1988

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Barfield Pty Ltd, led by engineer and promoter, Bob Barnard, was awarded a round of the world motorcycle championship. Barfield granted lease on land and begins restoration of the track and facilities.

Track History

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1951

A historically significant meeting of six local businessmen ...

1952

A steering committee formed and the Phillip Island Auto Racing Club (PIARC) ...

1956

Between 1952 and 1956 the building of the circuit had met with major engineering hurdles ...

1957-58

Phillip Island stages numerous trophy races including the Australian Motorsport ...

1960

The Light Car Club of Australia developed and staged the inaugural Armstrong 500 ...

1962

Due to extensive track damage resulting from the 1962 Armstrong 500 ...

1963

Melbourne businessman, muffler manufacturer and racing driver ...

1966

The circuit reopens for racing in April 1966 in the heyday of sportscar racing.

1966-1970

Phillip Island hosts numerous rounds of the touring car championship ...

1973

Peter Brock wins at Phillip Island in his Holden Dealer Team LJ GTR XUI ...

1975-1979

Due to extensive track damage, racing declined at Phillip Island ...

1985

Phillip Island Circuit purchased by Placetac Pty Ltd ...

1988

Barfield Pty Ltd, led by engineer and promoter, Bob Barnard, was awarded a round ...

1989

Phillip Island stages Australia's first round of the 500cc World Motorcycle Championship ...

1990

Phillip Island hosts its first round of the Superbike World Championship. Phillip Island ...

1991

Phillip Island loses its round of the 500 cc World Motorcycle Grand Prix to Sydney's ...

1993

Phillip Island stages its first round of the Shell Australia Touring Car Championship ...

1996

Australian superbike rider, Troy Corser, wins the Superbike World Championship ...

1997

After a six year absence, Phillip Island wins back the right to stage the 500 cc ...

1998

Mick Doohan wins his fifth World title, winning the Phillip Island round to clinch ...

2002

The action continues with March's round of the World Superbike Championship ...

2004

The property is purchased by the Linfox corporation with a view to compliment the world famous ...

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