Tag Archive: Phillip Island

Apr 11

Dorna Sports ensures racing at Phillip Island for next ten years

Fans and riders alike rate the circuit as one of their favourites

Dorna Sports ensures racing at Phillip Island for next ten years The beautiful Phillip Island Circuit will remain on the MotoGP™ World Championship calendar until 2026 and on the FIM Superbike World Championship calendar until 2027.

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Apr 10

Phillip Island is here to stay

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the long-term future of our flagship motorsports events at Phillip Island

Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced the Labor Government had locked away the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix until 2026, and the Australian round of the FIM Superbike World Championship until 2027. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Winter almost gone, one last MotoGP test in Qatar

The end of winter rapidly approaches; just one final test remains before the season gets underway

MotoGP™ riders prepare for final pre-season testAfter three days in both Sepang and Phillip Island, the MotoGP™ World Championship head to Losail International Circuit for one last test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

A Rea double and some last lap trouble

Rea takes Race 2 as Davies pushes too hard

WSBK - A Rea Double And Some Last Lap Trouble Reigning Champion Jonathan Rea took the first double win at Phillip Island since Carlos Checa in 2011 today as key title rival and last year’s runner up Chaz Davies fought hard on the final lap, in the end losing the front into Turn 4. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Yamaha are back! Guintoli strikes first in Phillip Island

Guintoli leads the charge to Tissot-Superpole as YZF R1 tops Day 1

WSBK - Yamaha are back! Guintoli strikes first in Phillip Island Friday times now decide direct entry to the Tissot-Superpole session, and the man who leads the way after a day of track time is 2014 WorldSBK Champion Sylvain Guintoli.

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Feb 25

WorldSBK and Australia’s Fox Sports Extend For 2016

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship to continue on Fox Sports in Australia

WSBK - Phillip Island Dorna WSBK Organisation and Fox Sports are thrilled to announce the extension of their contract, confirming Fox Sports as the home of WorldSBK in Australia once again. The contract extension will ensure fans can see the WorldSBK and WorldSSP races shown live across the country, including live coverage of the WorldSBK Tissot-Superpole qualifying shootout. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

MotoGP: Aprilia Racing Team Gresini missed the Phillip Island test in favour of a private debut in Qatar, the factory riders having their first test

Bradl and Bautista complete first test on new Aprilia

Bradl and Bautista complete first test on new ApriliaThe new Aprilia MotoGP™ project completed its first real test in Qatar. Aprilia Racing Team Gresini spent three days testing the all-new RS-GP machine, developed in the Noale factory for the upcoming 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

WorldSBK: Rea rules on day 2 but Sykes tops test

Honours split between Kawasaki pair on first and final days of Phillip Island testing

WorldSBK - Rea Rules On Day 2 But Sykes Tops Test Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea set the fastest lap of the second and final day of testing in Phillip Island, after teammate and number one rival Tom Sykes had done the same on Day 1.

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Feb 22

WorldSBK: Sykes reigns down under on test day 1

2013 World Champion leads timesheets on first day, ahead of teammate Rea

WorldSBK - Sykes reigns down under on test day 1 Kawasaki Racing Team ended the first day of testing in Phillip Island 1-2 on the timesheets with 2013 WorldSBK Champion Tom Sykes beating reigning Champion Jonathan Rea to the top spot by 0.196 seconds.

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Feb 17

Petrucci heads MotoGP test hit by classic Phillip Island weather

MotoGP Official Test Phillip Island Day 1/3

MotoGP - Petrucci heads MotoGP test hit by classic Phillip Island weather Intermittent rain saw the majority of riders shelter inside the pits until the final hour, Petrucci making the most of just a handful of dry laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

MotoGP returns to the scene of the #TheIslandBattle

Phillip Island is infamous for being a rider’s circuit

MotoGP logo After a surprising and revealing Sepang test, the MotoGP™ paddock heads to Phillip Island, the track that witnessed the epic 2015 race in Australia in search of more data and knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Yamaha Financial Services announced as Main Event Sponsor for Phillip Island

First race weekend of 2016 is the Yamaha Finance Australian Round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship

Yamaha Financial Services announced as Main Event Sponsor for Phillip Island Yamaha Financial Services (YFS) will be the Event Main Sponsor for the World Superbike Championship event in Australia. The sponsorship will see the insurance and finance group sponsor the inaugural race meeting of 2016, set to take place at Phillip Island on the 26th-28th of February. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Last lap heroics help Marquez clinch first premier class victory at Phillip Island

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Race

Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Australian MotoGP race winner.jpg Marc Marquez won his first premier class race at Phillip Island after the Repsol Honda Team rode an astonishing final lap to snatch victory from Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone who finished in second and third place respectively.

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Oct 17

Magic lap from Marquez secures pole position for the Australian Grand Prix

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Qualifying

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Australian MotoGP QP2.jpg Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez continued his domination of the Australian Grand Prix weekend as he clinched pole position with a best time of 1’28.364 as he vies for his first MotoGP™ victory at the Phillip Island circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Late lunge sees Marquez top MotoGP™ Friday practice at Phillip Island

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Australian MotoGP FP2 Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez was the quickest rider in today’s practice sessions at the Phillip Island circuit, the reigning MotoGP™ World Champion setting a time of 1’29.383 to lead a tightly-packed field on the opening day of action at the Australian Grand Prix.

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May 06

Giugliano admits Imola won’t be easy

Ducati returnee not expecting an easy ride in Italy.

Davide Giugliano makes a welcome return to the WorldSBK paddock this weekend, racing for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team for the first time in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

“It’s been fun” – Bayliss announces permanent retirement from WorldSBK racing

Former champ will remain connected to Ducati

After finishing today’s two 20-lap races in Thailand in 8th and 11th positions respectively, the multiple former champion announced exclusively to WorldSBK.com his permanent retirement from the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Davies and Bayliss roll on into Thailand

Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team excited about Buriram.

Following a promising start to the 2015 WorldSBK season, with Chaz Davies collecting two podium finishes at Phillip Island, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team is looking for more success as the eni FIM Superbike World Championship now travels to Thailand for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Mixed emotions for Davies and Bayliss

Briton third overall and Bayliss delighted to have returned.

Both Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team riders experienced mixed emotions at Phillip Island on Sunday. Chaz Davies was highly satisfied to have collected podium finishes in both races, but naturally disappointed to have missed out on victory.

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Feb 21

Update on the condition of David Salom

Spaniard undergoing medical checks.

After crashing spectacularly in Superpole 2 as he entered the start and finish straight on a hot lap, Spaniard David Salom (Team Pedercini) was transported after initial checks at the Phillip Island circuit to the Royal Melbourne hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

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