It promises to be scorchingly fast and scorching hot, with Australia’s weekend of world superbike action set for next February 24-26 at the world’s motorcycling mecca, Victoria’s thrilling Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
Tickets are on sale today on Ticketek for the Australian round of the world’s leading production class, with the three-day, two wheel extravaganza once again the kick-off for the 2017 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship.
For further information and to book go to www.worldsbk.com.au
Yamaha Financial Services is back on board as major sponsor for the event, with the event to be called the Yamaha Finance round to acknowledge the financial and insurance company’s commitment to the Australian motorcycling community.
It is already shaping up as a star-studded world superbike line-up for 2017 with Eugene Laverty and Marco Melandri returning to the WorldSBK fray and Kawasaki front-runners Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes continuing with their championship winning green machine.
Michael van der Mark will jump ship in 2017 and head the campaign for Yamaha with Alex Lowes, while German hot-shot Stefan Bradl joins Honda alongside US veteran, Nicky Hayden.
Ducati’s red runner Chaz Davies continues with the Italian marque backed by a world superbike grid that will be packed with new names and experienced campaigners all focussed on making 2017 their year.
Tickets On Ticketek Today
Tickets are available today from Ticketek, with a three day general admission at just $120*, saving $35 on the gate price. Also available via Ticketek are BarSBK passes at $260* with undercover viewing locations at the circuit’s most spectacular points – Doohan Corner, Lukey Heights and Siberia. Adult single day tickets start at $30* for Friday, $65* for Saturday and $80* for Sunday, purchased in advance.
World supers is a mega-scorcher delivering three days of action, so make the most of a visit to beautiful Phillip Island in summer and camp at the circuit with up to four nights for just $105*.
The best news for families is that children 15 and under are free^ for both the event and circuit camping, making it an affordable, summer long weekend getaway for all the gang at pristine Phillip Island.
All information can be found at www.worldsbk.com.au with news on a range of VIP hospitality packages also available via the circuit.
Packed Race Agenda
The three day, two wheel extravaganza is set to be simply super with Saturday and Sunday racing for world superbikes continuing. Friday blasts off with practice and first qualifying, Saturday features final qualifying and Superpole for world superbikes and world supersport till 2pm.
Then we put our race-face on and the high speed shenanigans really begin with the season opening 22-lap race one for world superbikes scheduled for 3pm Saturday followed by more racing till late afternoon.
Sunday is all racing. We start at 8.30am with a schedule of eight races. First up there’s Australian support classes competing in their national opening round, and then comes world class action with the 1.30pm 18-lap race for world supersport and the second world superbike race at 3pm to settle spoils for round one of the 2017 championship. We’ll keep you posted as we firm up the schedule.
Camping Is The Way To Go
Based on fan feedback, we’ve modified the trackside camping to deliver a better experience for all our guests. For 2017, there will be a dedicated motorcycle area, a quieter area for families with restricted noise, the return of the powered sites and extended viewing along the fence line.
Entertainment wise, Go Karts run close to the camping precinct so if you feel the need for speed, your own race machine is just around the corner. Live entertainment returns with bands booked for Friday and Saturday night, in an entertainment zone on the far-side of the Go Kart track.
If you’re camping, you are set for an awesome February weekend. You’ve views over Bass Strait to waken you, incredible world superbike action during the day just metres from your tent, a little karting maybe in the late afternoon sun for a laugh, and a safe-haven campground at night whether you want to crash early or catch up with mates.
Your Bike’s Welcome
World supers is an event for bike lovers of any age, where the welcome mat at the gate includes your bike! There’s open access for your motorcycle along the outside service roads, allowing you to ride and park at your favourite locations to view the action.
We’ve revamped the camping area with a WorldSBK area, so you can park your bike next to your tent and gain easy access each day from the campground to the circuit service roads.
And at world supers there’s no charge for your bike – or your car– both parks for free! Put simply, world supers is super for you and your two wheel machine and the more bikes we have on board the better the fun and the festival.
Australia’s world superbike round, sponsored by Yamaha Finance, is all about on-track action and off-track fun with the all free Kids SuperZONE, the super speedy Go Karts operating all weekend, and two-wheel stunt riders thrilling fans with aerial displays trackside.
So get planning! Organise a long weekend summer getaway with your mates and get your tickets today via Ticketek.
For more information contact the circuit on Superbike Hotline 1300 728 007 or www.worldsbk.com.au
Book now and save on gate prices.