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.
The ASBK season will be kicking off at Phillip Island for the Official ASBK Pre-Season Test before the championship starts in earnest at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
The ASBK opening round will run in conjunction with the Yamaha Financial Services World Superbike Championship (WSBK) Australian Round from 22-25 February. The national championship then returns to its first standalone round of the year at the iconic Wakefield Park Raceway in New South Wales.
In a ground-breaking announcement, The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia will be joining the calendar in 2018. ASBK is very excited to be heading to this brand-new, state-of-the-art, world-class motorsport facility, delivering an exhilarating experience for competitors, enthusiasts and spectators alike.
After the massive success of Hidden Valley Raceway in 2017, the Northern Territory will once again play host to the ASBK Championship in the ‘Top End’ for 2018. ASBK intends on returning to Hidden Valley Raceway every second year onwards.
The paddock will then travel to fan favourite, Morgan Park Raceway in Queensland, where strong crowds have greeted the ASBK riders every year. The penultimate round will be held at Winton Motor Raceway, which has a long history with the ASBK in Victoria. If last season is anything to go by, the 2018 ASBK championship will reach a thrilling conclusion at the world-renowned Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
The rapid growth of the championship will ensure even more action-packed racing next season. Keeping up with unfolding race action will be easier than ever before, with continuing live stream and television broadcasts, news from asbk.com.au and comprehensive social media coverage.
With the nation’s most elite riders, near capacity grids, top notch television and live stream coverage plus engaging high-octane racing on display, ASBK is going to the next level in 2018.
2018 ASBK Calendar
Pre-Season Official ASBK Test - Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC January 30 - 31
Round 1- WSBK, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC February 22 - 25
Round 2- Wakefield Park Raceway, Goulburn NSW March 16 - 18
Round 3- The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, SA April 19 - 22
Round 4- Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin NT June 28 - 1 July
Round 5- Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick QLD August 17 - 19
Round 6- Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC September 7 - 9
Round 7- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC October 12 - 14
For more information and to stay up to speed with all the exciting announcements head to the ASBK website, like the ASBK on Facebook and follow @asbk on Instagram.
Photos courtesy of Andrew Gosling - tbg sport
Photo 1 - Waters and Herfoss leading the pack at Hidden Valley Raceway
Photo 2 - Wayne Maxwell at Phillip Island
Photo 3 - Australian Supersport 300 Field at Phillip Island
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