Motorcycle Racing Club of WA 
Promoters of Modern Motorcycle Racing & RidedaysWA Courses in Western Australia

City Discount Tyres Maddington Wanneroo 300 Event is now open!

$380 per Team


Event Regulations can be found HERE

The Endurance Race will be split into three legs. All Legs will be 44 minutes plus 1 lap. Leg lengths subject to changes (i.e. inclement weather).
Each leg will be separated by 15 minutes of other track activity

This event will be supported by half day tuning for Production/Juniors and Sidecars, as well as a full day Level 3 Rider Training.

CLICK HERE for Tuning Day Booking

CLICK HERE to book Level 3 Rider Training

Entries close May 23rd

Bookings through Ridernet and for licensed riders only

Entry $180

Session for:

Juniors & Production

A & B Grade (Full Day)

C, D, Novice (Full Day)


Registration Closes: 08-May-2021 05:00 PM

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MCRCWA attended the York Motorcycle Festival on a rather wet Sunday on 11 April 2021.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the stand to say hello!
Thanks go to Tim Simmons for displaying the current State Championship leading R1 from VRT Racing Team #35 ridden by Ben Stronach, and also to the GoMoto Store team for also displaying two of their bikes #38 Yamaha R6 ridden by Andrew Biffen and ZX10R #109 Warren French.
The LCR Suzuki 1000cc sidecar of #9 Gary Cushnahan was a big hit with a few lucky kids who got to sit inside and pretend to ride it.
Due to the weather unfortunately rather than a few thousand attendees there were a few less, but the hardened riders still came out in the wet. It stopped raining mid-morning so everyone was able view the stalls, watch the Harley Wheelies and Supermoto display ... oh and eat some hot jam donuts!
Next year is the 10th Anniversary of the York Motorcycle Festival so let's try to make our presence even bigger and stronger.

Sunday 21st March saw the Motor Cycle Racing Club of WA state the first of the six round AGV Helmets Australia WA State Road Racing Champsionships which will be run at both Wanneroo Raceway and Collie Motorplex.
The weather was a little on the warm side and the action put on by the riders was even hotter.
Kicking off the action was the 'B Grade' Series with Adam Parsons (Triton Roof Plumbing Triumph 675) the winner from Sean McHale (Razor Racing Suzuki GSX-R 1000) with Lachlan Hickey (JB Racing Kawasaki ZX6) in third place.
The Rick Gill Motorcycles Clubman series saw 27 riders greet the starter. After three hard races it was Stephen Blount (Gomoto Store Honda CBR 1000RR) stood atop the podium with three wins and 75 points. Second was Francesco Bietto (Scooter Shop Australia Yamaha R1) with 57 points and third was Adrian O'Callaghan (Yamaha R6) with 52 points.
The Professional Printers Sidecar Championship went exactly as expected with Dillan McDermott/Grady Norris (Super Spray Suzuki LCR) winning both championship races plus the reverse grid/handicap race. Graeme Evans/Robert Dillon (RHR ZX10) were second in both the championship races and veteran pairing Murray Stronach/Stephen Marshall (Aceman Ent RHR ZX10) had a brace of third places.
The GoMoto Store Production Championship provided some of the best racing on the day. This class is predominately made up of previous years Junior racers and three of them stood on the podium after three hard fought races. Jayden Martin (PTT Lubricants Yamaha R3) stood on the top step with 68 points after two wins and a third place. Second was Jordan White (Gomoto Store Ninja 300) with 60 points and third was Hannah Stewart (Igen Racing Yamaha R3) with 51 points.
In the Triton Electrical Superbike Championship the three way battle didn't quite eventuate with brothers Ben and Cameron Stronach and Adam Senior. In the absence of injured Sam Clarke the three were expected to make the podium theirs, but the Ducati of the younger Stronach expired on the previous Saturday, so it was out with the BMW he rode a few years ago but that too expired with a broken 'Big End'. Jeff Cameron came to the rescue with his spare Honda, so at least the weekend wasn't wasted for Cameron. Ben Stronach (VRT Signs Yamaha R1) took the three wins for 75 points Adam Senior (Hydroquip Yamaha R1) kept him honest with three solid second place for 60 points and Raymond Kies (GoMoto Store ZX 10R) in third place overall with 54 points. He also leads the Superbike 'C' grade championship with 75 points.
The Cullys Yamaha Supersport Championship saw the top two from 2020 go head to head again over three races with Tommy King (Keen Edge Construction ZX6) once again the winner with three wins for a perfect score. Bronson Pickett (FastFix Services Yamaha R6) placed 2nd overall with three second places and third, while Lachlan Hickey (Trakdayz ZX6) finished third overall with 52 points. Chris Vance (Doolans Heavy Haulage Yamaha R6) leads the Supersport 'C'grade championship with 75 points.
Round 2 will be run at Wanneroo Raceway on Sunday 23rd May.
Full results available from Natsoft
Report and Photos courtesy John Innes

