News 12 Nov 2018

Junior road racing championship introduced with MotoStars in 2019

New-look Australian Supermoto Championship to also join the series.

Source: Supplied.

Motorcycling Australia (MA) has confirmed the introduction of the Australian Junior Road Racing Championship (AJRRC) that will run in conjunction with the MotoStars series in 2019, along with a new-look Australian Supermoto Championship (ASMC).

All six rounds will host the junior championship, while three rounds will feature the Supermoto category. Round one will kick off at Greer Park Raceway in Queensland on 2-3 March, with AJRRC, ASMC and MotoStars coming together to commence the series.

MotoStars will travel to Broadford State Motorcycle Complex in Victoria for round two on 6-7 April, which will also boast the highly anticipated bLU cRU Oceania Rookies Cup.

Heading down south, competitors will arrive at The Bend Motorsport Park, South Australia for round three on 26-27 April, with the AJRRC and ASMC running in conjunction with the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) and the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC). This one-off special event will run under lights on Friday and Saturday night.

Round four will be held in Australia’s capital at the Circuit Mark Webber in Canberra on 25-26 May. Newcastle’s round in New South Wales last year was MotoStars’ biggest, and it will make a welcome return to the series as round five, including AJRRC on 14-15 September.

To close off the 2019 season, the MotoStars series will finish in its backyard home of Port Macquarie, New South Wales on 19-20 October. Round six will be the final round of the AJRRC and MotoStars series, plus the third and final round of the ASMC.

2019 MotoStars calendar:
Rd1 – 2-3 March – Toowoomba, QLD (AJRRC, ASMC, MotoStars)
Rd2 – 6-7 April – Broadford, VIC (AJRRC, Oceania Rookies Cup, MotoStars)
Rd3 – 26-27 April – Tailem Bend, SA (AJRRC, ASMC, MotoStars)
Rd4 – 25-26 May – Canberra, ACT (AJRRC, MotoStars)
Rd5 – 14-15 September – Newcastle, NSW (AJRRC, MotoStars)
Rd6 – 19-20 October – Port Macquarie, NSW (AJRRC, ASMC, MotoStars)

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