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GP Juniors at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend

The next round of the GP Juniors Australian Road Racing Championships and GP Juniors Cup will take place this weekend (July 28) at SMSP Eastern Creek as part of the round promoted by the St George Motorcycle Club.

It will be a one day event made up of three races for the 70cc and 85cc two-stroke machines and also the Up to 160cc four-stroke class, as well as the GP Juniors Cup for the one-make, Yamaha YZF-R15 series.

It will be the first time that GP Juniors Australia participants will compete on the Grand Prix standard track at Eastern Creek and it is sure to have all the kids very excited about competing on the track that so many world champions have competed on.

Following the round in Sydney this weekend there will be three more rounds for the GP Juniors Cup, two of which will be held alongside the YMF Australian Superbike Championship presented by Pirelli and Motul.

The fourth round of the GP Juniors Cup is at Morgan Park (Qld) Aug 17-19) with entries closing August 3, so get those entries in!

.There is one more round for the Australian Junior Road Racing Championships that will be held at Broadford in late September.

Due to a number of reasons, we made the decision to not re-apply for the promoter’s position of the Australian Junior Road Racing Championships in 2019 and beyond.

GP Juniors Australia would like to wish every success to the future promoter, MotoStars and Damian Cudlin.

New Venue For Final Round & Update Supp Regs

GP Juniors Australia Final Round Replacement

The final round of the GP Juniors Cup and GP Juniors Australian Junior Road Racing Championships will be held alongside the Victorian Road Racing Championships at Broadford on 22-23 September and will be promoted by the Preston Motor Cycle Club.

The GP Juniors Cup, a competition for riders of ages 11 to under 15 years of age, all riding the dynamic Yamaha YZF-R15 using Bridgestone tyres, returns to a six-round championship after the earlier cancellation of the proposed final round.

It is a fitting replacement as the Preston Motorcycle Club has been a staunch supporter of junior road racing and junior development for many years.

The GP Juniors Cup is also showcased at three rounds of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championships presented by Motul Pirelli (ASBK) with the next pairing set down for Morgan Park (Qld) on 17-19 August.

The Australian Junior Road Racing Championships that will be contested on the same weekend in September, at Broadford are also open for riders on two-stroke machines of 70cc and 85cc engine capacities for their own championships. The 70cc machines are raced by kids from ages 9 to 12 while the 85cc machines are for those of the same ages of those that race the 150cc four-stroke machines.

For updated Supplementary Regulations, including entry links Click Here.

2018 GP Juniors Australia and GP Juniors Cup_Supplementary Regulations_Version 3_9JULY18

Updated 2018 Supplementary Regulations

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2018

GP JUNIORS CUP

and 

GP JUNIORS AUSTRALIA SERIES 

Support Class Nippers 70cc and 150cc 4-stroke with 12” wheels

Australian Junior Road Racing Championship 85cc 2-stroke

Australian Junior Road Racing Championship Up to 160cc 4-stroke

SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

Conducted under the jurisdiction of Motorcycling Australia

Version 2
24 May 2018

Updates in Green

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GP Juniors Australia (GPJA) Calendar

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  1. GP JUNIORS CUP ANNOUNCEMENT 

GP Juniors Australia, in conjunction with the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), Preston MCC, Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland, Moto Stars, hereafter called the PROMOTERS, will conduct The GP Juniors Australia Series for Novice 70cc and 150cc four stroke with 12” wheels, Junior 2-stroke 85cc, Junior 4-stroke up to 160cc and the GP Juniors Cup on the following dates and at the above locations. All competitors are required to read the Supplementary Regulations for each round as issued by the Race Meeting promoter, refer to the links below in the entry details chart.

2. JURISDICTION

2.1 The above-mentioned meetings have been authorised by Motorcycling Australia and include all states that other rounds are held in, which have issued the Permit Numbers as listed in these Supplementary Regulations and are open to holders of a current Motorcycling Australia Junior National Competition Licences with the required endorsements only. Riders with licenses from Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) are eligible to enter, provided they have a valid Start Permission and the New Zealand equivalent of the required endorsement. An International Meeting Number (IMN) will be issued if a rider from a Federation other than MNZ wants to enter. Once an IMN is issued, all riders that do not hold a Motorcycling Australia licence will require a current FIM licence and a valid Start Permission from their Federation.2.2 The meetings will be held in accordance with the current General Competition Rules (GCR’s) contained in the 2018 Manual of Motorcycle Sport, these Supplementary Regulations, and any final instructions approved by Motorcycling Australia, or the relevant State Controlling Bodies (SCB). By entering these meetings all parties agree to comply with these rules, regulations, by-laws and instructions.

