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Return to the Island

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

With Casey Stoner and Chris Vermeulen

It’s been ten years since Casey Stoner last raced at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, now he has returned to the track which made him a legend, and for the first time has revealed how he tackled the fast-flowing circuit.

A two-time World Champion, Stoner’s first win on home soil in 2007 kick-started a run of six consecutive wins at Phillip Island, with 2012 marking the final time he’d stand atop the Australian podium.

A decade on, Stoner took part in a special tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island, with friend and fellow retired MotoGP™ race-winner, Chris Vermeulen.

Riding Triumph Tiger Rally Pros, the pair started the journey from Carlton’s iconic Lygon Street, making the 140-kilometre trip down to ‘the Island’ against a backdrop of South Gippsland’s rolling hills, in regional Victoria’s south-east.

Casey and Chris shared a combined 13 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix starts in the premier class at Phillip Island. After a lengthy hiatus, the former MotoGP™ riders returned to their home circuit, with Stoner revealing his personal Phillip Island race strategy.

A special 10th anniversary commemorative lap will take place on Sunday at the Animoca Brands Australian Grand Prix 2022 to celebrate Stoner’s milestone.

Exclusive Casey Stoner merchandise will also be available at outlets across the event and online, visit: