Australian Superbike: Jack Miller Racing In Season Finale, Again

Australian Superbike: Jack Miller Racing In Season Finale, Again

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

Jack Miller returns to ASBK and The Bend in 2022

The mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul (ASBK) is excited to announce the return of Australia’s MotoGP star Jack Miller to the ASBK paddock for the championship finale at The Bend Motorsport Park, South Australia, from Friday the 25th to Sunday 27th of November 2022.

This will be Miller’s second year in a row at the final round of the ASBK Championship after his surprise entry in 2021.

After noting on the podium at the 2021 ASBK event that “If it fits, I’ll be back for sure. You know I love riding motorcycles. I’d love to come back and do it again.”

And so it will be. Once the MotoGP season is completed, Jack Miller will return to the 4.9km International Circuit at Tailem Bend, making good on his December 2021 promise.

 

Jack Miller (43) at The Bend Motorsport Park in 2021. Photo courtesy ASBK.
Jack Miller (43) at The Bend Motorsport Park in 2021. Photo courtesy ASBK.

 

Jack Miller: “I am looking forward to heading back to Adelaide to race in the Australian Superbike Championship event at The Bend in November!  I had a heap of fun with my friends and family last year and can’t wait to do it all over again.”

The 27-year-old Queenslander will join the Alpinestars Superbike class for the Friday practice sessions, Saturday timed practice and qualifying plus the two all-important Sunday races aboard his Thriller Racing Superbike.

Miller’s arrival in the paddock for the finale offers a tantalizing championship dilemma and opportunity for the top competitors as the championship reaches its 2022 crescendo.

Mike Jones currently leads the Championship by 29 points after an outstanding and consistent year to date where he has finished every race and secured a number of critical wins and podium results aboard his Yamaha.

Currently second in the Championship, Wayne Maxwell has been coming home with a wet sail in the back half of the season and scored the round-perfect 51 points at the recent Morgan Park event. With the final two rounds at Phillip Island and The Bend, circuits where Maxwell and his Ducati have been historically successful, there now exists the possibility of Miller appearing on the podium at The Bend – as he did in 2021- and playing a role in the final championship makeup.

For Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle, the return of Jack Miller is a marvelous opportunity all-round: “Last year, we saw huge interest in the ASBK Championship event at The Bend and Jack’s return will be exciting.

“Not only did he bring enormous domestic and international attention to the racing on offer but brought attention to the high quality and standard of the ASBK championship we have here in Australia. We are really looking forward to seeing him arrive at The Bend in November and hope that like last year, he can have some fun and put on a great show for the fans.”

Premier of South Australia, Peter Malinauskas: “South Australia has a proud history of putting on great events and I am pleased to see another great event planned for The Bend this November.

“Australia has produced many world-class champion motorcycle riders over the years but South Australians have rarely had the opportunity to see them compete on our soil.  This will be a terrific opportunity for many enthusiasts to see Jack Miller in action at the Australian Superbike championship scheduled for November this year.

“I congratulate The Bend for pulling a coup in securing Jack’s appearance at their event.”

Sam Shahin, The Bend’s Managing Director was equally enthusiastic about securing Miller:
“Jack is an icon of the sport.  It is wonderful to see Aussie riders maintain an interest in the sport in Australia and be willing to come back and thrill crowds here as they do around the world.

“It is an endorsement of the health of motorcycle racing in Australia, an endorsement for the ASBK Championship, and an endorsement for The Bend. We can’t wait”.

Tickets to the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul (ASBK) finale at The Bend are on sale now via Outix.com.au, thebend.com.au or asbk.com.au

For more information, news and updates on the ASBK Championship, see asbk.com.au

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