ASBK Announces More Sponsors For 2022 Season

ASBK Announces More Sponsors For 2022 Season

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By ASBK:

Yamaha Finance have buoyed their association with the R3 Cup by announcing their continued support of the fiercely competitive series in 2022. 

Regardless if your passion is land or marine based, Yamaha’s broad range of products is all about the experience. Yamaha Financial Services share and understand this passion.

The Yamaha Finance R3 Cup (YMF R3 Cup) was introduced to the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) in 2016 as a one-make series featuring the Yamaha R3 motorcycle. Modifications are limited and because all the bikes are similar, with race results are determined by a rider’s ability to race and set the bike up specifically to their needs.

Yamaha Finance representative Matt Ferry: “The evenness of the machinery in the Yamaha Finance R3 Cup places a premium on race-craft, which is why this category is such so exciting. It’s that kind of passion that we understand at Yamaha Finance.”

Motorcycling Australia (MA) CEO Peter Doyle: “Motorcycling Australia are extremely pleased to see Yamaha Finance once again come on board in support of the YMF R3 Cup. Since its introduction, the R3 Cup has provided a fun and affordable class platform for riders wishing to get into racing, as well as those hoping to progress their career.”

For more information on Yamaha Financial Services’ broad range of products go to https://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/buying/finance-and-insurance

mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul –  
2022 Calendar  

Round 1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC 25 – 27 February
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, SBK Masters

Round 2 Queensland Raceway, Ipswich QLD 18 – 20 March
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars

Round 3 Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW 22 – 24 April
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars

Round 4 Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT 17 – 19 June
* With Supercars – SBK Only

Round 5 Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD 5 – 7 August
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC

Round 6 Symmons Plains Raceway – Launceston TAS 20 – 23 October
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup

Round 7 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Cowes VIC TBA – November
TBC

Round 8 The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend SA 2 – 4 December
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC

ASBK Night of Champions Dinner – The Bend 4 December

For more information and event details, see the official Championship website www.asbk.com.au

 

 

More, from another press release issued by ASBK:

The mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul (ASBK) is pleased to announce that Dunlop has re-affirmed their support of the Supersport 300 class by once again signing on as the class sponsor for the 2022 season. 

The Dunlop Supersport 300 Championship is rightly considered as both an important step in the development of young riders and fantastic and exciting class in its own right.

Dunlop National Motorcycle & Motorsport Manager Robbie Bugden: “The closeness and excitement of the racing in the Dunlop Supersport 300 Championship is well known. Racing plays a big part in the development of our tyre technology for the public, but more than that, we believe in the spirit of competition, and nothing embodies that quite like motorcycle racing.”

Motorcycling Australia (MA) CEO Peter Doyle: “It’s extremely gratifying to see Dunlop’s continued support of ASBK. The Dunlop Supersport 300 Championship has become renowned for producing some of the closest and most exciting racing on the ASBK program. The emphasis on race craft, combined with its accessibility to junior competitors, has made Supersport 300 a very attractive category for young, up-and-coming riders.”

For more information on Dunlop’s range of motorcycle tyres go to http://www.dunloptyres.com.au/tyres/motorcycle-tyres/

mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul – 
2022 Calendar  

Round 1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC 25 – 27 February
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, SBK Masters

Round 2 Queensland Raceway, Ipswich QLD 18 – 20 March
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars

Round 3 Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW 22 – 24 April
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars

Round 4 Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT 17 – 19 June
* With Supercars – SBK Only

Round 5 Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD 5 – 7 August
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC

Round 6 Symmons Plains Raceway – Launceston TAS 20 – 23 October
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup

Round 7 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Cowes VIC TBA – November
TBC

Round 8 The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend SA 2 – 4 December
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC

ASBK Night of Champions Dinner – The Bend 4 December

For more information on the Official ASBK test, visit the ASBK Championship website at www.asbk.com.au

 

 

More, from another press release issued by ASBK:

The mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul (ASBK) is pleased to announce that Michelin has signed on as the title sponsor of the Supersport Championship for the 2022 season. 

Often affectionately described in the paddock as the “600s”, Supersport’s enduring appeal has been its ability to maintain costs at a manageable level, with bikes predominantly production-spec with limited modifications.

