Numbers up for motorcycle meet as superbike riders hit town
MOTORSPORT: Three-times world superbike champion Troy Bayliss will race his son Oli in the supersport class at Morgan Park this weekend.
Troy was third last year in the Australian Superbike Championships round at Morgan Park but is reverting to supersport this weekend to have the chance to race against Oli.
Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland president Simon Dickson said Oli had just turned 15.
"The riders will get up to 220 kilometres an hour in the supersport class,” he said.
”Troy and Oli will be on Yamaha R6 600cc bikes and it should be a treat to see them both in the same races.
"Troy is a big name internationally and it is great to have him racing in Warwick so fans can have a glimpse of a rider who made it on the world stage.”
Dickson said this was Oli's first year in supersport.
”Ollie will be in the supersport class in the Australian Superbike Series round in Warwick in early July. He is fairly handy on a bike so potentially can ride internationally.”
There will be four races for each class this weekend.
Dickson said there were more than 160 riders in action this weekend for round 2 of the Southern Downs and Queensland Road Racing Series.
"We have many riders coming from New South Wales and Queensland to ride on the track as they will be back in July for the superbike series round.
Action both Saturday and Sunday, admission free.
While most of the MSQ riders live in the city, the riders donated more than $3000 at the last club meeting to the drought appeal.
"The Lions club of Warwick was at the gate to take the donations,” Dickson said.
There was a track day at Morgan Park Raceway on Friday and there will be more track days on June 22-23.
While most of the riders on the track days will be heading to the superbike round, Dickson said it was not restricted to the top riders.