This Sunday 21st March sees the MCRC launch the 2021 AGV Helmets Australia WA State Road Racing Championships with the first of the six round Championship at the Collie Motorplex. There will be two qualifying sessions that will be followed by 16 races, three for each class plus the 'B' grade race.
In the Triton Electrical Superbike Championship the defending champion will not be racing at Rd 1 following a training accident so the likes of Ben Stronach, Cameron Stronach and Adam Senior will all be keen to bag as many points as possible during his enforced absence. A couple of guys who could just cause an upset are Rob Fannin on his brand new Yamaha R1 and Josh Mathers on a Kawasaki ZX-10. Josh is also on the recovery trail following injury.
In the Cullys Yamaha Supersport Championship all eyes will be on defending champion Tommy King and the 2020 runner up Bronson Pickett. Waiting in the wings for the slightest mistake will be Andrew Biffen, Lachlan Hickey, Adam Parsons and a dark horse would have to be Paul Joshua, who is new to MCRC but has been very competitive on two and three wheels on the historic scene.
In the GoMoto Store Production Championship there are five youngsters who are new to the class having recently moved up from the Junior Road Racing Championship, versus the experienced brigade like David Manson and Patrick Browne. This will be an interesting class to follow with all of the ex- juniors showing a huge amount of potential in early season practice runs.
In the Professional Printers Sidecar Championships the majority of the boys have had one hit out already in 2021 at the King of Collie meeting and it is very hard to look past Dillan McDermott/Grady Norris to back up last years championship with a second. Graeme Evans/Robert Dillon, Murray Stronach/Steve Marshall and Gary Cushnahan/Michael Matesich will be strong contenders for the minor places and don't discount the hard charging Sam Watson/Eamon Hegarty on the 600 F2 machine.
In the Rick Gill Motorcycles Clubman class there is a field of 28 nominated starters and it would be a game man who would try and pick a winner. There are also a good number of new riders whose potential has not yet been seen.
Preview and photos courtesy John Innes
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Motor Cycle Racing Club of WA
are proud to announce that we are partnering with
MATES in Construction W.A
for our fourth and final round of the 2020 WA State Road Racing Championships, to be held at
Wanneroo Raceway
on Sunday 29th November.
MATES in Construction W.A is a fantastic charity established in 2008, that aims to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers.
Alongside our full program of exciting racing, including Superbike, Supersport, Sidecar, Production, Clubman and Golden Era classes, MATES will be running a FREE fun family friendly event at the circuit.
Highlights include:
1. Formal welcome by Lord Mayor Ms. Tracy Roberts.
2. “Lap of Honour for Your MATES 2020” – Recognising the MATES lost to Suicide in 2020. The lap will be led by MATES WA Youth Ambassador Sam Clarke, who is also the current leader of the
Triton Electrical
Superbike State Championship. Please follow this link to register your intention to ride the lap of honour, pre-registration is required.
3. Round 4 Championship awards presentation
4. MATES Charity Family Fun Day Raffle.
5. Mobile Animal Farm - Petting Zoo.
6. Simply More Golf Simulator - Longest Drive and Nearest to the Pin (Gold Coin Donation)
7. Free Everlast drinks and ice creams
8. Kids fun rides, face painting and activities.
9. Food stalls and drink stations
This event is FREE so please tell all your friends and family to come along, see some fantastic racing, and support an important charity.
