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Five great roads to ride on the way to Sydney Motorsport Park

By MA Media 0

The journey to Round Two is half the fun

This March 22 and 23, Australia’s fastest riders will return to the world-class Sydney Motorsport Park for round two of the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul.

The on-track action is sure to be bolder and brighter than ever before, but, with one of the world’s greatest cities on your doorstep, there’s so much more to experience off-track as well, including the trip to the track.

Depending on where you’re coming from, we can’t guarantee the famously picturesque weather of Sydney, but we can give you a little inspiration to make the journey as unforgettable as the racing itself.

So, here’s five roads we reckon you should take on your way to round two at Sydney Motorsport Park in March.

Oxley Highway – 212km – 2 hours and 30 minutes

The stretch from Bendemeer to Wauchope consistently tops most riders’ lists (and ours) because of the well-maintained surface and the incredible scenery. If you’re coming from Queensland or you’re in the northern parts of New South Wales, then this one is well worth the detour.

Bylong Valley Way – 141km – 1 hour and 50 minutes

Beautiful scenery and some solid burgers at Sandy Hollow Service Station aren’t the only drawcards for this trip. There’s lots of great little towns to visit between Ilford and Sandy Hollow but just take it easy on the narrow roads and blind corners.

Putty Road – 160km – 2 hours and 30 minutes

Take Putty Road all the way from Broke to Windsor through the Hunter Valley and you’ll be right on the doorstep of Sydney Motorsport Park … almost. Lots of fun corners and some scenic stretches to be soaked up here.

Snowy Mountains – 233km – 3 hours and 9 minutes

Winding roads and dramatic changes in elevation are always a rider’s paradise. From Khancoban to Kiandra, the Snowy Mountains roads take in some incredible views and even wind past the Kosciuszko National Park. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the roos.

Thunderbolts Way – 146km – 1 hour and 50 minutes

Named for the Gentleman Bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt, these roads are also quite accommodating but occasionally a touch rough. As ever, there’s plenty of majestic scenery between Gloucester and Walcha to be had but only one fuel stop in Nowendoc. So plan ahead.

Bonus: Mount Panorama – 6.2km – It depends …

What kind of motorsport fans would we be if we didn’t suggest the world-famous Mount Panorama Circuit? This iconic street circuit is closer to Sydney than you’d think and easily accessible to the public on non-event weekends. Just stick to the speed limit or a pit-lane penalty will be the absolute least of your worries.

Safe journey. See you in Sydney!

Enjoy your ride, stay safe and we’ll see you in Sydney for one of the best and brightest rounds of the season. Buy your tickets today.