Motorcycle Racing Club of WA 
Promoters of Modern Motorcycle Racing & RidedaysWA Courses in Western Australia

The Collie Motorcycle Festival will be held on Saturday evening 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017 and the sole beneficiary of any funds raised will be the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

On Saturday night three Collie hotels in close proximity to each other will be providing food and entertainment.
Entry will be by gold coin donation to RFDS and there will be a number of raffles in each hotel with prizes donated by various business and private donors.
A shuttle bus will run between the motels, the caravan park and the hotels from 5 to 7pm with the last pickup at 6.30pm. Pickup will be from sign posted stops around town
Return trips will commence from hotels at 10pm and last pickup will be at 11.30pm.
Fare will be $3 each way with surplus funds after costs to go to RFDS – so there is no need to risk your license.

Sunday will start at 8am with a 32 km procession around the Collie district and end at Central Park with a bike display, food, coffee etc
Major motorcycle manufacturers have been approached to put on displays of their latest bikes.
The Historic Competition Motorcycle Club will be racing at the Collie Motorplex from 1pm onwards and rotary will be running a stall selling donated motorcycle gear with all proceeds to RFDS

Why not make it an over night adventure!


We need your help

Organisers are in need donations of saleable motorcycle gear so check through your cupboards and gather any unwanted gear together from your members and let me know and I will arrange for it to be collected. No helmets please


Tony Collins
Ulysses Fremantle
Coordinator

Collie Motorcycle Festival
0428-487-805
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Motorcycling Australia (MA) would like to encourage prospective officials to apply for volunteer positions at the 2018 World Superbike Championship (WSBK) Australian Round at Phillip Island from 23-25 February. Have a chat with your mates to become an official.

BOOK HERE FOR
12th December Suspension 101  & 13th December Race Suspension Tuning  - with Dave Moss starting at 7pm (MCRCWA Clubrooms)

Like all awards it was a difficult choice for the Motorcycling Western Australia board, however from the nominations received from our clubs, the Official of the Year is a very deserving Paul Hinds.

October 13, 2017

Motorcycling Australia (MA) and Phillip Island Grand Circuit are pleased to announce that Entries are open and Supp Regs available for the 2018 AMCN International Island Classic event to be held at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th January 2018.

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TO: MCRCWA MEMBERS, COMPETITORS & SUPPORTERS

 RE: PRESENTATION EVENING held at the MCRC Clubrooms Friday 13th October 2017

 DATED:        16.10.17

Over sixty members and supporters attended this presentation and information evening, the atmosphere was friendly and cordial.  The WASCC General Manager Andrew Stachewicz made the presentation supported by the WASC President Russell Sewell.

Here is an overview

Working towards a return to Barbagallo… the last six months or so in brief.

A lot has been happening at Barbagallo Raceway since the meeting held at WASCC on May 25th, 2017. At this meeting - attended by the Minister for Sport, Mick Murray, Chris Hall of Hall Technical, representatives from MA, MWA, DSR, CoW, MCRCWA and WNOTB – the WASCC put forward a proposal for a staged return to motorcycle activity at the track.

The initial stages of this proposal involved finding a way to reduce the speed profile in certain areas of the circuit to reflect the speed suggestions in the Hall Report. The aim of stages one and two in the proposal was to enable rider training of the type provided by RidedaysWA and Trakdayz – levels one to three – to return to the circuit. 

For Racing to continue further engineering assessment is required to address parts of the Hall Report, which Steve Brake is working on. 

In early July a working group was established under the direction of WASCC. This group initially comprised of four accredited motorcycle coaches, a consultant engineer and members of WASCC. This was the earliest date that the consultant engineer, approved by MA, was available. 

The fundamental aim of this group was to find a way to reduce speed in specific areas of the circuit using physical structures that in themselves did not create additional concerns. The areas identified requiring speed ‘modification’ were the exit of T1, the entry into T3, the exit of T5, the entry into T6 and the exit of T7. This was no simple challenge. 

