News 12 Aug 2011

Thumpercross format revived for Phillip Island ASBK finale

A natural terrain, Thumper-style grass track will play host to Pro grades, Vets, women and junior dirt bike riders in a two-day event incorporated with the final round of the QBE Australian Superbike Championships at Phillip Island in November.

Junior competitors will take to the track on Saturday November 19, with Seniors to follow on Sunday November 20. Pro riders will race in A, B and C grades, Vets in 2 and 4-stroke and women in 450 and 250 classes.

The grass track will be located on the infield of the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit between turns 8 to 12. The track will be challenging for riders and provide great viewing for spectators.

The Thumper discipline has been revived by IEG managing director Yarrive Konsky, who said total competitor numbers at the final ASBK of the round of the year could top 500.

“Thumpercross is a natural fit at Phillip Island and will be a great addition to our road race classes at what is shaping up the be a big final round,” said Konsky.

“This is a great chance for the on and off-road disciplines to combine and for all riders to have the chance to compete at such a renowned international circuit.”

Supplementary Regulations and Entry forms will be available on the ASBK website within the next two months.