Press releases from the series organizers and teams looking ahead to this weekend's WorldSBK season opener at Phillip Island:
#AUSWorldSBK: The Island awaits
Phillip Island is raring and ready for the 2018 restart
Short, fast, sweeping, unpredictable, undulating, breath-taking, 4.4km of pure adrenaline. Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is the perfect backdrop for the opening round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, and it’s set to be a season to remember. Everything restarts here, and if previous experience is anything to go by, we will be treated to a weekend of remarkable racing action to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
The man with the target on his back is reigning world champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), who has won five out of the last six races around Phillip Island. Already impressing with his pace throughout the two day Official test in Australia, it is difficult to look past Rea as a podium finisher this weekend. Despite suffering from three crashes over the two days, he heads into the first round of the season after working through all of his testing regime and is ready for the battle. British team-mate Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) could be the dark horse this year, as he prepares for his ninth season with the Provec squad. Heading into 2018 with a clear mind and determined attitude, he explains he feels stronger than last season, especially following the pre-season tests on the green machine. Never winning around the Australian circuit, Sykes was on pole in 2016 and has only taken three podiums here – but with a strong two days at the Official test it would be hard to rule him out.
Over in the red corner, Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) has been spending his winter nursing an injury sustained in the Jerez test back in November. Struggling slightly with the set up of his Panigale R throughout the winter, the newly-wed is hoping to find some magic ahead of the weekend. Finishing on the podium on half of his appearances around the 4.4km circuit, Davies is yet to win despite being involved in some sensational battles – most notably the one to the line last season. Whilst Marco Melandri (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) had a stronger official test to start the week, and with victorious memories of the circuit from his time in the 125cc and 250cc World Championships, he will no doubt go into the race with a positive outlook. Making his return to the series here last season in which he took a podium finish, he clearly has the pace and a strong mindset should help ahead of the weekend.
With podium finishes to his name in Australia in both WorldSSP and WorldSBK, Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) has been building a solid pace with his YZF-R1 throughout the two day test, with a good pace the first and final sectors of the track. One of seven circuits he has taken a WorldSBK podium around, he will be hoping to make a big impact for the start of 2018. Whilst Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) is working to continue with the podium pace he acquired last season, and despite being locked in a stunning top three battle in 2017, he is yet to take home a trophy from Australia.
An all new line up welcomes all new challenges for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team, as Leon Camier and Jake Gagne prepare to battle on the Fireblade CBR1000RR SP2 machines. Impressing with a strong pre-season pace so far since first swinging his leg over the bike, Camier may not be confident of having the race pace yet, but he is showing positive signs on the machine. Taking a best result of fifth position around the circuit, the British rider will have a challenging weekend ahead, whilst team-mate Gagne will be hoping to make a solid and steady start to his first appearance as a permenant WorldSBK rider.
Returning to the WorldSBK paddock for the first time since 2014, Loris Baz (GULF Althea BMW Racing Team) is ready for a challenging but enjoyable season. Starting to understand the German machine, he had a strong two day test in Australia and will be eager to quickly adjust to the Pirelli tyres and be fighting for some strong positions. Positive memories from 2014 will surely follow the 25 year old, after he secured a podium with Kawasaki, Down Under.
After a difficult two day test, Jordi Torres (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) will be wanting to put the opening day behind him. The Spanish rider crashed at 190kph but bounced back up and will continue to work with his new team as they try to develop the Italian machine. Taking a fourth position here back in 2015, Torres has plenty of experience Down Under to help his adjust to his new bike.
Riders will take to the track on Friday 23rd February for the first free practice of the 2018 season at 9.45 LT (+11), ahead of the opening race on Saturday at 15.00, before the lights go out for the second race of the weekend on Sunday at 15.00.
Pata Yamaha Primed for Phillip Island Opener
The Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team concluded a positive preseason at the official two-day Phillip Island test on Tuesday and feel ready for the opening round of the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship at the same venue this weekend. After impressing in private tests at Portimao and Jerez, the team continued the good work in Australia with hardly anything to separate Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes, who finished in sixth and seventh respectively on the overall timesheets, after focussing on race setup and tyre life for the first round of the season.
