Sunday, October 18

DIRT TRACK AT OZ GP

In past years the Australian MotoGP event has also hosted mini-supercross events at a very tight track built at the back of Lukey Heights.

This year this was replaced by dirt-track racing on a purpose built track approximately 220 metres around.  This was dubbed the Troy Bayliss Invitational GP but it attracted only a small entry.

The circuit was more like an American short-track but whereas AMA short track bikes run without front brakes, the machines being raced at Phillip Island had both front and rear brakes.

AMA Grand National Champion Jared Mees was in attendance racing a Honda CRF450 and in practice on Friday was struggling to get to grips with using brakes on a very tight little track.