Sunday 11th October saw the best in the West assemble at for the running of the third round of the WA State Road Racing Championship for 2020. This has been strange season so far, with COVID-19 delaying the start of competition and, for the first time in living memory, two consecutive race meetings were unable to be completed. Happy to say this round was run in its entirety, with near perfect conditions for racing.
First up was the Professional Printers Sidecar Championship, which unfortunately was run as a non championship event due to a lack of numbers. That didn't stop the field putting on a good show, with Dillan McDermott/Grady Norris (Super Spray LCR Suzuki) winning the round and setting a new lap record (1:13:1965). Second overall was Murray Stronach/Steve Marshall (Aceman Enterprises RHR Kawasaki) with Gary Cushnahan/ Michael Matesich in third.
In the Clubman Series Andrew Smiles (JW Motoparts Triumph Daytona 675) took two wins and a third in the final race to finish on top of the podium. Second overall was Stephen Blount(Honda CBR 1000RR) with two fifth places and a win in the final race. Alan De Araujo (Honda CBR 1000RR) came in third with a fourth and two second places.
In the Production Championship it was a close battle between three riders. At the end of the day the battle for top spot was between Bronson Pickett (Go Moto Store Yamaha R3) who took a second and two wins to finish first overall. Second was Adam Parsons (LPB Industries Yamaha R3) with a win in the first race and then two second places. Youngster Jordan White (Go Moto Store Ninja 300) with three third places grabbed the minor podium place. Pickett has a 33 point advantage with one round remaining.
The MCRCWA - BNG 'B' Grade Series was taken out by Tim Boujos (JB Racing Yamaha R6), second was Josh Mathers (JSM Construction WA Yamaha FZR1000) with Scott Pettit (Pro Twin Australia Ducati 1299 Panigale) filling the minor podium place.
The Superbike Championship saw Ex-BSB rider Sam Clarke (Rick Gill Motorcycles Suzuki GSX-R1000) continue with another dominant display, taking three wins on the day and setting a new outright lap record (1:08:162). Adam Senior (Senior Engineering Yamaha R1) was the best of the rest with three second places. Ben Stronach (VRT Signs Yamaha R1) took third for the day with two thirds and a fourth place. Clarke holds a 24 point lead with three races remaining for the 2020 season.
In the Supersport Championship the same three riders occupied the top three spots in each race. Tim Boujos won the first race from Bronson Pickett (Chain reaction Motorcycles Yamaha R6) with 2019 Champion Tommy King (Keen Edge Construction Kawasaki ZX-6) in third spot. In race 2 it was King that took the honours after a race long battle wit Pickett and Boujos third. Race 3 saw Pickett lead until just three corners from home he struck a 'false neutral' and had to settle for second behind King, with Boujos once again in the minor podium position. Going into the final round Pickett holds a 17 point advantage over King and Boujos who are tied on points.
In the Junior State Championship William Wasley (VRT Signs Yamaha R15) won the round with two wins and a second place and also leads the championship by a slender four points. Second on the day was Jayden Martin (Aussie Moto Engineering Yamaha R15) with a third, second and a win in the final race of the day. Calvin Moylan (Major Luck Lottery Centre Yamaha R15) took a fourth and two third places for third outright on the day and also in the championship. Final round for the Juniors will be held on Sunday 18th October at
Wanneroo Kart Track
The final round for all other championships will be at
Wanneroo Raceway
on Sunday 29th November.
Photos and report courtesy John Innes
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The long awaited return to racing for the Motor Cycle Racing Club of WA finally arrived on the 9th August with Round 1 of the revised four round championship held at CollieMotorplex.

