News 16 Jan 2023

Morgan Park completes 2023 ASBK championship calendar

All seven rounds have now been announced for upcoming season.

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The 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) calendar is now complete with the announcement of Morgan Park as round five to be held on 14-16 July.

Ahead of ASBK’s return to the venue, the Warwick-based circuit will see upgrades to the track surface and facilities, including new kerbs, select corners being resurfaced and updated line marking, with further works to be done around the pit and paddock.

“We are very pleased to be heading back to Morgan Park Raceway in 2023,” said Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle. “It’s a circuit that has supported the ASBK Championship for many years and always creates a great event for riders, teams and the ASBK fans.

“Our thanks go to Warwick District Sporting Car Club and Southern Downs Regional Council for getting behind the ASBK Championship, with committing to perform the important upgrades and repairs to the circuit.

“This will ensure a great ASBK Championship round and a good experience on-track for riders. This will translate into amazing racing seen by the fans who are trackside and also at home watching from across the country and around the world.”

First debuting on the domestic superbike calendar in 2015, Morgan Park has been a regular venue in the series since with the exception being 2020 and 2021 due to implications surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

It is understood that the future of the circuit hosting a round of ASBK beyond 2022 hung in the balance of a long-term plan to continue improving the facility, with many agreeing its layout is great, while the surface, kerbs, walls and facilities are of concern or need an uplift.

With the complete 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship calendar now unveiled, the season officially commences between 1-2 February with the pre-season test at Sydney Motorsport Park (SMSP), before round one takes place later next month on 23-26 February.