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2011 Barry Sheene Festival of Speed set for April 1-3

Submitted by on February 21, 2011
The Barry Sheene Festival of Speed will once again be held at Eastern Creek International Raceway in April 2011. This time it will NOT be over Easter weekend as that clashes with too many other events. So for 2011, it will be on Friday / Saturday / Sunday 1st/2nd/3rd April.

For 2011, an international flavour will be at the forefront of the racing with a large contingent of solos and sidecars will be heading across the Tasman from New Zealand to contest the races. As well as that, we will also have 2 time world endurance champion Warwick Nowland competing on the same HHRacing P&M Formula 1 Kawasaki that he used to set a new P5 Unlimited lap record. Warwick will once again be locking horns with Robbie Phillis, who this time will be riding a new Suzuki Katana P5 race bike prepared by TRex in Melbourne. This new bike should make him even more competitive than before. Add to that plenty of other fast local riders and interstate riders that are expected to be present such as Mr TRex himself Rex Wolfenden. Leo Cash, Lauris Fyffe and Keith Higgs on the sister HHRacing P&M to the one being ridden by Warwick.

We are expecting over 250 riders on over 300 bikes to  contest the event to celebrate the life of Barry Sheene a motorcycling legend of the 70′s & 80′s. Other activities over the weekend include  Show ‘n’ Shine, lots of Trade/Club displays, spectator laps and much more!!

Historic and Pre-Modern Racing

With over 250 competitors and 300 bikes competing there’ll be close and action packed racing all the way through the field. Period 3 Classic (1946 – 1962), Period 4 Post Classic (1963 – 1972), Period 5 Forgotten Era (1973 – 1980), New Era (1981 – 1989), Pre Modern (1990 – 1995) and Sidecars will represent over 60 years of motorcycle racing from hand shift Indians up to the chest thumping beasts of the Forgotten Era class through to the Superbikes of the 80s and 90s with exotic two stroke GP machinery scattered in between

The Festival of Speed

The Barry Sheene Festival of Speed is much more than just a motorcycle race. It’s a celebration of the life of Barry Sheene and the spirit of motorcycling. Warwick Nowland, 2 times World Endurance Champion, Robbie Phillis and other stars from years gone by will be in attendance at the event. There’ll be many more attractions over the weekend. Have a look at the news section to see the latest news and events planned for this weekend.

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