3. EVENT OFFICIALS 

As per the table listing the details for each event.

4. ENTRIES 

4.1 The entry open and closing dates are listed below:

4.2 In the case of postponement or abandonment of a meeting, all or any part of the entry fee may be retained by the promoter, if such retention is approved by the Relevant Controlling Body (RCB).

4.3 Only entries received on the official entry form that is accompanied by the correct fee will be accepted.

NOTE:- LATE ENTRIES MAY INCUR A LATE ENTRY FEE. THIS WILL BE ADVISED BY EACH EVENT PROMOTERSSUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS. 

5. ENTRY FEE 

5.1 The entry fee for each round will be advised in the Supplementary Regulations of the event promoter.

5.2 The entry for each round will advise of garage hire costs. Any additional fee for garages/carports will be a direct result of track requirements/costs.

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5.4 Cheques and Money Orders are to be made payable to each event promoter as advised in the event entry forms.

6. ENTRY PASSES 

The number of entry passes provided to each competitor will be advised in the entry forms for each event supplied by the event promoters.

7. INSURANCE 

7.1 National Personal Accident Scheme (as per GCR’s) provides basic cover for death and permanent disability.

7.2 Ambulance Insurance is compulsory for licensees.

It is strongly recommended that competitors give consideration to taking out weekly benefits insurance.

8. MEDICAL SERVICES 

Professional Ambulance Services will be in attendance. Rounds with ASBK will have

Racesafe. Rd 2 Broadford (with VRRC) will have EMT medical services. Round at SMSP with St George will have Ambulance Service Australia.

9. SCRUTINEERING 

9.1 Scrutineering will begin as per the Supplementary Regulations supplied by each event promoter.

9.2 Machines entered in the competition must have successfully passed a machine examination prior to taking part in practice, qualifying or racing. A decal will be placed on the front number plate to indicate that it has been successfully examined.

9.3 Current competition licenses and full riding gear must be presented at scrutineering. Eligibility checks can take place at any time during the meeting. Machines that suffer accident damage in practice, qualifying or race sessions must be re- examined before participating again.

9.4 In addition to supervising the pulling down and checking of machines after official protests have been received by the Clerk of Course in accordance with the GCRs, the Steward can order that any machine be measured and if this occurs the Scrutineer will supervise a team member to pull down any machine that has taken part in the event. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in this matter being referred to the Clerk of Course for further action.

9.5 Machines competing in GP Juniors Australia, Australian Junior Road Racing Championship classes will not be sealed for later checking after the event. All machines that are to be pulled down and scrutineered will take place at the circuit before the machine is released by the Scrutineer. A member of the rider’s team must be available at all times to carry out the strip down under the control of the Scrutineer. Failure to comply with this regulation will result in this matter being referred to the Clerk of Course for further action.

9.6 Please refer to the Appendix A: GP Juniors Cup Technical Specifications regarding the sealing of engines

9.7 Capacity and fuel testing may be utilised by the Scrutineer at any round to assist with machine eligibility.

10. SPONSOR DECALS GP JUNIORS AUSTRALIA 

10.1 Competitors are required to display two (2) Motorcycling Australia (MA) decals on the front screen with one on either side of the number plate

10.2 Competitors are required to display two (2) GP Juniors decals on the front screen with one on either side of the number plate

10.3 Competitors are required to display (2) GP Juniors decals on the fairings

10.4 Competitors are required to display a GP Juniors decal on their leathers. The two options are mid-back or front right shoulder.

11. SPONSOR DECALS GP JUNIORS CUP 

11.1 Competitors are required to display two (2) Motorcycling Australia (MA) decals on the front screen with one on either side of the number plate.

11.2 Competitors are required to display two (2) GP Juniors decals on the front screen with one on either side of the number plate

11.3 Competitors are required to display (2) GP Juniors decals on the fairings

11.4 Competitors are required to display a GP Juniors decal on their leathers. The two options are mid-back or front right shoulder.

10.5 To be eligible for the GP Juniors Cup Grinning Dingo Pole Position Award, riders must display a “Grinning Dingo” sticker on either side of their fairing and on their helmet.

12. CLASSES OF COMPETITION 

Novice Junior 2-stroke

Up to 70cc 2-stroke machines as per 2018 GCR’s. Competitors must be aged from 9 years to under 12 years as at January 1, 2018.

Up to 150cc four-stroke machines with 12-inch diameter wheels. Competitors must be aged from 9 to under 12 years as at January 1, 2018

Junior 85cc 2-stroke

Up to 85cc 2-stroke machines with 17-inch diameter wheels as per 2018 GCR’s. Competitors must be aged from 11 years to under 15 years as at January 1, 2018.

