Phillip Island GP Circuit

Tomorrow I am heading back to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for the final round of the 2021 Zoom Zoom Championship. The circuit is one of my favourite tracks, but it has had a start-stop existence since local roads were cordoned off for racing events in 1928.  The first Australian Grand Prix was held there on a dirt road circuit in 1928 and for eight consecutive years until 1935.

However, it was not until the 1950s that the circuit became a proper racetrack when local enthusiasts formed the Phillip Island Auto Racing Club (PIARC). A four-year build period would see the first event held in December 1956.

From 1960 to 1962, the Armstrong 500 was run as the precursor to the great race, the Bathurst 1000, and Australia’s first international Motorcycle Grand Prix was held at Phillip Island in 1989. Over the past 65 years, the circuit has had many owners, but the current owner, Linsday Fox, has invested heavily into the venue to make it a world-class motorsport location.

As a world-renowned racetrack, Phillip Island GP Circuit caters to international and national motorsports events, and it is also available for club motorsport and corporate drive days. It is my favourite track, and I am looking forward to driving flat out on it tomorrow.

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