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2018 Island Classic: FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup on Island Classic Menu

2018 Island Classic: FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup on Island Classic Menu

Author: MSAAdmin/Sunday, January 21, 2018/Categories: State News, Road Race

2018 Island Classic: FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup on Island Classic Menu

January 18, 2018

ANZAC pride will be on the line for New Zealand and Australia at the 25th AMCN International Island Classic at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on the Australia Day long weekend (January 26-28) as they battle it out in the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup.

The Cup is a standalone competition with all team points accumulated by Australia and New Zealand in the four-race International Challenge – which also involves the UK and America - counting towards the Oceania scorecard.

In the 2017 Oceania Historic Road Race Cup, Australia walloped New Zealand by 640 points to 323.

In 2018, the Australian Oceania team will welcome the exquisite Phillip Island skills of Troy Corser for the first time, and he’ll be joined by Steve Martin, Shawn Giles, Cameron Donald, David Johnson, Beau Beaton, Paul Byrne, Scott Webster and Ken Watson.

The New Zealand team includes; Damien Kavney making his 13th appearance at the Island Classic, Glenn Hindle, Simon Richards, Duncan Coutts, Trevor Taylor, Kerry Wilton, Alistair Wilton and Mat Ineson.

The FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup is organised by FIM Oceania, whose role is to represent the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) in the region and showcase great racing. Motorcycling Australia’s CEO Peter Doyle, Vice President of FIM Oceania, launched the Cup.

“The AMCN International Island Classic is a standout event of the Australian motorcycle racing calendar and is sure to have big fields and great crowds. We at FIM Oceania are thrilled to conduct the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup at the meet,” said Doyle.

“Last year’s inaugural event was a great success seeing the classic Aussie vs. Kiwi battle on one of the world’s best race tracks. I’m sure this year the action will be even better as Team Australia defends their title," Doyle finished.

Fergus Cameron, managing director of the Phillip Island circuit was equally enthusiastic; “The Cup is a fabulous addition to the International Island Classic and really compliments the international flavour of this event and of course amplifies the rivalry between the Aussies and the Kiwis,” said Cameron.

Another highlight of the Island Classic historic festival will be the appearance of 15-time world GP champion Giacomo Agostini alongside a quartet of title-winning MV Agustas.

Tickets for the 25th AMCN International Island Classic are now on sale at www.islandclassic.com.au.

Australia

Captain: Rex Wolfenden

No

First Name

Last Name

Make & Model

Year

Cap

11

Troy

Corser

Honda Harris F1

1982

1150

99

Steve

Martin

Suzuki Katana 1294

1982

1294

19

Shawn

Giles

Suzuki Katana 1294

1982

1294

186

Beau

Beaton

Irving Vincent

1982

1300

86

Cam

Donald

Irving Vincent

1982

1300

52

Paul

Byrne

McIntosh Suzuki

1982

1260

3

David

Johnson

Suzuki XR69

1982

1100

76

Scott

Webster

Suzuki Harris

1980

1200

39

Ken

Watson

Yamaha TZ31

1978

750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Zealand

Captain: Duncan Coutts

No

First Name

Last Name

Make & Model

Year

Cap

50

Glen

Hindle

Suzuki XR69

1982

1170

10

Damien

Kavney

Suzuki XR69

1982

1260

55

Trevor

Taylor

Yamaha TZ500H

1981

498

211

Simon

Richards

Suzuki CMR XR69

1982

1170

31

Kerry

Wilton

Yamaha TZ350F

1979

410

335

Duncan

Coutts

Yamaha CMR F1

1984

1251

27

Mat

Ineson

Suzuki GSX

1982

1135

25

Alistair

Wilton

Yamaha TZ750

1979

746

 

                                       

Photos provided by Ingrid Roepers Public Relations

Photo One: Glenn Hindle
Photo Two: Shawn Giles
Photo Three: Steve Martin

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