26th International Island Classic

Event Schedule

25th – 27th January 2019

Island Classic

Friday 25th January 2019
9:00 amStart
 Q1Pre-War, 125 Post Classic & Forgotten Era, 250 Post Classic & Classic15 min
 Q2250 Forgotten Era, 125 New Era & Shannons Insurance 350 Classic15 min
 Q3500 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Post Classic15 min
 Q4Unlimited Forgotten Era – Odds15 min
 Q5Unlimited Forgotten Era – Evens15 min
 Q6Shannons Insurance 500 Post Classic15 min
 Q7Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 75015 min
 Q8350 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Classic15 min
 Q9Shannons Insurance 500 Classic & 350 Post Classic15 min
 Q10International Challenge – Slowest 50%8 min
 Q11International Challenge – Fastest 50%8 min
 Q12250 New Era & 250 New Era Production15 min
 Q13Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 130015 min
 Q14500 New Era15 min
E1*Pre-War, 125 Post Classic & Forgotten Era, 250 Post Classic & Classic4 Laps
E2*250 Forgotten Era, 125 New Era & Shannons Insurance 350 Classic4 Laps
E3*500 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Post Classic4 Laps
E4*Unlimited Forgotten Era – Premier4 Laps
E5*Unlimited Forgotten Era  – Minor4 Laps
Q15International Challenge – Slowest 50%8 min
Q16International Challenge – Fastest 50%8 min
E6*Shannons Insurance 500 Post Classic4 Laps
E7*Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 7504 Laps
5:00 pmFinish 
* Points awarded toward the Phil Irving Perpetual trophy

 

Island Classic

Saturday 26th January 2019
9:00 amStart
E8*350 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Classic4 Laps
E9*Shannons Insurance 500 Classic & 350 Post Classic4 Laps
E10*250 New Era & 250 New Era Production4 Laps
E11*Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 13004 Laps
E12*500 New Era4 Laps
E13*Pre-War, 125 Post Classic & Forgotten Era, 250 Post Classic & Classic5 Laps
E14*250 Forgotten Era, 125 New Era & Shannon’s Insurance 350 Classic5 Laps
E15*500 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Post Classic5 Laps
E16*Unlimited Forgotten Era – Premier5 Laps
E17*Unlimited Forgotten Era – Minor5 Laps
D1Demonstration Lap2 Laps
E18International Challenge 6 Laps
E19*Shannons Insurance 500 Post Classic5 Laps
E20*Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 7505 Laps
E21*350 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Classic5 Laps
E22*Shannons Insurance 500 Classic & 350 Post Classic5 Laps
E23*250 New Era & 250 New Era Production5 Laps
E24*Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 13005 Laps
E25*500 New Era5 Laps
D2Demonstration Lap2 Laps
E26International Challenge 6 Laps
E27*Pre-War, 125 Post Classic & Forgotten Era, 250 Post Classic & Classic4 Laps
E28*250 Forgotten Era, 125 New Era & Shannons Insurance 350 Classic4 Laps
E29*500 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Post Classic4 Laps
E30*Unlimited Forgotten Era – Premier4 Laps
5.00pmFinish
* Points awarded toward the Phil Irving Perpetual trophy

 

Island Classic

Sunday 27th January 2019
9:00 amStart
E31*Unlimited Forgotten Era – Minor4 Laps
E32*Shannons Insurance 500 Post Classic4 Laps
E33*Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 7504 Laps
E34*350 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Classic4 Laps
E35*Shannons Insurance 500 Classic & 350 Post Classic4 Laps
E36*250 New Era & 250 New Era Production4 Laps
E37*Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 13004 Laps
E38*500 New Era4 Laps
D3Demonstration2 Laps
E39International Challenge 6 Laps
E40*Pre-War, 125 Post Classic & Forgotten Era, 250 Post Classic & Classic5 Laps
E41*250 Forgotten Era, 125 New Era & Shannon’s Insurance 350 Classic5 Laps
E42*500 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Post Classic5 Laps
E43*Unlimited Forgotten Era – Premier5 Laps
E44*Unlimited Forgotten Era – Minor5 Laps
E45*Shannons Insurance 500 Post Classic5 Laps
E46*Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 7505 Laps
E47*350 Forgotten Era & Unlimited Classic5 Laps
ParadeShannons Insurance Parade Lap1 Lap
E48International Challenge 6 Laps
E49*Shannons Insurance 500 Classic & 350 Post Classic5 Laps
E50*250 New Era & 250 New Era Production5 Laps
E51*Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres New Era Formula 13005 Laps
E52*500 New Era5 Laps
5.00pmFinish
* Points awarded toward the Phil Irving Perpetual trophy

