Wednesday, November 16

PRIZE-MONEY BOOST FOR TRI-SERIES

New Zealand road-racing's annual Tri-Series kicks off at Hampton Downs on Saturday December 10 with subsequent rounds at Manfield a week later followed by the 59th running of the famous Cemetery Circuit in Wanganui, on Boxing Day.

The 2010 edition eclipsed all expectations, and this year will be no different with $30,000 prizemoney up for grabs!

Heading the F1 Superbike class is defending three-time Suzuki Tri-Series champion Andrew Stroud and his Suzuki GSX-R1000 with competition expected to come from BM W S 1000 RR rider Sloan Frost, Kawasaki ZX-10R pilot Nick Cole (Kawasaki), Suzuki star Craig Shirriffs and Honda CBR1000RR pair Hayden Fitzgerald and Ryan Hampton.

Wellington’s Glen Skachill l(Suzuki GSX-R600) looks a good bet in F2 600 Sport, a class which has also attracted entries from current NZ 600 Supersport champion Dennis Charlett and fellow Suzuki rider Karl Morgan as well as young gun Jadden Hassan and fellow-international rider Avalon Biddle.

Australian Motorcycle News sports editor Rennie Scaysbrook is also entered to race a GSX-R600 at Wanganui for a first-hand experience of NZ street racing.

Other classes running over the three meetigns are Supermoto, F1 Sidecars, F3 Sportbikes, Post Classics and BEARS.

Organiser Allan Willacy says the series will have delayed TV coverage on TV1, plus Sky Sport is covering all three rounds with a highlights package for Hampton Downs and Manfield, with full coverage at Wanganui. 

Live streaming for a worldwide audience will also be available via the cemeterycircuit.co.nz website.

Early-bird tickets to see the action are now available at www.cemeterycircuit.co.nz.

2011 Suzuki International Tri-Series Schedule;

Rnd 1: Hampton Downs, December 10

Rnd 2: Manfeild, December 17

Rnd 3: Wanganui Cemetery Circuit, December 26