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Free Practice Days and Times

Please confirm availability and times with the office.

Corporate bookings take preference : 021 557 1639

Circuit Hire 2018

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Main Circuit Testing Rules 2018

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Practice sessions are as follows:

  • Tuesday       from 4.30 pm till 6 pm – Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 min. (Power Sport A & B Bikes)
  • Wednesday from 4.30 pm till 6 pm – Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 min. (Super Bikes, Clubmans & Classic Bikes)
  • Thursday from 4.30 pm till 6 pm – Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 min. (Super Bikes, Clubmans & Classic Bikes)

POWER SERIES TESTING TIMES SCHEDULE:

Please take note of the updated testing schedule times below.

Practice/Testing Times
Date Day Status Information Purpose
MAY/JUNE/JULY 2018
24 May 2018 Thursday Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
29 May 2018 Tuesday Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
30 May 2018 Wednesday Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
31 May 2018 Thursday Confirmed 16h30 – 18h00 Super Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 minutes Testing
05 June 2018 Tuesday Confirmed 16h30 – 18h00 Powersport Bikes and Cars alternating every 15minutes Testing
06 June 2018 Wednesday Confirmed 16h30 – 17h30 Super Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 minutes Testing
07 June 2018 Thursday Confirmed 13h00 – 18h00 Power Series Practice Practice
12 June 2018 Tuesday Confirmed 16h30 – 18h00 Powersport Bikes and Cars alternating every 15minutes Testing
13 June 2018 Wednesday Confirmed 16h30 – 17h30 Super Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 minutes Testing
14 June 2018 Thursday Confirmed 16h30 – 18h00 Super Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 minutes Testing
19 June 2018 Tuesday Confirmed 16h30 – 18h00 Powersport Bikes and Cars alternating every 15minutes Testing
20 June 2018 Wednesday Confirmed 16h30 – 17h30 Super Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 minutes Testing
21 June 2018 Thursday Confirmed 16h30 – 18h00 Super Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 minutes Testing
26 June 2018 Tuesday Confirmed 16h30 – 18h00 Powersport Bikes and Cars alternating every 15minutes Testing
27 June 2018 Wednesday Confirmed 16h30 – 17h30 Super Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 minutes Testing
28 June 2018 Thursday Confirmed 16h30 – 18h00 Super Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 minutes Testing

In order to make the circuit more available to members and private track hire clients, the
following amendment to the Policy on Testing Sessions has been approved by the
MANCOM and SPORTCOM of the WPMC and is effective from 16 January 2018
1. INTRODUCTION:
a. The Testing Sessions are afforded to members of the WPMC that compete in
Power Series events. Test Sessions are for testing purposes, running in of
engines and bedding in of brakes, etc.
b. All are reminded that there is no medical support on site for these sessions and
no manned marshalling posts, therefore please drive/ride accordingly.
TESTING TIMES AND FEES(Note; Corporate clients would still need to take preference if
so required in order to secure their bookings and so these sessions could be cancelled)
Cost will be R50 per day for all sessions.
Pay at the WPMC admin office and get an appropriate sticker (with the date listed).

Calendar

2018 Killarney Calendar

subject to change without prior notice

For more information please contact the office: 021 557 1639

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May

  • 31 Track School (Afternoon)
  • 19 Power Series Round 3

June

  • 9   Power Series Round 4
  • 23 Track School (Afternoon)

July

  • 14 Power Series Round 5
  • 28 Track School (Afternoon)

August

  • 9   Power Series Round 6
  • 11 Track School (Afternoon)

September

  • 1   Power Series Round 7
  • 22 Extreme Festival Round 7

October

  • 6   Track School (Afternoon)
  • 20 Power Series Round 8

November

  • 4   Killarney Motor Show
  • 10 Track School (Morning)
  • 24 WRX
  • 25 WRX

December

  • 1   Int – SA Historic GP
  • 8   Track School (Afternoon)
  • 15  8 Hour Endurance Short Circuit

 

WPMC Advanced Riding School Dates

WPMC Advanced Riding School Dates

Saturday Riding School dates 2018

23   June         (afternoon)

28   July           (afternoon)

11   August       (afternoon)

6    October      (afternoon)

10  November   (morning)

8    December   (afternoon)

Mid-week track days 2018 (Race licence holders welcome)

31  May           (12:00 – 1600)

19  Sep           (9:00 – 13:00)

For morning sessions the registration starts at 08:00 to 08:30

No entries will be accepted after 08:30

School starts at 09:00 ends 14:00

For afternoon sessions the registration starts at 12:00 to 13:30

No entries will be accepted after 13:30

School starts at 13:30 ends 18:00

NO Race bikes or noisy exhausts allowed.
Current Motorcycle race license holders are not permitted to participate.
Please wear quality protective gear for your own protection

Riders will be required to show a valid drivers licence at registration.

