26th International Island Classic

Event Schedule

25th – 27th January 2019

Island Classic

Friday 25th January 2019
9:00 am Start
 Q1 Pre-War, 125 Post Classic & Forgotten Era, 250 Post Classic & Classic 15 min
 Q2 250 Forgotten Era, 125 New Era & Shannons Insurance 350 Classic 15 min
 Q3 500 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Post Classic 15 min
 Q4 Unlimited Forgotten Era – Odds 15 min
 Q5 Unlimited Forgotten Era – Evens 15 min
 Q6 Shannons Insurance 500 Post Classic 15 min
 Q7 Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 750 15 min
 Q8 350 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Classic 15 min
 Q9 Shannons Insurance 500 Classic & 350 Post Classic 15 min
 Q10 International Challenge – Slowest 50% 8 min
 Q11 International Challenge – Fastest 50% 8 min
 Q12 250 New Era & 250 New Era Production 15 min
 Q13 Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 1300 15 min
 Q14 500 New Era 15 min
E1* Pre-War, 125 Post Classic & Forgotten Era, 250 Post Classic & Classic 4 Laps
E2* 250 Forgotten Era, 125 New Era & Shannons Insurance 350 Classic 4 Laps
E3* 500 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Post Classic 4 Laps
E4* Unlimited Forgotten Era – Premier 4 Laps
E5* Unlimited Forgotten Era  – Minor 4 Laps
Q15 International Challenge – Slowest 50% 8 min
Q16 International Challenge – Fastest 50% 8 min
E6* Shannons Insurance 500 Post Classic 4 Laps
E7* Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 750 4 Laps
5:00 pm Finish 
* Points awarded toward the Phil Irving Perpetual trophy

 

Island Classic

Saturday 26th January 2019
9:00 am Start
E8* 350 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Classic 4 Laps
E9* Shannons Insurance 500 Classic & 350 Post Classic 4 Laps
E10* 250 New Era & 250 New Era Production 4 Laps
E11* Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 1300 4 Laps
E12* 500 New Era 4 Laps
E13* Pre-War, 125 Post Classic & Forgotten Era, 250 Post Classic & Classic 5 Laps
E14* 250 Forgotten Era, 125 New Era & Shannon’s Insurance 350 Classic 5 Laps
E15* 500 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Post Classic 5 Laps
E16* Unlimited Forgotten Era – Premier 5 Laps
E17* Unlimited Forgotten Era – Minor 5 Laps
D1 Demonstration Lap 2 Laps
E18 International Challenge 6 Laps
E19* Shannons Insurance 500 Post Classic 5 Laps
E20* Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 750 5 Laps
E21* 350 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Classic 5 Laps
E22* Shannons Insurance 500 Classic & 350 Post Classic 5 Laps
E23* 250 New Era & 250 New Era Production 5 Laps
E24* Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 1300 5 Laps
E25* 500 New Era 5 Laps
D2 Demonstration Lap 2 Laps
E26 International Challenge 6 Laps
E27* Pre-War, 125 Post Classic & Forgotten Era, 250 Post Classic & Classic 4 Laps
E28* 250 Forgotten Era, 125 New Era & Shannons Insurance 350 Classic 4 Laps
E29* 500 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Post Classic 4 Laps
E30* Unlimited Forgotten Era – Premier 4 Laps
5.00pm Finish
* Points awarded toward the Phil Irving Perpetual trophy

 

Island Classic

Sunday 27th January 2019
9:00 am Start
E31* Unlimited Forgotten Era – Minor 4 Laps
E32* Shannons Insurance 500 Post Classic 4 Laps
E33* Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 750 4 Laps
E34* 350 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Classic 4 Laps
E35* Shannons Insurance 500 Classic & 350 Post Classic 4 Laps
E36* 250 New Era & 250 New Era Production 4 Laps
E37* Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 1300 4 Laps
E38* 500 New Era 4 Laps
D3 Demonstration 2 Laps
E39 International Challenge 6 Laps
E40* Pre-War, 125 Post Classic & Forgotten Era, 250 Post Classic & Classic 5 Laps
E41* 250 Forgotten Era, 125 New Era & Shannon’s Insurance 350 Classic 5 Laps
E42* 500 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Post Classic 5 Laps
E43* Unlimited Forgotten Era – Premier 5 Laps
E44* Unlimited Forgotten Era – Minor 5 Laps
E45* Shannons Insurance 500 Post Classic 5 Laps
E46* Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 750 5 Laps
E47* 350 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Classic 5 Laps
Parade Shannons Insurance Parade Lap 1 Lap
E48 International Challenge 6 Laps
E49* Shannons Insurance 500 Classic & 350 Post Classic 5 Laps
E50* 250 New Era & 250 New Era Production 5 Laps
E51* Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 1300 5 Laps
E52* 500 New Era 5 Laps
5.00pm Finish
* Points awarded toward the Phil Irving Perpetual trophy

