIM Oceania Championship
2 x 20 minute free practice sessions
1 x 20 minute qualifying sessions
1 x 5 minute warm Sunday
3 x 15 lap FIM Oceania Championship Races
Vets - Women - Newcastle Pro - Newcastle Open
1 x 15 minute free practice session
1 x 15 minute qualifying sessions
1 x 5 minute warm Sunday
3 x 10 lap races Newcastle Pro/Open
3 X 6 laps races Vets
3 X 6 laps races Women
Race of Champions
2 x 5 lap races.
Postie Bike Challenge
1 x 10 minute practice/qualifying Sunday
2 x 5 lap races Sunday.
Prices start at $12.75 for Child, $17.85 for Adult and $56.05 for a family (2 Adults & 2 Children) for a one day pass.
All Ticketek ticket purchases go in to the draw to win a Yamaha Pee Wee* valued at $1990.00
The Newcastle International SuperMoto is an all-weather event.
Photo courtesy of Dirt Action