It has been a busy winter for the team and the riders arrived in Philip Island after attending the Yamaha Motorsports Media Conference in Thailand. They were the guests of Yamaha Motor Corporation and not only got a chance to meet the passionate fans in the region but also to showcase the 2018 Pata Yamaha WorldSBK livery alongside the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales.
Two days of testing followed at Phillip Island, with the team having a busy workload to get through before the beginning of the 2018 season. Michael van der Mark continued his excellent preseason form, ending the test in sixth overall with a best time of 1:31.131 after completing 141 laps over the course of the two days. The 2014 WorldSSP Champion is beginning his second year with Yamaha, having impressed in 2017 with podiums at Portimao and Magny-Cours and finishing sixth overall in the championship standings. For 2018 van der Mark is determined to continue his superb progress with the Pata Yamaha R1 and establish himself as a consistent challenger for the race win. After two top-ten finishes in 2017 at Phillip Island on his debut for the team, van der Mark is looking forward to kicking off his 2018 season at a venue he recorded a double podium at in 2016.
Alex Lowes finished 2017 in fifth overall in the championship after recording four rostrums and establishing himself as a regular podium contender. The 27-year-old British rider has also enjoyed a positive preseason. After impressing at Jerez and Portimao, he arrived at Phillip Island focused on finding a good setup up for the opening race weekend of the year. Completing 143 laps, he ended the two-day test in seventh overall, just behind his teammate with a 1:31.370 after putting in a number of long runs on a variety of tyres, collecting a huge amount of data for the team in an effort to ensure he has the best possible feeling with his Pata Yamaha R1. The 2013 British Superbike Champion likes the Phillip Island circuit, known to reward brave riders, and is looking to build on the promise he showed at the venue last year where he led both races and fought for the victory before securing two fourth-place finishes.
After a long winter, the season is finally upon us and the Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team kick off the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship on Friday at 9:45 am local time with Free Practice 1.
Michael van der Mark - Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team
"We have finished two-days testing here in Phillip Island! It was a good test, the first day was really windy but it is always nice to ride this track and get up to speed. We were quite fast from the start, then during the day, we tried to find the right direction with the setup and we ended up quite fast. On the second day, there was less wind, it was a bit warmer and we were immediately quicker, which was really positive. We tried many things on Tuesday. We had two different bikes, with two different setups, which allowed us to test them back to back and compare. We were really consistent. We need to find a couple of tenths but after a long run, we changed some important details on the R1and I felt a lot better, the bike was easier to ride and I went faster as well. It has been a great test, now we just have to wait for the race week to start. It has been a long winter, I cannot wait to start racing again!"
Alex Lowes - Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team
"We have just finished the last two days of official testing here at Philip Island, and I can't wait for the WorldSBK Championship to kick off this weekend. Testing has gone pretty well, we had a tricky time trying to find the right feeling with the bike in some parts of the track, but on Tuesday we made some really big steps. We have a lot of information to look over before the weekend and we've completed two full race simulations on the tyre options available. Some were positive, some were negative, and I believe we now have as much information, data, and knowledge as anyone, so it is down to us now to put it all into practice and kick the 2018 season off in the best way possible for Yamaha and myself by fighting for the win!"
Paul Denning - Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team Principal
"It has been a really solid, positive two-day test here in Phillip Island! It is so easy to make a mistake at this track and because the track is so fast, and with the test just days before the first race, you can end up ruining the start to the season. Therefore, the key focus for us was just to be consistent, safe, and to develop the Pata Yamaha R1 for the race weekend.. In the end, we showed good consistency, decent pace, and both sides of the garage are feeling confident ahead of the race weekend. At Phillip Island, the riders know the race is decided on lap 22 not lap 2, so both worked hard to find a good setup to allow them to compete for the full race distance and we are now looking forward to starting the 2018 season!"
Season opener beckons for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team is primed for the 2018 WorldSBK season opener at Phillip Island, Australia this weekend after a strong showing in pre-season testing.
