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Old 17 Dec 2002, 11:53 (Ref:451751)   #1
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Phillip Island?

Hi,

I'm planning on going to a round of the V8 Supercars next year in Oz. Hopefully like to Visit the Phillp Island circuit.

As its my first trip to Oz and I don't know the Geography that well, can anyone point me in the direction of a Site for the circuit and also any good V8 sites?
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Old 17 Dec 2002, 12:03 (Ref:451765)   #2
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Eddie,

Try this one

http://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/welcome.html

Good V8 sites:

http://www.v8supercar.com.au (Official)

Hope this helps,

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Old 17 Dec 2002, 12:04 (Ref:451768)   #3
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Hi Eddie... Philip Island is a fair way out of Melbourne which I assume would be your base. The website for the racing club that runs the circuit is http://www.piarc.com.au/

Good V8 sites include www.conrod.com.au, which is a chat site basically, but has most of the news before the press are game to print it...

Honourable mention to www.racetime.com.au as well, run by our very own RaceTime, and if you want the official line from the series promoter, www.v8supercar.com.au

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Old 17 Dec 2002, 12:10 (Ref:451777)   #4
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Great stuff.

What sort of distance is Phillip Island from Melbourne then?
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Old 17 Dec 2002, 21:11 (Ref:452095)   #5
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Hi Eddie... Philip Island is a fair way out of Melbourne which I assume would be your base. The website for the racing club that runs the circuit is http://www.piarc.com.au/

Honourable mention to www.racetime.com.au as well, run by our very own RaceTime, and if you want the official line from the series promoter, www.v8supercar.com.au
Thanks for the link.

PIARC, btw, whilst they provide officials for the track, don;t actually run it - that's done by Phillip Island Motor Sports Pty Ltd - or PIMS - Forbesy gave the link for that one earlier.
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Old 18 Dec 2002, 02:44 (Ref:452298)   #6
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PIARC will be the officiating group that looks after the V8 Supercar round at Phillip Island.

So if you are an accredited official in the UK you may even want to officiate at the round.

Then again you may just want to go, to take in the spectacle.

I'd probably go to take in the spectacle.

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Old 18 Dec 2002, 03:18 (Ref:452315)   #7
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As no one else answered - Phillip Island in SSE of Melbourne - about 1 3/4 hours driving from the city centre. Close enough for me to drive there and back each day I am down there (1 hr 10 mins each way - actually close time wise to me that Calder Park which is near Melbourne Airport!!)

Reasonably good accommodation down there BUT believe me they hike up the prices during race meetings - eg a triple room I would normally pay$100-110 a night for rose during the last PIARC Island Magic meeting to $170 a night - so if you do plan to stay down there shop around.
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Sorry RaceTime, not a particular expert on Philip Island, being a Sydneysider and all... all I remember is that it is a bloody long way from the airport

If you arent too fussed about your digs, one of the serviced apartments in the city itself, like Quest Apartments is quite cheap for the amount of room you get, certainly it has generally 2 double bedrooms for $140-$150 per night... full kitchen and the like.. somewhere like Alphington or Flemington, there might be one closer.. then just drive I suppose....
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Old 18 Dec 2002, 04:07 (Ref:452335)   #9
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Arghhh I certainly wouldn't be recommending Flemington - other side of the city to Ph Island <g> - Be OK for the GP or Calder.

Probably one of the best ways would be via a package tour (especially if you are coming from the Old Dart) - check with travel agents as generally things like this can't be booked over here - they have to be done before you leave.
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Old 18 Dec 2002, 04:33 (Ref:452351)   #10
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I'd probably go to take in the spectacle
Cam, is that so he can watch a madman in a RX-7 play bumper cars at MG?
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Pepsi,

I am denying everything.

Although I have noticed the potographers have started to follow me around now. Whenever I am on the track I am now getting a lot more photos taken of me.

I am not sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing yet. hehehe

Well they could sit at turn 6 and cheer like the guys did at Island Magic.

I recommend spending some time at turn 12. If you can get a spot on the fence. Each time as we leave the circuit for the day I stop ad watch the cars through twelve, and admire the sheer speed of the circuit.

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Old 18 Dec 2002, 09:26 (Ref:452487)   #12
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Ok thanks all.

Will just have to now try and plan my whole trip around a meet there.
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Hey Eddie,
not a site based on the circuit itself, but theres a few people on their forums who go to the race, and can probably tell you where a good spot is to be on the track, its www.v8central.com

But Phillip Island is a pretty small place, and is pretty hard to get lost there! But yeah, I'll be there, and it's a good circuit for the car racing, you should have a blast, good luck planning your trip!

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Old 18 Dec 2002, 12:45 (Ref:452603)   #14
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What sort of Tempreature will it be there in April and in July?

I know its going to be better than here in the England, and anythings better than the 1.0c we are having at the mo.

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Old 18 Dec 2002, 12:51 (Ref:452609)   #15
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<cough> It has to be said- isn't anywhere better than England

Seriously April - Autumn - can be warm-temprate days but windy whist July - surprised a race meeting has even been scheduled for that month - middle of winter - most likely cold, wet, windy.

Maybe they are trying to make you feel at home?
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