This class will constitute the GP Juniors Australian Road Racing Championship

Junior 160cc 4-stroke

Up to 160cc 4-stroke machines with 17-inch diameter wheels as per 2018 GCR’s. Competitors must be aged from 11 years to under 15 years as at January 1, 2018.

This class will constitute the GP Juniors Australian Road Racing Championship

GP Juniors Cup 

For 2018 the Yamaha R15 V2.0 150cc machine is the only machine eligible for competition in the GP Juniors Cup. Please refer to Appendix A: GP Juniors Cup Technical Specifications for machine eligibility.

Competitors must be aged from 11 years to under 15 years as at January 1, 2018.

13. ENTRIES TO CONSTITUTE A CLASS 

13.1 To constitute a class for the purpose of gaining Championship status, the number of contestants entered and competing in each class shall be:

10 or more starters for Junior solo classes who actually participate in practice, qualifying, and races 

13.2 Should there be insufficient entries in any class of competition, the decision to run or cancel the class, or to combine events and re-distribute any awards and/or prizes, will be at the discretion of the GP Juniors Australia, the Promoting Club and subject to approval by the (RCB).

14. STARTS 

All starts will be by clutch. Where lights are in place, the start will be when the red light is extinguished. Where no lights are in place, the start will be by the raising of the Australian flag; as specified in Supplementary Regulations provided by the event promoters.

All race starts will be static grids. The position competitor qualifies is the gird position for all races.

15. FLAGS AND SIGNALS 

As per the 2018 GCRs

16. RACE FORMAT 

Each class of competition shall participate in official practice, qualifying and racing. The final number of practice sessions, qualifying sessions and the length of the races will be advised in each Event Promotors’ Supplementary Regulations or Final Instructions.

Points score format will be as per 2018 GCRs
Ties on overall placing at all Rounds will be decided as per 2018 GCRs 

Ties in overall series results will be decided as per 2018 GCRs 

16.1 MAC POINTS. MAC stands for Marketability, Attitude and Character. Points will be awarded to junior participants who demonstrate these qualities to promote the appropriate sporting behaviour in-line with a professional career in motorcycle racing.
The points will be awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by three independent GPJA appointed judges who will be anonymous. They will judge participants on the above criteria. Judges will be appointed at each round and will remain anonymous. MAC points do not effect series points.

17. EVENT SCHEDULE 

The timetable for each individual round will be notified in the Final Instructions

For the purpose of drug and alcohol testing, the commencement of the meeting will be deemed to be 7:00 AM, with the completion of the meeting being when the participant has vacated the venue at the conclusion of the race meeting.

18. AWARDS 

Trophies will be awarded to the top three point scorers in each class (excluding MACs points). Awards will be based on accumulative point scores for each class of competition.

Series award will be presented at the conclusion of the final round.

Motorcycling Australia will provide Championship medallions for 85cc 2-stroke GP Juniors Australian Road Racing Championship and 160cc 4-stroke GP Juniors Australian Road Racing Championship, if the number of competitors comply with 13.1.

From Round Three there will be the GP Juniors Cup Grinning Dingo Pole Position award of $200. To be eligible riders must have a Grinning Dingo sticker on either side of their bike and helmet.

19. PRESENTATIONS 

Presentation of awards for each Round shall take place after the final event of that particular Round.

20. MACHINES AND RIDERS 

20.1 All machines entered must comply with the current GCRs for Junior Road Race competition

20.2 Multiple entry of the one machine in the same class of competition is not permitted

20.3 Any machine may be inspected during the event to ensure its legality at the GP Juniors Australia promotor’s discretion

20.4 Any change of machine must be requested through the Race Secretary and approved by the Clerk of Course at least 60 minutes prior to the race commencing. Spare machines must have been scrutineered

20.5 Only in the event of crash damage or major engine failure occurring, when the rider has no other machine, leasing a machine through GP Juniors is allowed if equipment is available.

21. RIDING NUMBERS 

21.1 Wherever possible, competitors will be allocated their preferred riding number. All others will be allocated numbers at the GPJA’s discretion. Competitors may register a number with the GPJA prior to the commencement of the series on www.gpjuniorsaustralia.com.au. This registration will ensure that the registered number will be issued for each round in all States. GPJA registered numbers will be given preference where possible.

21.2 All number plates on all machines MUST comply with the GCRs and must not contain any decals or advertising other than the required MA decal.

22. GRID POSITIONS 

Grid positions for all races in each class will be determined by official qualifying. The Clerk of the Course may re-grid a rider for safety reasons. The grids will be static.

