News 9 May 2014

Darwin ASBK round cancelled; IEG ousted as series promoter

Motorcycling Australia makes shock announcement.

Image: Keith Muir.

Image: Keith Muir.

Motorcycling Australia has announced that the Darwin round of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) has been cancelled, with International Entertainment Group (IEG) sensationally confirmed no longer series promoter.

A released the following statement at 5:00pm on Friday, 9 May:

Regretfully Motorcycling Australia (MA) confirms the Darwin round of the Australian Road Racing Championship has been cancelled.

This action has been taken despite the best efforts of International Entertainment Group (IEG), MA and the Northern Territory Major Events Company Pty Ltd to see the event run as planned.

As a result of this and other difficulties relating to the promotion of the Australian Road Racing Championship, Motorcycling Australia confirms that IEG will no longer be the promoter of the series.

MA would like to thank IEG for their efforts in running the Australian Road Racing Championship over the course of their tenure.

The final round of the Australian Road Racing Championship will be conducted on the 19-20 July 2014 as scheduled at Phillip Island. MA will make an announcement shortly regarding the arrangements for this round.

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