Suzuki GSX-R125 Latest Commuterlite Challenger
Will this be the bike to topple the all conquering Hondas?
Honda CBR125's have won all the Commuterlite Championships both PRO and AM since the Commuterlites class was launched in 2011.
The Hondas have also won 6 out of 7 One Hour Enduro's with the Yamaha Of Steve Kairl and Lorraine Stewart pinching a win in 2015.
BRA Promotion Stand at 2018 IFOS
As in previous years of the IFOS and Barry Sheene Festival of Speed the Bucket Racing Associations display stand was a busy meeting point for people interested in starting racing or just interesed in what Bucket and Historic racing is all about.
Bikes from all Bucket classes were on display as well as a P6 Historic Honda RS125.
Information pamphlets and application forms for Bucket Racing and Historic racing were available. Enthuastic club members were on hand to answer any questions.
MITAS tyres were on display, Mitas Race Tires the winning edge.
Start Bucket Racing
Round One of 2018 Bucket Racing Championship
Round One Wakefield Park 2018 a brief report.
Showery weather made for an exciting first round at Wakefield Park with plenty of spills in the tricky slippery conditions. A number of new riders acquitted themselves well on their introduction to Bucket racing.
Championships got off to a great start and looks like a great Year of racing ahead on this Thirtieth Year of Bucket Racing.
With the weather alternating between showers and sunshine, conditions were constantly changing. In race two a sudden shower fell on one side of the track catching out a number of riders even a few experienced ones going down bringing out the red flag.
As the race was into the last lap it was declared.
Round One Podiums and points
Thirty Years of Bucket Racing
1988 to 2018
In 2018 The Bucket Racing Association of NSW will be celebrating it thirtieth Anniversary. It seems like only a short while ago we were celebrating the 25th Anniversary, how time flies.
How many bike racing series have come and gone in the past thirty Years you may ask. The World Superbike class is also celebrating 30 year of existance with Bucket Racing but they represent opposite ends of the spectrum with WSBK using bikes built regardless of cost and ridden by elite level riders. At the other end of the spectrum you have small capacity in many cases home brewed motorcycles lovingly built by their owners under sensible rules to maintain a reasonable level playing field. Riders age varies from 16 to they won't say.
Typical of the dicing in
Bucket racing, always close and a lot of fun.
Here #78 Mark OToole (Honda CBR125) leads #23
Blair Briggs (Honda CBR125), #40 Richard Cook
(Honda CBR125), #131 Rez Pulido (Honda CBR125)
and #3 Peter Lindsay (Honda CBR125). Racing is
always close with positions changing corner to