Sarah Courtney,Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events
Tasmania is recognised nationally and internationally for delivering a range of events, reinforcing our strong brand and providing significant economic and social benefits to our State.
I’m pleased to announce that the Australian Superbikes will be returning to Tasmania, for the first time since 2015, for one round of the 2021 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship.
The Australian Superbike Championship is the premier national road racing championship and it is very exciting for Tasmanians to again have the opportunity to see them racing in our State.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is investing $150,000 in funding through the Events Tasmania Major Event Partnerships Program to assist with transport costs across Bass Strait for interstate competitors.
It is anticipated that nearly 1,000 participants and support crew will travel to Tasmania to participate in races across categories, from the Oceana Junior Cup, for riders aged between 11 to under 16 years, through to the Australian Superbike category featuring some of the largest capacity motorcycles currently available on the domestic market.
The 2021 Tasmanian event is scheduled to occur from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 November 2021 and will include early bird ticket promotions, local community venue activation and public signing sessions, VIP Pitlane walk programs and a trade alley expo.
The last time a round of the Australian Superbike Championship was held in Tasmania, at Symmons Plains Raceway, the event attracted more than 4,000 attendees.
The event will receive great exposure for Tasmania as it will be televised across Australia and into Asia via Foxsport and SBS.
The Australian Superbikes Championship is another example of how the Government and Tasmanian event organisers are working together to support and safely reactivate the event sector in line with the Safe Events and Activities Framework to ensure Tasmanians can keep doing the things they love.