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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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Get Your Orders In!

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The Yamaha R15s are rolling off the assembly line for the GP Juniors Cup.
Race prepped and ready to roll for just $4699.00!
Bikes are also available for lease
Get your order in to be a part of the exciting first year of competition for kids from 12 to under 16 years of age.
For just $4,499.00 you get
Yamaha R15, Race fairing set, Braided steel front brake line, Lower set handlebars, Adjustment plates for rear set footpegs, Engine cover crash knobs fitted, Performance exhaust system fitted, Alternate rear sprockets kit
Rear stand pickups to enable race stand to be used, Graphics kit
For $4699.00 all parts will be fitted and race prepped ready to ride.
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2017 GP Juniors Australia Calendar

GP Juniors Australia are excited to release the 2017 calendar. While the dates for the seven round GP Juniors Cup are confirmed, the dates for two more rounds of the GP Juniors Australia Series for 70cc, 85cc and 160cc classes are awaiting confirmation. Details will be released as soon as possible.
 
Round 1 – ASBK
17-19 March 2017 Wakefield Park, Goulburn, NSW
GP Juniors Cup
 
Round 2 – ASBK
28-30 April 2017, Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla, VIC
GP Juniors Cup
 
Round 3 – Southern Downs
17-18 June 2017, Morgan Park, Warwick, Qld
Round of GP Juniors Australia Series 70cc & 85cc two-stokes and up to 160cc four-strokes as per the MoMS
GP Juniors Cup
Run in conjunction with the Motorcycle Sportsmen of QLD
 
Round 4 – St George
5-6 August 2017, Wakefield Park, Goulburn, NSW
Round of GP Juniors Australia Series 70cc & 85cc two-stokes and up to 160cc four-strokes as per the MoMS
GP Juniors Cup
Run in conjunction with St. George MCC
 
Round 5 – ASBK
25-27 August 2017 Morgan Park, Warwick, Qld
GP Juniors Cup
 
Round 6 – VRRC
11-12 November, Broadford State Motorcycle Complex, Broadford, VIC
Round of GP Juniors Australia Series 70cc & 85cc two-stokes and up to 160cc four-strokes as per the MoMS
GP Juniors Cup
Run in conjunction with Preston MCC  
 
Round 7
24-26 November 2017 Mallala Motorsport Park, SA
Round of GP Juniors Australia Series 70cc & 85cc two-stokes and up to 160cc four-strokes as per the MoMS
GP Juniors Cup
Run in conjunction with Phoenix MCC  
 
26 November at Adelaide 3-Hour  – Unique stand-alone event. Details to be released soon.
 

GP Juniors Test Tyres at Winton Raceway

A piece of Australian motorcycling racing history was created on February 13 at Winton Raceway in Northern Victoria when the first ever official tyre testing for junior road racing took place to evaluate options for the control tyre for the 2017 GP Juniors Cup, which will feature the Yamaha R15.

The test was organised by Motorcycling Australia, GP Juniors Australia and Yamaha Motor Australia and featured six different tyre brands for evaluation by three junior riders. 2016 Australian 160cc Champion, Ben Bramich was joined by talented young guns, 14-year-old Jack Cousens, who finished third in the 160cc titles last year and very rapid 12-year-old, Luke Power.

A final decision on the successful tender will be made shortly.

Ben Bramich – 2016 Australian 160cc Champion
It was an awesome day and pretty cool to come in swap tyres and go back out again. I’ve never done that before and I learnt so much today in what different tyres do. It was good to see the strengths and weaknesses of different brands as they all have something. I had a great day and glad that I could help in deciding a tyre.

Jack Cousens – 3rd 2016 Australian 160cc Championship
It was a great day and I’d like to thank everyone involved for inviting me to take part in such a special occasion. We had a handful of tyres to test
I’d love to help the future juniors. Having so many tyres to test was great as it gave us so much track time! Also riding the R15 was a great experience as it is such a good bike and I think with a lot of them on track we are going to see some great racing. They are not slow in a straight line and they handle well. It’s going to be an exciting year for me on these little bikes.

