It’s almost undeniable that curling up on the couch with some snacks and a beverage or two to watch the Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) is a fantastic way of spending an afternoon. But if you really want to experience all that the ASBK has to offer, you’ve got to be there in person. The noise, the smells, and the all-out sensory assault of these warriors of the bitumen charging into Turn 1 is something you won’t forget. And not only that, there’s plenty of other opportunities to really get to know what the ASBK is all about; here’s four of the best ways you can get up close and personal at Morgan Park for Round 4 (July 5-7).
1. Go for a grid walk
Hearts pounding. Breathing heavy. Engines revving. Shimmering heat haze. Thousands of horsepower about to be unleashed! The start is one of the most exciting moments of any ASBK race, and you’ve got the chance to experience some of that excitement and nervous energy firsthand.
The ASBK is offering some lucky fans the chance to be on the grid just before the start of Kawasaki Superbike Race 2 for Round 4 at Morgan Park, where they’ll get the chance to walk amongst the teams and riders as they make their final preparations to do battle. All you need to do is head onlineand purchase a Weekend Adult Ticket or Weekend Concession Ticket (if eligible) and you’re in the draw to win!
2. Grab an autograph or a selfie
If you’re not one of the lucky ones to score a spot on the grid, then don’t worry! You’ve still got a chance to get up and close to the stars of the ASBK with an autograph session! Times are posted on Facebook and Instagram in the lead up to the weekend, so lock them in the diary and come and say hello! You’ll find plenty of ASBK Champions, some ex-MotoGP riders, many more with other international experience, and maybe even some future international stars…
3. Wander the paddock
If you’re unfamiliar with the ASBK, the paddock is a great place to get up close and personal with the teams, riders, and bikes. Wander between the marquees and check out the impressive team transporters. Marvel at these cutting-edge racing machines up close and see for yourself just how impressive these machines are. Or if you’re keen to re-live your favourite racing memories, step back in time in the Superbike Masters paddock, where you’re able to get up close with some of the hero machines of yesteryear. The owners of these timeless machines are always up for a chat! Then go and wander the aisles of Trade Alley and kit yourself out like the pros! The action doesn’t stop once the racing is over, head over to the ASBK podium to see the winners get presented with their trophies- just watch out for the champagne!
And forget about F1-style exclusive paddock access, at Morgan Park access to the paddock is free with your ticket!
4. Go for a pillion ride
For the ultimate in up-close-and-personal experiences, you can’t beat flying through the scenery at over 200km/h on the back of a Superbike! Let former FIM Endurance World Champion Steve Martin be your guide as you get every sensation a real Kawasaki Superbike racer feels on one of these road-going missiles! A money can’t buy experience, you can win your way in by following us on Facebook and keeping your eye out for our competition posts. You could be selected as the lucky winner!
5. Come and give motorcycling a try with bLU cRU Mini Moto!
Give the youngsters their chance to ride a motorcycle just like their ASBK heroes! bLU cRU Mini Moto Come n’ Try provides a safe space for kids to jump on a motorcycle for the first time and give the sport a go in a fun, safe and supervised environment. The kids can strap on the provided safety gear including boots, goggles and helmets before throwing their leg over a Yamaha and cutting a few laps of the Come n’ Try area. You’ll give them a memory they’ll never forget!
Make sure to get your ticket for Round 4 of the 2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship at Morgan Park, 5-7 July 2019. For more updates and to purchase, head to ASBK.com.au.
Follow along with the ASBK by heading to our Facebook page, or by following ASBK on Instagram.
Images courtesy of Andrew Gosling – tbg sport