News 23 Nov 2022

Darwin Triple Crown event confirmed for ASBK 2023

Premier class heading back to the Top End alongside Supercars.

Image: Foremost Media.

The Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) has been confirmed as part of the Darwin Triple Crown once again for 2023, joining the Repco Supercars in the Northern Territory.

Only the Superbike category will be on the schedule at Hidden Valley Raceway as it has been in recent years, set to take place between 16-18 June.

“ASBK is thrilled to be returning to the Darwin Triple Challenge,” stated Peter Doyle, Motorcycling Australia CEO. “The trip to Darwin is an annual highlight for the ASBK championship as this outstanding event offers a feast of motorsport action across the three days.

“The fans trackside will again witness the best Superbike riders in the country tackling the always demanding twists and turns of Hidden Valley Raceway. We can’t wait to be back in Darwin in 2023 and look forward to seeing race fans from across Australia in the Top End.”

This season in Darwin saw runaway title leader Mike Jones (Yamaha Racing Team) top the ASBK podium ahead of Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing) and Bryan Staring (DesmoSport Ducati). It was Jones who won races one and three, while defending champion Wayne Maxwell (Boost Mobile Racing with K-Tech Ducati) topped race two.

Confirmation of Darwin now confirms two rounds on the 2023 Australian Superbike Championship calendar, beginning with Phillip Island on the Superbiek World Championship (WorldSBK) weekend between 24-26 February.

Today’s announcement of the two-plus-four event in the Top End came as next year’s Supercars calendar was released in full, indicating that Hidden Valley could be the lone ASBK/Supercars event next season despite ongoing speculation that we could see an increased number of combined events next year.