Leon Camier and Jake Gagne will spearhead the team’s challenge on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 for the 2018 FIM World Superbike Championship season, which this year comprises thirteen rounds in twelve countries.
This weekend at Phillip Island marks Camier’s first competitive outing with Honda in WorldSBK, with the Briton looking to continue the impressive pace he exhibited on the Fireblade in testing. For Gagne, the Phillip Island round marks the start of the American rider’s first full season in the WorldSBK championship after three appearances with the team in 2017.
With thousands of kilometres under their collective belts from testing, both riders will be aiming to collect a good haul of points at the season opener at Phillip Island to start their respective campaigns in a positive fashion.
Round 1 of the 2018 FIM World Superbike Championship kicks off with WorldSBK Free Practice 1 at 09:45 local time (GMT +11) on Friday, February 23 with the races commencing at 15:00 local time on Saturday and Sunday.
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Leon Camier 2
Over the past month we've done a lot of laps in testing, but racing is always different and I'm excited to finally get going. I expect the races this weekend to be quite a battle and I can't wait to get stuck in and my goal is to challenge the top six and score some good points. I'm really looking forward to the race and the season ahead with the team.
- Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
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It's time, I've been waiting months to go racing and I'm happy it's finally happening this weekend. I've got a great crew this year and everyone is working well together so I'm looking forward to my first full year in the championship. It's a long season with a lot of races and my goal is to just keep learning and improve my performances every race.
- Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
We've done a lot of testing, a lot of kilometres with Leon and Jake this winter and together we've worked to ensure the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 is a well-rounded package ahead of the start of the season. I think we're in good shape for this weekend's races at Phillip Island and everyone in the team is looking forward to challenging our competitors this weekend and throughout the season. Let's go racing!
- Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team
All systems go for Gulf Althea BMW
Phillip Island (Australia), Wednesday 21 February 2018
With final testing having concluded just yesterday, the Gulf Althea BMW Racing Team feels well prepared for the 2018 Superbike World Championship which will open this weekend at the Australian circuit of Phillip Island.
Rider Loris Baz, who is back in the production-derived series after several seasons in MotoGP, has worked hard with the team in preparation for his highly-anticipated return. Almost all SBK riders enjoy racing at the Australian track, Loris included; the Frenchman reached the podium on his last Superbike appearance at the Island, finishing second in race 2 in 2014. It’s safe to say that the team likes it too, in that Althea Racing won four races at the Island with Carlos Checa, between 2010 and 2012.
The circuit, officially inaugurated in 1956, is located roughly 140 km south of Melbourne and boasts a spectacular location, with the ocean as its backdrop. It’s no coincidence that the SBK curtain traditionally goes up at this very track each year.
A small change to the weekend’s schedule in 2018 will see riders take to the track for a third timed practice session on Friday, while Saturday and Sunday’s sessions/races remain unchanged.
"The test was very useful, giving us the chance to make some final changes and prepare for the races. I can say I’m feeling confident ahead of the upcoming weekend. On Friday, I’d like to try and reduce the gap to the fastest guys and then we’ll see what we’re able to do on Saturday. Honestly, I cannot wait to get started!”
WorldSSP: All bets are off
Who will be the main contenders in 2018?
As the FIM Supersport World Championship rolls into the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the fight for the 2018 title begins and they’ll be some hungry riders wanting to get their hands on the crown. There is no better setting than the picturesque 4.4km track on the South East coast of Australia, and at a track where four riders on the grid have won around, we are set for a barnstormer of an Yamaha Finance Australian opening round.
Reigning world champion Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) quickly became reacquainted with his Yamaha YZF-R6 after a few days testing, and if his pace in the two day official Phillip Island test is anything to go by, he will be the man to beat. After taking second position here last year, he certainly has a strong pace to contend with. However not far off his tail is team-mate Federico Caricasulo (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team), who despite struggling with inconsistency last season had a solid two day test, finishing in third overall. In a similar position to Mahias, the Italian took second position here in 2016, proving he has the speed to fight at the front around the fast circuit.
