News 18 Mar 2020
ASBK and ARRC series in South Australia also postponed
Round three of the Australian championship now also placed on hold.
The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in the Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) and Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) scheduled for The Bend Motorsport Park postponed.
Part of ‘International MotoFest’ that was to also include the Asia Talent Cup, which was postponed earlier today, it’s now been confirmed that the entire event will be shifted.
As anticipated, mass gathering and international travel restrictions implemented by the Australian government have now made the event impossible to complete between 7-10 May. A rescheduled date later in the year is expected.
“The developments of COVID-19 have required us to make these tough decisions whilst we all adapt to the daily changing effects of this global health crisis,” commented Motorcycling Australia (MA) CEO Peter Doyle.
“The International MotoFest is a truly international event with the inclusion of ARRC and ATC racing down under. Once the situation is better, then we look forward to welcoming teams and riders from around the world back to Australia for this brilliant event. We now focus our attention to getting back on-track when possible.”
MA has indicated that adjustments to the 2020 ASBK calendar will be announced as soon as possible. It was confirmed today that Wakefield Park and the Western Australian round scheduled alongside Supercars have been postponed by organisers due to the coronavirus pandemic.