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2019 International Challenge Entry List
January 25-27 2019  
australia

Team Australia 

NameSponsorMakeModelYearCap
D JohnsonDMR Motorsport/Murray’s Brit Bikes/Race Bikes ServicesSuzukiXR69821100
S GilesT Birrell Racing / D & D Industries / Light Alloy EngineeringSuzukiKatana821294
J MetcherT-Rex / Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres / Race CentreHondaHarris F1821100
L FyffeLaurie Fyffe Ag-Spray Pty LtdSuzukiXR69801200
C DitchburnConsortium Racing / TCWeld Pro / RKR HydraulicsYamahaTZ75078750
P ByrneDMR Motorspor / Purgetec Pty LtdSuzukiMcIntosh841260
J MellerickMellerick DrainageHondaCB801200
A MorrisCorish Motorsport, TBR, VP Race FuelsSuzukiKatana821294
S WebsterT & K CarneySuzukiHarris821200
C DonaldK.H. Equipment Pty Ltd/ K-Tech Suspension/ HRD ApparelIrvingVincent821300
D OughtredCarl Cox Motorsport /  DynoverksSuzukiGSX11 Kat821260
S MartinT Birrell Rac/ D&D Industries/Light Alloy Engineering/QBESuzukiKatana821294
B BeatonK.H. Equipment Pty Ltd/K-Teck Suspension/HRD ApparelIrvingVincent821300
J AllenCustom Coatngs & Maintenance / C &M Motorcycle RepairsYamahaTZ78750
new zealand

Team New Zealand

NameSponsorMakeModel YearCap
J ReynoldsCarl Cox Motorsport / Team Classic SuzukiSuzukiGSXR851100
D CastletonT-Rex RacingHondaCB1100R811100
PhillisArnolds Fruit Market, Phillis RacingSuzukiXR69801170
M InesonSuzukiKatana821100
M NeevesCarl Cox MotorsportSuzukiGSX1100801100
J LawrenceCarl Cox Motorsport / TSS Red Baron / Shoei HelmetsSuzukiKatana GSX811100
G HindleGoulburn Power Centre / Old Gold MotorcyclesSuzukiXR69821170
B WilsonMoto Xtream NZ / Stainless Steel Products / DeWith MotoSuzukiXR69801170
D CouttsYamahaCMR F1841250
G CrutchleyKallista ElectricalKawasakiP&M781200
R GunnSpice Consulting Group | Sunset RacingHarrisF1821260
C StevensonStevenson Earthworks LtdSuzukiGS1000E791000
RichardsMotoxtreme RacingSuzukiGSX1100811170
P ByersSilkdene Australia / Motoextreme KawasakiSuzukiKatana821100
P JonesLindsay Pinker Racing Team / TechmotoHondaCB1100821123
united states

Team USA

NameSponsorMakeModelYearCap
J HayesYamahaFJ831250
D QuarterleyDunlop SBC Maxima VP Fuels Millennium Van DykSuzukiXR69841250
S RappMojo Yamaha / DunlopYamahaCMR FJ 11001100
D CrussellMojo Yamaha / CMR RacingYamahaTZ75078748
M MillerHypercylce USA / Dunlop USA / Bito R&DHarrisXR69841200
B LongKawasakiHarris821250
J PethoudVicious Cycle / Ten Moto RacingYamahaHarris F1841250
R ScaysbrookCycle News / Austwide HomesSuzukiGSX11XR69801170
J PridmoreDunlop / Dainese / AGVYamahaFJ1200831298
M GilbertCycle World MagazineYamahaFJ1100831250
E LindauerGuzzi Power / Racetech Suspensions / Mammoth MotorKawasakiKZ801000
R RuwoldtHarrisKawasaki801200
L PegramPegram RacingYamahaFJ1100831250
M MorrisonMorrison RacingSuzukiRGB500 82500
B LindBruce Lind RacingYamahaTZ75075749
J GuerreroIsland Racing Service / Motul / MichelinSuzukiXR69821200
W BoydSportcroft / Guzzi Power / RacetechM GuzziLe Mans801000