Luke Power –
“It was a fantastic day and I learnt so much about how different some tyres are. A great experience. They all had so different characteristics but they were all good tyres just some were better than others. It will be a hard decision.
I love the R15. I reckon they are a great bike and when we get out there with a few of us it is going to be so much fun. I can’t wait. It is a perfect machine for learning on.
Thanks to everyone for the opportunity. ”

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Mark Bracks
The most impressive part of the day for me was how professional Jack, Luke and Ben were in the feedback they were giving. It is hard to believe that they are so young in how they can analyse every tyre after just a few lap on each one and provide the feedback that will be extremely valuable in assisting in the decision.
Also, for all the major tyre brands to be here with technicians turning up to make sure everything was running right was excellent. The day showed how serious everyone is about rekindling junior road racing and this is going to be a great stepping stone from the 70cc and 85cc machines on their way through the classes as they chase their dreams.

GP Juniors Race Number Registration

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Please add your requests on this page in the comments section at the top of the page , for your preferred racing number for the 2017 GP juniors Australia series.

Also, supply three numbers so that if your first choice is no longer available we can allocate one you like.

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HOW TO OBTAIN A YAMAHA YZF R15 FOR THE GP JUNIORS CUP.

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HOW TO OBTAIN A YAMAHA YZF R15 FOR THE GP JUNIORS CUP.

A Happy New Year to all.

Since news was released of the GP Juniors Cup for 2017, the response has been astounding. The year ahead looks very exciting as GP Juniors Australia aims to unearth some future champions starting with the opening round of the GP Juniors Cup at Wakefield Park on March

Now that the Christmas/New Year break is over, there is more information for interested parties that want to purchase one of the Yamaha R15s that will be used in the GP Juniors Cup promoted by GP Juniors Australia and Motorcycling Australia.

The new GP Juniors Cup will utilise the highly dynamic Yamaha R15 plus race kit parts for a bargain price of $4,499.00 or race prepared for $4,699.00 – excluding race tyres.

GP Juniors Australia will also offer a fleet of R15s available to lease on a round by round basis for those wanting to try road racing before making the commitment to purchase their own bike.

To purchase a Yamaha R15 please contact GP Juniors Australia promotor, Mark Bracks via email (markbracks111@gmail), the GP Juniors Australia Facebook page or gpjuniorsaustralia.com.au

In the email please provide your delivery address, email address and phone number. We will contact you with the rest of the details and delivery options.

GP Juniors Australia intends to keep a detailed inventory of nations that are purchased.

All machines will be lock-wired and sealed. The GP Juniors Cup will also feature a control tyre, that will be finalised in the near future.

GP Juniors Australia looks forward to taking orders.

The price of $4,499.00 includes:
Yamaha R15
Race fairing set
Braided steel front brake line
Lower set handlebars
Adjustment plates for rear set footpegs
Engine cover crash knobs fitted
Performance exhaust system fitted
Alternate rear sprockets kit
Rear stand pickups to enable race stand to be used
Graphics kit
For $4699.00 all parts will be fitted and race prepped ready to ride.

All new GP Juniors Cup Road Racing program launched!

