RACING: Queensland rider Ryan Yanko will be in action at Morgan Park this weekend.
RACING: Queensland rider Ryan Yanko will be in action at Morgan Park this weekend. William Course Photography

Epic race meet ahead as Bears comes to town

MOTORSPORT: Southeast Queensland rider Ryan Yanko will be one to watch as three major events are held on the one weekend at Morgan Park Raceway.

Yanko will compete in a round of BEARS (British European American Racing and Supporters) at Morgan Park this weekend.

He will be riding a Ducati on a weekend when speeds of more than 240km/h will be reached on the 3km main track at Morgan Park Raceway.

Japanese-made bikes are not part of the BEARS weekend.

This weekend will be round 2 of the BEARS Australia Motor Racing Series this year.

The first round was at Mt Gambier (SA) and future rounds are at Hidden Valley (NT), Phillip Island (Vic), St George (NSW) and Broadford (Vic).

The weekend will also include the Queensland Historic Championships, which includes bikes in all categories.

Old bikes of any make or country of origin are welcome to race in the historics.

A round of the Australian Sidecar Championships will also be held with 19 entries.

The weekend is being organised by the Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland.

President Simon Dixon said there were 150 nominations overall with between 60 and 70 for both the BEARS and historic classes.

"Forty volunteers will be helping out, including Warwick and District Sporting Car Club committee member Cyril Brown,” Dixon said.

"Our club has arranged for the Warwick Lions Club to be on the gate and collect $5 per person who comes to the Masters of Morgan Park on Saturday and Sunday,” he said.

"All the money raised will go to the Drought Relief Appeal.

Friday is practice and free for spectators.

Qualifying and racing is Saturday and racing all day Sunday.

After this weekend it will be back to car racing on May 24-26 when there are two days of racing by 24 Hours for Lemons.



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