2019 Island Classic

2019 Island Classic – Category winners
  • 125cc Forgotten Era – Des Heaney
  • 125cc New Era – James Doddrell
  • 125cc Post-Classic – Stacey Heaney
  • 250cc Classic – Bruce Meredith
  • 250cc Forgotten Era – Lachlan Hill
  • 250cc Post-Classic – Roly Orr
  • 250cc New Era Production – Adam Harding
  • 250cc New Era – Levi Day
  • 350cc Classic – Ben Bramich
  • 350cc Forgotten Era – Lachlan Hill
  • 350cc Post-Classic – Paul Smith
  • 500cc Forgotten Era – Tom Bramich
  • 500cc Classic – Bob Rosenthal
  • 500cc Post Classic – Tom Bramich
  • 500cc New Era – Levi Day
  • Unlimited Forgotten Era – Minor – Steve Dobson
  • Unlimited Forgotten Era – Premier – Craig Ditchburn
  • Unlimited Post-Classic – Laurie Fyffe
  • Unlimited Classic – Garth Francis
  • New Era Formula 750cc – Scott Campbell
  • New Era Formula 1300cc – Aaron Morris
Island Classic RCimage Aaron Morris
Aaron Morris won Formula 1300 – Image by Russ Colvin

Phil Irving Memorial Trophy

Highest Individual Point Scorer outside International Challenge
Tied for equal first place at 200 points

  • Levi Day – 250cc New Era; 500cc New Era
  • Lachlan Hill – 250cc Forgotten Era; 350cc Forgotten Era
  • Tom Bramich – 500cc Post Classic; 500cc Forgotten Era
Island Classic RCimage Phil Irving Trophy Day Hill Bramich
Phil Irving Memorial Trophy – Image by Russ Colvin
Overall Phil Irving Memorial Trophy Standings
  1. Lachlan Hill = Levi Day = Tom Bramich – 200 points
  2. James Doddrell – 172
  3. Scott Campbell – 169
  4. Christopher Hayward – 145
  5. Keo Watson – 142
  6. Malcom Campbell – 141
  7. Colin Sleigh = Tony Logan – 140
  8. Des Heaney = Paul Smith = Stacey Heaney – 139
  9. Jock Woodley – 136
  10. Murray Seabrook – 135
  11. Mark Laing-Hughes – 133
  12. Roly Orr – 132
  13. Garth Francis – 131
  14. Eric Salmon – 127
  15. Scott Findlay – 124
  16. David Manson – 121
  17. Robert Wallace – 120
  18. Ben Burke – 118
  19. Justin Mellerick – 117
  20. Danny Ahern – 114
  21. Bruce Meredith = Quentin Blazley – 110
  22. Nathan Spiteri = Trevor Taylor – 108
  23. Andrew McLaren- 106
  24. Ben James = Glenn Hindle – 105
  25. Aaron Morris = Beau Beaton = Ben Bramich = Robert Heather – 100
IIC Phillip Island Rob Mott Friday Lachie Hill
Lachlan Hill – Image Rob Mott

FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup

The newly revamped Trans-Tasman battle of the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup favoured the Kiwis as they claimed a 139-point victory over the Aussies at the 26th International Island Classic, presented by Visit Phillip Island.

The revised format of the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup, designed to create greater parity, more opportunity for all class riders, and a tougher spirit of competition between the nations saw competitors across the four classes; 350cc Forgotten Era, 500cc Forgotten Era, Unlimited Forgotten Era and 500cc New Era take part in the competition. Riders had to qualify for their respective nations, with competitors with the three closest lap times from each country, in each class, selected for the final squads.

New Zealand’s Jock Woodley was the winning team’s top scorer, accumulating 136 points after four strong top 10 finishes in the 500cc Forgotten Era class and three top five finishes in the 350 Forgotten Era class, along with Andrew McLaren who scored four consistent top 10 finishes in the 350cc Forgotten Era class for Team New Zealand, as well as 45 points in the 500cc Forgotten Era class.

Jason Howcroft also proved dependable, finishing inside the top 10 in all four 350cc Forgotten Era races.

Whilst Team Australia’s Martin Craggill was the top individual point scorer amongst the FIM Oceania Historic Road Race Cup contenders, securing 76 points from his four podium finishes in the Unlimited Forgotten Era class, Team Australia was unable to match the consistency of the Kiwis.

The locals struggled with mechanical problems with four out of the team’s 12 riders failing to score any points for Australia.

Team New Zealand will be looking to defend their title at the 2020 International Island Classic.

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