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COVID-19 brings a temporary halt to historic Island Classic racing
Press release: https://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/latest-news/covid-19-brings-a-temporary-halt-to-historic-island-classic-racing/
Boasting a 27 year history of sensational historic bike racing, the International Island Classic held on the Australia Day long weekend, is an institution at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. But in this brave new COVID world even long-held traditions are subject to change, with confirmation this week the 2021 Island Classic meet for historic bikes will be postponed.
The Phillip Island Circuit management announced the decision today, saying the Island Classic will hopefully be held later in the year, but in 2021 would not feature the hotly contested multi-nation competition, the International Challenge.
General Manager of the circuit, David Bennett, said the ongoing complexities and risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic had halted planning of the historic bike event.
Run for the past 27 years on January’s Australia Day long weekend, the International Island Classic has attracted bike racers, their legendary historic bikes and hordes of race lovers to Phillip Island from around the world. It is one of the largest historic motorcycle meets in the world today.
For further information contact Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit or +61 03 5952 2710.
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