|Posted on February 10, 2016 at 6:30 AM|
Red Star Raceway near Delmas will host the opening round of the 2016 SuperGP Champions Trophy on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February 2016.
The series this year will be run over eight rounds, starting in February with one event each month until the June winter break. At the end of July National Championship Superbike racing will make a welcome return to Kyalami when the second half of the season kicks off. The final round will take place back at Red Star Raceway on the last weekend of October.
For 2016 each event will be run over two days. Practice sessions will happen on Friday morning and early afternoon before qualifying sessions for all classes take place later in the afternoon. Saturday will be a dedicated race day with two heats for all classes.
The three national championship classes that will compete at each event are SuperJunior, Super600, SuperGP and along with SuperMasters which is an inter provincial Championship, will see riders over the age of 30 or who turn 30 in the year of competition riding bikes that conform to the SuperGP class rules.
In addition to the national classes, a number of regional classes will be on the bill. The 250 Cup, Breakfast Club, Formula Extreme, BOTTS, Ladies and the 600 cc and 1000cc Superbike classes that form part of the Northern Regions series will compete at the inland SuperGP Champions Trophy events.
The regional classes will compete according to the 2016 rules, in the main, unchanged from last year, but there are a number of rule changes in the national classes.
The rule changes were implemented after consultation with the teams and riders with the intention of bringing in new competitors and manufacturers. This has already had the desired effect with Suzuki returning to national superbike racing under the Uncle Andy Racing banner.
Tickets to the opening round of the 2016 season are available from TicketPro or can be purchased at Red Star Raceway on the day. Tickets cost R80.00 with children under 12 admitted free of charge.
As was the case in 2015, Gas Sports will be harnessing the generosity of the biking community for the benefit of charities in the area of the circuits the SuperGP Champions Tour visits. In exchange for a tin of food spectators arriving at the circuit before 10h00 on race day by motorcycle will be granted free admission to the track.
For those unable to make it to the track all the action will be streamed live on www.supergp.co.za on race day.
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Published by: Paul Bedford
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