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2019 International Challenge Entry List
January 25-27 2019  
australia

Team Australia 

Name Sponsor Make Model Year Cap
D Johnson DMR Motorsport/Murray’s Brit Bikes/Race Bikes Services Suzuki XR69 82 1100
S Giles T Birrell Racing / D & D Industries / Light Alloy Engineering Suzuki Katana 82 1294
J Metcher T-Rex / Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres / Race Centre Honda Harris F1 82 1100
L Fyffe Laurie Fyffe Ag-Spray Pty Ltd Suzuki XR69 80 1200
C Ditchburn Consortium Racing / TCWeld Pro / RKR Hydraulics Yamaha TZ750 78 750
P Byrne DMR Motorspor / Purgetec Pty Ltd Suzuki McIntosh 84 1260
J Mellerick Mellerick Drainage Honda CB 80 1200
A Morris Corish Motorsport, TBR, VP Race Fuels Suzuki Katana 82 1294
S Webster T & K Carney Suzuki Harris 82 1200
C Donald K.H. Equipment Pty Ltd/ K-Tech Suspension/ HRD Apparel Irving Vincent 82 1300
D Oughtred Carl Cox Motorsport /  Dynoverks Suzuki GSX11 Kat 82 1260
S Martin T Birrell Rac/ D&D Industries/Light Alloy Engineering/QBE Suzuki Katana 82 1294
B Beaton K.H. Equipment Pty Ltd/K-Teck Suspension/HRD Apparel Irving Vincent 82 1300
J Allen Custom Coatngs & Maintenance / C &M Motorcycle Repairs Yamaha TZ 78 750
new zealand

Team New Zealand

Name Sponsor Make Model  Year Cap
J Reynolds Carl Cox Motorsport / Team Classic Suzuki Suzuki GSXR 85 1100
D Castleton T-Rex Racing Honda CB1100R 81 1100
Phillis Arnolds Fruit Market, Phillis Racing Suzuki XR69 80 1170
M Ineson Suzuki Katana 82 1100
M Neeves Carl Cox Motorsport Suzuki GSX1100 80 1100
J Lawrence Carl Cox Motorsport / TSS Red Baron / Shoei Helmets Suzuki Katana GSX 81 1100
G Hindle Goulburn Power Centre / Old Gold Motorcycles Suzuki XR69 82 1170
B Wilson Moto Xtream NZ / Stainless Steel Products / DeWith Moto Suzuki XR69 80 1170
D Coutts Yamaha CMR F1 84 1250
G Crutchley Kallista Electrical Kawasaki P&M 78 1200
R Gunn Spice Consulting Group | Sunset Racing Harris F1 82 1260
C Stevenson Stevenson Earthworks Ltd Suzuki GS1000E 79 1000
Richards Motoxtreme Racing Suzuki GSX1100 81 1170
P Byers Silkdene Australia / Motoextreme Kawasaki Suzuki Katana 82 1100
P Jones Lindsay Pinker Racing Team / Techmoto Honda CB1100 82 1123
united states

