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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.

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