Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
The Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix is a three day festival of speed and entertainment held at Victoria's Phillip Island. Located 120km southeast of Melbourne, Phillip Island, is the setting for some of the most fierce and close battles in motorbike racing!
Originally opened in 1956, the 4.5km circuit staged the second round of the 1989 World Championship and has become a rider favourite over the years. The Motorcycle Grand Prix incorporates 6 main categories; MotoGP, Australian Superbikes, Denso Supersports, Glen Cameron Group Aussie 125s, 125cc and 250cc bikes.
Not only is there tonnes of action on the track, but the MotoGP also offers 3 days of entertainment off track. Learn something new at mechanical information sessions, race like the pro's on the GP simulators, or even have your photo taken on the podium, or with a MotoGP bike.
Take a stroll around the Support Paddock, where you can spot the teams making last minute adjustments and even meet some of the riders. Watch out overhead for the daring F18 Jets or grab a pen and get your hero's autograph at one of the autograph sessions throughout the event. You can also look forward to the sounds of guest performers during the three days.
Go and have a look at the Show n Shine, where motorbike owners from all over the country show off their pride and joy. The popular GP Expo features videos, books, displays and accessories and be sure to look out for the Manufacturers Display which showcases BMW, Yamaha and Honda.
There are four Grandstands to choose from when purchasing tickets for the MotoGP and there is also a general admission option. There are two campgrounds at the MotoGP; Highside (caters for motor homes, caravans, cars, tents etc) and Trackside (only bike and tent campers). A number of travel, accommodation and/or ticket packages are available.
There are a number of transport services available including shuttle services, charter flights, ferries and helicopter. Or, if you have your own motorbike, why not join the MRA Cranbourne GP Run! Thousands of MotoGP enthusiasts ride, procession-style, to Phillip Island every year.