Old Bike news
The 2019 running of the QBE International Festival of Speed at Sydney Motor Sport Park from 14-17 March will see a change of format from recent years. In place of the parades of former international riders will be a new event held over five rounds, called the QBE TT Cup. This will be for P4/P5/P6 air-cooled bikes only and will use the Moto GP points system to decide an individual winner – it is not a teams race. Organiser Peter Macmillan says, “I now have Roger Winfield bringing out a troupe comprising John McGuinness, Michael Rutter, Glen Richards and Jeremy McWilliams who all are going to be competing in the QBE TT Cup. Round One will be held on Friday, two more on Saturday and two on Sunday. The first 4 are 6 laps and the last one on Sunday after lunch will be an 8 or 10 lap “feature race”. All the other races in the program will be the same as last year, but I will be combining some more of the classes that are not well supported at present. The popular TT Legends Dinner will again he held at Club Marconi in nearby Bosley Park. Steve Wheatman is also bringing out a Suzuki RG 500 for Jeremy to ride in the Two Strokes-Only race, which will change from 2018 to include all two strokes 250cc - 750cc P4/P5/P6 so that we will get a full grid which should include more late model bikes such as RS 250 Honda and Yamaha TZ 250.”
Jeremy McWilliams returns to IFoS for the inaugural QBE TT Cup in 2019.