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Motorcycle Speed Fest
All the high-speed drama of the Superbike World Championship returns to Phillip Island from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February with some of the world's great riders carving up the track at death defying speeds.
The Superbike World Championship kicks off for 2018 with round 1 staged at Phillip Island from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February.
The first event of the 2018 Championship season will bring top-ranked international stars, including Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki), Marco Melandri (Ducati) and Chaz Davies (Ducati), to complete final pre-season testing at Phillip Island between February 19th and 20th in a lead-up to the Championship event.
Superbikes differ from MotoGP bikes in that they're a souped-up version of a production bike that you or I could purchase and ride on the road, tweaked to provide optimum speed, acceleration, braking and cornering. That said though, they can be just as quick as two-time Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea has shown in past trials, beating home the likes of Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez on their MotoGP variants.
The racing will be fast and furious as thousands of fans descend on one of the worlds most spectacular tracks for the running of the 2018 event.
You can bet the atmosphere will be electric as thousands of dedicated fans descend on the Phillip Island track in one of the most breathtaking sports on two wheels.
General Admission tickets start from $15 for Friday admission, $50 for Saturday & Sunday and a 3-Day Premium General Admission ticket will set you back $75 and allows full paddock access for the 3-days.
A Premium General Admission Camping Package costs from $150.