Confirmed: The Bend To Host Pro Tour Grand Final & JR Memorial

IKD are pleased to announce that the sixth round of the Rotax Pro Tour will be contested at the newly built, The Bend Motorsport Park in Tailem-Bend SA.

Rotax racers will be the first competitors to compete at the 1.17km long track on September 14 – 16.

Drivers will be vying for the last of the Rotax points as they race to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final (RMCGF) which will be held in Brazil in November. Drivers are also competitng for the final Rotax Blue Plates of the year as the winners will be crowned the 2018 Rotax South Australian State Champion.

As if that wasn’t enticing enough, this round is also our much respected Jason Richards Memorial Round. Jason Richards was a good friend to IKD & the Rotax Pro Tour and unfortuantely lost his battle with Cancer in 2011. In honour of Jason, the Rotax Pro Tour dedicates one round each year to be the Jason Richards Memorial – an event that recognises drivers who demonstrate the same kind of attributes that Jason had.


The Jason Richards Memorial Award is presented to a driver who displays exceptional sportsmanship win, lose or draw. Someone who has a hard charging attitude and always drives it like it is stolen. Someone who has the ability to win, never gives up and is fiercely determined. Someone who most importantly, is always smiling. The recipient will receive a Jason Richards Memorial Plaque, and their name engraved on the Perpetual Cup.

The Jason Richards Cup is presented to the winner of the DD2 Final at the event in recognition of Jason’s participation in the category. The winner will receive their trophy, and their name engraved on the Perpetual Cup.

Our Season Gala Dinner and official Jason Richards presentation will be taking place on Sunday 16th September at the Rydges Pit Lane Hotel. 2018 Series Champions will be awarded, Our official 2018 Team Australia Announced and of course, the recipient of the Jason Richards Memorial Award will be decided. More information regarding the event will be made available soon, however we ask that when making travel arrangments you take into consideration the Sunday night event.


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