The MotoGP™ is ready to transform Phillip Island into a revhead's paradise – and there's still time to plan your trip.
Fans of the Australian MotoGP™ are well aware that no year is ever the same. Whether it’s on-track or around the Island, every year is a different experience.
The MotoGP™ returns to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit next month, so let’s do a deep-dive into what you can expect at this year’s event.
Is resident Aussie rider Jack Miller finally ready to make the leap to being a serious contender in the race?
Now with five years behind him in the top tier, Miller has developed the experience and maturity to finally fulfil his potential. The 24-year-old currently sits seventh in the MotoGP™ rankings, a feat that would eclipse his previous best placing of 11th in 2017.
Miller already has two podium finishes in 2019, in The Americas and Czech Republic, coupled with two fourth-placed races in Argentina and France. Apart from a win in the Netherlands in 2016, Miller has never previously grabbed a podium finish in four years, highlighting the significant step up the Aussie has made in 2019.
Aussie Moto legend Wayne Gardner says of Miller and the race, “I think that he’ll have a chance of winning at Phillip Island.
“I want to see the Australian crowds go and buy tickets and come and join us. Jack’s racing, potentially he could be a winner there.
“It’s very, very, very inspiring to see the Australian flag, your own flags, your numbers and everyone chanting.”
Can Miller challenge in his home race for the first time ever? Well, one thing is for sure and that is that Jack Miller is having his best season in the MotoGP™ to date.
Guess there’s only one way to find out.
This year, ticket holders to the Doohan Pavilion, Clubhouse, and Gardner Club will be treated to an intimate comedy show from Australia’s king of laughs, Dave Hughes.
‘Hughesy’ will be performing several shows across the Island on Sunday 27 October.
With more seating and grandstands than ever before, this year’s event promises to be the most comfortable yet.
There are now three covered grandstands available to purchase, meaning more undercover seats than any event previously.
The Doohan Pavilion Grandstand, Stronger Pavilion Grandstand, and Gardner Premium Grandstand are all covered in 2019, so you can witness the race in ultimate comfort.
Accommodation at the event is available in abundance, with more options than ever before.
For more information on the accommodation available, including trackside camping, higher ground camping, family-friendly areas and luxurious spots to stay, check out our full run-down here.
This year’s event promises to be a unique experience, and whether you head to the MotoGP™ every year, have only been once, or will be making the trek for the first time, it’s an event that offers memories both on and off the track.
The MotoGP™ takes over Phillip Island from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October. Start planning your journey and book your tickets to the 2019 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix™ now at Ticketmaster.com.au.