FANTASTIC SEASON FINALE FOR GP JUNIORS AUSTRALIA

FANTASTIC SEASON FINALE FOR GP JUNIORS AUSTRALIA
 
On the eve of the historic opening round of the GP Juniors Cup at Wakefield Park (March 17-19), the management of GP Juniors Australia is pleased to confirm more exciting news for the 2017 season of the GP Juniors Cup and the classes of GP Juniors Australia, with the announcement that the championships will culminate with a two-day grand finale at Mallala Motorsports Park (SA) on November 24-26.
 
The final round of the GP Juniors Australia classes and the GP Juniors Cup for the Yamaha R15s will be on the Saturday, while Sunday will feature a stand-alone, one-hour endurance race for the kids. The race will be the curtain raiser to the annual Adelaide three-hour endurance race, with a tantalising twist!
 
The twist will add a heap of fun to the day and create a real family atmosphere, with the youngsters teamed with either, an adult family member, or a guest rider!
 
The one-hour endurance event will be open to the Yamaha R15s and the GP Juniors Australia 150cc machines. This special event, that will have no bearing on the overall 2017 titles, will be split into four separate races of 15 minutes each. The adults will start the race before pitting to hand over to the younger brigade. They will swap twice more, with combined times of the four legs deciding the overall winner. 
 
Hosted by the Phoenix Motorcycle Club of SA, the Club is ensuring plenty of track time for the youngsters over the weekend and the event promises to be one of the highlight meetings of the year.
 
“This is an excellent development for the juniors and I am very grateful to the Phoenix Club for giving GP Juniors Australia the opportunity of being a part of the Adelaide Three Hour program, and catering for all the classes of GP Juniors Australia over the weekend,” says GP Juniors Australia promoter, Mark Bracks. 
 
“Endurance racing has a proud history in Australia and has unearthed plenty of talent over the years. The aim of GP Juniors Australia’s is to uncover new talent and have fun so it’s a good fit. There’s not too many sports in the world where families can work as a team and battle for victory, so to do it in such an exciting sport as road racing adds another element to the event. There is sure to be plenty of frivolity and banter, especially when the kids may well be faster than their parent.”
 
Phoenix Motorcycle Club President, Rick Dowsett added,“The Phoenix club is really excited about the GP Juniors coming to SA and greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with Mark and to hopefully make this the best ever junior finale with great value for the teams and to be part of a long term relationship,” says  Rick.
 
The final round of GP Juniors Cup and the GP Juniors Australia race series, as well as the inaugural GP Juniors Australia One-Hour will be held at Mallala Motorsport Park, South Australia, November 24-26 2017.
 
 

Special Announcement – GP Juniors Australia

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BRIDGESTONE ADDS GRIP TO GP JUNIORS CUP

GP Juniors Australia is extremely pleased to announce the control tyre for the 2017 GP Juniors Cup will be supplied by Bridgestone.

This is terrific news for GP Juniors Australia. The announcement of Bridgestone as the official tyre supplier for the GP Juniors Cup, which will feature the Yamaha R15, is further confirmation Yamaha logoof the intension to have the class as neutral as possible. This ensures every competitor will be on a motorcycle of equal parity and performance.

The GP Juniors Cup is for young riders of 12 – under 16 years of age. It will feature three rounds with the ASBK, the first round at Wakefield Park (NSW) on 17-19 March 2017.

The decision on the tyre was no easy task with an exhaustive day’s tyre testing at Winton Raceway (Vic) recently, with three junior riders taking part to record their feedback on a variety of performance parameters from six different tyre brands to ascertain the best option for the task.
The Bridgestone tyres will be distributed through GP Juniors Australia with a full tyre service at each event, with two choices for the front and one for the rear. Competitors are encouraged to contact GP Juniors Australia to order tyres as quickly as possible.

GP Juniors principal, Mark Bracks says, “This is another great step forward in achieving the level playing field that we have desired for the GP Juniors Cup and I am very happy to see Bridgestone come on board for the year.

“I would really like to thank everyone who submitted a tyre for appraisal, their efforts reflect the desire of many in the sport to support junior road racing and build for the future.

“There is also a great synergy with Bridgestone as the company produced a similar tyre which Josh Brookes and Wayne Maxwell competed on when they commenced their road racing careers as juniors all those years ago.

“We are very excited about the season and looking forward to some great racing as we discover new talent this year.”

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2017 GP JUNIORS CUP CALENDAR

Round 1
17-19 March 2017 Wakefield Park, Goulburn, NSW Raceway
GP Juniors Cup with Australian Superbike Championships.

Round 2
28-30 April 2017, Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, Vic.
GP Juniors Cup with Australian Superbike Championships.

Round 3
17-18 June 2017, Morgan Park, Warwick, Qld with with Southern Downs Championship
Round 3 of GP Juniors Cup and a round of GP Juniors Australia Series with 70cc and 85 cc two-strokes and up to 160cc four-stroke Motorcycle Sportsmen

Round 4
5-6 August 2017, Wakefield Park, Goulburn, NSW with St George MCC Club round
Round 4 of GP Juniors Cup and Round of GP Juniors Australia Series with 70cc and 85 cc two-strokes and up to 160cc four-strokes.

Round 5
25-27 August 2017 Morgan Park, Warwick, Qld
Round 5 of GP Juniors Cup with Australian Superbike Championships.

Round 6
11-12 November, Broadford State Motorcycle Complex, Broadford, Vic Victorian RoadRacing Championships
Round 6 of GP Juniors Cup and round of GP Juniors Australia Series for 70cc and 85 cc two-strokes and up to 160cc four-strokes. Preston MotorCycle Club

Round 7

24-26 November 2017 Mallala Motorsport Park, SA

Sat 25 – Three stand alone races for seventh and final round of GP Juniors Cup and three races for the final round of the 70cc, 85cc and 160cc classes.
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Sun 26 – To Be Announced

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