23. RIDERSBRIEFING
A riders’ briefing will be held prior to the commencement of practice and racing, which ALL competitors and a parent/guardian must attend.

Details will be included in the final instructions issued by each Event Promoter.

24. TEMPORARY GUARDIAN FORM

Any parent or guardian who is not attending the race meeting with their child must nominate a temporary guardian by completing the temporary guardian form available on ma.org.au. A copy of this must be sent to the promoter (markbracks111@gmail.com) and Motorcycling Australia (roadrace@ma.org.au)

25. CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION 

GP JUNIORS CUP
Rd 1 – Wakefield Park Raceway is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 2.2km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction

Rd 2 – Broadford State Motorcycle Complex is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 2.16km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction

Rd 3 – Sydney Motorsport Park is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 4.45km, all racing will be in an anti clockwise direction

Rd 4 – Morgan Park Raceway is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 2.96km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction

Rd 5 – Winton Motor Raceway is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 3.0 km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction

Rd 6 – Port Macquarie Go Kart Track – Track details to be added

GPJA AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

Rd 1 – Toowoomba – Track Details to be added

Rd 2 – Broadford State Motorcycle Complex is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 2.16km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction

Rd 3 – Albury Go Kart Track – Track details to be added

Rd 4 – Sydney Motorsport Park is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 4.45km, all racing will be in an anti clockwise direction

Morgan Park Raceway is a bitumen sealed circuit with a track length of 2.96km, all racing will be in a clockwise direction

Rd 5 – Port Macquarie Go Kart Track – Track details to be added

26. TRACK INSPECTION 

All competitors will be required to attend a track walk as instructed. The inspection must be done on foot and competitors are reminded that service vehicles may be in operation on the circuit at this time.

26.1 TRACK DISSATISFACTION
Competitors who are not satisfied with any aspects of the track can present these concerns to the Clerk of Course if those concerns cannot be resolved, the competitor will be invited to withdraw from the meeting.

27. FACILITIES 

Facilities available at each round will be advised in the Final Instructions released by the event promoter

28. NOISE 

All machines must comply with the relevant GCR.

Noise testing may take place at any time at the discretion of the Chief Scrutineer or the Clerk of Course. Refer to Chapter 9 in the 2018 Manual of Motorcycle Sport for details.

29. TYRES 

29.1 Tyres for Nippers, Juniors 2-stroke and Juniors 4-stroke are as per MoMS 9.29.2

29.2 Tyres for GP Juniors Cup will be of a controlled nature with one brand, make and model approved for competition. Please refer to the Appendix A: GP Juniors Cup Technical Specifications regarding tyres.

29.3 Tyre warmers for GP Juniors Cup will be permitted. Wet weather tyres are not permitted.

29.4 The one set of tyres to be used for the GP Juniors Cup during the Race Meeting are required to be marked, and recorded, by GP Juniors Australia prior to official practice commencing. Tyre stickers will be supplied at Round 3 with St. George MCC.

30. GP JUNIORS CUP 

A complete list of technical specifications accompany these Supplementary Regulations in Appendix A

31. ANTI-DOPING POLICY 

31.1 All competitors, team managers, mechanics, officials and support personnel are advised that drug testing may take place in accordance with MA’s Anti-Doping Policy, as carried out by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Refer the 2018 GCRs.

31.2 If any doubt exists over banned substances it is recommended competitors, team managers, mechanics or officials contact the Drugs in Sport Hotline on 1800 020 506 or visit www.asada.gov.au. When drug testing takes place, the payment of prize money may be delayed by MA until the results of the tests are known. Check the anti-doping list often as it is updated regularly.

32. DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING 

All competitors, team managers, mechanics, officials and support personnel are advised that random breath-testing may take place throughout the round. Refer to the 2018 GCRs for details.

The carrying or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the paddock, pits or pit lane areas is prohibited.

33. CODES OF BEHAVIOUR 

All competitors, mechanics, officials, parents and support crew are reminded of MA’s Code of Conduct contained within MA’s Member Protection Policy, found at www.ma.org.au, which is a guide to appropriate behavior at all motorcycle race meetings. The Code of Conduct applies to this series and will be enforced.

34. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS 

All riders should have a minimum 2kg, dry powder A:B (E) class, working fire extinguisher in their pit area.

35. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA 

All competitors, mechanics, officials, parents and support crew are reminded of MA’s Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy, found at www.ma.org.au, which sets out a framework for acceptable online behavior where communications involve fellow MA members, volunteers, officials, coaches, sponsors, partners, staff and any other connected persons.

