Fans can get even closer to the edge this year, with the world’s best riders set to fight it out for the chequered flag at the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2018 on 26-28 October.
The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit sets the perfect scene for racing on two wheels, and this year’s event is set to be better than ever with a bumper line-up of entertainment both on and off track.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, cannot wait for the likes of Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Australia’s very own Jack Miller to hit our shores for the ultimate showdown.
“In addition to the international MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™ on-track action, not to mention Australian Superbikes and the Australian Supersport 300, this year’s off-track entertainment line-up will have fans spoilt for choice,” Westacott said.
“With everything from a lively GP Expo, fan stages and food trucks, to RAAF aerial displays and the Junior GP, we have something for everyone.”
Secure bike parking exists for all fans riding their bikes, but for those still deciding on their travel options, from as little as $39 you could be on your way to the Island via Catch a Coach. Forget parking costs and designated drivers and jump on a five-star coach and be driven straight to the track and back again in comfort.
For the locals, the Community Day is back again, with Bass Coast Shire residents receiving complimentary General Admission to the event on Friday.
Fans can once again expect a jam-packed entertainment schedule, with the popular GP Expo precinct brimming with unique memorabilia and new products, as well as a decked out Urban Alley, housing the Urban Chop Shop, Urban Art and Custom Plates Urban Garage.
A motorcycle stunt show will thrill onlookers, and fans will be flocking to the Fan Forum stages to meet their heroes and have their merchandise signed by the stars of MotoGP™.
With so much happening on the ground, don’t forget to look up to the sky and take in the show-stopping acrobatics of the Royal Australian Air Force aerial displays.
Free all for all fans, the Red Bull Fan Cave will house some of the best seats on Gardner Straight and bring together a MotoGP™ gaming experience, live DJ and outdoor balcony area within arm’s reach of the racing action.
With admission for kids 14 and under free*, they will be thrilled to see the Junior GP by Honda back again, giving junior racers a chance to test their skills at a purpose-built circuit in Gardner Village.
MotoGP™ fans are covered this year with six brand new weather-protected shelters positioned near Bass Straight and Lukey Heights Grandstands, Turns 1 and 8, as well as more in the Highside campground.
Gardner Premium Grandstand has also had a makeover, offering undercover seating in a prime position. Overlooking the start/finish line and Pit Lane, fans are in the hot seat with superior views of the bikes as they roar out of Turn 12 and along Gardner Straight, before disappearing into Turn 1.
With more amenities and showers, improved ground protection, as well as live music across the three nights, there’s never been a better time to complete your Phillip Island MotoGP™ experience and camp next to the circuit.
Tickets are selling fast and with plenty of accommodation options remaining down at the Island, so now is the time to grab your mates and head down for an epic, adrenalin-fuelled weekend away.
*Kids 14 and under go free with any Adult General Admission ticket.