News 5 Nov 2009

Oz RR: Big names coming out in force for Oran Park 6 Hour


With just under three weeks to go, the countdown is well and truly on for The 6 Hour Endurance Race. The race weekend is fast approaching and the big names are now coming out in force.

They will be part of over 25 teams vying to go down in history as the winners of the last ever race at Oran Park on the 21st – 22nd of November 2009. Presented by Bel Ray oils, the 6 Hour will be the last race meeting for this historic circuit.

With a maximum of 32 teams set down for the race, 26 teams have already been confirmed as starters. Many international riders will take part in the event, with Warwick Nowland, Gareth Jones and Russell Holland listed amongst the teams so far. There has also been a diverse number of bikes that have entered from Kawasaki ZX10’s,Yamaha R1’s,GSXR 1000 & 750,KTM Super-Duke, Harley Davidson XR1200 and even the possibility of Co-Promoter James Spence swapping his 09 R1 for the all new Aprilia RSV4 Factory.

A full teams list will be available on Tuesday 10th November.

There will also be a number of exhibition stands including iconic models of previous 6 Hour winners, as well as the Defence Force, Stay Upright , Peter Addison’s Motor Books and a
display of restored Japanese bikes from the last 30 years.

All of the riders will be on track qualifying Saturday and doing what they do best on Sunday in what is shaping up to be a huge motorcycling weekend for Sydney, with $25,000 in cash and a myriad of prizes already confirmed up for grabs, making it one of the biggest prize purse in recent years.

Sunday morning will see a Past Champions Parade before the start of the big race. The iconic 6 hour race will include a Le Mans style start with riders being given their starting
orders by racing legend Kevin Magee.

Alan Blanco, Marketing Director for the 6 Hour, has confirmed the first part of the 6 Hour’s promotion. “Ten/One HD has confirmed that they will put to air later in the month of
December a two hour program of the 6 Hour event with Daryl Beattie and Greg Rust providing the commentary.”

The TV package will provide teams riders and sponsors more exposure than any other race meeting in the country.