There was plenty of enthusiasm around the pits although many riders were keeping an eye on the weather. Approximately 70 riders entered, including several cross entries, for the days racing – great numbers considering the delayed start to the season. Unfortunately, as qualifying began the weather took a turn for the worse, with the wind picking up and the rain getting heavier by the minute. By the time racing commenced the rain was steady with gusty winds and a temperature around 15C. The unpredictable weather conditions caught a few riders out with a couple of the younger riders namely William Wasley and Jayden Martin both sliding out unhurt in qualifying.

When racing commenced it was the GoMoto Store Production Championship with defending champion Bronson Pickett (M&B Rubbish Disposal Yamaha R3) continuing where he left off in 2019 with a strong win. Second was Michael King (BAT Racing KTM RC390) with up and coming star William Wasley (JB Racing Ninja 300) grabbing a strong third place. In the second race it was King who took the win from Jordan White (DJ White Contracting Ninja 300) with Pickett in third place. Hannah Stewart (Lee Mechanical Yamaha R3) was fourth in both races.

The Rick Gill Motorcycles Clubman Series saw Jeff Cameron (Mototech Yamaha R1) take the win, his first in four years from pole position ahead of Paul 'Dickie" Davies (Honda CBR 1000RR) with newcomer Raymond Kleyn (Go Moto ZX-10) in third place.

The Professional Printers Sidecar Championship saw polesitter Jero Joyce/Corey Blackman (RHR Racing) and second on the grid newcomers Paul Joshua/Josh Mathers(RHR Racing) both beaten for the holeshot by Dillan McDermott/Grady Norris from third place on the grid. McDermott/Norris went on to win comfortably in their first competitive outing together, with Joyce/Blackman second and Graeme Evans/Jarrod Scott (RHR Racing) in third place. Joshua/Mathers finished a very creditable fourth place after the six lap race.

The Triton Electrical Superbike Championship saw the return of Sam Clarke (Team RS36 Suzuki GSXR 1000) to WA, following a stint racing in the BSB Championship. Clarke put the bike on pole in a time of 1:26.7890 seconds ahead of Leigh Boujos (JB Racing BMW S1000RR) and Jeff Cameron (OZsteel Design Yamaha R1). In the race Clarke had a minor off at T9 with rider and bike unscathed which allowed Boujos through to take the win ahead of Adam Senior (Senior Engineering Yamaha R1) and Cameron Stronach (Motorcycle Movers Ducati 1299).Clarke finished the race in sixth place salvaging some valuable points.

The Cullys Yamaha Supersport Championship saw Bronson Pickett on pole with a time of 1:32.2800 seconds take the win ahead of Lino Mazzali (JHPM Yamaha R6) with Tim Boujos (JB Racing Yamaha R6) taking the minor placing.

The Senior Engineering Junior Championship saw Jayden Martin (Aussie Moto Engineering Yamaha R15) on pole in a time of 1:47.3750 seconds set on the only lap he did in qualifying 1, and managed to hold on despite his minor off during the session. He went on to win the race from William Wasley (Yamaha R15) and Calvin Moylan (Major Luck Lottery Centre Yamaha R15) in third place. 

Thank you to all of the competitors who supported the event, its great to see everyone back racing again! An even bigger thanks needs to go to out volunteers and officials on the day, especially those who travelled down from Perth and stood out in the weather all day!

Round two will be held at Wanneroo Raceway on the 20th September, with a Tuning and Training event held at the same track the week before, on Saturday 12th September.

Photos and report thanks to Innesphotografix-John Innes




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The Motor Cycle Racing Club of WA would like to welcome GoMoto Store onboard as the 2020 sponsor for our Production State Championship!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Andrew and Krystal have been part of MCRCWA since 2013 when Andrew started racing in the Clubman class.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In 2018 they started GoMoto Store to help the road racing community by supplying them with products designed for road racing at affordable prices.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
GoMoto Store decided that in 2020 they would sponsor the Production Championship as their way of giving back to the Road Racing community, who have helped their business grow to the success it is today.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Please support the businesses that support your club.



The Motor Cycle Racing Club of WA would like to welcome Rick Gill Motorcycles onboard as the 2020 sponsor for our Clubman class.

Like all of us, Rowan and the team at Rick Gill Motorcycles know that a club cannot survive without both volunteers and sponsors. They believe that motorcycle racing supports the motorcycle industry, so it is in their interest to show support to local clubs and riders. 

