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Entries Open For 2020 International Island Classic

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It’s the pièce de résistance of historic motorcycle racing event in the Southern Hemisphere and it’s coming back to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from January 24-26, 2020 – the International Island Classic.

Set to be held for the 27th time, the event will again serve as a pilgrimage for both riders and spectators alike, celebrating the magnificence of historic racing across so many levels, from the exotic machines to the people who have and continue to make them tick.

Quite simply, the International Island Classic condenses a century of motorcycling into three action-packed days over the Australia Day long weekend, and entries are now open for the 2020 event.

A total of 56 races will be conducted across the six historic racing categories – Veteran (up to 1919), Vintage (1920-1945), Classic (1946-1962), Post Classic (1963-1972), Forgotten Era (1973-1982) and New Era (1983-1990) – and the famed International Challenge teams’ event which continues to attract riders with loads of international and championship-winning experience.

All up, that equates to around 400 solo bikes taking to the 4.445km Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit over the three days, where each class will be decided after one qualifying session and four races.

Individual accolades will also include the Phil Irving Perpetual Trophy for the highest scorer in the non-International Challenge events, and the Ken Wootton Memorial Trophy for the rider who comes out on top in the 16th running of the International Challenge – where Australia will be the defending champion.

Qualifying will begin on Friday for all classes, followed by a full program of racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Entries open today for the 2020 International Island Classic HERE

Meanwhile, discounted pre-purchase tickets will soon go on sale next weekfor the 2020 International Island Classic, with children under 15 free and concession tickets available.  Grab your family and your mates and camp on-circuit for an affordable four night getaway over the Australia Day long weekend and enjoy summer at Phillip Island.

For more information contact the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 03 5952 2710 or visit