36. ADMISSION CHARGES 

Admission prices for each round will be notified in the Final Instructions released by the event promoter.

37. DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC INFORMATION 

37.1 Body Piercing: Any body piercing must be removed or covered with tape.
37.2 Hair longer than shoulder length must be tied up and/or tucked inside helmet or leathers.

38. HEARING PROTECTION

It is compulsory that Juniors must wear ear protection inside their racing helmet while on track. This is for their own benefit, as prolonged exposure to loud noises may cause hearing loss. This will be enforced.

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Appendix A: GP Juniors Cup Technical Specifications

2018 GP Juniors Cup

Technical Specifications

1. MACHINE ELIGIBILITY 

1.1  Current specification Yamaha R15 V2.0 machines only.

1.2  A competitor can only present one machine for scrutineering. It is the intention that this machine be used for the entire duration of the event.

1.3  Only in the event of crash damage or major engine failure occurring, the Technical Director may give permission for a spare machine to be used if the competitor’s primary machine cannot be repaired safely in the available time. This machine will need to be scrutineered prior to competing in the next race.

1.4  Any additional modifications not outlined below are prohibited, unless authorised by the Chief Technical Officer

1.5  All machines must be fitted with Australian Design Rule (ADR) compliance plates for that particular machine.

1.6  All machines entered must comply with the current Manual of Motorcycle Sport for Road Racing competition and any additional requirement as listed below.

2. TYRES 

2.1  The control tyres from Bridgestone are as follows 90/80-17 BT39SS FRONT
100/80-17 BT39SS FRONT 130/70-17 BT39 REAR

Tyres are readily available nationally through retailers however they may be purchased through GP Juniors Australia at a discounted rate. Contact Mark Bracks – 0488 257 188 | gpjuniorsaustralia@gmail.com

2.2  As per class rules. Slick tyres are not permitted

2.3  Wet-weather type tyres are prohibited.

2.4  The use of tyre warmers is permitted

3. COMPULSORY MODIFICATIONS 

The following must be removed:

a) Head lamp,

b) Tail lamp,
c) Reflectors,
d) Horn,
e) Traffic indicators, f) Mirrors,

g) Side stand,
h) Registration plate / bracket and label holder,

i) Passenger footrests.

4. PERMITTED MODIFICATIONS 

4.1 The following is provided in the race kit however if replacement is required other manufacturers variants may be used provided the specification is the same as the kit part provided or otherwise specified;

a) Cowling, screen, rear body work and seat section, mudguards and tank covers. (Make and specification as supplied in race kit only),
b) Spark plug type,
c) External gearing and chain, (but not chain pitch).

d) Brake pads, and brake hoses,
e) Exhaust system, (Make and specification as supplied in race kit only),
f) Handlebars, handlebar ends and grips,
g) Footrests and foot controls, (Make and specification as supplied in the race kit only),
h) Rear race stand locating lugs, (Make and specification as supplied in race kit only),
i) Engine and gearbox breather tubes and the radiator bottle overflow must exhaust into the air box to the rear of the intakes. The lower air box breather tubes must be blocked.

4.2 The following may be removed:

a) OEM top rear chain guard,

b) Left handlebar switch.

5. PERMITTED ADDITIONS 

5.1 The following may be added:

a) Frame protective sliders,

b) Front brake lever protectors

6. COMPULSORY ADDITIONS

6.1 Engine case protectors (Make and specification as supplied in race kit only)

7. ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNITS (ECUs)

7.1 All electronic control units remain the property of GP Juniors Australia, Motorcycling Australia and Yamaha

7.2 All ECUs are to remain standard. No “flashing” is permitted

7.3 The promotor has the right to change ECUs at any time, including between different bikes. The promoter has the right to inspect any ECU for modification at any time

7.4 No manual adjustments are allowed to advance the firing of the cylinder to increase performance

7.5 All machines entered must comply with the current Manual of Motorcycle Sport for Road Racing competition (Chapter 10)

7.6 The Yamaha R15 is to remain completely standard as delivered with necessary modifications for racing as detailed in the MoMS. Refer to the class technical specification sheet for machine eligibility

7.7 Standard OEM wiring harness must be retained and operative

8. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS 

8.1 Lap timers and data recording units are prohibited.

8.2 All nuts bolts and fasteners including axle and swing arm pivot bolts must remain as per OEM specification. Any change to OEM material used is prohibited.

8.3 Other than for safety lock wiring as per the GCR’s, drilling of bolts is prohibited.

8.4 Standard OEM ECU must be retained and re-flashing of the ECU is prohibited. Note: Any rider competing in the R15 GP Junior Cup may be requested to exchange ECUs before or between races, at the discretion of the Technical Director or Series Chief Scrutineer.

