Asia Road Racing Championship will go to Korea. Korea is one of the commercially strongest Asian countries and its motorcycle industry is experiencing an incredible development. This makes the country a perfect venue for a new ARRC Round and the place to host it is Yeongnam, a circuit which had been visited by Formula 1 in the recent past. The event will take place from 9th to 11th August 2019.
ARRC has been growing year after year and now this championship plays a crucial role in developing motorcycle racing in Asia. 2019 Calendar is yet to be announced, but it will include races in Thailand, India, Indonesia, Japan (Suzuka) and Australia, with the latter entering ARRC in the current season.
Korean welcome is not the only change waiting for Asia Road Racing in 2019, because the championship will also have the brand new Superbike class, named ASBK1000. Technical regulation will follow the Superstock one, which is already used in EWC and national championships such as Australian Superbike. Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki have already confirmed their strong commitment in the series.
Two Wheel Racing, society promoting ARRC, wants to bring to ASBK1000 also European manufacturers and riders and they’re already working hard to make Asia Road Racing field even more international.
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