Mahias’ main rival for the championship is Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing), who remains in WorldSSP for his 11th full season and will be aiming to take his sixth title, after his hopes came crashing down at Magny-Cours last year. Scoring points here in the WorldSBK race, Sofuoglu has taken three victories and five podium finishes in Australia, and despite coming into some issues recently, he is always the man to beat in WorldSSP.
Flying the flag for Honda this season is the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda squad, who are running with Niki Tuuli and Andrew Irwin for 2018. But disaster struck the team throughout the two day Official test, as Irwin broke his hand on the opening day and the Northern Irish youngster has been forced to pull out of his debut weekend. Tuuli will be running the lone bike for the weekend, and the Finnish rider is continuing to adjust to his new bike and team, but taking a top five finish last season stands him in good stead for 2018.
MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag will be running two bikes this year with Raffaele De Rosa and Ayrton Badovini at the helm. With a wealth of racing experience behind him, Italian De Rosa has raced in Australia before but has failed to impress so far. But with his new Italian team he will be hoping to put up a strong fight Down Under, following a tough end to 2017 in WorldSBK. Joined by Badovini, the team will be hoping to improve and challenge for podium finishes – especially considering the bike won this race last season in a stunning final lap battle.
New riders to the class for 2018 are Randy Krummenacher (BARDHAL Evans Bros. WorldSSP Team) and Sandro Cortese (Kallio Racing), and the duo both impressed throughout the two day Official test. Swiss rider Krummenacher ended the two days on the top of the timing screens with his Yamaha YZF-R6, but this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise as he took the race win here in 2016 on his debut. Whilst Cortese makes his WorldSSP debut this week, and with a strong initial pace and a top five finish overall in testing, it will be interesting to see how the 2013 Moto3 World Champion gets on around the circuit he is so familiar with.
The much anticipated WorldSSP bikes will head out on track for FP1 at 10.40 LT (+11 GMT) as they have three days to prepare for the all important race at 13.30LT on Sunday 25th February.
GRT Yamaha Ready to Kick Off Title Defence Down Under
The GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team, who completed a clean sweep of titles on offer in 2017, have concluded their preseason testing at Phillip Island in encouraging fashion to head into the opening round of the 2018 FIM Supersport World Championship this weekend full of confidence. Reigning WorldSSP Champion Lucas Mahias was the dominant force over the two-day test, topping the timesheets on Monday and finishing in second overall after an impressive display. His teammate Federico Caricasulo was also battling at the top of the timesheets over both days, eventually finishing just 0.096s behind his teammate in third overall as both riders look to get their 2018 season off to the best possible start.
The 2017 WorldSSP season saw the GRT team helped Yamaha to complete the triple crown of titles on offer, with Lucas Mahias crowned champion by taking victory at an incredibly dramatic season finale in Qatar, in the process also ensuring the Team and Manufacturer's titles to cap off an incredible year. In 2018 the GRT team is looking to repeat this feat and enters the season in the best possible way after an extremely positive preseason.
Mahias took the championship by storm last year on his Yamaha YZF-R6, with the 28-year-old French rider recording two wins and six further podiums in just 12 races to secure the title from his rivals and, after working hard during the winter, is determined to get his title defence off the to the best possible start at the opening round of the 2018 season. Mahias enjoyed an extremely positive two-day test at Phillip Island, dominating proceedings and topping the timesheets on Monday with a 1:34.008, before ending Tuesday in second overall with a best time of 1:33.547. Mahias, confident with his pace at a track where he only just missed out on the race victory by the smallest of margins in 2017, crossing the line 0.001s behind the eventual winner in second, was happy with the work done over two days and the defending champion enters the 2018 season full of confidence.