8.5 OEM wiring harness and instruments must be retained and any modification is prohibited. The software program of any ECU may be checked in the presence of the rider/owner at any time before, during and after the races.

8.6 Removal of intake snorkel or modification of the air cleaner housing including lid is prohibited

8.7 Additional modifications to the ignition, fuel or induction systems are prohibited. These systems must remain as originally manufactured by the OEM.

8.8 Plug-in fuel metering devises are prohibited.

8.9 Engine or transmission modifications are prohibited. Engine and transmission must remain as manufactured by the OEM.

8.10 Front and rear suspension must be as per OEM specification and any modifications are prohibited. Note: Front fork oil “level” and viscosity can be changed.

8.11 Any modification to the chassis, swing arm or suspension linkage is prohibited.

8.12 Transmission speed shifters are prohibited.

8.13 Any modification to the cooling system is prohibited.

8.14 Removal or modification of any components or parts other than what is specified in the class rules is prohibited.

8.15 The electric starter motor must be retained and functional.

8.16 OEM hard parts must be used for the purpose of reconditioning the machines engine or chassis.

8.17 The right handlebar switch incorporating the engine cut and starter switch must be retained and functional.

8.18 OEM Air Induction System must be retained and functional.

8.19 OEM specification battery must be retained.

8.20 OEM triple clamps and steering head bearings must be retained.

8.21 Wheels must be as OEM supplied.

8.22 Front and Rear disc’s must be as OEM supplied.

8.23 Front and Rear brake master cylinders must be as OEM supplied.

8.24 Front and Rear brake callipers must be as OEM supplied.

 

DATE AND VENUE CHANGES FOR GP JUNIORS CALENDARS

It is with regret that GP Juniors Australia advises Round 3 of the GP Juniors Cup/Round 4 of GPJA (70cc, 85cc, 160cc) scheduled for Morgan Park Raceway, QLD as part of the Southern Downs Championship, 22-23 June has been changed. The round will be moved to Sydney Motorsport Park with St. George Motorcycle Club on 28 July.

GP Juniors Australia classes (70cc, 85cc and 160cc) and the GP Juniors Cup will run in the same races. Official schedule is TBC, however it is anticipated juniors will received three races, in addition to practice and qualifying. Entries are now open via https://bit.ly/2J1YnjX

Round 6 of GP Juniors Cup/Round 5 of GPJA (70cc, 85cc, 160cc) scheduled for Port Macquarie Kart Track, NSW with MotoStars, 22-23 September has been cancelled. At this stage a replacement round is being sourced and competitors will be notified of further updates. The cancellation of this round may result in the conclusion of the GPJA (70cc, 85cc, 160cc) season at Round 4, pending a replacement round.

The GP Juniors Cup Round 4 – Morgan Park Raceway with ASBK, 17-19 August and Round 5 – Winton Motor Raceway with ASBK, 7-8 September will continue as scheduled. Round 5 at Winton Motor Raceway may become the final round of the GP Juniors Cup season, pending a replacement round for Round 6. Entries will be opening soon via ASBK.com.au

Please refer to the Supplementary Regulations – Version 2 for the updated information.

GP Juniors Australia would like to apologise for the late notice and thank everyone for their patience and understanding.

GP JUNIORS AUSTRALIA SERIES – ROUND 3

GP Juniors Australia Series – Round 3

Round 3 of the GP Juniors Australia Series found us at the Albury-Wodonga Go Kart track with Damian Cudlins Motostars.
A combination of a slick track and cool weather on Saturday morning caught out a few of the competitors, but as the day warmed the riders came to grips with the conditions and lap times dropped.

Sunday Race Day.

Lone 70cc entrant Casey Middleton would race with the larger 2 strokes, running consistent times across all 3 races, with a best time of 58.817
in the 85cc’s it was Jacob Roulstone continuing his great form from round 2, who would dominate the class, taking all 3 wins. His best time of 51.097 being 0.343 secs ahead of his nearest competitor. Harrison Voight would take 2nd place in the round for the GP Juniors Australia Series improving his best lap time of 53.056 in race 1 to a 52.933 in race 3. Luke Power had a slower start in race 1 with a best lap time of 56.359. He would take 3rd place for the round with his best lap time in race 3 improving to 53.826. Glenn Nelson finished 4th in the series after a DNF in race 1. His race 2 best lap time of 53.542 improving to a 53.473 in race 3.
In the 160cc Harrison Voight, Zylas Bunting and Glenn Nelson put on some the closest racing all weekend on their Yamaha R15’s. Harrison and Zylas racing hard for the lead in each race with Glenn close behind ready to pounce if either of the boys in front made a mistake. In the end they would finish all three races in that order, Harrison taking maximum points for the round. Zylas 2nd and Glenn 3rd.Their best lap times were 55.110, 55.88 and 55.949 respectively.

