Phillip Island to premiere 2019 three-race WSBK layout


Aussies are in for a triple-treat with World sSuperbike’s new three-race format debuting at Australia’s 2019 Yamaha Finance season opener at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, with tickets for the February 22-24 event on sale now via Ticketek.

WorldSBK Phillip Island Preview Lukey Heights Snap
WorldSBK returns to Phillip Island in 2019 for the opening round

Phillip Island will unveil the new round layout of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, with the 2019 addition of a sprint race on Sunday morning alongside the two traditional 22-lap battles on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

The round will feature all the stars of the WorldSBK show including four-time defending world champion Jonathan Rea with new team-mate Leon Haslam on the Kawasaki, Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes on the Yamaha, Aprilia’s Eugene Laverty, Honda’s Leon Camier, and for Ducati, Chaz Davies and MotoGP convert Alvaro Bautista aboard the all-new Panigale V4.

WorldSBK Phillip Island Preview Chaz Davies
WorldSBK returns to Phillip Island in 2019

Action happens from Friday to Sunday and as an extra bonus at World Superbikes, all three-day ticket holders are gifted free Paddock Access. For all ticket and racing information go to www.worldsbk.com.au or visit Ticketek.

A three-day adult pass is $120* and delivers a jam-packed agenda of three World Superbike races, one World Supersport race, plenty of action from the premier Australian support classes plus full paddock access. Kids 15 and under are free^, and camping on-circuit makes a long weekend away on the island totally affordable.

Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit host WorldSBK season opener
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Fergus Cameron – Phillip Island Circuit Managing Director

“The new race will be a two-wheel dash of around 10-12 laps. It’s certainly going to add a new level of intrigue and excitement to World Supers and see the riders and teams under a lot more pressure to make start grids and perform. Details are still being sorted with DORNA so at this point regulations on tyres, reverse grids and points are a month away from being finalised. Whatever the outcome, it’s going to be great for the fans as more racing, means more action, and that’s what World Supers is all about.”

A World Superbike long-weekend is fun for the whole family with a free Kids Zone, the Motorcycle Expo, Phillip Island Go-Karts and the convenience of super-economical on-circuit camping. The circuit campground is situated above Southern Loop and a camping spot is easily booked when buying your entry tickets, with children 15 and under free^ to camp.

WorldSBK Phillip Island Preview Fores Davies Siberia

A three-day general admission (GA) is just $120* secured in advance, or $230* when you add camping to your purchase. If you feel like splashing out, step up to a Bar SBK ticket at $265*(with camping $375*) and enjoy undercover facilities at Doohan Corner, Siberia and Lukey Heights.

World Superbikes is free for kids 15 and under^ and so is your bike. There’s no parking charges whatsoever so bring your two-wheel machine to World Supers because the more bikes, the better! Ride the service roads to your favourite viewing location, park up, lay back and enjoy the world’s greatest production bike action from every vantage point.

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WorldSBK at Phillip Island

Tickets for the Yamaha Finance round of the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island from February 22-24 are on sale today from Ticketek. For more information go to www.worldsbk.com.au (link) or call the toll-free WorldSBK hotline on 1 300 728 007.


The Fine Print

*All ticket prices quoted purchased in advance and subject to Ticketek service and handling fees. Book now and save on gate prices. ^Children 15 and under are free and must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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