BSB and TT stars head for Wannerroo

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Top British racers are in Australia this weekend for the 2009 Kings of Wannerroo International.

Headlining the entry are WSB starJonathan Rea and former MotoGP man Jeremy McWilliams while MSS Kawasaki’s Simon Andrews plus Relentless by TAS Suzuki duo Ian Lowry and Alastair Seeley top the BSB contingent along with roads men Guy Martin, Keith Amor, Conor Cummins, Ryan Farqhuar and Ian Lougher.

In this, the second annual running of the ‘Kings’ at Barbagallo Raceway Wanneroo, the Brits all ride locally-provided 1000cc machines in the ‘production superbike race’ and will line up against top Aussies on similar bikes.

It’s only the third time in the history of motorcycle road racing in Western Australia that such a large number of international competitors will compete at the track. 

In 1972 it was the Pan Pacific Series finale that came to Perth featuring five internationals.

Last year there were nine internationals joined by the Australian Superbike Champion Glenn Allerton – who was the inaugural winner of the Kings International for 2008. This year there are 12 internationals.

The three-day meeting starts on Friday with free practice, followed by qualifying on Saturday with three international Kings races on Sunday.

Wannerroo line-up:
Keith Amor (Scotland), Wellard Yamaha 1000
Simon Andrews (England), UK Flag Inn Motor Lodge Kawasaki
Conor Cummins (IoM),  Drilling & Grouting Services Yamaha 1000
Ryan Farquhar (N Ireland), Inox Yamaha 1000
Shannon Johnson (Aus), KTM RC8
Ian Lougher (Wales) Five Star Yamaha Yamaha 1000
Ian Lowry (N Ireland), WesTrac Suzuki 1000
Guy Martin (England), Vmoto Honda 1000
Jeremy McWilliams (N Ireland) KTM RC8
Jonathan Rea (N Ireland), tba
Alastair Seeley (N Ireland),  Warp Speed Suzuki 1000
Daniel Stauffer (Aus),  Allect Racing Yamaha 1000
Michael Swann (N Ireland), KTM
Glen Radica (WA), Sponsors Wanted Yamaha 1000
Paul Cox (WA),  Webtrack / Trakdayz Honda 1000
Tony Milner (WA), Homecraft Cabinets Yamaha 1000
Ben Henry (WA), Allect Racing Yamaha 1000
Cameron Keevers (WA), Chapter One Honda 1000
Ben Stronach (WA), Fraser Ducati 1098S
Michael Moralee (WA), Honda 1000
Sebastian Montagu (WA), Diesel Motors Racing Honda 1000
Ian Williams (WA), Yamaha 1000
Geoff Davies (WA) Trakdayz  Honda 1000
Adam Senior (WA), Barclay Engineering Yamaha 1000
Josh Tacey (WA), Technical Resources Ducati 1098S
Steve Chittendon (WA), Rockingham Powersports  Honda 1000
Martin Mott (WA), Homecraft Cabinets Honda 1000
Ray Anset (WA), CCS Suzuki 1000
Gavin Carlini (WA), Mobile Motorcycle Medic  Honda 1000
Kevin Boulton (WA), NRW / Rick Gill Motorcycles Honda 1000
Jack Tabain (WA), ICP Ceilings / Pro-Twin Ducati 1098R
Greg Clifton-Mogg (WA), Plums Ducati 1098
Justin Scott (WA), Barbados Tavern Kawasaki 1000
Cameron Gore (WA), Adventure Cams Yamaha 1000

Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin