News 23 Mar 2023

Sydney return 'critical to the growth and success' of ASBK

Venue's return vital to ensure round featured in New South Wales.

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The return of Sydney Motorsport Park (SMSP) to the Mi-bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) has been labelled ‘critical to the growth and success’ of the series by Motorcycling Australia (MA).

SMSP was axed from the series for commercial reasons after the 2019 series finals, leaving Wakefield Park the sole New South Wales-based venue in the national championship throughout the following years.

However, with Goulburn facility currently closed and no longer an option for the ASBK schedule, bringing SMSP back to the calendar was vital to ensure a round featured in NSW. Following over $25-million in upgrades to the Western Sydney circuit that includes state-of-the-art lighting, support from Destination NSW has made the event a viable option under lights for 2023.

“ASBK’s return to Sydney Motorsport Park is a much-anticipated event for our fans, riders and the broader motorsport community,” said Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle. “Racing close to a big city like Sydney is critical to the growth and success of our sport.

“The fact that we’ll be racing under lights for the first time in ASBK history only adds to the excitement of the event. We can’t wait to see the riders tackle the twists and turns of the Sydney Motorsport Park circuit at night, and we know our fans will be thrilled with the show. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the thrill of motorcycle racing to a wider audience, and we’re thrilled to be bringing ASBK back to Sydney.”

The event at SMSP – taking place across a two-day format this Friday and Saturday – marks round two of the 2023 season, and also a historic moment for the series with action spanning under lights into the evening. Tickets to this weekend’s Sydney ASBK return are now available in advance online.