NEW SPONSOR & POLE POSITION AWARD

GP Juniors is excited to announce that “The Grinning Dingo” has come on board as the sponsor of the new Pole Position Award for 2018

The Grinning Dingo Pole Position Award is open to all GP Juniors Cup competitors.

To be eligible for the $200 prize you must be registered and ride your Yamaha R15. A Grinning Dingo sticker must also be placed on the visor of your helmet.

Marcus from The Grinning Dingo has been a great supporter of motorcycle racing and racers and we look forward to working with him.
Make sure you check out their great range of beanies, caps, t-shirts and hoodies at thegrinningdingo.com.

I look forward to seeing Grinning Dingo’s all around the tracks.

BROADFORD DAY 2

Broadford Day 2:

Day 2 saw the riders awake to a foggy morning at the Broadford State Motorcycle Complex. As the sun cleared it away and the racing began, we were reminded of the serious side of racing.
GP Juniors rider, Reece Oughtred, racing his Honda RS125 in the 125GP/Moto3/Supersport 300 class, high-sided his bike with the result being serious enough that he was airlifted to hospital.
The GP Juniors family wish Reece a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back on track.

We also want to say get well soon to Toby James as he had to leave due to illness.

Race 2:

Jacob Roulstone was on a mission to set the fastest lap and with another great start he lead the pack into the first corner. By the end of the first lap he had a lead of .677 and gradually extended it each lap with his fourth lap time of 1.07.325 setting the fastest lap of the round. Luke Power chased hard in second place but his consistent 1.08 laps were not enough to catch Jacob. He would cross the line 3.899 secs adrift. Glenn Nelson and Harrison Voight took up where they had finished in race one with Glenn once again doing enough to take 3rd place .387 ahead of
Harrison. Josh Kane started slow and was in last place at the end of the second lap after Jamie Port, who got a great start, pushed too hard on the first lap and crashed out. Josh produced his fastest lap of the round, a 1.15.326 to catch and pass Max Stauffer on the race to the flag, crossing just .140 ahead to take 5th place. Max was 6th with John Lytras coming in 7th after incurring a 5 second penalty for a jump start.

Race 3:

Race 3’s shortened 4 lap race once again saw Jacob Roulstone’s consistent 1.07.9 laps let him pull away from Luke Power to finish 5.760 secs ahead. Glenn Nelson and Harrison Voight battled hard with Glenn taking 3rd place by just .276. Max Stauffer got the jump on John Lytras to lead him by 2 seconds at the end of lap one. A personal best lap time of the round of 1.14.603 on lap 3 and a last lap f 1.14.614 saw John cross the line .048 behind Max. Jamie Port who was forced down the pit entry road at turn 10, to avoid Josh Kane’s crash on lap one, finished 7th.

Thanks again to everyone who showed up.

See you at the track.

GP JUNIORS: BROADFORD

GP Juniors Qualifying: Broadford

.08 was all that separated Luke Power (Morawaki 85) and Jacob Roulstone (Morawaki 80) at the end of qualifying with Luke taking the pole position with a 1.07.906 to Jacob’s 1.07.914. Reece Oughtred on his Honda RS 85 was next with a time of 1.10.154 followed closely by Harrison Voight (Metrakit GP80) and Glenn Nelson (Metrakit GP70) with times of 1.10.336 and 1.10 403 respectively.
The GP Cup boys were next on their Yamaha R15’s with Max Stauffer 1.15.039 leading John Lytras 1.16.081 and Jamie Port 1.17.835 followed by Josh Kane (Honda RS 85) 1.18.441 and Toby James (Metrakit GP 70) at his first event 1.24.337

Race 1: Broadford

Race 1 ended up being 3 great races in one. Jacob Roulstone got a great start to lead into turn one with Luke Power right behind him. The boys would stay close until Jacob got a small break at lap 5 and went on to take the win by 1.2 seconds. Not to be outdone, Reece Oughtred, Harrison Voight and Glenn Nelson had a cracker of a race for 3rd place. It was great watching the boys as they swapped positions every lap. The biggest gap all race was 1.4 seconds. The final gap between them was .253 as Glenn passed the chequered flag just in front of Harrison and Reece.
The race for the GP Juniors Cup was even closer with Max Stauffer and John Lytras battling all race. Max withstood John’s pressure all race to lead him over the line by just .064 secs. Both boys did their fastest time on the last lap. Josh Kane was 8th with his second and fourth laps faster than his qualifying lap. Jamie Port in only his third outing on the Yamaha R15 ran very consistent laps to finish 9th.Toby James finished 10th in his first race with his best lap beating his qualifying time.
Well done to all the boys. Looking forward to tomorrows racing.