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2019 International Challenge Entry List
January 25-27 2019  
australia

Team Australia 

NameSponsorModelYearCap
D JohnsonDMR Motorsport/Murray’s Brit Bikes/Race Bikes ServicesXR69821100
S GilesT Birrell Racing / D & D Industries / Light Alloy EngineeringKatana821294
J MetcherT-Rex / Pablo’s Motorcycle Tyres / Race CentreHarris F1821100
L FyffeLaurie Fyffe Ag-Spray Pty LtdXR69801200
C DitchburnConsortium Racing / TCWeld Pro / RKR HydraulicsTZ75078750
P ByrneDMR Motorspor / Purgetec Pty LtdMcIntosh841260
J MellerickMellerick DrainageCB801200
A MorrisCorish Motorsport, TBR, VP Race FuelsKatana821294
S WebsterT & K CarneyHarris821200
C DonaldK.H. Equipment Pty Ltd/ K-Tech Suspension/ HRD ApparelVincent821300
D OughtredCarl Cox Motorsport /  DynoverksGSX11 Kat821260
S MartinT Birrell Rac/ D&D Industries/Light Alloy Engineering/QBEKatana821294
B BeatonK.H. Equipment Pty Ltd/K-Teck Suspension/HRD ApparelVincent821300
J AllenCustom Coatngs & Maintenance / C &M Motorcycle RepairsTZ78750
new zealand

Team New Zealand

NameSponsorModel YearCap
J ReynoldsCarl Cox Motorsport / Team Classic SuzukiGSXR851100
D CastletonT-Rex RacingCB1100R811100
PhillisArnolds Fruit Market, Phillis RacingXR69801170
M InesonKatana821100
M NeevesCarl Cox MotorsportGSX1100801100
J LawrenceCarl Cox Motorsport / TSS Red Baron / Shoei HelmetsKatana GSX811100
G HindleGoulburn Power Centre / Old Gold MotorcyclesXR69821170
B WilsonMoto Xtream NZ / Stainless Steel Products / DeWith MotoXR69801170
D CouttsCMR F1841250
G CrutchleyKallista ElectricalP&M781200
R GunnSpice Consulting Group | Sunset RacingF1821260
C StevensonStevenson Earthworks LtdGS1000E791000
RichardsMotoxtreme RacingGSX1100811170
P ByersSilkdene Australia / Motoextreme KawasakiKatana821100
P JonesLindsay Pinker Racing Team / TechmotoCB1100821123
united states

Team USA

NameSponsorModelYearCap
J HayesFJ831250
D QuarterleyDunlop SBC Maxima VP Fuels Millennium Van DykXR69841250
S RappMojo Yamaha / DunlopCMR FJ 11001100
D CrussellMojo Yamaha / CMR RacingTZ75078748
M MillerHypercylce USA / Dunlop USA / Bito R&DXR69841200
B LongHarris821250
J PethoudVicious Cycle / Ten Moto RacingHarris F1841250
R ScaysbrookCycle News / Austwide HomesGSX11XR69801170
J PridmoreDunlop / Dainese / AGVFJ1200831298
M GilbertCycle World MagazineFJ1100831250
E LindauerGuzzi Power / Racetech Suspensions / Mammoth MotorKZ801000
R RuwoldtKawasaki801200
L PegramPegram RacingFJ1100831250
M MorrisonMorrison RacingRGB500 82500
B LindBruce Lind RacingTZ75075749
J GuerreroIsland Racing Service / Motul / MichelinXR69821200
W BoydSportcroft / Guzzi Power / RacetechLe Mans801000
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