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AUS­TRALIA’S best su­per­moto rid­ers are com­ing to our area for the 2013 Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships at the Whit­sun­day Race­way this week­end.

The 2013 cham­pi­onships will take place over three ac­tion packed days, start­ing with to- mor­row’s of­fi­cial prac­tice day.

Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club pres­i­dent An­drew Auld said it will be one of the big­gest ever week­ends at the race­way.

“We have had over 100 nom­i­na­tions so far and ev­ery­one has been work­ing hard all week to make sure the track is ready,” he said.

“There are a good num­ber of lo­cal rid­ers in­volved and Andy McLiesh is def­i­nitely one to keep an eye on. If he has a good week­end and ev­ery­thing goes right then I’m sure he’ll find him­self on the podium.”

To­mor­row’s prac­tice will give most rid­ers their first look at the pur­pose-built track and help them plan their race and fine tune their ma­chines.

Vis­it­ing mo­tor­cy­cle stunt team 51-Fifty will also be in ac­tion on Fri­day night with a show at the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel fol­lowed di­rectly by a meet and greet.

The fi­nal prac­tice ses­sion and qual­i­fy­ing for the cham­pi­onships gets un­der way on Satur­day morn­ing as the rac­ing be­tween in­ter­na­tional and national stars gets un­der way.

Sun­day af­ter­noon will see the fi­nal event, the dash for cash, where the fastest 24 com­peti­tors from the week­end leave it all on the track in a 10-lap race.

All tick­ets cover the three days of rac­ing and en­try is free for un­der-5s, $10 for un­der-15s, $20 for adults or $40 for a fam­ily pass.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit or search for Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club on Face­book.

BEST OF THE BRITS: Bri­tish su­per­moto cham­pion Lewis Cor­nish is one of a num­ber of vis­it­ing rid­ers com­pet­ing at the Aus­tralian Su­per­moto Cham­pi­onships at the Whit­sun­day Race­way this week­end. Photo John N. Miller

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