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

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The Final Round for 2018 –Round 4 of the ‘Consent2Go’ State Road Racing Championships will be held at the Collie Motorplex on Sunday October 21st. 

 The battle will be on as all Championships are still up for grabs!

You are also welcome to join us at the Club Awards Presentation and Social Night to be held on Saturday November 17 at the Clubrooms in Wangara from 4.00pm, presentations 6pm. Further info coming soon!

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Earlier this week MCRCWA was invited to attend a meeting with the WASCC & MWA.  For the last few weeks the two (WASCC / MWA) have been working collaboratively to identify a way to see racing activities return to Barbagallo. 

Awarded to MCRCWA Club Captain Paul Fildes - a well deserved recipient

From Club President Tim Simmons -----           


As hopefully you are aware if you've seen our previous communications, since February a series of steps have been taken to try and see the return of MA sanctioned motorcycle activities to Barbagallo Raceway.

 

Looking for results from Round 3?

Huge thanks to Graeme and the GP Wholesale team, along with PirelliMotofor their continuing support of MCRCWA and the WA State Road Racing Championship.

MCRCWA would like to show our appreciation and recognize Consent2Go who have come on board as the naming rights sponsor for the 2018 Consent2Go State Road Racing Championship.

A Message to all interested in riding Australia's best race track - Phillip Island - and not just for racers

MCRCWA working hard in the background.

20th March 2018

A short update to our members. Yesterday afternoon, MCRC were invited to attend the MA track inspection of Barbagallo Raceway. We were there primarily to assist with the discussion surrounding the return of rider training to the track and to field any questions that the inspector may have with respect to the clubs proposal (refer to our past posts).

 

G’day Members,

On behalf of myself and the Executive team we hope you all had a great festive season. But, not too great that you won’t fit in your leathers. After all, you will be needing them this year as we are going racing, YAY!!

Bryan Staring to Race for Kawasaki BCperformance in 2018 ASBK Championship

Bryan Staring will contend aboard his Kawasaki Motors Australia backed Ninja ZX-10R in the 2018 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli (ASBK) under the Kawasaki BCperformance Racing Team banner. 

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A Message to all interested in rideing Australia's race tracks - from Jeff Cameron

This is not just for racers this is for anyone that wants to ride some of the best race tracks on oz.  With regards to novice track riders,  that if required I will be happy to help with a few pointers and help any novice track rider (not Coach) just getting them a little more comfortable  with the whole process, 

Update to Membership and Motorcycling Community on Barbagallo Raceway

There have been some recent developments which we’d like to share which may help you to understand where things stand at Barbagallo and the resumption of motorcycling activities there.


1 December, 2017


The Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli (ASBK) is pleased to announce the 2018 ASBK calendar has been officially revealed, confirming dates and locations for the eagerly anticipated, seven round national championship.

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.

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.

Download this app and you will always have your virtual licence with you.

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Motorcycle Racing Club of Western Australia


June 6 at 5:17pm ·


It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of the Ridedays WA event that was to occur on the 23rd of June at Barbagallo.

On the 29th of May the WA Sporting Car Club Board met and voted against running an event under the MA Phase 2 Track License due to lack of clarity associated with some of the conditions identified within the Phase 2 License.

Further conversations between MA and the WASCC this afternoon indicate that with further clarification there may be the opportunity to move forward and plan future MCRCWA events at Barbagallo under the MA Phase 2 License. However this is going to take more time than is available to run the event of June the 23rd.

I wish to recognize all the efforts that have been undertaken by the MCRCWA Executive team to try and get this event at Barbagallo Raceway, as well as the availability of the WASCC CEO and MA CEO to have conversations to try and get this off the ground.

I will continue to make every effort to be involved in all discussions to see motorcycle events return to Barbagallo Raceway, as well continue to try and work towards seeing MCRCWA host racing events at the circuit.

Tim Simmons
President
Motorcycle Racing Club of WA


Barbagallo Update - 1st May 2018


Upon receiving and reviewing the Phase 1 Track license issued for Barbagallo Raceway, and after consulting with all parties (MA , MWA & WASCC), 

the MCRCWA Executive Committee has decided that it is unable to viably operate a Ridedays WA event under the conditions of the Phase 1 license at Barbagallo Raceway.

We have contacted MA seeking clarification on some of the conditions associated with any new license to ensure we understand the operational requirements

associated with running an event under the new track licensing process, and look forward to seeing the Phase 2 Track license being issued soon.


Thanks to the WASCC we still have days booked for 2018, that if the Phase 2 license allows us to viably operate events, will see us returning to Barbagallo Raceway to run Ridedays WA events.


We hope that all parties (WASCC, MA / MWA) continue to communicate with the intent to see racing activities return to the metropolitan venue in the near future.