For a long time Rowan, and Rick (ex club president), have shown their support for our club and riders behind the scenes. We are so happy to have them back involved as a sponsor in 2020.


Support the businesses that support your club. Head into the shop or check out their website.


Following collaboration with Trakdayz, Motor Cycle Racing Club of WA is excited to announce a revised calendar of tuning, coaching and racing, visiting both CollieMotorplex and Wanneroo Raceway!
2020 will see a revamped 4 round State Championship, with two rounds at each circuit! All categories, including beginner and novice classes, will be competing. 
If you have ever thought about racing, why not start now!

Tuning, practice and coaching will be available through Trakdayz and MCRCWA, with the first date available on the 5th July at Wanneroo Raceway!

Book Here:

Championship details to come!

For the latest update from Motorcycling Australia please follow the link below.

Hello MCRCWA members

I hope you all had a relaxing Easter weekend, and are staying healthy and safe.

What a weird time this is?  Even when our track was shut we were still able to socialise with each other.  I hope you are all doing okay, and don’t forget to reach out to the club and your fellow members if you need anything.  MCRCWA is a fantastic club and our members are there to support each other both on and off the track.

Who’s bike is polished and immaculately prepared with all this spare time?  Who’s shed is cleaned out and rearranged . . . at least once already?  Who has found a new project to work on?

There isn’t much to report, but I wanted to give you a brief update on where we are at during this time.

At this point, all events have been cancelled or postponed however, we still have our future dates booked with the WASCC.  As soon as it is deemed safe by the government and Motorcycling Australia, we will reapply for permits and get our riders back on track.  Our championship may need to look a little different this year once the restrictions are removed, but decisions will be made once we have a clearer idea of when we will be allowed to resume racing and training events.

We continue to be in contact with MWA and MA  for updates and will pass on any information as we receive it.  As can be expected, with no racing, permits and reduced membership applications/renewals they have significantly reduced their operating times to work within the current climate, so please be patient if you are trying to contact them.  

The committees will continue to work to keep the club in a stable financial position, streamlining processes and reducing overheads where possible. We are currently speaking to our accountant and getting feedback from MWA/MA to determine if any of the financial support packages could be accessed by the club, however it appears at this stage that we will be ineligible for most of them.  We will continue to explore opportunities as new information is made available.

During the current time of social isolation, working from home, and general immobility, please take every opportunity to keep exercising, eat well, stay in regular communication with your friends and family, and provide support to any that may be finding it tough in these times.  As a community we will get through this.

Until the next update,

Tim Simmons
MCRCWA President

Please see the link below for MA upsated statement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and measures being undertaken to control the spread of the virus.

Motorcycling Australia Statement on COVID-19 update April 14, 2020



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With a range of different options available and a new price structure, there has never been

a better time to become a member of the MCRCWA!


The Australian Superbike Championship and Asia Road Racing Championship return to The Bend in 2020 for International MotoFest.

A celebration of all things on two wheels, International MotoFest will also include a round of the Asia Talent Cup, an exciting addition to the Australian motorbike racing calendar & feeder category to Moto GP!

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 Cobgratulations to all competitors for season 2019 - Well done!



Was held WEDNESDAY NIGHT 11TH DECEMBER and the following members were voted in as office bearers for 2020

The MCRCWA headed to Collie Motorplex on Sunday October 13th for the Penultimate round of the 2019 Hydroquip State Road Racing Championships.  There was plenty of action on this new long track – the first time for many.

Never before in Australia has there ever been a clearer path to beginning a motorcycle racing career than there is now with Motorcycling Australia’s Oceania Junior Cup.

For an amazingly affordable price, junior road racers are able to receive a complete package that enables them to compete on a level playing field.

2020 bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup registrations open

Thanks to Retail outlet partnerships, MCRCWA members now have exclusive

access to every day deals, online and in-store.

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                            for immediate release – May 27, 2019

Long-weekend Action! It’s motorcycle road racing time back at Barbagallo Raceway – this Sunday June 2.  The long anticipated return of the Championships since 2016.  This is the first of five rounds for 2019, with four rounds to be held on the revised circuit layout at Barbagallo Raceway, and the fourth round held on the brand new extended Collie Circuit in the south west.

