News 8 Sep 2016

Plans in motion for MA's 2017 ASBK championship series

Season could expand to include seven rounds next year.

Image: Keith Muir.

Image: Keith Muir.

Motorcycling Australia (MA) has released framework plans regarding the 2017 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), confirming the series could expand to a seven-round duration next season.

It’s been a breakthrough year of sorts for the ASBK operated under an ASBK Management Team structure – now involving MA operations and events director Martin Port – in accordance with host clubs.

“After a highly-successful championship this year and with competitor numbers being very strong, as well as new dynamic support classes, we are very excited to continue this forward momentum,” MA acting CEO Peter Doyle explained.

“We expect to see the continued growth for each of the strong grids at every round, and we’re very pleased to have now made the first of a number of exciting announcements on our plans for the coming year.”

The framework announcement indicates that the ASBK will continue under its current model, utlising the ASBK Management Team and host clubs, after a previously-announced association with Troy Bayliss Events ultimately fell through.