Tickets are on sale today at Ticketek for next February’s season opener of the 2020 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship, with September buyers being offered the chance to win their very own lap of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
Schedule-wise we can confirm that there’ll be three big races from WorldSBK in 2020. Sunday morning’s Tissot Superpole Sprint continues, as do the two, traditional 22-lap Phillip Island races on Saturday and Sunday afternoon and the season-opener for World Supersport.
Australia’s leading classes return, with Australian Superbike, Australian Supersport and Australian Supersport 300 on the agenda and promising to deliver even greater action in the highly competitive, capacity fields.
World Superbikes is the perfect great mates’ escape. It’s summer, the weather is warm, you can camp on-circuit and enjoy an easy, affordable weekend away. Plus if you buy a three-day pass early, you could be riding your very own bike for one lap of the world championship circuit.
Australia’s world supers weekend, February 28 to March 1**, is going to be massive and this offer is no pie-in-the-sky promise. Fans have a one-in-three chance to win a lap of the circuit if they buy their WorldSBK three-day general admission, Bar SBK tickets or camping packages* during September.
Here’s the link to ticketing https://tickets.worldsbk.com.au or go direct to ticketek.com.au for advance prices and get a 3-day General Admission with free PADDOCK access for just $125^; or coupled with 4 nights camping just $275^. Children 15 and under are FREE, as long as they are accompanied by a full-paying adult, so bring the family or buddy up with some mates.
Plus in 2020, we’ll be celebrating 30 great years of world superbike racing at Phillip Island. No other circuit holds such a long-term record, and if you wonder why the world superbike fraternity keeps returning for more island magic, year after year, it’s time you experienced Phillip Island world supers live.
The drill is this. We’re only taking the first 750 three-day tickets purchased, and each ticket will go in the draw for 250 precious rides. The lucky 250 will be told by mid-October of their win, giving plenty of notice to be trackside February 28 with their bike, helmet and gear ready to ride the circuit.
Imagine your Friday at the track if you’re one of our 250 winners! You’ll have spent the day trackside watching all the action of the opening day of competition for world superbikes, world supersport and the leading Australian classes, and late afternoon Friday, you and your beloved bike will be one of 250 riders called to scrutineering.
You’ll pass through the tunnel, and once granted the clearance from marshals, you’ll be waved onto Australia’s 4.445km track of hallowed motorcycling heaven to do your own lap of the island, with bitumen kindly prepped for you Friday by none other than Jonathan Rea, Chaz Davies and the world’s best production bike riders!
“We want our fans to experience Phillip Island like never before,” said David Bennett, general manager of the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit. “We’ll make it safe, and our marshals will be in control, but for those lucky 250, we promise a great lap of enjoyment for you to always remember.”
News is filtering through on the 2020 WorldSBK field to take their mark at Phillip Island, with confirmation this week that British wild boy Scott Redding is joining Chaz Davies in the Ducati team.
Over at BMW, Ireland’s Eugene Laverty will be joining the affable Tom Sykes for the German marque; and of course, our quasi-Aussie, Jonathan Rea continues with Kawasaki in his sixth season with the world championship-winning squad.
There’s more 2020 grid news coming, but 2019 is far from over yet, with four rounds remaining and revving up this weekend at Portugal’s Portimao circuit. Eyes are on the fight at the top with Rea’s spectacular mid-season charge overtaking the early dominance of the brilliant Alvaro Bautista.
Davies has eventually struck form on the Ducati after a difficult season start, and the Yamaha boys Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark and Kawasaki’s Toprak Razgatlioglu continue to threaten for podium finishes.
September is the month to book for World Superbikes at Phillip Island, and the sooner the better. Get organised to be trackside for the opening event of the 2020 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, Yamaha Finance round, at Australia’s thrilling Phillip Island from February 28-March 1, 2020**.
For further information go to www.worldsbk.com.au or call Phillip Island’s World Superbike hotline on 1300 728 007 and get ready for a Wild Ride, Trackside.
*3-day concession tickets and 3-day camping concession packages included
** date subject to FIM Ratification
^All ticket prices quoted purchased in advance and subject to Ticketek service and handling fees