News 16 May 2024

Three-round ASBK R3 Cup back on track for Morgan Park

ShopYamaha named as title sponsor of the support category.

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The R3 Cup is set to return to the Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) for the first time in 2024 at Morgan Park’s fourth round in July, with ShopYamaha becoming the category’s new title sponsor.

The popular division has been a mainstay on the ASBK circuit for a number of years, participating at all rounds that featured support categories, however for 2024, the class has been reduced to a three-round series.

“There’s no doubt the Yamaha R3 Cup has been one of the major success stories of the ASBK championship over the last decade,” said Motorcycling Australia CEO, Peter Doyle.

“The Yamaha R3 Cup created the perfect entry-level class in the ASBK championship, and the racing is simply sensational – as well as being anyone’s guess who might win. It’s a level of intensity that keeps spectators glued to the fences and TV screen.

“I have no doubt 2024 will produce more of the same, and I look forward to seeing it all kick off at Morgan Park.”

Morgan Park will host ASBK on 12-14 July, while the R3 Cup is set to feature at One Raceway on 4-6 October and the season-finale at The Bend, scheduled for 8-10 November.