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Festival of Motorsport to bring much-needed visitation to Phillip Island and Bass Coast Region

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Supercars will headline the Festival.

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) is delighted to announce the Bass Coast Festival of Motorsport will take place at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from 22-24 October 2021.

Supercars will headline the Festival and will be racing in the Bunnings Trade Phillip Island Supersprint as their lead-in event before Bathurst.

The unique event will also feature championship rounds for both four and two-wheel Australian motorsport categories including the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Bass Coast Festival of Motorsport will provide a valuable boon for Phillip Island’s tourism economy, adding value to local businesses through revenue and employment opportunities, while a range of local businesses, artists and producers will be showcased at the event itself.

The three-day festival is being staged on what would have been the location and dates of the 2021 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, which was cancelled due to restrictions and logistical challenges relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Click below for details on ticketing arrangements and on-sale dates. People can also register their interest in the Bass Coast Festival of Motorsport now via this website.

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Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula

“This new weekend of motorsport action is going to be a major winner for race fans and will provide a real boost for businesses across the Bass Coast.”

“We'll see top drivers and riders in multiple championships races on a circuit that fans love to come to.”

Quotes attributable to Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chairman Paul Little AO

“I’m proud that the team at AGPC has demonstrated its commitment and ingenuity by facilitating this wonderful event with the support and consent of the Victorian Government.”

“The Bass Coast Festival of Motorsport will provide people an additional reason to visit one of the most beautiful parts of Victoria and give a much-needed boost to the local economy.”

Quotes attributable to Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott

“What a bonanza to have championship rounds of Supercars leading into Bathurst and one of the final rounds of the Australian Superbike Championship.”

“Phillip Island has been starved of motorsport and this event will have something for everyone, bringing much-needed visitation to the Island and surrounding communities.”

“I encourage all who can to come along and enjoy all that this region showcases, including some of Australia’s best natural experiences and culinary offerings.”

Quote attributable to Supercars CEO Sean Seamer

“Our fans and drivers absolutely love the Phillip Island race track so it’s exciting to be getting back there for the first time since 2019. I want to thank the Victorian Government and the AGPC for working with us to deliver what’s sure to be an outstanding event in October.”

Quote attributable to Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle

“This is a fantastic initiative of AGPC and the Victorian Government to get this event off the ground. The cross-discipline event worked really well with Supercars in Darwin recently and it’s great to be able to race at Phillip Island on the traditional MotoGP weekend.”

Quote attributable to Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor Cr Brett Tessari

“It’s just wonderful to see action back at the greatest grand prix track in the world. The island and the whole Bass Coast will be rapt. It’s uplifting and fantastic.”

Quote attributable to Destination Phillip Island General Manager Kim Storey

“Forty-four percent of our local economy is based on the tourism economy. We’re ready to welcome event visitors and be back in the spotlight for our iconic motorsport venue – the event will deliver a vibrancy we have missed.”