Welcome

Kia ora koutou katoa, welcome to the Vic Club!

The Victoria Motorcycle Club was formed in 1971 and is Wellington’s premier motorcycle road racing club. The Vic Club (or “VMCC”) is involved mainly in road racing, miniature road racing (also known as Moto4 or Buckets) and track days which are open to all road riders as well as racers.

Our major event is our annual Bridgestone road race series held at the Manfeild Autocourse circuit in Feilding, which usually starts in Autumn and runs over the Winter season.

Our web site is a one stop shop for all things racing.  Here you’ll find everything you need to know about getting into racing as a beginner, the track day and race events we run, becoming a club member, what’s currently going on in the Vic Club, and who we are and how to get in touch with us.

Have a look around, and if there’s anything you want to know, just give us a shout.

Bridgestone Road Race Series

The dates for the 2019 Bridgestone Motorcycle Race Series are yet to be confirmed but we’ll have them booked in as soon as possible.

We’ll be introducing some exciting new changes to the 2019 season which we’re sure you’ll be amped about.  We’re currently working hard to get the details finalised, and thanks to all our sponsors there will be many prizes and awards all across the classes again.

We’ll bring you all the details as soon as we can, so check back here regularly to be the first in the know!

If you’re not currently a Vic Club member please consider becoming one. It will give you a discount on all race series entries and track days you enter in the next 12 months.


We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors, without whom our race series would not exist. Check them out and support them. Give them a call or better still go see them to explore what they can do for you. Just don’t forget to mention we sent you!

Bridgestone

Scooterazzi — Kiwibike Insurance — Precise Print
Speed Junkie — Ivan Jones Engineering
TSS Red Baron Motorcycles — Ozzy Performance — Henshaw Signs
Dannevirke Suzuki — RS Motorcycles — CTAS Live Timing
Tim Gibbes Timing

Upcoming Events

Vic Club Events

  • Vic Club Track Training Day

    Fun friendly and inclusive track day event where everybody is welcome and equal no matter what type of bike or rider experience you have.  Groups are Race; Junior Race; Super Motard; Fast Road; Medium Road.

    November 18 at Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon

Other Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

News Feed

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23 hours ago

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Shane Richardson's latest race from MotoAmerica.

MotoAmerica
Stock 1000 Race from Barber Motorsports Park
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Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) is excited to announce a game changing Junior Road Race Academy that is set to take the Oceania region by storm! Making its Australasian Road Racing debut is the Oceania Rookies Cup, a phenomenal all-inclusive program for young aspiring junior riders from all nations.

The Oceania Rookies Cup is a Junior Road Race Academy aimed at developing Oceania's next road racing stars. It will provide young riders with everything they need to take to the track, opening the pathway to the next generation racers through an exciting experience. The belief in the program is so strong that FIM are supporting the Oceania Rookies Cup for multiple years through FIM Oceania.

Featuring as part of the Australian Superbike Championship, the six round Oceania Rookies Cup will kick off at the 2019 Official ASBK Test before following an Australian wide racing program around the country.

As a truly interactive development academy, those participating will be coached by former MotoGP superstars, developing their riding styles while gaining a truly unique insight into the art of race craft. In addition, off track activities will include media and PR development and a focus on developing the true value of good sportsmanship.

Who can apply:
• Competitors from all FIM countries including MNZ riders aged between 11 to under 16 years of age (as of January 1st, 2019) can register their interest to be a part of the first ever Oceania Rookies Cup season.

What’s included:
• Entries for 1 x Official ASBK Test
• Entries for 6 x Rounds of the program
• Garage space at each round
• Loan of a race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 *
• Transportation of the race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 to each event
• Pre-event service of the race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15 and onsite technical support at each event
• New race tyres for each round (wets when required)
• Up to $1000 spare parts budget
• Full racing gear supplied including Oceania Rookies Cup signature leathers, helmet, boots and gloves – and it’s all the yours to keep
• Oceania Rookies Cup team uniform
All this yours for only AUD $7,750 (excluding travel and accommodation) for the entire season!
* Loan of a race prepped Yamaha YZF-R15

MNZ General Manager Virginia Henderson says: “This is an awesome opportunity for young New Zealand riders to get involved in road racing at a much younger age than previously. It’s great to see our close collaboration with MA resulting in this exciting development pathway for our young talent and the exposure to highly impressive ASBK Championship will be an invaluable learning opportunity.”

