Rac­ing re­turn on track

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

MO­TOR­CY­CLE rac­ing could re­turn to Barba­gallo Race­way next year af­ter an agree­ment be­tween two mo­tor­sport or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Mo­tor­cy­cling WA and the WA Sport­ing Car Club have en­tered an agree­ment to ad­dress is­sues at Barba­gallo Race­way fol­low­ing the re­turn of recre­ational mo­tor­cy­cle ac­tiv­i­ties in Septem­ber.

The mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing, signed by club pres­i­dent Rus­sell Sewell and Mo­tor­cy­cling WA pres­i­dent Tracy Simp­son, aims to ad­dress works re­quired at the cir­cuit so mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing can re­sume at the Neer­abup track.

Af­ter Mo­tor­cy­cling WA pre­sented a con­cept de­sign, the club’s con­sul­tant en­gi­neer, Steve Brake of Cal­i­bre Con­sul­tants, pre­pared draw­ings that met the re­quire­ments of Mo­tor­cy­cle Aus­tralia’s Track Guide­lines 2018 as well as the runoff cal­cu­la­tions in De­part­ment of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Sport and Cul­tural In­dus­tries’ Hall Re­port.

Mo­tor­cy­cling Aus­tralia has pro­vided writ­ten con­fir­ma­tion that, pend­ing suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the works and a sub­se­quent in­spec­tion, it would is­sue Barba­gallo Race­way an ap­pro­pri­ate li­cence.

The club is re­view­ing the scope of works and costs with a view to dove­tail­ing the works into its pro­grammed ma­jor works sched­ule in Jan­uary, which in­cludes resur­fac­ing the race­way.

The Mo­tor­cy­cle Rac­ing Club WA and WA Sport­ing Car Club have agreed dates for the mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing and other ac­tiv­i­ties cal­en­dar for 2019, in­form­ing mem­bers of the mo­tor­cy­cle club at a meet­ing on Novem­ber 7.

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