With a huge thank you to Grant Morris and the GASGAS design team, here is the official logo for the Vine Inn Barossa 2023 Australian Trial Championships, powered by GASGAS, which will be run at Barina, Eden Valley, South Australia, over the weekend of September 30 and October 1 2023.
The 2023 Championships will be the ‘main event’ of Trials Week SA 2023, with 4 great events planned over the 9 days of Trials Week, with the following events making up the week;
September 23 & 24
|AMX Superstores 2023 South Australian Trials Championships||@ Tungkillo|
|September 27||‘Mid-week to the X-treme’, the X-treme Trials Trial||@ Mount Pleasant|
|Sept 30 & Oct 1||Vine Inn Barossa 2023 Aust Trial Champs, powered by GASGAS||@ Eden Valley|
|Sept 30 & Oct 1||2023 FIM Oceania Trial Championships||@ Eden Valley|
|October 1||Australian Championships Presentation Dinner||@ Vine Inn Barossa|
Supplementary Regulations for the Australian Championships will (likely) become available in mid to late July, with entries to open in late July and CLOSE (TBC in supp regs) on Friday September 1st, with the final rider list to be released later that night. This will enable Team Entries to be organised and lodged, with those entries to close one week later on Friday, September 8th.
Entries for the SA Championships and the mid-week event of Trials Week will likely open in August and close in early to mid-September – with entries for all Trials Week events to be done through Ridernet.
So – why should you come to SA for Trials Week SA 2023?? Well, here are just a few of the reasons;
THE ADELAIDE HILLS, EDEN VALLEY AND BAROSSA VALLEY REGIONS!
These regions of SA never fail to deliver – food, wine, produce, accommodation, tourism – it’s simply one of the ‘must visit’ areas of Australia!
For any and all of your visitor information and accommodation options – best head
here; www.barossa.com, www.visitadelaidehills.com.au and of course, www.vineinn.com.au
For the first time since 2018 (in New Zealand) the FIM Oceania Trial Championship will be run, in conjunction with the Australian Trial Championships! Not since 2017, here in SA, has the FIM Oceania Trial Championship been run on Australian soil, with the last 2 ‘battles’ going the way of the
visiting team – so Australia will look to retain, while the Kiwis will look to repeat their 2017 win on SA
THE 50TH AUSTRALIAN SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP!
One of the other big things to be a part of the 2023 Australian Trial Championship is that it will be the 50th Australian Sidecar Championship to be run (yes, realise some haven't been official - but it's still the 50th Championship to feature sidecars), plus there will also be a sidecar support class as well!
IT’S IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!
The one thing that was looked at closely was where Trials Week fell in the school holidays around the country and across the ditch - with the weekend selected because it
falls in the holidays for EVERY state and territory - AND New Zealand as well - as it more than helps with families who have to travel, and it helps maximise the entry list for the organisers!
THE JUNIOR CLASSES!
No point having the Championships, and Trials Week in the school holidays if the future of the sport isn’t catered for! Six (6) junior classes will be on offer for the Championships, 3 boys and 3 girls, PLUS, the SA Championships will offer four (4) classes – 2 boys and 2 girls (with SA the only state to offer 2 classes for junior girls)! There were 49 junior entries in SA in 2017 – so the goal for 2023 is to crack through the 50-entry barrier for the first time!
MINI TRIAL - THE FUTURE!
2017 saw Mini Trial run for the first time at an Australian Championship, and they were given 3 laps of 10 sections each day in an easy loop (for them and their minding crew), with 10 riders grabbing the chance to make a bit of Aussie trials ‘history’. Fast forward to 2023 and MINI TRIAL IS DEFINITELY RETURNING to the Championships (4 to U9 Years on small wheel auto & electric)!
For all the details and news as it unfolds – head to https://www.facebook.com/trialsweeksa2023
Photo credits; the quite brilliant Bec from Pit Lane Studio https://www.facebook.com/PitLaneStudio
'Time to Get Excited!' the 2023 Australian Championships - and Trials Week SA 2023 - bringing the whole of the Australian Trials Community together.