His teammate Federico Caricasulo also enjoyed an extremely encouraging two-day test, as the 21-year-old looks to build on the promising 2017 performances that saw him record victories in Thailand and Jerez, plus a further two podiums on his way to finishing his debut year with the team fifth in the championship standings. Entering his third full season in WorldSSP, Caricasulo is now ready to deliver on his potential as he looks to add consistency to his undeniable pace in 2018. He immediately got down to business at Philip Island and made it a GRT Yamaha 1-2 on Monday at the test, finishing just 0.021s behind Mahias in second with a 1:34.109. He also improved on Tuesday, proving almost inseparable from his teammate as he finished in third overall with a 1:33.643, just 0.096s off the pace off Mahias in second. This was despite being forced to miss most of the afternoon session following a big crash caused by a tyre failure during a race simulation that completely destroyed his R6, with Caricasulo lucky to escape injury. Buoyed by his preseason form, the focused young Italian is looking to get his 2018 WorldSSP season off to the best possible start at a track he enjoys and where he was battling for the win in 2017 - on his debut for the GRT Yamaha Team - before crashing out of the race on the last lap.
The long winter is over, preseason testing is finished, now it is time for the GRT Yamaha WorldSSP Team to kick off their title defence at the opening round of the 2017 FIM Supersport World Championship at Phillip Island this Friday with the WorldSSP action kicking off at 10:40 am with Free Practice 1.
Lucas Mahias - GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team 2018
"The test has been very good for me! I finished second overall, which is not so bad for the start of the season! I worked a lot with the team to improve the bike, we tried a few different setups and also tested a lot of new parts. I am very confident. Tyres are always an issue at Phillip Island but I think we have found a good solution for the race, so I am very happy. Thank you to my team for working so hard during these two days and now it is time to turn our focus to the opening round of the season. We are ready!"
Federico Caricasulo - GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team 2018
"The test was really good! I had a good pace, plus I found a really good feeling and rhythm with my R6. Unfortunately, during Tuesday's race simulation I had a rear tyre failure that caused me to crash and I missed most of the afternoon session as the team repaired the damage to my bike. Even so, I am really happy with the work we have done at this test! I love Phillip Island and I enter into the first round of the 2018 season full of confidence!"
Filippo Conti - GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team Manager
"We started the test in the perfect way with a 1-2 on Monday, which was great. We made some changes on Tuesday and tried some different setups to find the best solution for the race. Lucas tried lots of different parts and settings and he was very fast and consistent throughout the whole test and we are happy with the direction we have found. Federico made a really good race simulation, showing great pace and setting very fast lap times. Unfortunately, he then had a tyre failure which caused a huge crash while on a race simulation and meant he lost quite a lot of time as we repaired and checked over the bike. Both riders have shown superb form during the preseason and here at Phillip Island, so we enter the new season confident that we can fight at the front and ready to defend our titles!"
2018 WorldSBK Season officially launched in Australia
Stunning Phillip Island track the setting for the opening round of the season
With expectation building ahead of the ever popular Yamaha Finance Australian Round, Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit played host to the now traditional MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season launch, as the 2018 stars of the series welcomed the new season with open arms in front of the world’s media.
Set on the unique Paddock Show stage, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati), Leon Camier (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team), Michael van der Mark (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team), Jordi Torres (MV Agusta Reparto Corse), Lorenzo Savadori (Milwaukee Aprilia), Loris Baz (GULF Althea BMW Racing Team), PJ Jacobsen (TripleM Honda World Superbike Team), Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Racing Team) and Anthony West (EAB antwest Racing) spoke about the stunning season ahead, as they look forward to what is set to be a spectacular 2018 season and a thrilling opening round around Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
Riders spoke about their aspirations for the year ahead, as well as the new rules which are set to be implemented – something that all riders are looking forward to. Explaining they are keen to see how these rules work out, all eight riders are setting their sights high ahead of 2018. Set in the backdrop of rider favourite Phillip Island, there is bound to be plenty of on track action to keep an eye on. Whilst with the introduction of new riders and new teams, it will be a season to remember.
