A won­der from down un­der

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Missions Spring Edition -

Q Phillip Is­land Mo­togp Q From £40 for a one-day ticket (plus travel to Aus­tralia) Q Phillip Is­land Mo­togp round Q Oc­to­ber 21-23 Q www.mo­togp.com.au If ever there was a far-flung Mo­togp track worth mak­ing the ef­fort of trav­el­ling most of the way around the planet to go and visit then Phillip Is­land is it. Sure there are track in Europe that of­fer spec­tac­u­lar rac­ing, at­mos­phere and stun­ning scenery but they are around the cor­ner when com­pared to the 26 hours of fly­ing it takes to get to Mel­bourne from the UK. The re­ward when you get there from the most scenic of all the cur­rent Mo­togp tracks is well worth the trip and the ex­pense.

Phillip Is­land is on the southerly tip of the state of Vic­to­ria and it takes around two hours to drive there from Mel­bourne air­port. Just watch out for the in­sanely zeal­ous Aus­tralian po­lice who have no mercy when it comes to speed­ing; even by the tini­est of mar­gins.

The track it­self is on the coast of the south of Phillip Is­land it­self and de­spite the big crowds the Aussie race at­tracts each year, be­cause the venue is so vast it never feels hor­ri­bly busy. There are lots of camp­ing fa­cil­i­ties around the track and the re­sort of Cowes is well stocked with rental ac­com­mo­da­tion.

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