Southern Downs: Rd 3 Preview

Southern Downs: Rd 3 Preview

Author: Media/Thursday, May 28, 2015/Categories: State News

Round 3 marks the halfway point of the 2015 Pirelli Southern Downs Road Race Series and it’s set to be a massive one.

It marks the second and final round of the Queensland Championships for the Moto3/125GP and 250/300 Production classes, as well as the first round for the Superbikes and Supersport machines in Formula 1 and Formula 2. While we will miss the sidecars on track, they are replaced the MRRDA junior road racers as part of the MRRDA National Championship.

Motorcycle Sportsmen Vice President Simon Dickson says he’s pleased to have the MRRDA taking part in the event.

“It’ll be brilliant to see Australia’s up and coming junior talents,” Dickson says.

“Good luck to all riders attending round three and I hope you have a safe and fun weekend.”  

Classes Competing at Round 3
● Formula 1 (Superbikes)
● Formula 2 (Supersport)
● Formula 3 (400cc and twin sport)
● Formula 4 (Up to 500cc, pre 1995)
● Formula 6 (Over 500cc, pre 2000)
● Moto3/125GP
● 250/300 Production
● Supermoto
● MRRDA Juniors
● Club Racer (introductory class, open to all bikes)

The Motorcycle Sportsmen are continuing their first timers’ offer, enabling first time racers to receive free entry (a saving of $276) to the meeting, if they take part in the Friday track day. The offer has been well received and the club racer class has continued to have great numbers on track. Enabling new riders to come out and race without the pressure of series points allows them to learn race craft and get up to a speed where they will be comfortable entering in one of the championship classes.

Round 3 will showcase riders on a wide variety of machinery, and they love a wave from spectators. If they have any energy left after their race, they will surely wave back on their cool down lap.

Spectator entry is free, so jump in the car or hop on a bike and get out to Morgan Park Raceway, in Warwick. It’s a lovely ride/drive over the range if you hail from Brisbane, the Gold or Sunshine Coasts. You are welcome to walk around the pits and meet the guys and girls that have a passion for racing.

There is a canteen on site with great value food, and a new deck in front of the canteen so you can sit down and relax. Qualifying kicks off at 8:30am on Saturday morning, while racing commences after lunch, ending around 4pm. Sunday has racing all day from 8:30am till 4pm. The delightful Scotty Mackellar will be on the microphone calling the action. See you out there.


Photo credit: Osella Photographics. 


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