Not a minute to be missed down under
Preparing for the stunning opening round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship Down Under, anticipation fills the air as fans prepare for a phenomenal weekend ahead. For the first time ever, fans who purchase a three day ticket will be granted access into the paddock for free, which enables them to gain behind the scenes …. Of their favourite Superbike stars.
The world famous Paddock Show once again be a main attraction throughout the Yamaha Finance Australian Round, and is set to be bigger and better than ever before. With opening day show’s, meet and greets, team manager chat shows and the ever popular SuperShow you won’t want to miss the on-stage action once bikes are back in their boxes. On top of this, all new for 2018 will be the Party in the Paddock on Saturday night and the all exclusive parc ferme in the paddock. Minutes after the chequered flags are waved, the podium finishing machines will ride through the paddock and celebrate with their teams at the all new Parc Ferme next to the paddock show, bringing in even more access to the fans.
Not only will access to the paddock be free with a three day ticket, but there will also be the Super Zone located next to the Gardner Straight. Providing fun for the whole family, it will keep everyone entertained when bikes aren’t on track. Inflatable slides, planes and much more all for free.
Another way you won’t have to put your hand in your pocket will be to have a test ride with the electric motorbikes, as you begin to experience a new type of exhilarating motorbike. After trialling the future just near the kids super zone, then you can take a look at the past with the WorldSBK Expo. A regular and very popular highlight over the weekend, it is located in the exhibition building alongside the Gardner Straight. Open from 9:00 to 18:00 h Friday, 8:00 to 18:00 h Saturday and 8:00 to 17:00 h Sunday, there will be plenty of time to witness some WorldSBK history. There will also be a special Italian GP motorcycle collection to feast your eyes on, located at the visitor centre.
Embrace your inner child with the brand new Go Karts, which can be raced around a mini version of the phenomenal Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit throughout the weekend. On top of this there will be a race simulator to use, which you can trial wearing your new merchandise available to purchase around the circuit. On top of this, get a full taste for the size and scale of the Southern Australian circuit with a special helicopter flight.
Ever popular with fans and riders alike, the Pit Walk will be back for 2018 and with three sessions available it will be hard to miss it. There will only be access only with a Pit Walk Pass, which can be purchased from the Event Information Office locate at the base of the pedestrian overpass on Gardner Straight. See inside the riders garage and secure an autograph from your favourite rider throughout the weekend to start 2018 in style.
With so much action on and off track throughout the Yamaha Finance Australian Round, fans are ensured full levels of entertainment for three days. Keep up with the on track action with the WorldSBK VideoPass.