Cost:
R560.00 per rider

Please note although we try our best to keep this updated as much as possible this might change without prior notice

International Racing News

MotoGP Austin: Marquez strolls to sixth straight win

Picture: Gold&Goose

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez made up for his Argentina misdemeanors in the best possible way at Austin, strolling unhindered to a sixth straight win at the Texas track after despatching the challenge of Andrea Iannone on lap one.

Marquez, in his 93rd GP, got into turn one in second place from row two, stalked the Ecstar Suzuki man for ten corners before passing the Italian into turn 12. Iannone tried to fight back two laps later, passing but running wide at turn 11, before Marquez nailed a move and promptly buggered off into the distance, never to be seen again.

Iannone was left to fight off the attentions of the Movistar Yamaha duo and did 50 per cent of the job as Maverick Vinales stuck a pass on him with 14 left to go and upped his pace to go away but by then, Marquez was already four seconds up the road.

Valentino Rossi who, like his team-mate, chose the medium rear tyre couldn’t do anything about the hard rear-equipped Suzuki man and he crossed the line in a lonely fourth place.

Andrea Dovizioso picked up the championship lead by one point after slowly picking his way up to fifth place as Britain’s Cal Crutchlow failed to stay on his LCR Honda, going down at the last corner with 13 left to run. Crutchlow had run wide twice at turn 12 and then asked too much of his medium front Michelin.

Heroic Dani Pedrosa completed 400 corners with his broken wrist to finish in seventh place, one behind Johann Zarco while Jack Miller claimed ninth place after shoving his way past Jorge Lorenzo, who had another disaster.

The former champion was also passed by Tito Rabat and Aleix Espargaro, and ended his day in 11th, while Rabat went on to steal eighth from Miller. Danilo Petrucci, Pol Espargaro, Taka Nakagami and Alvaro Bautista compled the top 15.

Bradley Smith and Scott Redding were next along with Luthi finishing ahead of Crutchlow after he re-mounted – he was also given a 2.7s penalty for cutting a corner.

Franco Morbidelli ended his day behind Xavier Simeon while Alex Rins and Hafizh Syharin both crashed. Karel Abraham retired with his qualifying injuries.

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Assen WorldSBK: Sykes turns personal issues into winning pace

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Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes has been battered by the effects of a triple-title-winning team-mate for three years and personal issues for what he says is about 18-months, but at Assen all the possible negativity was transformed into a race win that Sykes feels he could have had on Saturday.

His pace on both days was race-winning but his early laps and then his final laps on day one were not.
Grinning after winning, and almost tearfully happy, he explained why his nearly-there day one became an emphatic Sykes party day 24 hours later.

“I got into bed last night and I was disappointed with Saturday’s race,” Sykes told bikesportnews.com. “Even my team manager said, “why did you not pass Davies?” Because it was quite impossible – but we saw that today with Krummenacher in WorldSSP. He was about eight tenths faster but when he got to the leaders there it was difficult to pass, he finished second but had the speed to win by a long way.”

The negativity of his problems in his personal life were also used to good effect at Assen, for a change it seems.

“I changed nothing on my bike since Saturday,” said Sykes. “I have had a little bit of a personal battle recently and most of the secret was releasing this back into the race. We have had race winning performance at all the rounds this year. I proved to myself and some other people that the speed is not in doubt.”

He continued on the same theme as he explained how he won with such endless, crushing pace, with no rivals really interfering with his plan for all 21-laps.

“I have not had an easy time in the last 18 months or so,” confirmed Sykes. “Unfortunately in a battle the bike is not behaving how it should be, and I have said to the press that on a clear track it would be different – but people do not believe this outside of racing, or whatever. Last night I knew a little bit of the magic was there.

“I was amazed to see the gap on the pitboard in race two and I am very happy for this today. It is quite emotional and I was quite silent on the slowing down lap for a while, for a number of reasons, both professional and personal. Such a fantastic win especially in Jonathan Rea’s back garden. Really emotional.”

After having to play second fiddle to Rea on track, Sykes also thinks this race could change a few more minds about him closer to home. “Sometimes I am not happy with some of the comments inside the Kawasaki Racing Team, that perhaps come to me about my riding,” said Sykes. “But like I said today, on this Assen circuit that is Jonathan’s circuit, we can out some of those doubters back in the box.”

Sykes was rueful about his missed chance on Saturday, but said a start off the front row then may have been enough for him to make it two. “This weekend could have been and should have been a double,” he said, before explaining why he was not on the first grid row.

“But it is a chain of events. Rinaldi was an absolute dickhead in qualifying. Both of us could have missed both races. On data I was only a tenth off Jonathan, which could have been a front row start and influenced yesterday’s race result. But it is what it is. Today has made up for it.”

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NOISE TESTING FOR ALL COMPETITORS:

All competitors, please note that all motorcycles need to comply to with the Killarney noise limits which is a maximum of 108 dbA’s at 0,5m. Testing is performed according to the procedures contained in the MSA Environmental Code. Appendix 1. The WPMC Sporting committee requires all motorcycles to be tested before being permitted to race.

