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Superbike racing returns to Tasmania

First Apple Isle round since 2015

Tassie superbikes

For the first time since 2015, the Australian Superbike Championship will stage a round of racing in Tasmania.

Supported by Events Tasmania, the ASBK Championship event will be held at Symmons Plains Raceway from November 4-7, 2021. .

Fans will see Australia’s fastest two-wheel riders go head-to-head in the Superbike, Supersport, Supersport 300, R3 Cup and Oceania Junior Cup classes on the 2.411km venue.

Organisers expect nearly 1000 participants and support crew will travel to Tasmania to participate in races across categories, from the Oceania Junior Cup, for riders aged between 11 to under 16 years, through to the Australian Superbike category.

Many more thousands are expected to attend as spectators.

Interstate fans are encouraged to plan their Tasmania holiday around the race weekend and take full advantage of everything Tasmania has to offer.

Unfortunately, the ASBK Tassie round will bow too late for riders to take advantage of the free ferry rides to the Apple Isle which are only being offered from 1 March 2021 to 30 June 2021.

The Motorcycle Riders Association of Australia is lobbying for the Federal Government to subsidise motorcycles on ferries permanently.

They claim Bass Strait ferries are part of the national interstate highway network and motorcycle and scooter riders do not pay extra to cross mainland state/territory borders.

“The Feds spend tax dollars on interstate highways every year so they should continue to subsidise the bikes on ferries,” they say.

The group is also promoting mainlanders coming to Tassie for the Superbikes to do some touring.

AASBK track action will start on Thursday, November 4, with a two-day practice program before an action-packed weekend of ASBK racing.

Interstate and international fans who won’t be able to attend can watch Sunday’s race action on SBS Australia, Fox Sports Australia and Fox Sports Asia as well as ASBK TV Live Streaming through the ASBK website and ASBK Facebook.

Local Tasmanian riders competing in the ASBK Championship event include Oliver Skinner (2021 Oceania Junior Cup), Jesse Woods (ASBK YMI Supersport 300), Cody Travers (Kawasaki Superbike) and Jason Spencer (Kawasaki Superbike).