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Jack Miller to ride at Taree’s Troy Bayliss Classic

Jack Miller will be a starter in next January’s Troy Bayliss Classic at the Old Bar Roadside Circuit.AUSTRALIAN Moto3 star Jack Miller has confirmed he will return to Australia for the Troy Bayliss Classic at Taree Motorcycle Club’s Old Bar Roadside Circuit on January 17.

Miller, who is currently second, 11 points behind Alex Marquez in the Moto3 championship standings with one round remaining, is the first of 36 invited riders to be announced.

The 19 year-old will contest the Troy Bayliss Classic, which is now in its third year, before embarking on a full-time Moto GP ride with Honda’s satellite LCR squad in 2015.

“I am really excited to be heading back to Taree for the Troy Bayliss Classic,” Miller said.

“It is such a great event and as I saw last year it keeps getting bigger.

Event organiser Troy Bayliss will also return as to defend his crown, just weeks after competing in MotoGP champion Marc Marquez Superprestigio event in Barcelona.

“I would love to go back-to-back next year,” Bayliss said.

“But my main focus is to bring a better event every year.

“It is a huge coup to have Jack returning to race in 2015. He is the name on everyone’s lips at the moment and this is a rare opportunity to see him race in Australia.

“The upgrades to track and equipment are already underway and we have a lot of exciting new things to announce over the coming weeks,” Bayliss added.

A total of 36 Legends and All Stars will contest the classic which will see the return of the popular Americana.

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Melbourne Express: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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Taree’s Alex Cudlin hopes to gain a start in World Superbikes

ALEX Cudlin hopes to know within six weeks whether he’ll get a start in the world superbikes in 2015.

Alex Cudlin could be riding in the World Superbike Championship in 2015.

Cudlin, the four-time Qatar superbike champion, made his world superbike debut at Qatar a fortnight ago.

While the results weren’t great – he crashed in the first race while a loose handle bar saw him pull out of the second – he was relatively happy with the overall outcome and hopeful.

“It was a shame really because we put in a good performance at practice,” he said.

“Where I was running in both races was probably above where we should have been.”

However, he described it as a ‘nice experience being in the world superbike paddock.’

More importantly, he was able to show the teams what he is capable of.

“They know what I can do now,” he said.

“You never know what might eventuate, but it has opened some doors.”

If he’s going to WSBK he’d prefer it all be finalised in six weeks.

“The dates aren’t out yet, but the first round won’t be until April I’d say, so really I could get an offer in March or even April and still go,” he said.

However, he’s not keen on that scenario. If he’s going to compete on the world superbike stage he wants everything in place well before then.

Cudlin’s happy with life at the moment, racing in Qatar and also riding in the World Endurance Championship.

“It would have to be a good deal to leave,” he said.

He’d also want to be in a team that’s competitive.

Cudlin received the offer to ride with the Pedercini Kawasaki Team in Qatar after one of their riders was injured.

“They knew I’d be in Qatar and won the championship there four times and that I’ve ridden there about a million times,” he explained.

“So that’s how it came about.”

Should Cudlin accept a world superbike offer he’ll have to relocate with his wife, Amy, to Europe. They can still live in Taree while he’s in the Qatar championship.

“There’s 14 rounds to the world superbikes and most of them are in Europe,” he explained.

“So we’d have to go there.

“But that’s no big deal. We’ve both lived in Europe before.”

However, the arrangements they’d have to make to shift is another reason Cudlin said he wanted to know reasonably soon if he was going.

Cudlin is 28. He said he didn’t want to leave it much longer if he was going to the superbikes.

“I think I’d like to be under 30 if I went there, although Troy (Bayliss) was in his early 30s before he started, so it’s not unrealistic to go later.”

So now it’s just a case of waiting to see what eventuates.

“All the cards are on the table now,” he said.

“I’ll just see what happens from here.

“But as I said, I’d like something concrete in place in the next six weeks.”

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Great results for Taree swimmers

Taree swimmers Marcus Smith, Jordan Smith, Olivia Dew, Max McKillop-Davies and Bevan Smith with their rewards from the Crescent Head carnival.TAREE Amateur Swimming Club is set to make a splash this year, with swimmers already competing at carnivals at Macksville and Crescent Head in the past two weeks and achieving some fantastic results.

Nine members competing at Macksville and Crescent Head in 38 events, achieved 40 personal best times, with some taking up to eight seconds off their times and coming away with five golds, 11 silvers and 10 bronze medals from the two carnivals.

The club is excited this year to be able to host a carnival at the YMCA Manning Aquatic and Leisure Centre on November 29 for the first time in a number of years and is also hosting one of Swimming NSW Country Regional Championships carnivals on January 10 and 11.

This is a major coup for the club.

The club will be able to use their new semi automatic timing system at the carnivals.

The system is a major asset for the club with no other timing systems like this being available in this area. Funding from Greater Taree City Council’s donations policy has enabled the committee to finish purchasing the system.

Club nights are Wednesdays from 5.45pm and for further details contact the registrar on 041 027 6340 or follow the swimming club on Facebook.

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