WorldSBK Executive Director Daniel Carerra was thrilled to officially launch the championship Down Under: “I think there is no better place to start the championship than Phillip Island. There is an amazing atmosphere, the layout of the track is one of the best in the world and the races are always decided on the last lap, we are looking forward to another fantastic event. We have been working with Phillip Island to implement some changes this year, as we continue to follow the strategy of bringing the action closer to our fans. Fans can now enjoy Parc Ferme, which will be brought into the paddock as we saw last year in Qatar, so we are looking forward to seeing all the fans enjoying the weekend."
Three-time and reigning world champion Jonathan Rea can’t wait to get back on his Kawasaki bike: “It’s really nice to start the championship here, the circuit has done an incredible job and the track looks fantastic. Testing has been going well and I feel quite strong, so I’m looking forward to the lights going out on Saturday and Sunday. It’s the first event of many through the season and I’m just trying to kick off in a positive way, I have a lot of support and family coming to this round. As Daniel pointed out, its one of the races that’s always exciting on the last lap, so it’s one I look forward to.”
It wasn’t just WorldSBK riders who were preparing for the season to re-start, 2017 FIM Supersport World Champion Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) was present and can’t wait to get going: “I am ready to start my second season in the championship, and it’s good, I’m so excited. I am very happy to start racing at Phillip Island, it’s a very nice track for me. I don’t have as much stress as last year, it’s the same bike, the same team and I’m enjoying the racing on a good bike.”
On-track action begins on Friday morning with WorldSBK Free Practice 1 at 9.45LT (+11 GMT) as riders become acquainted with the track, before the first race of the 2018 season begins at 15.00LT on Saturday, and the battle continues into Sunday with race two again at 15.00LT.
Pure fan entertainment guaranteed for #AUSWorldSBK
Not a minute to be missed Down Under
Preparing for the stunning opening round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship Down Under, anticipation fills the air as fans get ready for a phenomenal weekend ahead. For the first time ever, fans who purchase a three day ticket will be granted access into the paddock for free, which enables them to gain behind the scenes access to their favourite Superbike stars.
The world famous Paddock Show will once again be a main attraction throughout the Yamaha Finance Australian Round, and is set to be bigger and better than ever before. With opening day show’s, meet and greets, team manager chat shows and the ever popular SuperShow you won’t want to miss the on-stage action once bikes are back in their boxes. On top of this, all new for 2018 will be the Party in the Paddock on Saturday night, and the all exclusive parc ferme in the paddock. Minutes after the chequered flags are waved, the podium finishing machines will ride through the paddock and celebrate with their teams at the all new Parc Ferme next to the paddock show, bringing in even more access to the fans.
Not only will access to the paddock be free with a three day ticket, but there will also be the Super Zone located next to the Gardner Straight. Offering fun for the whole family, it will keep everyone entertained when bikes aren’t on track. Inflatable slides, planes and much more will all be on offer for free.
Another way you won’t have to put your hand in your pocket will be to have a test ride with the electric motorbikes, as you begin to experience a new type of exhilarating motorbike. After trialling the future just near the kids super zone, then you can take a look at the past with the WorldSBK Expo. A regular and very popular highlight over the weekend, it is located in the exhibition building alongside the Gardner Straight. Open from 9:00 to 18:00 h Friday, 8:00 to 18:00 h Saturday and 8:00 to 17:00 h Sunday, there will be plenty of time to witness some WorldSBK history. There will also be a special Italian GP motorcycle collection to feast your eyes on, located at the visitor centre.
Embrace your inner child with the brand new Go Karts, which can be raced around a mini version of the phenomenal Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit throughout the weekend. On top of this there will be a race simulator to use, which you can trial wearing your new merchandise available to purchase around the circuit. On top of this, get a full taste for the size and scale of the Southern Australian circuit with a special helicopter flight.
Ever popular with fans and riders alike, the Pit Walk will be back for 2018 and with three sessions available it will be hard to miss it. There will only be access only with a Pit Walk Pass, which can be purchased from the Event Information Office locate at the base of the pedestrian overpass on Gardner Straight. See inside the riders garage and secure an autograph from your favourite rider throughout the weekend to start 2018 in style.
The Yamaha Finance Australian Round won´t leave anyone disappointed with more fun and action than ever before.