 Meeting - WEDNESDAY 22nd of May at 6.30pm

In accordance with the Club’s current Constitution (Rule 6e) notice is hereby given of a Special General Meeting to be held as follows;

Date:                   Wednesday 22nd 2019
Location:              Clubrooms, Unit 5, 51 Berriman Drive Wangara 6065
Time:                     6.30pm for a 6.45pm Start

MEDIA RELEASE         15th March 2019


Motorcycle racing has returned in earnest to Barbagallo Raceway Wanneroo on Sunday 10th March with the running of the first motorcycle race day since 2016.  The Monday prior riders participated in a Training/ Tuning Day which was held in extreme conditions with temperatures in the low to mid 40’s.  The addition of the ‘Chicane’ proved to be incident free and many riders said that “It adds something to the track”.  


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As hopefully everyone can appreciate, the MCRCWA Executive is trying to be very diligent to ensure that 2019 is a year that see's the club's financial position improve.  

Australia’s most daring men and women on three wheels will be joining the ASBK for three rounds of the four-round sidecar season, beginning at Wakefield Park in NSW on 22-24 March.
WA Sidecar Team of Jero Joyce and Corey Blackman will be contesting all 4 Australian Championship rounds this year.

        Invitation to all clubs to be a part of the Motorcycling WA Women's Season Opener Celebrating Women in Motorcycling
& International Women's Day Friday 8th March 2019

Come along and join the MWA Women's Committee for a fun night, meet some of our champions, female motorcycle riders, enthusiasts and volunteers, with an opportunity to network and share stories.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the MCRCWA was held Wednesday night 30/1/2019 at the MCRCWA Clubrooms 

Surface complete! Track lovers rejoice, the new surface is down and the 'Bus Stop' chicane for the bikes is in.

Dear Club Members

Final thoughts for 2018, and moving in to 2019...

What a night!  The end of year wind-up in November was an absolutely brilliant cap to what was a disjointed, and longish season for our Club and competitors.

For the latest regarding the return of Motorcycles to Barbagallo.

The MCRCWA Executive comittee invited all 2018 MCRCWA members to an information evening associated with an update on Barbagallo Raceway.

Also on the night the Executive received  feedback / idea's for the 2019 season from club members.

We would like to thank you all for your attendance and sharing your thoughts and look forward to seeing you and the next meeting.

 MCRCWA Executive


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Earlier this week MCRCWA was invited to attend a meeting with the WASCC & MWA.  For the last few weeks the two (WASCC / MWA) have been working collaboratively to identify a way to see racing activities return to Barbagallo. 

Awarded to MCRCWA Club Captain Paul Fildes - a well deserved recipient

From Club President Tim Simmons -----           

As hopefully you are aware if you've seen our previous communications, since February a series of steps have been taken to try and see the return of MA sanctioned motorcycle activities to Barbagallo Raceway.


Huge thanks to Graeme and the GP Wholesale team, along with PirelliMotofor their continuing support of MCRCWA and the WA State Road Racing Championship.

A Message to all interested in riding Australia's best race track - Phillip Island - and not just for racers

MCRCWA working hard in the background.

20th March 2018

A short update to our members. Yesterday afternoon, MCRC were invited to attend the MA track inspection of Barbagallo Raceway. We were there primarily to assist with the discussion surrounding the return of rider training to the track and to field any questions that the inspector may have with respect to the clubs proposal (refer to our past posts).


G’day Members,

On behalf of myself and the Executive team we hope you all had a great festive season. But, not too great that you won’t fit in your leathers. After all, you will be needing them this year as we are going racing, YAY!!

Update to Membership and Motorcycling Community on Barbagallo Raceway

There have been some recent developments which we’d like to share which may help you to understand where things stand at Barbagallo and the resumption of motorcycling activities there.

Download this app and you will always have your virtual licence with you.

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Motorcycle Racing Club of Western Australia

June 6 at 5:17pm ·

It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of the Ridedays WA event that was to occur on the 23rd of June at Barbagallo.

