For iconic MotoGP circuits, there aren’t many like Phillip Island.

Steeped in history, the Australian Grand Prix venue is like nothing else on the MotoGP calendar and remains a firm favourite with all the riders on the grid. From the closest racing of the season to the stunning landscape and picturesque views, Phillip Island offers a highlight for all as the season climbs to a climax during the triple-header.

Here’s what makes the Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island so special:

Phillip Island remains the home of motorcycle racing in Australia hosting the nation’s GP and the World Superbike round. Fans at the iconic circuit have also witnessed some of the most dramatic – and mental – moments in recent memory from Marco Melandri’s one-handed rear wheel drift to celebrate his 2006 victory to Andrea Iannone headbutting a seagull while fighting for victory in 2015.

Valentino Rossi holds the all-time record for most wins with eight in total across his career closely followed by home hero Casey Stoner who notched up six consecutive MotoGP wins in a incredible run between 2007 and 2012.

Last year provided more unforgettable action when the top 14 finishers in the Moto3 race were covered by under one second at the chequered flag, while in MotoGP Johann Zarco had a frightening crash with Marc Marquez at 200mph as Maverick Vinales charged to victory for Yamaha.

The 2019 Australian MotoGP takes place on the 25-27 October.

What is your greatest memory from the Phillip Island circuit? Leave us a comment below to let us know!

 

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