AASA Announces New Partnership With Motorcycling Australia

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In light of the following press release, any AASA Licence holders who use their licence for the purpose of riding motorcycles in Motorsport events will need to contact their local Motorcycling Australia office (contact details listed below) in order to transition their AASA licence to an equivalent MA licence.

Please note that this does not apply to those licencees who use their AASA Licence for the purpose of driving cars in Motorsport events. AASA Car Licence holders do not need to do anything to maintain the validity of their licence until the expiry date, at which time they will receive a licence renewal invitation.

The following press release contains additional information regarding the new partnership:

Motorcycling Australia and the Australian Auto-sport Alliance (AASA) are pleased to announce a new partnership that will see motorcycle licences and events returning to MA in 2016.

The new agreement stems from AASA’s decision to transition out of supplying permits for motorcycle events, and ends the period of AASA providing licences for motorcycle competitors.

AASA will focus attention on motor vehicle activities only, and motorcycle events held at circuits such as Winton Motor Raceway and Wakefield Park Raceway will now be sanctioned by Motorcycling Australia.

As part of this transition, AASA will move away from insuring and permitting motorcycle activity at recreational, club, state or national levels across Australia.
Chris Lewis-Williams, CEO of the Benalla Auto Club Group (which owns AASA) said the move will benefit motorcycle competitors all over Australia.

“The Motorcycling Australia team consists of Australia’s most prominent motorcycle racing experts, and from a commercial perspective it made absolute sense for them to take over sanctioning motorcycle events at the Benalla Auto Club venues, Winton and Wakefield Park,” Mr Lewis-Williams said.

“AASA’s decision to move away from motorcycle events will be highly beneficial to our core customers – car racing competitors – as it will simplify our business practices and allow us to concentrate on what we do best.”

Motorcycling Australia is the internationally-recognised governing body for motorcycle racing in Australia as affiliated by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme.

Motorcycling Australia has a long history of providing motorcycle sports in Australia to the highest standards of competition, fairness and safety, through MA’s commissions, committee and passion of the organisation’s highly experienced and dedicated MA-licensed officials and coaches.

David Cottee, Motorcycling Australia CEO said, the new partnership is an exciting development for MA in a new era for the organisation.

“MA is very pleased to assist the AASA in this new partnership. MA’s primary focus is providing access to the sport for as many participants as possible across the country. This relationship perfectly meets our key values of Ride, Race, Enjoy!

The Benalla Auto Club is an impressive organisation – owning Winton, Wakefield and AASA. MA’s partnership with the club is one of a number of key elements to a successful future for MA. This is a great opportunity to provide a new level of service to passionate motorcycle competitors around the country.”

Both national and club AASA motorcycle licences will be transitioned to the MA system. Current AASA national licence holders will be contacted shortly to arrange a conversion from their AASA licence over to a MA national licence. The current period of the licence will be honoured by MA to ensure these competitors are not financially disadvantaged.

Current AASA club licence holders will be converted to MA individually and club licence holders are requested to contact the relevant state controlling body in their state to arrange the change to an MA licence (details below). The current period of the club licences will be honoured on application.

Promoters, clubs and organisations planning to hold motorcycle sport events under AASA in 2016 and beyond are encouraged to contact the local MA State Controlling Body as listed below:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]MOTORCYCLING NEW SOUTH WALES

Phone 02 9635 9177

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Website www.motorcycling.com.au[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]mnsw[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]MOTORCYCLING TASMANIA

Phone 03 6428 7567

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Website www.mtas.org.au[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]mtas[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]MOTORCYCLING VICTORIA

Phone 03 9673 0600

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Phone 08 8332 9000

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Website www.motorcyclingsa.or.au[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]msa[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]MOTORCYCLING QUEENSLAND

Phone 07 3281 2255

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Website www.mqld.org.au[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]mq[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]MOTORCYCLING WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Phone 08 9371 5333

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Website www.motorcyclingwa.org.au[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]mwa[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]MOTORCYCLING NORTHERN TERRITORY

Phone 08 8983 2200

Email mant@bigpond.com

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