GP JUNIORS AUSTRALIA BACK ON TRACK THIS WEEKEND

 

      

 

 

The thrilling action will continue this weekend (May 5-6) with the second round of the GP Juniors Australia national junior road racing championship classes. The second round will be held alongside the Victorian Road Racing Championships, promoted by the Preston Motorcycle Club at the State Motorcycle Complex at Broadford. The Preston Motorcycle Club has been a longtime supporter of junior road racing and has been a supporter of the GP Juniors for many years.

It is also the first of two back-to-back rounds that includes a round of the GP Juniors Cup, so there is plenty to play for. Competitors spread over three different classes, range in age from nine to 15 year olds. All riders in the 85cc two-stroke and 160cc four stroke classes will score points in its Junior road racing championship, the four classes of GP Juniors Australia Junior Road Racing Championships as well as the expanding class of GP Juniors Cup.

The very encouraging angle of this weekend is that these aspiring future champions can compete in a number of class and score championship points in both state and national titles for the cost of a single entry. Over the course of the weekend there will be practice qualifying and three races around the Broadford track.

With the excellent Autumn weather that has continued in the past few weeks, hopefully it will continue for this weekend, as the young chargers share the meeting with the more experienced riders that will be competing for points in a variety of classes.

The youngsters that compete in the Australian Junior Road Racing Championships will battle for honors in the 85cc two stroke class as well as the 160cc Australian Championship. Additionally, there is the added temptation of the GP Juniors Cup, where all riders compete on the Yamaha YZF-R15 fitted with the Bridgestone BT39 treaded control tyre. These features provide a level platform for all participants to demonstrate their riding talents instead of relying on machine performance for an advantage.

Max Stauffer from the Hunter Valley of NSW leads the GP Juniors Cup from Queenslanders, John Lytras in second and Harrison Voight in third overall.

    

GP Juniors Cup Set for First Round of 2018

Alongside the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Wakefield Park, this weekend, will be the opening round of the GP Juniors Cup for the youngest bracket of rising star riders, aged from 11-15 years.

It is the second year of the GP Juniors Cup where all competitors ride the dynamic Yamaha YZF-R15 150cc machine, all using the very same Bridgestone BT38 treaded road tyres to ensure a level playing field and to allow the individual’s talent to shine through.

The class has already shown its merits in unearthing new talent, as two of the stars from last year will be competing overseas in 2018. The 2017 GP Juniors Cup Champion, Tommy Edwards has secured a ride in the Supersport 300cc World Championship, that is held alongside the European rounds of the Superbike World Championship.14-year-old Joel Kelso, who is a definite star on the rise, will be competing in the talent stacked Italian Moto3 Championship for Grand Prix specification machines.

While the pair may have vacated the series, it has opened up the way for others to shine, most notably 13-year-old John Lytras, who hails from Caboolture on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

Lytras finished second in the six round series last year, and as he displayed on numerous times last year, he has no time for reputations, going wheel-to-wheel and elbow-to-elbow with the much older, and more experienced, Edwards, at every outing

Lytras will be one of the favourites for GP Juniors Cup glory, but he will have to be on his game as there are many others nipping at his heels, the most notable another 13-year-old in Harry Khouri from Richmond and Max Stauffer from the Hunter Valley.

Unlike many in the class, Khouri has proven that you don’t need experience in dirt track racing to make an impact, as last year was his first year of actually racing, bypassing the somewhat traditional path of dirt track. He has proven to be a very fast learner and will be right in the thick of it this weekend, around the technical Wakefield Park layout.

Stauffer is a rider from the dirt track ranks and is another on the rise as he improves at every outing. The son of multi Australina champion, Jamie Stauffer he certainly has the genes to go a long way and will no doubt be another ready to rub elbows out on track.

There will be many others aiming to make a name for themselves with Zylas Bunting from the NSW North Coast. Bunting is one that will be battling the leaders every lap of the three races over the weekend.

Additionally, there will be a number of debutants in the class with dreams of carving out a career in road racing, to follow in the tracks of many notables like Casey Stoner and Jack Miller.

Practice for the GP Juniors Cup will take place on Friday with qualifying and a race on Saturday with two races for the Junior rising stars on Sunday. Tickets for the first round of the GP Juniors Cup can be found at asbk.com.au.