Philip Island Circuit Info

Address: 381 Back Beach Road, Philip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia
Phone Number: (+61) 3 5952 2710

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Philip Island Circuit History

The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is home to the world’s leading motorsport series including the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and the Superbike World Championship, as well as various Australian series. Motor racing on Phillip Island dates back to 1928 where local roads were cordoned off for racing events. The current site was purchased in 1952 by a group of local enthusiasts who would form Phillip Island Auto Racing Club (PIARC). A four-year build period would see the first event held in December 1956. Over the following decades the circuit host a variety of events including the Armstrong 500 from 1960 – 1962 which would later move to Mount Panorama and become known as the Bathurst 1000. Australia’s very first International Motorcycle Grand Prix was held at Phillip Island in 1989, proving to be a huge success and famously won by Aussie Wayne Gardner. The Superbike World Championship followed shortly after, moving to Phillip Island in 1990.