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International & Australian Motorcycle Racing Calendars

International GP calendar
Year 2000
March 19 South Africa - Welkom
April 2 Malaysia - Sepang 
April 9 Japan Suzuka
April 30 Spain - Jerez de la Frontera
May 14 France - Le Mans 
May 28 Italy - Mugello
June 11 Catalunya 
June 24 Netherlands - Assen
July 9 Great Britain - Donington Park
July 23 Germany - Sachsenring 
August 20 Czech Rep - Tchèque Brno 
September 3 Portugal Estoril - tbc 
September 17 Valenciana - SPA Valencia 
October 7 Brazil - Jacarepaguá
October 15 Japan Twin Ring - Motegi 
October 29 Australia - Phillip Island

Year 2001 (provisional)
April 4-Suzuka, Japan; 
April 22-Welkom, South Africa; 
May 6-Jerez, Spain; 
May 20-Le Mans, France; 
June 3-Mugello, Italy; 
June 17- Catalunya, Spain; 
June 30-Assen, Holland; 
July 15-Donington Park, UK; 
July 29-Sachsenring, Germany; 
August 26-Brno, Czech Republic; 
September 9-Estoril, Portugal; 
September 23-Valencia, Spain; 
October 7-Jacarepagua, Brazil; 
October 21-Motegi, Japan; 
October 28-Phillip Island, Australia
November 11-Sepang, Malaysia.

International Superbike Calendar
Year 2000
April 2 South Africa - Kyalami
April 23 Australia - Phillip Island
April 30 Japan - Sugo
May 14 Britain - Donington Park
May 21 Italy - Monza
June 4 Germany - Hockenheim
June 18 San Marino - Misano
June 25 Spain - Valencia 
July 9 USA - Laguna Seca
August 6 Britain - Brands Hatch
September 3 Netherlands - Assen
September 10th Germany - Oschersleben
October 8 - tba 
October 15 Italy - Imola 

Australian Race Calendar 2000

Shell Advance Australian Superbike Championship: Rd2 May 7, Winton (Vic); Rd3 Jun 4, Ipswich (Qld); Rd4 Aug 27, Eastern Creek (NSW); Rd5 Sep 10, Phillip Island (Vic); Rd6 Oct 8, Wanneroo (WA); Rd7 Oct 15, Mallala (SA).

Yamaha Formula Xtreme Tri-State: Rd2 Apr 23, Bathurst (NSW); Rd3 May 21, Broadford (Vic); Rd4 Jul 16, Lakeside (Qld); Rd5 Aug 13, Oran Park (NSW).

Aprilia RS250 Challenge 2000: Rd2 May 21, Broadford (Vic); Rd3 Jul 16, Lakeside (Qld); Rd4 Aug 13, Oran Park (NSW).

WA State Championship Rd2 May 21; Rd3 Jun 25; Rd4 Aug 6; Rd5 Nov 12.

Queensland State Championship: Rd2 May 13-14, Lakeside; Rd3 Jul 29-30, Queensland Raceway. Contact Sheralyn, (07) 3262 6677.

Territory Challenge: Jul 15-16, Hidden Valley (NT). Contact Joan, (08) 8985 3636, or Geoff, (08) 8981 9665.

Master of Mac Park: Dec 30-31, Mt Gambier (SA).

RB Imports Series: Rd3 July 30, Eastern Creek (NSW); Rd 4 Sep 17, Oran Park (NSW). Contact Keith Greentree, tel (02) 4677 1696.

Clubman Teams Relay Race: Jun 4. Contact Keith Greentree, tel (02) 4677 1696.
Victorian Historic Championship: Nov 25-26, Broadford.

Post Classic Racing Association of NSW: Rd1 Apr 1, Oran Park; Rd2 May 13, Eastern Creek; Rd3 Jun 25, Oran Park; Rd4 Sep 24, Wakefield Park; Rd5 Nov 19, Oran Park. Contact Richard, tel (02) 9822 5651.

NSW Post-classic and Forgotten Era Championships and Bucket Challenge: Jul 15-16, Oran Park. Contact Richard, tel (02) 9822 5651.

Victorian Interclub Road Race Series: Rd2 Jul 2, Phillip Island; Rd3 Sep 24, Broadford; Rd4 Oct 22, Winton. Contact Bunty Laing, tel (03) 9598 4671.

MCRC NSW Club Championship: Rd2 May 14, Oran Park; Rd3 Jul 2, Oran Park; Rd4 Oct 8, Oran Park; Rd5 Nov 18, Eastern Creek.

Supercross Masters: Rd4 Jun 24, Adelaide (SA); Rd5 Jun 25, Adelaide; Rd6 Jul 22, Brisbane (Qld); Rd7 Jul 23, Brisbane; Rd8 Aug 12, Melbourne (Vic); Rd9 Aug 13, Melbourne; Rd10 Nov 25, Sydney (NSW); Rd11 Nov 26, Sydney.

Australian Motocross Championship: Rd2 May 28, Crystalbrook (SA); Rd3 Jun 11, Coastal Park (WA); Rd4 Jul 16, Tivoli (Qld); Rd5 Aug 5, Broadford (Vic); Rd6 Sep 10, Oran Park (NSW).

Thumper Nationals: Rd1 May 7, Geelong (Vic); Rd2 (Non-Pro) Jun 4, Albury (NSW); Rd3 Jun 18, Mannam (SA); Rd4 Jul 9, Conondale (Qld); Rd5 Jul 30, Bathurst (NSW); Rd6 Aug 20, Traralgon (Vic); Rd7 Oct 8, Picton (NSW).

