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Discussion in 'Australia' started by MODNROD, May 20, 2012.
Nothing wrong with the Griswalds... Beverly DeAngelo is HOT! (well she was back then)
Got my officials letter today, I'm a 'Radio Flag Marshal' this time around.
Going to be camping as well, The last time I camped was for the final Aussie superbike race in 1988 (and first race meeting after the track was remade)! Every other time it has been in a house or cabin...
Leaving on Monday or Tuesday, travelling with all my mates (by myself). Done it too many time with groups..shits me. Better pull the finger out and finish building the bike..
Hope to catch up with a few of you lot over a beer.
For the veterans of the Island i have a question
grandstand seats vs general admission? Pros cons ect , ins outs. Its a big load of cash to not ask
I'm camping without a doubt track side
If you are camping you will be able to get a spot with a good view, if you get your spot early and hang on to it.
If you want to arrive close to the start of the main races you will struggle, this year they are expecting a huge crowd. The best spots will fill early.
All the times I have been there Sunday has been great weather. Friday and Saturday always rain and bloody cold. I've only ever had General Admission and found it good, but you need to get up early and get your spot early on Sunday morning.
I hardly watch the race at all. any of them. It is a great viewing track though and you can always find a spot. Sunday does get busy but the super screens do the job and the view from the hill near the campground shop is almost the complete track albeit from a distance. Record it and watch it when you get home if you can (be bothered to watch it after your three days full of bikes)
The cafe inside the track is a great place to get a top breakfast and take a dump your ready for the day then.
Don't bother building a fire just go for a walk and say hello to your fellow campers.
LOL. Oh, the images of steaming turds in the wrong places.
Tx, though, I didn't know about the cafe there.
Thats code for dont drink yourself stupid on Saturday night and nearly miss the lot
I will be down there also. Leave Alice Springs 20 - 21st Oct.
First Gp i have been to. We always go to the superbikes every year.
Be great to catch up for a chat with some of you guys.
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</td> <td>Mick Doohan to ride RC213V at Phillip Island
</td> </tr> </tbody></table> "With Mick and Casey both on track, it will certainly be an exciting weekend for the Repsol Honda team" - Shuhei Nakamoto, Honda.
Motorcycle grand prix legend Mick Doohan will complete laps on Honda's latest RC213V during the Australian Grand Prix weekend at Phillip Island.
In an event that will see Casey Stoner make his final MotoGP appearance on home asphalt, countryman and former five-time 500cc world champion Doohan will turn back the clock with a series of demonstration runs.
All of Doohan's world championships, won consecutively from 1994-1998, and all 54 of his 500cc grand prix victories came on Honda machinery.
The last time I rode a grand prix bike at all was in the mid-2000s in Japan so it's been a long while, and I'm really looking forward to it, sad Doohan.
The fans and the riders always enjoy getting down to the Island, so hopefully this year with Casey's retirement announcement, it's going to be a big event.
It'll be good to play a little part in that, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone down there.
Doohan will familiarise himself with the 1000cc RC213V on the Saturday before the demonstration run on Sunday's race day.
Shuhei Nakamoto, executive vice-president of Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), said the link between Australian champions of the past and present will be a special occasion.
It is great to be able to provide such a tribute to an Australian world champion at his home grand prix. With Mick and Casey both on track, it will certainly be an exciting weekend for the Repsol Honda team, he said.
The Australian Grand Prix will be the penultimate round of the 2012 season, from October 26-28.
The last few years we have paid the extra for granstand seats, we only use them on race day and spend the first 2 days walking drinking and looking at different points. Try a lap of the track with a shout at every beer tent, its hard work. On race day to snag a good spot, your at the gate ready to go before it opens - briskly walk or run to the perfect spot and then spend the rest of the day defending your turf from those that think they can come and take your view. Grandstand seats saves the hassle. Or hang out in the camping area on the hill.
I had to put my brother back in his sleeping bag / tent on race day with mild hypothermia! He missed the 125's, then the sun came out and we got burned to a crisp. Its just a crazy place for weather.
Outrageous lies! It's always balmy, temperate weather at the Island. You can sleep under the stars ...
... when your tent gets blown away.
Can't wait! It's going to be another great year!
*back to polishing gumboots*
Mate on the Gold Coast has lost his riding buddy and is looking for another rider or group he can join to ride down there. He can leave any day. Rides a Kwaka 1400 GTR.
Pls PM me if you can help.
EDIT: all sorted thanks. The power of community and the Internet!
I have a spare camping pass if anyone is interested??
PM me for details.
Bike getting registered tomorrow, leaving Monday arvo.
If you are camping early thursday should get you a good site.The cafe is or was very good, so much so that I complimented the staff on leaving in 09.
Last weekend there were 9 people killed on Vic roads. ! 20 so far for October ! The NAZI'S WILL BE ACTIVE. Be carefull. :huh
Hi everyone - i'll be splitting the ride down over 2 days (thursday/friday) from Sydney going coastal and will be camping - so if anyone wants to join me and about 6 other guys for the ride, or if you see a black XT660Z or white/red G650GS come say g'day!