In what can only be described as a win for Supermoto in Australia, Newcastle (NSW) recently secured a three year deal to host a round of the FIM Asia Supermoto Championship, as announced by Asia Supersport Group’s CEO, Satheswaran Mayachandran on Wednesday.
With the first event to be held over the 3rd and 4th of September, the Newcastle foreshore will again be converted into a street based Supermoto circuit, the same location that saw almost 30,000 spectators watch the 2015 Australian Supermoto Championship.
After prolonged lobbying by local business owner and event promoter, Graeme Boyd of Graeme Boyd Motorcycles, the event has garnered the support of the local council and the NSW State Government; through its tourism arm.
After a long period of stagnation for the sport of Supermoto in Australia, it would appear that it is beginning to turn a corner. One can only hope that this potential for growth continues into the future.
You can keep up to date with FIM Asia Supermoto Championship via their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/supermotoasia/
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