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2018 Killarney Calendar

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April

  • 28 Track School (Morning)

May

  • 19 Power Series Round 3
  • 31 Track School (Afternoon)

June

  • 9   Power Series Round 4
  • 23 Track School (Afternoon)

July

  • 14 Power Series Round 5
  • 28 Track School (Afternoon)

August

  • 9   Power Series Round 6
  • 11 Track School (Afternoon)

September

  • 1   Power Series Round 7
  • 22 Extreme Festival Round 7

October

  • 6   Track School (Afternoon)
  • 20 Power Series Round 8

November

  • 4   Killarney Motor Show
  • 10 Track School (Morning)
  • 24 WRX
  • 25 WRX

December

  • 1   Int – SA Historic GP
  • 8   Track School (Afternoon)
  • 15  8 Hour Endurance Short Circuit

Class Rules 2018

REGULATIONS & SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE 2017 SOUTH AFRICAN MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

Click on a link to download the specific class rules

Amendment RULE 8.1  – 1000cc REGIONAL MOTORCYCLE CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

MSA Western Cape Regional Circular 65 of 2018

2018 Motorcycle Regulations

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Race Classes 2018

In the Western Cape, we currently run formats that will suit riders of all abilities. The current race classes are listed below, but it is important to know which classes race together, so read carefully:

2018 Race Classes

·Superbikes:

This is a Regional class, and these guys are seriously fast and competitive, and a number of national riders take part in our Regional Championship. The Superbike class consists of 3 sub classes

  • Class A: 1min 14.999 seconds and faster
  • Class B: 1min 15.000 seconds to 1min 19.999 seconds
  • Class X: Riders ineligible for Championship points
  • (Black number on white background)

These classes are currently time based classes, meaning that a rider’s best lap time determines which class he/she participates in. This format allows Superbike riders of different abilities to compete in the same race.

·600cc Supersport:

This is a Regional class for 600cc bikes, but these bikes are all national spec machines. They are limited to modifications stipulated in the national rules.

(Black number on white background)

·Powersport:

This is a Club class and is divided into 3 sub classes

  • Class A: Twin cylinder, four stroke 650cc road based production motorcycles. (Suzuki SV, Kawasaki ER6, Hyosung GT)
  • Class B: Kawasaki Ninja 300 (EX300ADF) Yamaha YZF-R3 KTM RC390
  • Class X: Existing 650’s that do not conform to the 2017 rules will be able to race in Class X for one race day before converting the bikes to the 2017 rules. This class will also be available to Honda CBR500 motorcycles in order to determine which class will be most suitable for these bikes. Please note that this is a non points scoring class.
  • PSP A : (Black number on yellow background)
  • PSP B : (Black number on white background)

This format represents a cost effective way of racing

·Classic Superbikes:

This is a Club class for older model bikes, and although the rules make provision for 3 sub classes

  • Classic Bikes
  • Vintage Superbikes
  • New Era bikes
  • (Black number on white background)

All 3 of these sub classes have combined to form the Classic Superbike class. This means that the results are NOT split into the 3 sub classes.

·Clubman’s Motorcycles:

This is a Club class and is an entry level class for riders on newer bikes, that are not Powersport or Classic Superbike machines, and who do not lap quick enough to allow them to participate in the Superbike classes. This is effectively a feeder class for riders wishing to upgrade to the Superbike classes at a later stage, once their lap times are quick enough. This class runs in the same race as Powersport and Classic Superbikes.

  • Clubmans A: 1 min 19.000 seconds to 1 min 21.999 seconds
  • Clubmans B: 1 min 22.000 seconds and slower
  • Class X       : Riders ineligible for Championship points
  • (Black number on white background)

Rules for these classes available here

 

Contact Details

To inquire about anything related to motorcycle racing on the main circuit at Killarney, please contact the relevant member of the WPMC Motorcycle Section:

  • Chairman –
  • Wayne Arendse 071 866 8399  wayne@wpmcmotorcyles.co.za
  • Vice Chairman / Riders Representative 
  • Lance Jonas 079 8819539
  • Treasurer
  • Lorraine Williams 084 558 6520    lorwil13@gmail.com
  • Riders Representative / Sponsor Liaison 
  •  Dave Enticott 072 611 2327 dave@motorwisecpt.co.za
  • Motorsport SA Representative
  • Wayne Arendse 071 866 8399  wayne@wpmcmotorcyles.co.za
  • Secretary
  • Johan Vosloo   jmvosloo@distell.co.za
  • Webmaster
  • Kevin Spratley k.spratley@hotmail.com

Other Contacts

  • Western Province Motor Club (WPMC)        Tel: +27 21 557 1639
  • Motorsport South Africa (MSA) National       Tel: 086 167 2672
  • Motorsport South Africa (MSA) Cape Town Tel: +27 21 5561026

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