Phillip Island Classic set to return

Over the long weekend of March 11-13, the Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport will again become a major Victorian attraction at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, with more than 400 historic vehicles from the early ’50s to the late ’80s racing.

Event organiser, the Victorian Historic Racing Register (VHRR), supported by long time sponsors, CoolDrive, Penrite and Shannons, has confirmed there will be some 240 entrants practising at the circuit on the Thursday under the direction of the VHRR.

Throughout the weekend there will be a series of special races, including a commemorative event for Holden’s Torana GTR XU-1 to mark the 50th anniversary of Peter Brock’s first win at Bathurst in 1972. Special guest, Bev Brock, will be at the circuit to present the trophy to the winner of this event. 

Two feature races will be held on the Saturday for Q and R racing and Q and R sports categories, including Guido Belgiorno-Netti’s spectacular 1985 Ferrari 156/86 F1.

On the Sunday, feature races will include Group C and A touring cars, Group S sports cars and touring cars over two litres. Australian Champion, Larry Perkins, will race against son Jack for the first time in the Super Special event featuring a capacity field of 30 cars.

Some 56 Formula Fords will also grid up for two feature races on the Sunday to compete for the Perkins Cup.

The weekend promises to be a welcome return to exciting racing in what is regarded as the largest historic racing event in the Southern Hemisphere, with past and present champions of the sport.

Tickets for the weekend of will be available at the circuit gate.

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