Tim Simmons
MCRCWA President (on behalf of the MCRCWA Executive Committee)


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TO: MCRCWA MEMBERS, COMPETITORS & SUPPORTERS

 

February 2018

G’day Members,

On behalf of myself and the Executive team we hope you all had a great festive season. But, not too great that you won’t fit in your leathers. After all, you will be needing them this year as we are going racing, YAY!! So, make sure you get your Club membership and race licence squared away ASAP. For those of you that did not race in any other discipline please contact Rick Gill at MWA (9371 5333) to arrange a refund for your unused portion for 2017. You will still need to renew to race in 2018 though, so don’t get caught out.

Racing Update:

Yep, that’s right, we are holding a State Championship again in 2018 over 4 rounds A massive thank you to “Consent 2 Go” for once again being our naming rights sponsor, greatly appreciated and thanks for sticking by us.

Tuning is on Feb 10th & 11th so please book online. Or, if you have last minute plans I’m sure we can take cash on the day.

Round 1 is on Sunday 15th April, with tuning on the 14th so you can get your head into the right frame of mind for the weekend. We have a little break and then round 2 on 5th August, round 3 on 26th August and the final round being the 21st October.

All 4 rounds will be held at the Collie Motorplex. So, whose name is going to be etched into the History books as Champion, and, new lap record holder of the new circuit… don’t let this opportunity pass you by. This is super exciting, and I can’t wait.

Dates available to us are limited, but there is opportunity to get some additional track time with both Trakdayz and HCMC. Supplementary Regulations will be available shortly.

Club Update:

With no racing in 2017 and very few RidedaysWA days the Club’s ability to sustain itself was challenged. The Exec team have been quite prudent and cut costs and expenditure where possible. This, coupled with financial support from MA has seen the Club get through 2017. And, with limited time at Collie in 2018 make no mistake about it, the tough time is not yet over. That said the Club is still strong and will continue to be. Thanks for your backing and support (and keeping the bar flowing, onya Pete).

The Executive team (especially Tim Simmons) has been working on bringing the Club Constitution up to date. A Special General Meeting will be called in a couple of months for its adoption. It’s still a work in progress so please bear with us.

The AGM will be held on 14th March at the Clubrooms in Wangara so please save the date. AGM Notices will be forwarded shortly. 2018 Membership is required to vote on the night, so please take the opportunity of the discount offer available for Memberships up until end of March (Full Member $180 and Associate Member just $50).

Barbagallo Update & Minister Meeting:

During the maintenance shut of Barbagallo Raceway in January the WASCC have moved the wall back at turn 6 (basin) and have placed an arrester bed outside of turn 5 (skyline). These were two areas identified as posing a risk to riders, so that is great news.

At the Ministers Meeting on the 30th January the main topic of discussion was Turn 3. Peter Doyle from MA provided WASCC appointed engineer Steve Brake a draft copy of MA’s updated guidelines. These are not yet locked away as they are currently under engineering review. For the Esses (turn 1 exit to turn 4 entry) Steve Brake spoke of the chicane proposal by Chris Hall not being feasible. The speeds through that section are still considered high by Steve despite some chicanes in place. MA’s Peter Doyle suggested an option at turn 3 would be to move the wall back 40 metres and install an arrester bed. And, if you include an air fence he sees that being suitable for 10+ years. This poses a risk to the WASCC and will greatly impact on spectator viewing area for the Supercars. As well as what was actually under the manmade hill itself. DSR have requested that WASCC get a geotechnical engineer report done on the spectator mound and DSR will arrange a contact for WASCC to use for this task.

I put it to the meeting that the MCRCWA as a promoter can put together administrative controls to address the Turn 3 speed issue for Rider Training only (RidedaysWA & Trakdayz) to return. This was agreed in principle by all and as a viable option by MA & MWA. An action item from that is I have requested the desired speed data from Steve Brake to make our assessment. I will work with Trakdayz, MA & MWA to have this done ASAP. Obviously, any submission will need to be assessed and approved by MA & MWA prior to a permit being issued. Despite the possibility of Rider Training returning under administrative controls it goes without saying that the same cannot be done for racing.

Don’t let this dampen your spirits, it’s actually good news and some progression made. All parties have some action items from the meeting and Minister Murray is damn sure he is going to be on everyone’s case to deliver (he was quite animated about this).

I really do hope to see you all again racing this season. The Collie track does look pretty cool and it is completely different to Barbs, and I for one, see that as exciting. I can’t wait to be able to have a true State Championship across multiple venues.

Take care of each other and ride safe.

Cheers

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Paul Castling

MCRCWA President.

 

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.

 
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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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For all issues on elligibility, rules, bike specifications etc
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