The process of identifying what would work, by way of apex-shifting ‘chicane’ modules, was tested at the circuit using members of the working group riding 600/1000cc motorcycles with cones (witch’s hats) placed at key locations and speeds recorded via a radar ‘gun’ and data logging from the bikes themselves. The working group was expanded to include another two riders – an A grade racer and a B grade racer/accredited coach. 

Three full days, over a period of a month, of testing various layout options and assessing the resulting speed profiles/bike data enabled the consultant engineer to provide locations and sizes of the various modules required to achieve the aim.

Interestingly, the consultant engineer observed that the experiential feedback from the riders during these tests was essential. As an example, purely from an engineering perspective – placing a chicane on the exit of T5 seemed reasonable. The rider feedback concerning forward vision, camber and speed profile at that location made it very clear that this was not a good idea. 

The ‘chicane modules’ themselves required a lot of consideration and design. They needed to be a temporary visual and physical change to the circuit that would not cause an issue if a motorcycle was to be ridden over them in error. The design was tested, on the wettest day imaginable, by one of the working group riding a motorcycle at speed across it, on the track, several times without issue. 

The experiential feedback from the working group motorcyclists was that this solution was one that did not detract from the experience of riding Barbagallo as much as initially feared.

These modules have now all been fabricated and are ready to use and the engineering report – commissioned by WASCC – has been submitted to MA for consideration.  

The report from Steve Brake was submitted to MA on Monday 9/10/17.  MA came back Friday morning 13/10/17 with a couple of queries requesting the data, asking for the expected Air fence lengths and positions, to which the WASCC provided a response to straight away.

Works for January haven’t been fully planned yet, pending MA response, although the arrestor bed at Turn 5 will be added, as well as the tyres on the wall on the entry to 6 are to be removed, and the replacement wall will be 15-25m further back than the existing position.

WASCC confirmed that if any significant works are required, CAM’s won’t allow their license via the existing “grandfather clause” to continue, which means that other things would need to be addressed as well before it could be licensed again, hence why we are waiting for clarification from MA.

Now we wait for a reply from MA regarding the report and, hopefully, will be back on track soon. 

Kevin McWilliams

MCRCWA Representative

 

 

Paul Castling

President, MCRCWA

16.10.17 

 

ASBK Sidecar

 

Spokes.com.au presents Phillip Island Grand Circuit was treated to great racing from the Horsell Consulting Round of the Motorcycles Round of the F2 & F2 Australian Sidecar Championship, part of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli (ASBK). Read more

In an exciting announcement ahead of the Spokes.com.au presents Round 7 of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, ASBK will now feature four nail biting hours of Live free-to-air coverage on SBS.

Strap yourself in for the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli (ASBK) Round 6 Sydney Motorsport Park on Fox Sports! Broadcast on Channel 506 on the 27th, 28th of September & October 24th! The first broadcast will be showcased tonight at 7:00 PM AEST.

15 September 2017
 
Motorcycling Australia (MA) is pleased to announce that entries for the 2017 Make Smoking History Australian Supermoto Championships are now open and the Supplementary Regulations are now available. The Championships will take place 18-19 November 2017 at Wanneroo International Kart Track, Wattle Ave, Neerabup in Western Australia.

 
28/8/2017

The work on returning motorcycle activity to Barbagallo Raceway has been progressing well.

 Our contracted engineer Steve Brake of Calibre Consulting has studied the track and designed appropriate modifications to improve safety

The Funeral for Anita Fellowes was held Friday 4th August 2017 at Pinnaroo.

July 07, 2017

Motorcycling Australia (MA) is pleased to announce a new, streamlined process that will allow new and existing competition Officials to easily achieve Level 1 Operational Official accreditation, via the online Ridernet platform.

Motorcycling Australia Member Special Offer.

WA leads the Charge in the 125's at Hidden Valley NT

WA’s Scott Topping  (B-spoke Design, Honda RS125), with 75 points, was 1st overall for the weekend in the 125 Australian Championship class. Scott took out all three class wins.  

