News 30 Oct 2012

Provisional 2013 FX-Superbike schedule released

Six rounds including the FX-500 to make up next year's AFX-SBK series.

The FX-Superbike class in action at Sydney Motorsport Park during 2012.

The provisional 2013 Australian FX-Superbike Championship series calendar has been released by Australian Road & Track Rider Promotions.

The classes of racing will remain the same as in 2012 with five major classes, including FX-Superbike, FX 600, FX-Pro Twins/Nakedbike, Formula Oz and Xtreme Ultra-Lites (Open to 125GP, 250NSF, FX 400, FX-450GP, 650-Twins, etc).

The format of the events will stay the same at the first five rounds as it was in 2012 with there being a full day of practice on Friday with 5 x 15 minute sessions per class, followed by the FX Nationals on Saturday with one 16 minute qualifying session and three races.

Sunday will again receive one 16-minute qualifying session and three point scoring races per class in the AFX-SBK championship series.

The FX-Superbike class championship will have six point-scoring rounds in 2013 with the final round at the fifth event of the 2013 FX calendar at Sydney Motorsport Park on 4–6 October being a double header point-scoring round with all six races over the two days being scored together.

The FX-Nationals for the FX-Superbike class will finish at the fourth round at Queensland Raceway in August.

All classes will have six point-scoring rounds next year, with the sixth and final round for all classes other than the FX-Superbike class having their final at the FX-Superbike 500.

All classes having their championship series finale at the November round will have two races, instead of the usual three, those two races will get double points per race.

Provisional 2013 Australian FX-Superbike Championship Calendar:
Rd1 1–3 March, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW (3.9 km track)
Rd2 5–7 April, Winton Raceway, Victoria
Rd3 3–5 May, Wakefield Park Raceway, NSW
Rd4 23–25 August, Queensland Raceway, Queensland
Rd5 4–6 October Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW (4.5 km Track)
Rd6 15–16 November Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW (4.5 km track)
FX-500 15–16 November, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW (4.5 km Track)