News 28 Oct 2022

America's Wyman to compete at Phillip Island ASBK

King of the Baggers runner-up set for Australian racing debut.

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MotoAmerica contender Travis Wyman is set to debut in the 2022 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Phillip Island, joining the Addicted to Track team on a Yamaha R1.

Wyman was just 10 points away from clinching this year’s King of the Baggers crown in the US, claiming four podiums and one race win in the category throughout the 2022 season.

He also lined up in the MotoAmerica Stock 1000 Championship this year, finishing P3 in the title race onboard BMW machinery. While Wyman has not competed in ASBK, he has previously cut laps around the Phillip Island Circuit as an instructor.

“I am so excited to return to Australia and have the opportunity to compete in ASBK,” Wyman said. “Racing abroad is something that I have dreamed of doing for many years. Phillip Island is such an iconic track.

“I think the Yamaha will take a little bit of time to get adjusted to, but my good buddy Mike Jones is currently leading the championship on a Yamaha so I feel we should have a good package. I am grateful for the opportunity that Mark McGregor and the Addicted to Track team have presented me. And I am hoping we can keep the momentum rolling from the MotoAmerica season into Phillip Island.”

Addicted to Track has been instrumental in giving international riders the opportunity to compete in Australia, with Wyman to join New Zealand Superbike champion Alastair Hoogenboezem and Michael Edwards in the outfit’s premier class line-up. Notably, former AMA Superbike champion Josh Hayes raced for the team at Phillip Island two years ago.

In Supersport, Jacob Hatch will return to Australia after a season of contesting Junior Superstock in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) and race a Yamaha R6. Round six of the 2022 Australian Superbike Championship takes place at Phillip Island on 18-20 November.