News 30 Nov 2022

Queensland Raceway confirmed on next year's ASBK calendar

Pre-season test at SMSP to take place in early February 2023.

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The 2023 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) calendar continues to take shape, with Queensland Raceway the latest venue confirmed to feature in next year’s series and an official ASBK pre-season test to be held at Sydney Motorsport Park (SMSP) in February.

‘QR’ will mark the third round in 2023 championship, with its appearance in this year’s calendar the first time the series has competed at the Ipswich venue since 2014.

“Tony Quinn and the team at QR were very welcoming to ASBK this year and was very enthusiastic about the prospect of a return to the circuit in 2023,” said Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle.

“When we were there this year, we could see a lot of work getting underway and look forward to seeing the fruits of this labour when we return in 2023. I want to thank Tony and his team at QR for their efforts to bring this event to fruition.

‘’The ASBK round at QR will be an event not to be missed for all ASBK fans as the circuit provides great facilities and a complete view of the entire track from the spectator areas.”

As for SMSP, the venue previously known as Eastern Creek has not been on the ASBK calendar since 2019. With the pre-season test taking place at the circuit next year on 1-2 February, it heavily suggests that it will host a round in 2023.

Alongside Queensland Raceway, Phillip Island has been confirmed next year and will host the opening round alongside the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) on 24-26 February.

A Darwin Triple Crown two plus four event will feature again in 2023, alongside the Supercars Championship, with the series set to compete at Hidden Valley between 16-18 June. The remaining rounds and dates for next year’s championship have not yet been announced.