For Michelin, racing has been an integral and critical aspect of the company’s activities, serving not only as a marketing channel but also offering proof-of-concept for the company’s extensive R&D process.

Founded in 1889, the Michelin Group provides tyres to over 170 countries. The Michelin Group makes tyres locally for customers’ specific needs and road conditions in one of their 69 production facilities around the world.

Doug Sharp, Michelin Australia: “Michelin Australia is proud to support the Supersport Championship, a category which always puts on a great show and has also become a launching pad for riders to create overseas opportunities in WorldSBK, WorldSS and BSB. In recent years, we’ve seen the likes of Oli Bayliss, Tom Toparis, Max Stauffer and Broc Pearson show their talent in the Supersport category.

“We’re sure that 2022 will again deliver great racing and we are all looking forward to the first round of the 2022 ASBK Championship and the Michelin Supersport Championship.”

Motorcycling Australia (MA) CEO Peter Doyle: “Motorcycling Australia are excited to see Michelin throw their support behind Supersport. Supersport is well established as one of the jewel in the crown categories of ASBK, with many riders honing their craft and showing their potential in this fantastic category.”

To get the most out of your motorbike’s performance on the track, go to https://www.michelin.com.au/motorbike/browse-tyres/by-category/sports

mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul –   
2022 Calendar 

Round 1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC 25 – 27 February
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, SBK Masters

Round 2 Queensland Raceway, Ipswich QLD 18 – 20 March
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars

Round 3 Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW 22 – 24 April
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars

Round 4 Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT 17 – 19 June
* With Supercars – SBK Only

Round 5 Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD 5 – 7 August
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC

Round 6 Symmons Plains Raceway – Launceston TAS 20 – 23 October
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup

Round 7 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Cowes VIC TBA – November
TBC

Round 8 The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend SA 2 – 4 December
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC

ASBK Night of Champions Dinner – The Bend 4 December

For more information on the Official ASBK test, visit the ASBK Championship website at www.asbk.com.au 

 

 

More, from another press release issued by ASBK:

The mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) is pleased to announce that Alpinestars has announced their continuing support of the Superbike class for the 2022 season.

Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) bikes are fast, spectacular and sound incredible. The category is a big drawcard for fans as ASBK machinery is very similar to the ones that the public can purchase off the showroom floor.

Alpinestars – Scott Runciman: “Alpinestars are proud to be continuing their association with the Australian Superbike Championship. Over our journey, Alpinestars has outfitted countless world champions and we hope to continue in that tradition.

Motorcycling Australia (MA) CEO Peter Doyle: “Alpinestars have been a terrific supporter of the Australian Superbike Championship and it is extremely gratifying to see their continued involvement in our premier racing class in 2022. We’re pleased to once again see the Alpinestars Superbike Championship on our race calendar.”

“With Alpinestars support, we will once again be able to serve up some of the best Superbike racing anywhere in the world. It’s a Championship that we can all be very proud of.”

Serving the best in style and craftsmanship, you can find out more on the range of Alpinestars Australian merchandise at http://monzaimports.com.au/moto/catalogues/

mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul –   
2022 Calendar   

Round 1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC 25 – 27 February
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, SBK Masters

Round 2 Queensland Raceway, Ipswich QLD 18 – 20 March
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars

Round 3 Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW 22 – 24 April
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC,

Round 4 Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT 17 – 19 June
* With Supercars – SBK Only

Round 5 Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD 5 – 7 August
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC

Round 6 Symmons Plains Raceway – Launceston TAS 20 – 23 October
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup

Round 7 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Cowes VIC TBA – November
TBC

Round 8 The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend SA 2 – 4 December
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC

ASBK Night of Champions Dinner – The Bend 4 December

For more information on the Official ASBK test, visit the ASBK Championship website at www.asbk.com.au 

 

 

 

More, from another press release issued by ASBK:

THE YAMAHA OCEANIA JUNIOR CUP READY TO RACE IN 2022!

Garry McCoy set to join as series coach in ‘22.

The mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul 2022 season gets underway this week with the official ASBK two-day test at Phillip Island.

For the Yamaha Oceania Junior Cup (OJC), the class of 2022 will have their first official hit out on the fantastic Yamaha R15 on the world-class Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.

