Australian Superbikes join 2020 Perth SuperNight bill
By Tom Howard
Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 - 3:01pm
The Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) will join the support bill at Supercars’ Pirtek Perth SuperNight next year.
In a joint announcement from Supercars and ASBK, it has been confirmed the premier two wheel road racing series will be in action at Perth’s Barbagallo Wanneroo Raceway from May 15-17.
Earlier this year it was announced that Superbikes would feature at an unnamed Supercars round next year when the touring car series released its own 2020 calendar.
Next year’s trip to Western Australia will be ASBK’s first event at the circuit since 2016.
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The track has undergone improvements including the construction of a new chicane to improve safety for motorcycle racers after two wheel racing was suspended at the venue in 2016.
“Combining two championship events such as Supercars and ASBK is an exciting endeavour and requires a great deal of coordination,” said Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle.
“I’d like to thank all those who helped bring it together and I’m really looking forward to seeing all the action in WA next year.
“The Barbagallo Wanneroo circuit has always been well-attended for both two and four-wheeled motorsport events, Western Australia is a highly important region for Motorcycling Australia, the motorcycle industry and ASBK partners, so it’s great to bring the nation’s fastest riders back to WA in front of a big and enthusiastic audience of race fans.”
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer is looking forward to the prospect of welcoming ASBK to a Supercars weekend.
“It’s great to be doing an event with the ASBK Championship,” said Seamer.
“We look forward to working with them in Perth to put on an amazing show for fans of both two and four-wheels.”
Further details of the Pirtek Perth SuperNight, including the event schedule, will be announced early in 2020.