Island Classic Onboard Video
We recorded this video last year (2018) at the Island Classic onboard with Team America star Jason Pridmore.
The American came through the pack to finish fourth in this bout and carded a 1m37.482 on lap four.
Unfortunately his Yamaha cried enough in the next race and he didn’t get a chance to improve on that result on Sunday.
The 49-year-old will be out to make amends later this month when he visits Phillip Island for the International Challenge for the second time.
Island Classic Onboard Video
Race with Jason Pridmore at 2018 Island Classic
Island Classic 2018
David Johnson won the race from Glen Richards and Jeremy McWilliams, with Pridmore just missing out on the podium.
International Challenge Race Two Results
- Johnson – AUS
- Richards – UK +1.398
- McWilliams – UK +1.718
- Pridmore – USA +2.668
- Edwards – USA +3.347
- Corser – AUS +4.403
- Beaton – AUS +8.680
- Zemke – USA +11.312
- Martin – AUS +11.476
- Linfoot – UK +11.531
- Byrne – AUS +11.655
- Hickman – UK +18.238
- Giles – AUD +18.369
Out for more in 2019!
Alongside Pridmore, the Team America challenge will be much stronger this year with AMA Superbike hotshot Josh Hayes joining their ranks. He might be 43-years-old but Hayes won the American Superbike Championship as recently as 2014, and finished a close runner-up in both 2015 and 2016.
There is no Colin Edwards this year but the likes of Larry Pegram, Steve Rapp and Dale Quarterley also bring with them impressive CVs. Rennie Scaysbrook is also fronting for Team USA.
International Challenge 2019 – Team USA
- Wade Boyd – Moto Guzzi Le Mans – 1988
- David Crussell – Yamaha TZ750 – 1978
- Michael Gilbert – Yamaha FJ1100 – 1983
- Jorge Guerrero – Suzuki XR69 – 1982
- Joshua Hayes – Yamaha FJ – 1983
- Bruce Lind – Yamaha TZ750 – 1975
- Eric Lindauer – Kawasaki KZ – 1980
- Barrett Long – Kawasaki Harris – 1982
- Martin Morrison – Suzuki RGB500 MK7 – 1982
- Larry Pegram – Yamaha FJ1100 – 1983
- Joe Pethoud – Yamaha Harris F1 – 1984
- Jason Pridmore – Yamaha FJ1200 – 1983
- Dale Quarterley – Suzuki XR69 – 1984
- Steve Rapp – Yamaha – CMR FJ 1100
- Robert Ruwoldt – Harris Kawasaki – 1980
- Rennie Scaysbrook – Suzuki GSX1100 XR69 – 1980
Ken Wootton Memorial Trophy
The International Challenge is reserved for bikes manufactured between 1973 and 1984. There will be four six-lap races to decide the winner, with recognition for the highest individual scorer through the Ken Wootton Memorial Trophy.
Island Classic heading for TV
And in a first for the International Challenge, the 2019 event will be filmed for a two-hour television program to be broadcast in UK and Europe, USA and Canada, S.E. Asia, and in Australia on Foxsports and SBS in February.
A lot more than the International Challenge
The Island Classic, now in its 26th year, isn’t just about the International Challenge, though, with the event a pilgrimage for so many riders and spectators as they celebrate a century of motorcycling. There will be 56 races held across the weekend, catering for pre-WW1 bikes through to Vintage (1920-1945), Classic and Post Classic (from 1946 to 1972) and the more recent Forgotten Era and New Era classes.
Phil Irving Perpetual Trophy
The rider who scores the most points across the non-International Challenge races will be awarded the prestigious Phil Irving Perpetual Trophy. Over 500 bikes will either be racing or on display.
Island Classic Tickets
Tickets for the 26th International Island Classic, presented by Visit Phillip Island, are available at islandclassic.com.au. A three-day adult ticket, purchased in advance, is just $82, and free for children 15 and under (accompanied by a full-paying adult). You can camp at the circuit for four nights for just over $20 per night (with kids once again free).
Tickets can also be purchased at the gate, but save by buying in advance.
*All prices quoted are advance tickets which end midday Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Buy advance and save. Gate ticket prices are additional.