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The future of Australian junior road racing is looking intensely exciting with the introduction of a one make racing series for 2017 for 12 to under 16 year olds as GP Juniors Australia and Motorcycling Australia are pleased to announce 2017 will see the introduction of a new Junior Road Racing development program, designed to be more accessible, affordable and harvest optimal opportunities for young, aspiring road racers. The introduction of a single-make production-based road racing class, formulated to develop race craft and highlight upcoming talent, will form the platform to increase grids and identify Australia’s next future national and world champions.
Partnering with GP Juniors Australia and assisted by Yamaha Motor Australia, both of whom share MA’s vision to build a production based feeder program where talent rather than budget determines the outcome. The new GP Juniors Cup will utilise the highly dynamic Yamaha R15 plus race kit parts for a bargain price of $4,499.00 or race prepared for $4,699.00 – excluding race tyres. GP Juniors Australia will also offer a fleet of R15s available to lease on a round by round basis for those wanting try road racing before making the commitment to purchase their own bike.
The class will be open to juniors aged between 12-years-old to under 16-years-old and will be introduced in two-stages. In 2017 the GP Juniors Cup will form part of the GP Juniors Australia Championship, three rounds of which will feature at the Australian Superbike Championship.
In 2018 the GP Juniors Cup will become a permanent feature of MA’s ASBK championship, showcasing junior talent in front of the factory teams and on ASBK TV, with the winner of the 2018 title taking home a race prepped Yamaha R3 Cup machine!
MA’s Operations and Events Director Martin Port, who has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to support GP Juniors Australia to broaden the prospects for young road racers, explains where the motivation has branched from in creating the GP Juniors Cup.
“It’s MA’s vision to create and strengthen pathways for our young hopefuls to make it to the national and possibly the world stage. The GP Juniors Cup is a significant step in achieving this and MA is excited at the prospect of working with GP Juniors Australia promotor Mark Bracks to make this a reality,” he shared.
“You only need to look to Italy and Spain to see what works, both countries have been dominating the world stage for the past decade. This success in Europe is a result of nationally run, highly contested single-make racing programs; developing the necessary skills to fight for world titles at an age most Australian road races only start on the tarmac.
“MA’s mission is to open the sport of road racing to a younger generation of riders through a platform that teaches race craft and rider development at both state and national levels. It’s not about the haves and have nots, it’s about a level playing field so talent can shine.”
Bracks also shared his excitement on the single make, production based feeder class, “It’s great to be working with MA to be part of a fantastic developmental program for Aussie junior road racers, who are the future of our sport both domestically and globally.
“With a proposed six round calendar in 2017 for the GP Junior Championship, three rounds featuring at ASBK, Australian GP Juniors Cup rider’s will gain invaluable experience not only on track, but off track as well, with mentoring and guidance provided by well-known Australian motorcycle racing legends.
“To make it even easier to get into the GP Juniors Cup, GP Juniors Australia is offering a leasing program for the race ready Yamaha R15, which will be transported to every round and maintained by GP Juniors Australia. This opens up the sport for more kids from junior mx, speedway or flat rack to have a crack at road racing,” shared Bracks.
“The pathway created by the MRRDA and GP Juniors Australia have seen over 12 riders move onto international competition two of which are Jack Miller and Mike Jones so the pathway has already been established. Besides that, Daniel Falzon, Josh Hook, Troy Guenther, Sam Clarke, Jed Metcher, Callum Anderson, Locky Taylor, Ollie Simpson, Benjamin Currie and many others have all come through the junior program.

“This year over half of the field in the Proddie and Supersport classes came through the MRRDA before going to the nationals.

Yamaha Motor Australia Managing Director, Steven Cotterell had this to say about the GP Juniors Cup, “Yamaha has a long history of supporting up and coming riders in both road and off road competition. Many international and national stars had their first riding experience on a Yamaha PW50 and have worked their way up through the many Yamaha step up classes on the way to stardom.
“In road racing, Yamaha already supports riders on the YZF-R1, YZF-R6 and more recently the YZF-R3. It was only natural that Yamaha supported junior racing with the YZF-R15. The “We R Family” concept is now complete and Yamaha now has an avenue to truly leverage its bLU cRU customers right throughout their road racing careers.
“We are looking forward to help grow the junior ranks alongside Motorcycling Australia and provide them with the best package to get involved in the sport of road racing,” concluded Cotterell.
What’s include for $4,499.00:
Yamaha R15
Race fairing set
Braided steel front brake line
Lower set handlebars
Adjustment plates for rear set footpegs
Engine cover crash knobs fitted
Performance exhaust system fitted
Alternate rear sprockets kit
Rear stand pickups to enable race stand to be used
Graphics kit
The 2017 Australian Superbike Championship rounds where GP Juniors Cup will run:
Round 2 – March 17-19 – Wakefield Park Raceway
Round 3 – April 28-10 – Winton Motor Raceway
Round 5 – August 25-27 – Morgan Park Raceway
For more information on the GP Juniors Cup, leave a comment here, check out the GP Juniors Australia Facebook page or contact Mark Bracks via markbracks111@gmail.com