Yamaha Motor Australia has officially joined the AFTN for the AFTN to be renamed the Yamaha bLUcRU Aussie Flat Track Nationals, bolstering the overall series prize pool for all competitors including an additional $19,000 in contingencies for Yamaha-mounted Pro 450 riders. Press: AFTN.

Yamaha Motorsport Manager, Scott Bishop: “The AFTN has brought a spotlight onto Dirt Track, or more specifically Flat Track, that we really haven’t seen since the days of the Troy Bayliss Classic. Even more than that, it’s providing riders with a series and a clear pathway to a career in racing regardless if that’s following the likes of Tom Drane to race Flat Track in the US, or taking their skills to another discipline like so many of our great road racers and speedway riders have done in the past.

“We look forward to working with the AFTN in their first season as an Australian Championship, and we’re proud to include the Yamaha bLUcRU Aussie Flat Track Nationals to our ever growing portfolio of support for Australian Motorcycle Championships”.

Series Organiser Dave Maddock: “Growing into an Australian Championship in 2024, we’ve been actively searching for support to continue improving the rewards for entrants, and to continue giving our riders the exposure they deserve.

“With Yamaha joining the likes of Motul, KTM, MXstore, Unit, Husqvarna, TCX, Unifilter, MotoBatt, Ballards, MSC, Fist Handwear and Bunda Fine Jewels, we are building the AFTN with a range of companies and brands well known for their support of racing and riders. We’re proud to become the Yamaha bLUcRU Aussie Flat Track Nationals in 2024”.

Read our review on the 2024 Yamaha YZ250F here and 2024 WR450F here

With six rounds over three weekends, the Yamaha bLUcRU Aussie Flat Track Nationals is set to fire into life on July 27 – 28 at the Macarthur Motorcycle Complex in Appin, NSW. Tickets for Adults and kids over 16 cost $20 and tickets for Kids aged 16 to 6 are just $10, while Kids under 6 get free entry. There are Family passes for Two Adults and Two Kids for $50. Entry info can be found here. 

AFTN race weekends consist of two separate rounds of racing, with Round 1 on Saturday using a Flat Track layout with the always impressive Pro Twins, while Sundays Round 2 will see competitors take to the TT Circuit at the same venue.

Purchase tickets for the Yamaha bLUcRU Australian Flat Track Nationals here

Round 1 Racing Saturday, Round 2 TT Sunday

Practice and qualifying kicks off at 9am on Saturday July 27, with Pro 450 Superpole at 10:45am followed by racing from 11a,. There are four races of 6 to 15 laps for each class, with podium presentations at 3:45pm.

2024 Yamaha bLUcRU Aussie Flat Track Nationals

Round 1: Flat Track Layout – Appin, NSW, Saturday July 27
Round 2: TT Layout – Appin, NSW, Sunday July 28
Round 3: Flat Track Layout – Brisbane, QLD, Saturday August 31
Round 4: TT Layout – Brisbane, QLD, Sunday September 1
Round 5: Flat Track Layout – Gunnedah, NSW, Saturday November 16
Round 6: TT Layout – Gunnedah, NSW, Sunday November 17

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Website: www.aftn.com.au

Classes of Competition

Pro 450 – 450cc 4-stroke | MX Frame | 19-inch flat track tyre | 16+
Pro Twins – 499cc 4-stroke and above | Street Frame – Twin cylinder* |
19-inch flat track tyre | 16+ | Rounds 1, 3 & 5
Junior Lites – 150cc 2-stroke or 250cc 4-stroke | MX Frame | 19-inch flat track tyre | 13 – U16 years
Junior 85 – 85cc 2-stroke or 150cc 4-stroke | MX Frame | 17-inch flat track tyre | 9 – U13 years
Clubman Open – Up to 501cc 2 or 4-stroke | MX Frame | 19-inch flat track tyre | 16+

2022/2023 Championship Results can be found here

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