News 15 Jun 2022

Expanded ASBK broadcast schedule outlined for Darwin

Three days of coverage across multiple platforms for 2022.

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An expanded Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) broadcast schedule has been outlined for the fourth round of the 2022 series, commencing this Friday in Darwin with coverage provided on all three days spanning across Fox Sports and Channel 7.

In line with the two-plus-four event alongside the Repco Supercars Championship at Hidden Valley, ASBK riders will contest a slightly different format, which notably includes three races as opposed to the standard two, and a Darwin-only qualifying structure.

For 2022, Fox Sports will broadcast almost every session, with free practice two and free practice three aired live on Friday. Saturday will feature qualifying one and two, plus race one, while races two and three will be live on Sunday. Channel 7 will broadcast races one and three, however, the second race will be exclusively live on Fox.

A replay of the ASBK action will be broadcast through SBS on Sunday, 3 July, at 1:00pm-3:00pm AEST. The Hidden Valley weekend won’t be aired on Stan Sport at this particular round, but will return for round five at Morgan Park in August.

Entering the Top End, Yamaha Racing Team’s (YRT) Mike Jones leads the ASBK standings by 23 points over Boost Mobile Racing with K-Tech McMartin Racing Ducati rider Wayne Maxwell, with DesmoSport Ducati’s Bryan Staring a further seven points back in third. Both DesmoSport Ducati and Penrite Honda Racing will run a special indigenous-themed livery for the round.