200 riders will compete for the state’s highest – and oldest – accolades at the 2013 VHRRC on April 6-7.
VINTAGE bikes without brakes, and Harleys that can reach speeds of well over 150 kmph, will be on show when over 200 riders compete for the state’s highest – and oldest – accolades at the 2013 Victorian Historic Road Racing Championships at Broadford’s State Motorcycle Sports Complex on April 6-7.
The Historic Motorcycle Racing Association of Victoria will be presenting an event-packed program for two days and Solos from all eras will compete over four legs for the coveted Victorian Historic Road Racing Championships. The always-popular Sidecar handicap races will also ensure non-stop action throughout the weekend.
HMRAV vice-president David Philpots is expecting a huge turnout, both with riders and spectators, this weekend: “The hand-shift Harleys and Indians will be really popular. The guys who ride them need to change hands to change the foot clutch, and they’ve got no brakes as well, which always makes it interesting,” David said.
Up to three records were broken at last year’s Victorian Historic Road Racing Championships. Peter Forkes broke two lap records on his 1980 Honda RSW 125 in the 125cc Forgotten Era class and Garth Francis and Paul Kenny recorded a 1:16.322 on a 1960 TriBSA 750 in the Unlimited Classic Sidecars. David expects even faster racing – be it gentlemanly competition – will light up Broadford this weekend.
“HMRAV club champion Stan Mutcha will be riding his Indian in the hand-shift class – he’s always the man to beat. He’s also bought himself an 8-valve Indian Altoona.
“It can reach speeds of well over 150 kmph. It’s a rocket,” David added.
There will be a big field of Classic Sidecars, Manx Nortons, Triumph Thunderbirds, Vincents, Ariels, Matchless, AJS, Royal Enfields, BSAs, Honda CBs, Yamaha TZs, Kawasaki Zs, Suzuki GSXs, and many more iconic makes and models.
“We’ve got new pits at Broadford, which we’re really rapt about. Spectators always seem to turn-out in their droves too,” David added.
There will be lots of camaraderie between riders, spectators and officials and families are more than welcome to attend.
Camping is available at the track with full-catering, bar facilities, and movies on Saturday night. Tickets for the weekend: Family: $35, Single: $25; Sunday: Family: $25, Single: $15, Camping: $10.
Racing will start at 9am on Saturday at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex at Broadford located on Strath Creek Road, off the Hume Freeway. For more information please visit www.hmrav.org.