After the great success of the 2+4 wheeled motorsport concept in Darwin, the Alpinestars Australian Superbike Class was set to join re-join the Supercars at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, making today’s cancellation another difficult blow to the 2021 motorsports calendar.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) CEO, Andrew Westacott said: “Due to ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bass Coast Festival of Motorsport has been cancelled”.
“AGPC would like to thank the Victorian Government, Supercars, Australian Superbike Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup, the Bass Coast Shire Council, and associated tourism and business groups for their support during the event creation and planning phases in recent weeks.”
“Our appreciation also extends to Motorsport Australia, Motorcycling Australia, and the legion of motorsport fans who provided their support for this new event concept.”
The ASBK Management Team will now focus on the remaining rounds in 2021, with The Bend Motorsport Park scheduled as a full double-header ASBK round over the four days of November 11-14.
The ASBK Championship Grand Finale is set to conclude at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit where the 2021 ASBK Champions will be crowned on December 3-5.