Manjimup 15,000: Jun 4, Manjimup (WA).
Victorian Motocross Championship: Rd1 Apr 30, Broadford; Rd2 Jul 2, Rosebud; Rd3 Aug 27, Swan Hill; Rd4 TBA.

Victorian Junior Motocross Championship: Rd2 May 20-21, Toolleen; Rd3 Jun 10-11, Maffra.
Shell Advance/Sunshine State (Qld) MX Series: Rd5 May 7, Bundaberg; Rd6 May 28, Warwick; Rd7 Jun 11, Laidley; Rd8 Jun 25, Ipswich.

Yamaha Qld Motocross Series: Rd1 April 22-23, Townsville; Rd2 April 29-30, Rockhampton; Rd3 May 20-21, Ipswich.

Honda Qld Supercross Championship: Rd1 Oct 21, Townsville; Rd2 Oct 28, Mackay; Rd3 Nov 11, Archerfield.

Kawasaki ThunderX Series (Qld): Rd1 Jun 4, Gladstone; Rd2 Aug 6, Echo Valley; Rd3 Aug 27, Hervey Bay; Rd4 Sep 17, Mundubbera; Rd5 Oct 1, Ipswich.

Suzuki South-East Qld MX Series: Rd1 July 29-30, Oxley; Rd2 Aug 19-20, laidley; Rd3 Sep 9-10, Kilcoy; Rd4 Sep 23-24, TBA; Rd5 Oct 7-8, Reedy Creek.

Australian Junior Motocross Champs: 
Jul 9, Oakdale (NSW).

Australian Dirt Track Championship: Oct 15, Gunnedah (NSW).

NSW Dirt Track Championship: Rd1 May 28, Gunnedah; Rd2 Aug 6, Richmond River; Rd3 Oct 1, Taree.
Victorian Dirt Track: meetings last Sun monthly, Reg Hunt Park, Broadford. Bill Clough, tel (03) 9842 1114.

Australian Classic Dirt Track Championship: Sep 16-17, Coffs Harbour (NSW).

Australian Junior Dirt Track Championships: Sep 23-24, NSW.

NSW Enduro Championship: Legs 1 and 2, Jul 22-23, Warrumbungles; Legs 3 and 4, Aug 12-13, Bulahdelah.

NSW Junior Enduro Championship: Rd2 May 28, Bathurst; Rd3 Jun 25, Cooma; Rd4 Jul 16, Bulahdelah.

NSW Grand National Cross Country Championship: Rd2 Apr 16, Singleton; Rd3 May 21, Guyra; Rd4 Jun 4, Kempsey.

Australian (U16) Championships: Jul 2, Darwin (NT).
Australian Long Track Championship: Oct 22, Shepparton (Vic).
Bathurst 2000 Longtrack Open: Nov 4, Bathurst (NSW).

Australian Observed Trials Championship: Oct 1, Mt Tamborine (Qld).

Queensland Trials Championship: Jun 11-12, Upper Laceyís Creek (via Dayboro). Contact Don, (07) 3261 4493.

NSW Observed Trials Championhip: Rd2 May 14, Denmen; Rd3 Jul 2, Cheesemans Road; Rd4 Aug 20, Pacific Park.

Finke Desert Race: Jun 10-11.
Australian Safari: Aug 20-27.

Australian rally calendar 2000

JULY 8-9, 2000 
Icicle Ride: all night navigational ride. Starts midnight, Mobil servo, cnr Western Hwy and Derrimut Rd, Rockbank. Finishes in Melbourne. Cost $20 rider/$15 pillion (includes refreshments en-route and breakfast). Entries to: BMWMCC Vic Inc, PO Box 2298, Richmond Sth, Vic 3121.

JULY 14-16, 2000 
Wogs in the Bush: at Mia Mia 70km, west of Mackay, Qld. Signposted from Mirani. Campsites, basic food and beer, plus gymkhana. Cost $12 (kids under 15 free). No cars, dogs, glass, dickheads or attitudes allowed. For more details, tel (07) 4954 6798 or email:

AUGUST 4-6, 2000
Hat Rally: to be held at usual site 3km from Araluen, sign-posted from Braidwood. APEX catering, firewood and water on site. Includes Best Hat Award. Cost $10/$12 late. Call Al Sellick, tel (02) 6297 5412 (AH).

OCTOBER 5-8, 2000 
Centre Oz Rally: at Alice Springs Showgrounds. Campgrounds, toilets, hot showers, cooking facilities and meals on site (Fri), full bar facilities. Gymkhana and usual awards, live band plus much more. Henley on Todd dry river regatta Sat, scenic ride Sun. Entry $20 ($50 per family) incl badge and four days camping. Entries to: NT Motorcycle Assoc, PO Box 3359, Alice Springs, NT 0871. Contact Mick, tel (08) 8952 6485.

Honda Riders Club of Australia annual rally. This year its's at Batemans Bay in sunny NSW, where you should be wary of the local parking nazis. Otherwise a great place to visit and the event usually turns on plenty of entertainment along with demos rides etcetera. See you local dealer.

NOVEMBER 6-December 1 
The Great Honda Road Ride. This leaves from the HRCA Rally and does a loop of the country. You're able to do the whole thing, or just join in varying sections. Again, see your dealer for details.

NOVEMBER 7-10, 2000 
Ducati Turismo 2000: start Sydney, finish North Coast of NSW (full details not finalised as yet). Includes a number of activities and displays including tech seminars, test rides, a concours event, formal dinner and much more. For further details contact Steve Reeves at NF Importers, tel (02) 9748 7833.

Triumph Rally, Jindabyne, NSW. This is a big event, which takes over one of the major resorts up in the Snowy Mountains. A great excuse to get in among some of the world's best riding territory and the brand usually uses this to show off a new model. See you local dealer.

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