News 29 Jul 2015

Morgan Park confirmed on 2016 ASBK calendar

Motorcycling Australia announces return to Queensland venue.

Image: Andrew Gosling (tbgsport).

Image: Andrew Gosling (tbgsport).

Morgan Park Raceway will return as part of the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship calendar, Motorcycling Australia has announced today following a successful introduction earlier this year.

The Queensland-based circuit will form part of next year’s ASBK series, however further information on the calendar has yet to be confirmed.

“It’s a pleasure for us to be able to welcome the ASBK competitors back to Morgan Park and to showcase the ASBK level of competition at Morgan Park Raceway,” Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland president Paul Dawson said. “There are other venues in Queensland that national level motorcycle racing has run at, but Morgan Park Raceway presents so much more.

“It has a wide variety of corners, changes in elevation, the fact that not many people have been here in the past so it is fresh – certainly Morgan Park is universally praised by the riders for its layout and considered other tracks available in Queensland, it is definitely a favourite.

“Sportsmen has had a very long-standing relationship with the track and we were instrumental in getting motorcycling road racing happening there in the first place. The Southern Downs Regional Council really get behind our events at Morgan Park and the town just comes alive on race weekends – they all understand how much benefit that motorsport tourism brings to the local community and economy.”

Motorcycling Australia CEO Dale Gilson said that heading back to Morgan Park was a perfect fit for 2016 after the success of the round this year.

“Putting a calendar together for any championship is actually a very difficult process,” he said. “There are many factors at play that need significant consideration, including location, availability and dates to name a few.

“The feedback we received after the event was fantastic and it was clear that the everyone involved was keen to come back and have another round run there. So we have managed to lock it in and with the riders, officials, club and local community on board, it should be a wonderful round of the series again in 2016.”