Australian Motorcyclist

QBE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SPEED

THE 2019 EDITION of the QBE International Festival of Speed was poised to be very exciting with a good mix of local and international talent. Extremely heavy and consistent rain put an end to the racing halfway through the final day with the headline races of the QBE TT Cup not able to complete their final two races. But they weren’t the only highlights of the meeting, there were many other exciting races on the scheduled 59 race program.

For me, the highlight was always going to be Alex Pickett riding my mate Chris’s

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