Tickets are now on sale for the Burt Munro Challenge, with the excitement of a new racing programme for 2024.
Great South supports the Southland Motorcycle Club with event management and delivery of one of "the Burt", one of Southland's signature events and the largest rally in the southern hemisphere.
This February, the AON NZ Superbike Champs is taking place within bringing a new calibre of racing.
This iconic addition to the event stays true to the core of the Challenge, enhancing and celebrating Burt’s real and innovative kiwi spirit and dogged determination. It will welcome new and returning riders, spectators and support crews from all over New Zealand and the globe.
Committee Chairman Bill Moffatt said “We are very excited to include the AON NZ Superbike Champs with the E Hayes & Sons Sprint Races at Teretonga over three days.”
All traditional race classes will be run as well as the NZ Champs classes including more races for every class.
“The AON NZ Superbike Champs will bring the fastest riders from all over New Zealand and possibly even Australia, providing spectators with some of the most competitive racing around.”
Local youngster and 2023 NZ Supersport 300 and Supersport 600 Champion Cormac Buchanan will be back from Europe to compete.
“This year he broke the Teretonga lap record twice in both classes!” says Moffatt.
Engines will start on Wednesday 7 February with the Southland Honda Track Day. The Challenge is held across five days of racing including the Star Insurance NZ Hill Climb Champs, Indian Motorcycle Twilight Drag Racing, Indian Motorcycle Beach Racing & NZ Champs, Super Seller Shelley Speedway, and of course the E Hayes & Sons Teretonga Sprint Races & AON NZ Superbike Championships (see overleaf for start times).
Moffatt says “Invercargill streets will be humming with motorcycles, visitors and locals, creating a busy week for businesses in the area.”
The famous rally site will have great entertainment across the Challenge and fantastic camping facilities to match. Keep an eye on the Burt Munro Challenge Facebook page for entertainment announcements.
Whether you’re looking for that pure adrenaline rush, having time to enjoy the city’s legendary hospitality, quality camaraderie with mates, the need to experience the mile-long beach circuit, or dreaming of being right in the thick of the screaming engines - design your own good time and you’ll be sure to never feel closer to a legend.
Spectator tickets can be purchased and competitor registrations completed at burtmunrochallenge.co.nz. Spectator tickets can be purchased at E Hayes & Sons.