The Championships

Date

Saturday 26. October 2019

Be a #rockytrailracer at the first Shimano MTB Grand Prix Championships and join fellow mountain bikers for a ‘seriously fun’ racing experience! You’ll be in for classic cross-country lap racing at its best!

For the first time in the Shimano MTB Grand Prix history the series will conclude its racing season with a standalone Championship event and the Awaba MTB Park has been selected as the inaugural venue – singletrack fun and exciting racing action guaranteed! There are great trails to explore also for the little shredders with kids and junior trails at Awaba MTB Park – bring the whole family for the perfect riding and racing weekend getaway!

The racing format will be similar to the other GPs with the difference that a Champion will be crowned and you are not racing for points towards the series.

Race on Saturday, explore on Sunday! At Awaba MTB Park singletrack fun and exciting racing action is guaranteed for everyone! There are great trails to explore also for the little shredders with kids and junior trails – bring the whole family for the perfect riding and racing weekend getaway close to Lake Macquarie and the metropolitan buzz and the beautiful beaches in nearby Newcastle!

For more details about the series, visit the overview page.

Location

The trails are managed by the Forestry Corporation and built and maintained by the Hunter MTB Association.
Camping is allowed at this venue.

Schedule

Friday
All day The track is marked and you can practice on it but we won’t have any services (marshalls, first aid) in place

Saturday
7:00-8:00 am Registration open to pick up your number plate.
8:45am Rider briefing, be race ready.
9:00am Race start – FAST GP + FURIOUS GP
approx. 11:00am Kids race
1:00pm Race finish – FAST GP
2:00pm Ceremony – FAST GP
4:00pm Race finish – FURIOUS GP
5:00pm Ceremony – FURIOUS GP