Yamaha returns for their fourth year supporting the OJC, and for Matt Ferry, Division Manager Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor Australia, the OJC answers the need for a development series that just works. “Yamaha Motor Australia is proud to be involved in the OJC- R15 Cup as it has proven to be a successful and needed introduction to road racing at an affordable level. We’ve seen riders progress from their first on-track experience through to racing professional classes both here in Australia and on the world stage.  We at Yamaha Motor Australia are passionate around racing and we think the OJC represents the perfect entry-level racing into the ASBK, provides a friendly and safe environment for riders and families as well as develop and nurture future national and international champions.”

Riders in the OJC will benefit from a wealth of experience this season, with former 500cc, MotoGP and  World Superbike racer Garry McCoy set to come on board as the series coach for 2022.

“There’s a lot of things I’ve got to give, so I’m looking forward to it,” said McCoy.

McCoy has already been keeping in the development game by coaching junior competitors at Morgan Park and even had the opportunity to coach young gun, Joel Kelso, who will make his debut in the Moto3 class in 2022.

The OJC allows competitors to learn fundamental technical aspects such as suspension set-up and tyre settings. On this front, McCoy is confident the series with provide an ideal grounding for riders wishing to progress through the ranks.

“It’s great to have a focus on suspension, a bit of data and working with your tyres. Riders will have to learn to ride on worn tyres for Friday sessions. You don’t learn much by throwing new tyres on the bike every session.” said McCoy.

With the OJC now in its fourth season, McCoy says he will be approaching his role as coach as an open book – take things one-step at a time and see where the riders are currently at and how they will evolve.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to give advice not just on set-up, but from my experience racing oversees and racing with a limited budget.”

McCoy also believes he will have some sage-like advice to offer young riders on off-track necessities, such as dealing with the media and other competitors.

“It’s not about how to win them over, but how to put them out of your mind, keep to yourself and do your own thing,” he said.

“I really enjoy working with kids. They’re all very different in that some want to listen and some don’t, but that’s all part of growing up. At the end of the day, you want to put a smile on their faces.”

Notwithstanding the youth of the field, for many newcomers to the OJC, it has been a long path to the 12 corners of the Phillip Island circuit. Without help from parents, and supporters, this would not be possible.

The Oceania Junior Cup would not be possible without the outstanding support of the series sponsors, rider supporters (mum and dad!) and on-the-ground volunteers and staff making this terrific and important development series take place.

Andrew Smart from Ricondi, whose company supplies the riders with leathers, gloves, boots, compression wear and uniforms, continuing the Australian company’s support into a fourth year was an easy decision. “It’s humbling to have an Aussie brand involved in this important series. We want to thank all those who have supported us just as we have supported the riders. Not only have we sponsored the riders and taught them about what our products can do to protect them, so too have they taught us and helped develop our products- particularly our suits- to better suit the young riders as they mature.”

Dunlop Australia – New Zealand are supporting the OJC in 2022 in a multitude of ways. Typically, tyre sponsorship extends as far as product supply and support, but for Dunlop Motorsport Manager Robbie Bugden, his racing experience will be put to great use: “I’m looking forward to not only supporting the category but also focussing helping these rookie racers make the most of our products. For me, that means passing on my knowledge about tyres; choices, construction, temperature, pressures and so on. I can’t wait to get started…”

The Winton Circuit in Northeast Victoria will be the “Home of the OJC” in 2022 with the circuit once again providing the riders with a training event and track time as well as logistic and storage support in 2022. Rowan Harmon, events Manager at Winton Motor Raceway: “The OJC is a terrific program for the Junior Rider looking to progress their career, be it domestically or overseas, and Winton Motor Raceway is proud to be chosen to support this program”.

SHARK helmets join the OJC in 2022 and of course safety is their focus, with many elements learned from racing incorporated into the road helmet range. For SHARK Australia representative Joel Ryan, “We’re proud to be providing the OJC field with helmets that are the same FIM approved helmet in use in all GP classes. The safety of the riders is the highest priority to everyone involved, and SHARK Helmets are pleased to be doing what we can to contribute to this series and it’s genuinely exciting to be involved with the next generation of Australian racing stars.”