On the 29th of May the WA Sporting Car Club Board met and voted against running an event under the MA Phase 2 Track License due to lack of clarity associated with some of the conditions identified within the Phase 2 License.

Further conversations between MA and the WASCC this afternoon indicate that with further clarification there may be the opportunity to move forward and plan future MCRCWA events at Barbagallo under the MA Phase 2 License. However this is going to take more time than is available to run the event of June the 23rd.

I wish to recognize all the efforts that have been undertaken by the MCRCWA Executive team to try and get this event at Barbagallo Raceway, as well as the availability of the WASCC CEO and MA CEO to have conversations to try and get this off the ground.

I will continue to make every effort to be involved in all discussions to see motorcycle events return to Barbagallo Raceway, as well continue to try and work towards seeing MCRCWA host racing events at the circuit.

Tim Simmons
Motorcycle Racing Club of WA

Barbagallo Update - 1st May 2018

Upon receiving and reviewing the Phase 1 Track license issued for Barbagallo Raceway, and after consulting with all parties (MA , MWA & WASCC), 

the MCRCWA Executive Committee has decided that it is unable to viably operate a Ridedays WA event under the conditions of the Phase 1 license at Barbagallo Raceway.

We have contacted MA seeking clarification on some of the conditions associated with any new license to ensure we understand the operational requirements

associated with running an event under the new track licensing process, and look forward to seeing the Phase 2 Track license being issued soon.

Thanks to the WASCC we still have days booked for 2018, that if the Phase 2 license allows us to viably operate events, will see us returning to Barbagallo Raceway to run Ridedays WA events.

We hope that all parties (WASCC, MA / MWA) continue to communicate with the intent to see racing activities return to the metropolitan venue in the near future.

Tim Simmons
MCRCWA President (on behalf of the MCRCWA Executive Committee)

 Motor Cycle Racing Club of WA Inc

 Affiliated with MWA (Inc)

Unit 5. 51 Berriman Drive, Wangara 6065
TELEPHONE:  (08) 9409 1002      
FAX:   (08) 9309 3574



February 2018

G’day Members,

On behalf of myself and the Executive team we hope you all had a great festive season. But, not too great that you won’t fit in your leathers. After all, you will be needing them this year as we are going racing, YAY!! So, make sure you get your Club membership and race licence squared away ASAP. For those of you that did not race in any other discipline please contact Rick Gill at MWA (9371 5333) to arrange a refund for your unused portion for 2017. You will still need to renew to race in 2018 though, so don’t get caught out.

Racing Update:

Yep, that’s right, we are holding a State Championship again in 2018 over 4 rounds A massive thank you to “Consent 2 Go” for once again being our naming rights sponsor, greatly appreciated and thanks for sticking by us.

Tuning is on Feb 10th & 11th so please book online. Or, if you have last minute plans I’m sure we can take cash on the day.

Round 1 is on Sunday 15th April, with tuning on the 14th so you can get your head into the right frame of mind for the weekend. We have a little break and then round 2 on 5th August, round 3 on 26th August and the final round being the 21st October.

All 4 rounds will be held at the Collie Motorplex. So, whose name is going to be etched into the History books as Champion, and, new lap record holder of the new circuit… don’t let this opportunity pass you by. This is super exciting, and I can’t wait.

Dates available to us are limited, but there is opportunity to get some additional track time with both Trakdayz and HCMC. Supplementary Regulations will be available shortly.

Club Update:

With no racing in 2017 and very few RidedaysWA days the Club’s ability to sustain itself was challenged. The Exec team have been quite prudent and cut costs and expenditure where possible. This, coupled with financial support from MA has seen the Club get through 2017. And, with limited time at Collie in 2018 make no mistake about it, the tough time is not yet over. That said the Club is still strong and will continue to be. Thanks for your backing and support (and keeping the bar flowing, onya Pete).

The Executive team (especially Tim Simmons) has been working on bringing the Club Constitution up to date. A Special General Meeting will be called in a couple of months for its adoption. It’s still a work in progress so please bear with us.

