New Cup For ANZAC Battle
January 19, 2017

Aus Jed Metcher and Beau Beaton in 2016

Their rivalry is already legendary on a number of sporting fronts, and now Australia and New Zealand are adding another chapter with the launch of the inaugural FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup, which will be staged at the AMCN International Island Classic at Phillip Island from January 27-29.

Results of the Aussie and Kiwi battles in the International Challenge multi-team event will be counted towards the Cup, and the country which amasses the most points will be crowned the maiden champion.
 
The FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup was launched today by Peter Doyle, FIM Oceania Deputy President and Motorcycling Australia’s CEO.

“In the interest of fostering the rich and lengthy trans-Tasman race history with our fellow motorcycling enthusiasts and competitors from New Zealand, FIM Oceania will for the first time host the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup in 2017 at the AMCN International Island Classic,” said Doyle. 

“The FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup is designed to showcase Aussie and Kiwi competitors in a traditional, friendly rivalry – but for bragging rights of course! The plan is to grow the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup as an annual event.

“We are looking forward to welcoming New Zealand competitors and friends from ‘across the ditch’ on January 27 at the world famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit."
 
Australia's fortunes in the Cup will be determined by Jed Metcher, Chas Hern, Shawn Giles, Alex Phillis, John Allen, Scott Webster, Steve Martin, Cameron Donald and Beau Beaton, and in the Kiwi corner will be Damian Mackie, Damien Kavney, Danny Deste, Glenn Hindle, Roger Gunn, Vince Sharpe, Simon Richards, Duncan Coutts and Pete Byers.
 
Now in its 13th year, the International Challenge (for bikes manufactured between 1973 and 1984) features teams from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, UK and Ireland. As well as looking to reclaim the International Challenge from the UK, the Aussies now have another title to aim for with the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup.
 
For tickets for the AMCN International Island Classic visit www.islandclassic.com.au
 

Australia

Captain:  Rex Wolfenden

No

First Name

Last Name

Make & Model

Year

Cap

2

Chas

Hern

Honda Harris F1

1982

1100

19

Shawn

Giles

Suzuki Katana

1982

1294

20

Alex

Phillis

Suzuki XR69

1982

1177

22

Jed

Metcher

Honda Harris F1

1982

1100

37

John

Allen

Yamaha TZ

1978

750

76

Scott

Webster

Harris XR69

1982

1200

86

Cameron

Donald

Irving Vincent Black Lightning

1978

1300

99

Steve

Martin

Suzuki Katana

1982

1294

186

Beau

Beaton

Irving Vincent Black Lightning

1978

1300


New Zealand

Captain:  Duncan Coutts

No

First Name

Last Name

Make & Model

Year

Cap

6

Damian

Mackie

Yamaha TZ750

1978

750

10

Damien

Kavney

Suzuki XR69

1982

1260

46

Danny

Deste

Honda CB1100R

1980

1155

50

Glenn

Hindle

Suzuki XR69

1980

1170

107

Roger

Gunn

Suzuki GSX1100SD

1982

1294

146

Vince

Sharpe

Harris Suzuki XR69

1981

1280

211

Simon

Richards

Suzuki Katana

1981

1260

335

Duncan

Coutts

Kawasaki KZ 1200

1982

1200

427

Pete

Byers

Suzuki GSX

1982

1100

 
Stay up to date with the epic battle by checking in on the Motorcycling Australia website, like the MA Facebook pages, and follow @motorcyclingaustralia on Instagram.

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