V8 Supercars Race Back To Phillip Island
The V8 Supercars will be back on Phillip Island from the 22 to 24 November.
Council’s Acting Community and Economic Director, Antoinette Mitchell, said if weather conditions are favourable, organisers are hoping to attract up to 60,000 visitors to the event over the three days.
“Events at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit bring around $100 million into our local economy each year,” Ms Mitchell said.
“The V8 Supercars are one of the big three events held every year and it contributes over $12 million to the local economy.”
The community is encouraged to take advantage of free admission to the event on Friday, 22 November. Over the whole weekend, children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Traffic operations will be in place for the peak times and there are not expected to be any significant delays. The Blue Line will operate on Sunday afternoon to help motorists leave the event as quickly as possible. It will extend from Back Beach Road Phillip Island to the Anderson roundabout from 4.00pm until the event traffic has cleared.
Temporary speed restrictions will be in place around the circuit on Phillip Island Road through the roadworks sites. Motorists are asked to be aware of these changes and to take particular care through the road works zones.
Scheduled shuttle bus services will operate to the circuit from Cowes, San Remo and Ventnor over the weekend.
Ms Mitchell said it has been 18 months since the V8 Supercars have been to the Island and the early interest is very encouraging.
“This year’s November date for the Phillip Island round of the Championships is a welcome return to its more traditional timing for the event at Phillip Island,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This is the second last leg for the season, with both the drivers and manufacturers championships up for grabs and the top four drivers must perform at Phillip Island to stay in contention.”