Motorcycling Australia Operations Director Martin Port shared; “The official launch of the Oceania Rookies Cup is a very exciting chapter for Motorcycling Australia and the region. This is a long-term vision that is finally coming to fruition. There is no denying the importance of a Junior Road Race Academy for our region, and the positive impact it will have on sport’s future. It will be the pathway to finding our next world champion, while opening the sport to a whole new generation.

"The aim of the project is to make the sport so much more accessible, with all the support, both on and off the track. It’s more than just a racing class, it is designed as a true Junior Development Academy. With everyone using the same bike and tyres talent will surely rise to the top," Port finished.

Supporting the program from the outset, FIM Oceania shared MA’s vision for the Oceania Rookies Cup and have confirmed their support for the Junior Road Race Academy for the next three years. A relationship that will surely open up pathways to the international motorcycle racing scene for riders on both sides of the Tasman.

Glen Williams President FIM Oceania; “We are very pleased to announce that FIM Oceania has supported the Oceania Rookies Cup. FIM Oceania has been working diligently with Motorcycling Australia, Motorcycling New Zealand and the FIM to ensure long-term support of this fantastic program.
“It is an exciting time for our Junior Road Racers, and we are confident that the Oceania Rookies Cup is the beginnings of a pathway to global competition for up and coming riders. This grassroots investment fits extremely well with FIM Oceania’s policy to support and encourage youth in our sport wherever possible.”

Opportunity to Register your Interest is now available!
Head to ASBK.com.au and fill out your details today. The opportunity will close October 31st, so don’t miss out!
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2 weeks ago

The Club Hosted the Motul 2 Hour & 4 Hour Endurance RacesMotul 2 Hour and 4 Hour Endurance races, hosted by the Victoria Motorcycle Club 09-09-2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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I woke up this morning to take this photo. To be clear, I first climbed out of the truck, where I slept the night, to take this photo. This was on the return trip from a weekend of competing at the Motul 4 hour race at Manfeild.

This morning was a very different dawn to yesterday. When I woke yesterday morning the sky was clear with a gentle frost giving confidence that the day was going to be warm. And it was. Well, there was sunshine with a cold breeze. Most importantly, the track was dry.

I was a fortunate member of the Kelly gang. Adrian and Sandra being the other 2 members. Adrian as the second rider, Sandra as team strategist.

Adrian started the race, from 8th in the Le Mans start, rounding turn 1 in 3rd, he was riding smooth and quick but alas, trouble raised it's ugly head around the 10 minute mark with a loose battery terminal forcing an unscheduled rider change, dropping us to 11th.

My turn out on track went without hitch but with a small field there was quite a bit of lonely riding with the occasional fast bike blitzing past.

Our next transition went smoothly. Adrian took over and made 2 spots up in this session while delving down into 1:15 lap times. He also managed a sub 2 minute out lap for our next transition.

Then I was out again to carry our batten. This was the best session for me. I had a few riders go past that were just fast enough to encourage me to tag along, picking my pace up. Then I started to catch riders. All confidence building stuff. I managed to pick up 2 places in this session but made an error in our transition. When I saw the 5 minute pit board I mistook it for the last lap pit board so, although I was feeling good, I came in before Adrian was ready, dropping us to 8th place.

Adrian took over and started pumping out the laps. This was the session where he made our lap of the day. 1:15.172. By the time he came in again he'd gotten us into a comfortable 6th position. Sandra made the call to keep him out a little longer after he made the 6th position up and while that team changed riders, cementing our spot for our rider change.

On my last session of the day I started in 6th position while chasing down the pink Bell helmet of the 5th placed team. I never caught him and we were a few laps down but when Adrian came out again we were still in 6th position.

On Adrian's last session, Sandra had calculated the lap times of the team behind to be faster than Adrian's. He was catching up. 54 seconds behind, about 8 laps to go. It was going to be tight. Then Adrian started to match his lap times holding the buffer until finally finishing strong in 6th.

I feel privileged to ride with the Kelly gang and the star of the day? One of the Kelly's but I'm not sure which one. I thank Adrian for being a great team mate, who successfully bodged together his leaky radiator in the final hours before the race and was definitely the star rider of the day. Equally, Sandra played an instrumental role in strategically positioning us, through crafty rider changes and mathematical calculation on the fly, into the best chance of finishing as high as we did.
Thanks also to Team Yama2bro (5th place), who we shared pits, tools and obscenities. Also Gary and Rae Stirling for organising the event and to VMCC for running the event.
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