Monday, February 3


FROM 1979 to 1987, Swann Insurance sponsored an international motorcycle circuit racing series in Australia. 

Now, after a break of 26 years, Swann Insurance has taken on the naming rights for the Terry O'Neill promoted six round 2014 Australasian Superbike Championship.

At this point there is no word of a round in New Zealand.

The last time O'Neill brought his series to New Zealand was at Pukekohe in November 2000, so there is a chance that in 2015 we will see a round in New Zealand.

For New Zealand riders interested in racing in an Australian series that does not require them to travel to Perth, Darwin of Launceston in Tasmania, here are the dates:

2014 Australasian Superbike Championship Series Calendar

Round 1:   March 14-16, Wakefield Park Raceway New South Wales
Round 2:   May 16-18, Mallala Raceway,  South Australia
Round 3:   June 27-29, Queensland Raceway, Queensland
Round 4:   August 1-3,  Winton Raceway, Victoria

Round 5:   September 12-14, Wakefield Park, New South Wales

The official press release follows:

Official ARTRP Press Release 12:00 pm Monday 3rd February 2014

Australian Road & Track Rider Promotions Presents

The 2014

History has a habit of repeating itself and in 2014 it will happen again when the company that lent its name to the most successful race series in Australian road racing history once again lends its name to a series that is growing and showcasing the country’s best racers.

Australian Road & Track Rider Promotions are very pleased to announce that the major naming rights sponsor for the 2014 Australasian Superbike Championship will be Swann Insurance, a company with a long pedigree in backing winners.

Terry O’Neill the managing director of ARTRP commented “In the 1980s Australia had a motorcycle race series that any country would have been proud to have as its own, it was affectionately called the Swann Series.  I watched Swann Series races on TV with the likes of Gardner, Magee, Dowson and many other great Aussie legends all going head to head.  Step forward to today and once again Australian motorcycle road racing is blessed with an over abundance of great racing talent that provides exciting and close racing like the Swann Series of old.”

O’Neill added: "Not since the '80s has Swann Insurance lent its name to a road race series and we know the importance of this history, so we will be endeavouring to run the biggest and best race series this country has seen since, so once again people will talk affectionately about the Swann Series.”

Paul Ayton, General Manager, Swann Insurance said “Swann Insurance is pleased to become the major naming rights sponsor for the 2014 Australasian Superbike Championship. This initiative will further strengthen our commitment and involvement to the broader motorcycling community, and we look forward with anticipation to an exciting 2014 racing calendar”

The 2014 Swann Series will compete in four States and have six rounds. The first round of Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship kicks off at Wakefield Park Raceway in country NSW on Sunday the 16th March and we invite everyone in New South Wales to come along and once again witness great Australian Superbike road racing action.

For more information on the Swann Series head to or check us out on our facebook page Australian FX-Superbike Championship or contact us in office hours on 02 48 235 711.

Terry O’Neill.
Managing Director
Australian Road & Track Rider Promotions Pty Ltd
Locked Bag 2002
Goulburn 2580, NSW Australia
Ph: 02 48 235 711  Fax: 02 48 235 744
Mobile: 0419 448 452