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Racing to new level with the motorcycles in Warwick

NEED FOR SPEED: Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland vice-president Simon Dickson will compete in the production class at Morgan Park Raceway this weekend.
NEED FOR SPEED: Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland vice-president Simon Dickson will compete in the production class at Morgan Park Raceway this weekend. Wayne Reed

MOTORCYCLE RACING: A record number of riders will start in this weekend's Southern Downs Road Race Series at Morgan Park Raceway.

Motorcycle Sportsmen of Queensland vice-president Simon Dickson said there were 150 nominations - 20 more than at any road race meeting in the past decade.

"There are a lot of riders from central and north Queensland, as well as New South Wales and Victoria, and the usual strong numbers from south-east Queensland,” he said.

"It is the first round of the series so everyone is keen to have a ride on the resurfaced track. I expect track records to be broken this weekend.”

Gold Coast pair Corey Turner and Mitchell Paynter will be two of the riders to watch in the Southern Downs Road Race Series.

"Corey raced for a number of years in Spain, while Mitchell is back after a year off,” Dickson said.

"The GP Juniors Cup of Australia Series will move to Warwick this weekend, with 16 riders from around Australia.”

The opening two rounds of this historic new racing series were at Wakefield Park (NSW) and Winton (Vic). Series leader Tom "Tom-E-Gun” Edwards from Swansea (NSW) leads the GP Juniors Cup going into the weekend.

The 15-year-old is the most experienced rider in the field after contesting the Asia Talent Cup last year on a standard Honda 250cc Moto3 machine.

Many riders who compete this weekend will return on August 5-6 in the run-up to the Australian Superbike Championships in Warwick on August 25-28.

Qualifying rounds are on this morning, with racing this afternoon and tomorrow. Admission is free.

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