News 15 Feb 2010

Oz RR: Peter Galvin to switch to FX125GP Pro-Open class

Galvin will switch to FX in 125GP for the 2010 season.

Galvin will switch to FX in 125GP for the 2010 season.

Multiple-time Australian 125cc Grand Prix Champion Peter Galvin will contest the Australian Formula Xtreme Championship series in the 125GP category this season, turning his back on the ASBK series promoted by International Entertainment Group.

The FX series will feature the FX125GP Pro-Open class as well as a new Sport class, introduced with a more standardised rule set to race within the same field.

“Australian Road & Track Rider Promotions has done a great job putting together a series that has the objective of regenerating interest and growth in motorcycle road racing at a cost effective and affordable level” commented Galvin.

“I’m quite excited about the introduction of the new FX125GP Sport class into the 125GP category. The FX125GP Sport class restricts some machine modifications with the objective of keeping down costs and maintaining as level a playing field as possible. The commitment the AFXC is making to build the 125GP class is commendable and I look forward to competing in the series in 2010.”

Along with the introduction of the new Sport class, 125GP competitors will benefit from the return of TV coverage for the Australian championship class, also taking advantage of a limited travelling schedule for the bi-state series to be contested in New South Wales and Victoria.

“It’s great to have one of Australia’s most successful racers decide to race in the new FX125GP Pro-Open class in 2010,” ARTRP general manager Terry O’Neill said. “That and the fact that Peter sees the value in introducing an entry level 125 class in the FX125 Sport class which is aimed at bringing on young riders and those without the larger budgets that it takes to compete at the top level in the open 125 class only bodes well for the future of the 125 GP class in Australia.”

The FX series will commence at 26-28 March at Wakefield Park in New South Wales.