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Press Release

How we plan to return Motorcycle activity to Barbagallo Raceway

Outline Plan for Return of Motorcycle Activity Agreed in Principle

In 2016, the Department of Sport & Recreation (DSR) commissioned Mr Chris Hall to conduct a safety audit on Barbagallo Raceway. In his report, Mr Hall identified areas of risk concluding that motorcycle race activity at the Raceway presented an unacceptable risk.

Callum bike

Wandi Road Racer Callum O’Brien has earned the opportunity of a lifetime as a result of his efforts at the 2017 Motorcycling Western Australia’s JET Camp.

Callum already competes nationally as part of the Australian Superbike Championship in the Supersport 300 category.

Dear Members,

Firstly, thanks to those 140+ members that have continued to show support for our great club through these trying times. Your support is greatly appreciated.

 Please follow Matt Price on Facebook @Mattpriceracing and Instagram - mattprice.racing for all the latest action, news and updates

In 2017 Matt Price has jumped across from ASBK Supersport Championship into the heart of Europe for the Campeonato Italiano Velocità (CIV) National Trophy Superbike Championship. Onboard King Racing Teams Kawasaki ZX10r, which he tested at Mugello, Italy for 2 days at the end of the 2016 season.

In light of the situation that your club has with the cancellation of motorcycle related activity at Barbagallo, the Motorcycle Sportsmen would like to offer free entry to MCRCWA members, who are domiciled in, and travel from WA, at any of our club rounds, This does not include ASBK at Morgan Park.

The Masters of Morgan Park meeting provided the event and the venue for the second round of the Australian F1 and F2 Sidecar Championship. With fantastic support from local Queensland teams, the number of riders were significantly higher than that of Round 1, despite the departure of two teams to compete at the Isle of Man.
 
Featuring as part of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli (ASBK) in select rounds this year, the Australian F1 and F2 Sidecar Championship provided exceptional racing and plenty of thrills for the local spectators.

Track Back

SKB Racing - RidedaysWA Coach

Barbagallo Raceway Perspective

"Having a dedicated facility where motorcyclists can expand their knowledge and experience in a controlled environment is an essential aid to reducing the road toll…

The public roads are now less safe than they were when the track was open and operating and I see no sense in that situation continuing."

sidecar jeroThe Australian Sidecar Championship will again heat up at Morgan Park Raceway in Queensland, as competitors start to make their way from all corners of the country to compete for vital points this weekend. Motorcycling Australia (MA) recently caught up with rider Jero Joyce and passenger Corey Blackman F1 Sidecar Competitors.

UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF 9th MARCH 2017, RE BARBAGALLO RACEWAY

MCRCWA would like to inform our members and partners on the actual up-to-date position of the return to Barbagallo Raceway for bikes.

Just a quick update, the MA inspection was carried out on Tuesday. This was the regular annual inspection. The inspection report will go to MA Monday as all the run-offs require calculation. We would expect MA to forward the licence and a report to WASCC sometime next week. A consultant will be on site early next week to conduct an independent risk analysis. The independent report will provide a more balanced view on risks at the venue outside of the MA licensing process. MWA are not involved with the consultancy but we understand that it will take into account the DSR report.

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Round 5 - last State Championship round for 2016 was held on Sunday18th September and saw another great days racing to end the season

Thank you, once again to Officials, Volunteers and Flaggies who gave their time not only to make this event such a success, but throughout the season gave their time to make the year the success it was.

Motorcycling, like most sports, relies heavily on the input of volunteers to ensure that race meetings and events continue to run efficiently.

One of the best ways to get up close to the action is to get involved as a volunteer official.

Learn more skills, ride in a safe environment, and have the buzz of your life at the same time. Gain from the experience of Road Racing champions as they explain the theory and technique that has taken them to the top.

MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA (MA)
Governing body of motorcycle sport in Australia
For all issues on elligibility, rules, bike specifications etc
http://www.ma.org.au/rules