The circuit also hosts a round of the World Superbike Championship. Australia has produced many top motorcycle riders with Stoner, Wayne Gardner , Troy Bayliss and Troy Corser all having won world championships in various classes, with five time cc world champion Mick Doohan regarded as one of the all-time greats.
The Australian Superbike Championship is the leading motorcycle racing series in Australia. Organised by Motorcycling Australia , the championship, run for Superbike class racing motorcycles, has been run each year since The series was known in its first two years as the Australian Endurance Championship before adopting the Australian Superbike Championship title in The series has several times over the years attempted to bolster its image by running as a support category at car racing events like the Australian Touring Car Championship and with V8 Supercars , as well as the Australian motorcycle Grand Prix.
It has frequently provided wild card riders for the Australian hosted rounds of the Superbike World Championship allowing emerging stars to showcase themselves against world class riders.
Attempts to merge the two series for the season broke down. Australia has hosted a round of the World Rally Championship from to , Rally Australia , including the final round of the championship in and Coffs Harbour hosted the WRC from and A multi-event national championship has been held each year since It was started as a long distance event to test the endurance of cars while opening up the North East of Victoria to tourism and was promoted by the states leading automotive body, The Royal Auto Club of Victoria.
Over the years, the event transformed from an endurance event to a navigational trial and then in the sixties to a full on speed event that saw its inclusion into the new Australian Rally Championship of which it became an integral part of until waning interest saw it downgraded to state level with its last 2 runnings in and run as basically a club trial.
Since , the Alpine has been run on a bi annual basis but attracts over expressions of interest each running with never less than cars running competitively from all states and territories in Australia as well as competitors and cars coming from overseas to compete.
As of October , the Alpine has run 63 times with 23 Australian Rally Champion drivers and navigators having their name on the winners trophy a total of 61 times.
Frank Kilfoyle remains the only person to have won the Alpine both as a driver and navigator, having won it 5 times as a driver and once as a navigator.
The Alpine is heavily promoted via a free to air and cable television documentary that screens both in Australia and around the world after each running.
The courses and tracks used for the AORC vary greatly and can be narrow, twisting and tree-lined, undulating farmland tracks, sand dunes and creek crossings, often incorporating man-made jumps and other obstacles.
Most events run over three days with scrutineering safety checks on vehicles , prologue short time trial to determine starting order for event proper and racing over one to two days usually split into Sections.
Some events also feature a top ten shootout opportunity for the ten fastest prologue vehicles to prologue again and a dash for cash where the fastest two vehicles in each class race each other to win prize money.
There are ten classes for vehicles. The Australasian Safari is an off-road motor sport racing event held in Australia.
Like the Dakar Rally , the vehicle classes involved are motorcycles and cars , however there is no truck class. From , a quad class was introduced.
The event is usually held around the end of August, in the Australian winter, and covers approximately kilometres, mostly through the Outback in just over a week.
World Series Sprintcars is a dirt track racing series held in Australia for Sprintcars. It is the richest and best known Speedway series in Australia.
The series was conceived by Adelaide based sedan driver and promoter John Hughes in as an Australian version of the famous World of Outlaws WoO series run in the United States since The WSS is separate from the single meeting Australian Sprintcar Championship and is currently run over 12 rounds during the Australian Speedway season.
The championship is open to drivers of any nationality, and is usually held from December until February. As it is held during the North American off-season, many visiting stars from North America will make visits, some even racing the majority of races before the North American season begins.
The Lucas Oil Australian Sprintcar Championship is a dirt track racing championship held each year to determine the Australian national champion for winged sprint car racing.
The single championship meeting runs in either late January or early February and has been held each year since the Windsor RSL Speedway in Sydney hosted the first championship in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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