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ASBK Season 2022 Kicks Off This Thursday with the Official Test.

Motorcycling Australia is excited to see the return of the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul (ASBK) with the Official ASBK Test on 27-28 January at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. 

The Official ASBK Test kicks off on the 27th of January and this will be the final opportunity for teams and riders to test their machinery in preparation for the 2022 season. 

ASBK fans will be able to view live testing times via official ASBK timekeepers Computime on the ASBK website as teams make final preparations for round one of the Championship at Phillip Island just a few weeks later 26 – 27 February, 2022. 

Motorcycling Australia (MA) CEO Peter Doyle: “Motorcycling Australia is delighted to see the ASBK Championship back on track in 2022. Kicking off the season at Phillip Island with the Alpinestars Superbikes as the lead category at our standalone round is a terrific way for the fans, industry, sponsors, teams and riders to get into gear into 2022.” 

At the official test we will see the following categories: 

  • Alpinestars Superbike 
  • Michelin Supersport 
  • Dunlop Supersport 300 
  • Yamaha Finance R3 Cup 
  • bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup 

For ASBK competitors, testing and racing at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is always significant, with the fast and flowing circuit giving riders the opportunity to measure themselves against the country’s best talent.  

All eyes will undoubtedly be on 2020/21 champion Wayne Maxwell who has decided to retire thoughts of retirement for 2022 and go around again. 

Having ‘semi-retired’ at the end of 2021, Maxwell said his decision to compete in 2022 was more about making sure his team (McMartin Racing) was prepared for a consistent championship campaign. 

“McMartin Racing is a very small privateer team, so we had to make sure we could get funding and support in order for the team to make a step forward and improve,” Maxwell said. 

“Everyone else is going to step-up so we need to do the same. We were far from perfect in 2020 and 2021, but the ultimate goal is to win the championship three years in a row. I’m under no illusion that’s it’s going to be easier than the previous two, so if I can improve my fitness off the bike, it will help my consistency in the races.” 

Live coverage of the test can also be followed at: 

For more information on the Official ASBK test, visit the ASBK Championship website at