Team USA

Name Sponsor Make Model Year Cap
J Hayes Yamaha FJ 83 1250
D Quarterley Dunlop SBC Maxima VP Fuels Millennium Van Dyk Suzuki XR69 84 1250
S Rapp Mojo Yamaha / Dunlop Yamaha CMR FJ 1100 1100
D Crussell Mojo Yamaha / CMR Racing Yamaha TZ750 78 748
M Miller Hypercylce USA / Dunlop USA / Bito R&D Harris XR69 84 1200
B Long Kawasaki Harris 82 1250
J Pethoud Vicious Cycle / Ten Moto Racing Yamaha Harris F1 84 1250
R Scaysbrook Cycle News / Austwide Homes Suzuki GSX11XR69 80 1170
J Pridmore Dunlop / Dainese / AGV Yamaha FJ1200 83 1298
M Gilbert Cycle World Magazine Yamaha FJ1100 83 1250
E Lindauer Guzzi Power / Racetech Suspensions / Mammoth Motor Kawasaki KZ 80 1000
R Ruwoldt Harris Kawasaki 80 1200
L Pegram Pegram Racing Yamaha FJ1100 83 1250
M Morrison Morrison Racing Suzuki RGB500  82 500
B Lind Bruce Lind Racing Yamaha TZ750 75 749
J Guerrero Island Racing Service / Motul / Michelin Suzuki XR69 82 1200
W Boyd Sportcroft / Guzzi Power / Racetech M Guzzi Le Mans 80 1000

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2019 International Challenge Entry List
January 25-27 2019  
australia

Team Australia 

Name Sponsor Model Year Cap
D Johnson DMR Motorsport/Murray’s Brit Bikes/Race Bikes Services XR69 82 1100
S Giles T Birrell Racing / D & D Industries / Light Alloy Engineering Katana 82 1294
J Metcher T-Rex / Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres / Race Centre Harris F1 82 1100
L Fyffe Laurie Fyffe Ag-Spray Pty Ltd XR69 80 1200
C Ditchburn Consortium Racing / TCWeld Pro / RKR Hydraulics TZ750 78 750
P Byrne DMR Motorspor / Purgetec Pty Ltd McIntosh 84 1260
J Mellerick Mellerick Drainage CB 80 1200
A Morris Corish Motorsport, TBR, VP Race Fuels Katana 82 1294
S Webster T & K Carney Harris 82 1200
C Donald K.H. Equipment Pty Ltd/ K-Tech Suspension/ HRD Apparel Vincent 82 1300
D Oughtred Carl Cox Motorsport /  Dynoverks GSX11 Kat 82 1260
S Martin T Birrell Rac/ D&D Industries/Light Alloy Engineering/QBE Katana 82 1294
B Beaton K.H. Equipment Pty Ltd/K-Teck Suspension/HRD Apparel Vincent 82 1300
J Allen Custom Coatngs & Maintenance / C &M Motorcycle Repairs TZ 78 750
new zealand

Team New Zealand

Name Sponsor Model  Year Cap
J Reynolds Carl Cox Motorsport / Team Classic Suzuki GSXR 85 1100
D Castleton T-Rex Racing CB1100R 81 1100
Phillis Arnolds Fruit Market, Phillis Racing XR69 80 1170
M Ineson Katana 82 1100
M Neeves Carl Cox Motorsport GSX1100 80 1100
J Lawrence Carl Cox Motorsport / TSS Red Baron / Shoei Helmets Katana GSX 81 1100
G Hindle Goulburn Power Centre / Old Gold Motorcycles XR69 82 1170
B Wilson Moto Xtream NZ / Stainless Steel Products / DeWith Moto XR69 80 1170
D Coutts CMR F1 84 1250
G Crutchley Kallista Electrical P&M 78 1200
R Gunn Spice Consulting Group | Sunset Racing F1 82 1260
C Stevenson Stevenson Earthworks Ltd GS1000E 79 1000
Richards Motoxtreme Racing GSX1100 81 1170
P Byers Silkdene Australia / Motoextreme Kawasaki Katana 82 1100
P Jones Lindsay Pinker Racing Team / Techmoto CB1100 82 1123
united states

Team USA

Name Sponsor Model Year Cap
J Hayes FJ 83 1250
D Quarterley Dunlop SBC Maxima VP Fuels Millennium Van Dyk XR69 84 1250
S Rapp Mojo Yamaha / Dunlop CMR FJ 1100 1100
D Crussell Mojo Yamaha / CMR Racing TZ750 78 748
M Miller Hypercylce USA / Dunlop USA / Bito R&D XR69 84 1200
B Long Harris 82 1250
J Pethoud Vicious Cycle / Ten Moto Racing Harris F1 84 1250
R Scaysbrook Cycle News / Austwide Homes GSX11XR69 80 1170
J Pridmore Dunlop / Dainese / AGV FJ1200 83 1298
M Gilbert Cycle World Magazine FJ1100 83 1250
E Lindauer Guzzi Power / Racetech Suspensions / Mammoth Motor KZ 80 1000
R Ruwoldt Kawasaki 80 1200
L Pegram Pegram Racing FJ1100 83 1250
M Morrison Morrison Racing RGB500  82 500
B Lind Bruce Lind Racing TZ750 75 749
J Guerrero Island Racing Service / Motul / Michelin XR69 82 1200
W Boyd Sportcroft / Guzzi Power / Racetech Le Mans 80 1000
Destination Phillip Island naming sponsor for 2019 Island Classic