One of the goals of the OJC is to produce MotoGP stars of the future and having Öhlins Racing advanced suspension technology on board in 2022 will see this major supplier of MotoGP suspension products and expertise support the OJC paddock with the best possible suspension package for the Yamaha R15s.

The ideal way to ensure the racing Yamaha R15 bikes are getting the ideal lubricants is to use the products “Made for Yamaha, by Yamaha” and the OJC welcomes Yamalube as the official lubricant supplier for the series in 2022.

The OJC has a massive learning curve for rookie riders and thanks to Mototrack Accessories, every rider will have use of a SpeedAngle GPS Lap Timer with Lean Angle Measurement and Data Logging. For Steve Thibou at Mototrack Accessories, it’s an opportunity to help OJC riders be their best: “It’s important to my business to show that Speed Angle is more than a lap timer- it’s a device that can help riders of all standards improve. For me personally, it’s important to support the youth of the sport as they progress.”

Darren Webb, whose company Webb Plastics supplies both the race screens for the bikes and the trophies for the winners, supporting the OJC is a personal decision: “Essentially we are involved in the OJC to invest in the future of Australian Motorcycle racing. From a commercial standpoint, making both the race screens and the trophies for the series shows the versatility and capabilities of our company.”

D.I.D brand drive chains are all manufactured in Kaga, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, and supplied through motorcycle dealers worldwide. In 2022 D.I.D. will join the OJC paddock, offering outstanding performance for all riders.

Without this extensive list of supporters and sponsors, the OJC would not be the cost-effective and competitive category it is today. With an oversubscribed entry list and a number of riders progressing to other classes, it’s a series that Motorcycling Australia (MA) CEO Peter Doyle is proud of: “The OJC is an important development class for Motorcycling in Australia. In just four years of existence, some 19 riders have progressed to overseas racing, with many others continuing their careers in Australia.

“In this short time, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at just how good the series is in terms of training and developing riders and I can personally say I have been very, very pleased to see how good the racing is as well!

“As a cost-effective and valuable series, we cannot thank the sponsors enough. Their help makes the OJC affordable to most every race family in Australia and I want to thank all involved for their efforts and am really looking forward to this coming season.”

The 2022 OJC Series kicks off this week with the two-day Phillip Island test ahead of Round one at the same venue 25-27 February, 2022.

For more information and event details, see the official Championship website www.asbk.com.au

 

 

More, from another press release issued by ASBK:

The mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) presented by Motul is proud to announce that presenting rights holders and lubricant specialists Motul are set to return in 2022. 

Motul has placed motorsport as its prime creative and ingenious laboratory since it first began appearing in motorsport disciplines in the 1950s. This involvement and dedication to excellence has seen Motul work with some of the finest teams and riders in history.

For Brenden Stoeckert, General Manager Link International – Motul Distributor Australia, the company’s long-term commitment to racing makes sponsorship of ASBK a logical decision: “Motul has been involved in racing via various partnerships for a long time and this unbroken relationship with racing has established and maintained the brand as a global motorsport power reference it is today.”

“We are pleased to be the presenting rights sponsor again in 2022 and wish all involved the very best.”

Motorcycling Australia (MA) CEO Peter Doyle: “Motul have been an important supporter of motorcycle racing in Australia and having them return as presenting rights sponsor in 2022 is an important element in the ongoing success of ASBK.”

“In 2022, we are looking forward to a full season of competitive and entertaining racing and the support of our sponsors is key to making this happen. I want to thank Motul for their support on behalf of not only Motorcycling Australia but all fans and stakeholders.”

mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul –  2022 Calendar 

Round 1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC 25 – 27 February
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, SBK Masters

Round 2 Queensland Raceway, Ipswich QLD 18 – 20 March
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars

Round 3 Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW 22 – 24 April
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC, Sidecars

Round 4 Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT 17 – 19 June
* With Supercars – SBK Only

Round 5 Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD 5 – 7 August
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC

Round 6 Symmons Plains Raceway – Launceston TAS 20 – 23 October
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup

Round 7 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Cowes VIC TBA – November
TBC

Round 8 The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend SA 2 – 4 December
SBK, SSPT, SS300, R3 Cup, OJC

ASBK Night of Champions Dinner – The Bend 4 December

For more information and event details, see the official Championship website www.asbk.com.au

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