Race

Iveco AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

StartFriday, 16 October 2009
EndSunday, 18 October 2009
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CompetitionMoto GP

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Circuit

Phillip Island

rect5461
CountryAustralia Australia
RegionVictoria
Length4448
Width13
Left corners7
Right corners5
Longest straight900
Constructed1956
Modified1988

Description

Phillip Island, the self-styled home of Australian motorsport, is steeped in motor racing tradition, with the first car races having been held there on public roads in the 1920s. The first motorcycle races took place in 1931 and a permanent track was built in 1956. The circuit fell into disrepair during the late 70s and early 80s until it was bought in 1985 and given a AUS $5m facelift. MotoGP returned in 1989 and 1990 before becoming a regular fixture once more from 1997 onwards.

The Phillip Island circuit is blessed with breathtaking scenery and beautiful ocean views and, as one of the fastest, most fluid, tracks on the calendar, it continues to provide some of the most spectacular racing in the MotoGP season.