The AGM will be held on 14th March at the Clubrooms in Wangara so please save the date. AGM Notices will be forwarded shortly. 2018 Membership is required to vote on the night, so please take the opportunity of the discount offer available for Memberships up until end of March (Full Member $180 and Associate Member just $50).

Barbagallo Update & Minister Meeting:

During the maintenance shut of Barbagallo Raceway in January the WASCC have moved the wall back at turn 6 (basin) and have placed an arrester bed outside of turn 5 (skyline). These were two areas identified as posing a risk to riders, so that is great news.

At the Ministers Meeting on the 30th January the main topic of discussion was Turn 3. Peter Doyle from MA provided WASCC appointed engineer Steve Brake a draft copy of MA’s updated guidelines. These are not yet locked away as they are currently under engineering review. For the Esses (turn 1 exit to turn 4 entry) Steve Brake spoke of the chicane proposal by Chris Hall not being feasible. The speeds through that section are still considered high by Steve despite some chicanes in place. MA’s Peter Doyle suggested an option at turn 3 would be to move the wall back 40 metres and install an arrester bed. And, if you include an air fence he sees that being suitable for 10+ years. This poses a risk to the WASCC and will greatly impact on spectator viewing area for the Supercars. As well as what was actually under the manmade hill itself. DSR have requested that WASCC get a geotechnical engineer report done on the spectator mound and DSR will arrange a contact for WASCC to use for this task.

I put it to the meeting that the MCRCWA as a promoter can put together administrative controls to address the Turn 3 speed issue for Rider Training only (RidedaysWA & Trakdayz) to return. This was agreed in principle by all and as a viable option by MA & MWA. An action item from that is I have requested the desired speed data from Steve Brake to make our assessment. I will work with Trakdayz, MA & MWA to have this done ASAP. Obviously, any submission will need to be assessed and approved by MA & MWA prior to a permit being issued. Despite the possibility of Rider Training returning under administrative controls it goes without saying that the same cannot be done for racing.

Don’t let this dampen your spirits, it’s actually good news and some progression made. All parties have some action items from the meeting and Minister Murray is damn sure he is going to be on everyone’s case to deliver (he was quite animated about this).

I really do hope to see you all again racing this season. The Collie track does look pretty cool and it is completely different to Barbs, and I for one, see that as exciting. I can’t wait to be able to have a true State Championship across multiple venues.

Take care of each other and ride safe.


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Paul Castling

MCRCWA President.



The work on returning motorcycle activity to Barbagallo Raceway has been progressing well.

 Our contracted engineer Steve Brake of Calibre Consulting has studied the track and designed appropriate modifications to improve safety

July 07, 2017

Motorcycling Australia (MA) is pleased to announce a new, streamlined process that will allow new and existing competition Officials to easily achieve Level 1 Operational Official accreditation, via the online Ridernet platform.


Press Release

How we plan to return Motorcycle activity to Barbagallo Raceway

Outline Plan for Return of Motorcycle Activity Agreed in Principle

In 2016, the Department of Sport & Recreation (DSR) commissioned Mr Chris Hall to conduct a safety audit on Barbagallo Raceway. In his report, Mr Hall identified areas of risk concluding that motorcycle race activity at the Raceway presented an unacceptable risk.

Dear Members,

Firstly, thanks to those 140+ members that have continued to show support for our great club through these trying times. Your support is greatly appreciated.


MCRCWA would like to inform our members and partners on the actual up-to-date position of the return to Barbagallo Raceway for bikes.

Just a quick update, the MA inspection was carried out on Tuesday. This was the regular annual inspection. The inspection report will go to MA Monday as all the run-offs require calculation. We would expect MA to forward the licence and a report to WASCC sometime next week. A consultant will be on site early next week to conduct an independent risk analysis. The independent report will provide a more balanced view on risks at the venue outside of the MA licensing process. MWA are not involved with the consultancy but we understand that it will take into account the DSR report.

Motorcycling, like most sports, relies heavily on the input of volunteers to ensure that race meetings and events continue to run efficiently.

One of the best ways to get up close to the action is to get involved as a volunteer official.

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