The International Island Classic will be broadcast around the world in 2019, with Destination Phillip Island becoming the naming rights sponsor for the 2019 running, and the official name announced to be – “International Island Classic, presented by Visit Phillip Island”.

The January 25-27 event to be held next weekend at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit and should spread the holiday destination message of the idyllic seaside island that embraces nature and motorsport, worldwide.

Now in its 26th year and always held over the Australian Day long weekend, the International Island Classic is one of the largest historic bike meets in the world today with close to 450 bikes raced or on display, and over 300 riders journeying from all corners of the globe to compete.

Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit host WorldSBK season opener
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

Further value lies in a new initiative for 2019 – a two hour television programme. Production will focus on the headline act, the International Challenge between teams from Australia, New Zealand and the USA, and the sponsorship ensures viewers are introduced to the myriad of experiences at Phillip Island that lie outside the circuit.

Interest in the television programme has been strong with MAVTV picking up screening rights for the USA and Canada; Fox Asia broadcasting to 14 million subscribers across the region; commitments from networks across UK and Europe, and Foxsports picking up the feed in New Zealand. The largest digital channel for motorsport content in the world today, MotorsTV/MotorTrend will also showcase the 2019 International Island Classic production.

David Johnson and Jeremy McWilliams - Image by Cameron White
David Johnson and Jeremy McWilliams – Image by Cameron White

In Australia the Island Classic broadcast will be screened on delay on SBS’s Speed Week and on Foxsports, plus a video streaming of the International Challenge will occur via the circuit website www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au (link) and other online platforms.

Kim Storey – General Manager of Destination Phillip Island

“The Island Classic celebrates the Island’s motorsport history with international teams from key markets staying multiple nights and contributing to the local economy. The program production will provide a unique opportunity for us to engage with viewers and share the many reasons why they should visit Phillip Island.”

Little penguins emerge from the sea at dusk at Phillip Island

David Bennett – General Manager of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

“Visit Phillip Island is a great alliance with the Island Classic. We welcome race fans and visitors from around the world to book a trip to our home and explore the idyllic beaches, nature reserves and breathtaking scenery. So many motorsport fans from around the world, will have seen the rugged coastline and rolling surf that surrounds the circuit on television. Those aerial views truly capture the beauty of this island, so put a trip to the island on your bucket list.”

Woolamai one of Phillip Island favourite beaches

The International Challenge line-up has just been confirmed with great names of motorcycle racing competing including Josh Hayes, Jason Pridmore and Mark Miller for Team USA; a New Zealand line-up including Alex Phillis and the Taupo based Carl Cox team including John Reynolds, Jay Lawrence and Michael Neeves; and racing for defending champions Australia, David Johnson, Jed Metcher and Cam Donald.

Celebrating a century of motorcycling, the Island Classic is a pilgrimage for so many riders and spectators. A myriad of characters and bikes converge on the island with some of the quirkier stories to also be featured in the Island Classic television broadcast. There will be 56 races held across the weekend, catering for pre-WW1 bikes through to Vintage (1920-1945), Classic and Post Classic (from 1946 to 1972) and the more recent Forgotten Era and New Era classes.

Tickets for the International Island Classic, held over the January 25-27 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, are available at islandclassic.com.au (link). A three-day adult ticket, purchased in advance, is just $82, and free for children 15 and under (accompanied by a full-paying adult). Event-goers can camp at the circuit for four nights for just over $20 per night (with kids once again free). Tickets are also available at the gate, but save by purchasing in advance. *All prices quoted are advance tickets. Advance ticket sales end midday Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Buy advance and save. Gate ticket prices are additional.

David Johnson leads Jeremy McWilliams - Island Classic 2018 - International Challenge Race One - Image by TBG
David Johnson leads Jeremy McWilliams – Island Classic 2018 – International Challenge Race One – Image by TBG