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MEET GIACOMO AGOSTINI AND HIS MV AGUSTAS | Events

Head to Phillip Island this weekend (January 26-28) for the 25th AMCN Island Classic

AMCN Island Classic, one of the world’s biggest historic bike meets with superstar riders from the UK, USA, Australia and NZ riding for national pride in the four nation battle, the MV Agusta International Challenge.

Gates open at 8am, Racing from 9am-5pm, On-camping  available all weekend if you want to getaway to the island for some sun and speed.    Info www.islandclassic.com.au or ring the circuit on 03 5952 2710

Phillip Island master, Troy Corser, returns to captain Australia; with the Texas Tornado Colin Edwards heading the US, and former MotoGP star Jeremy McWilliams determined to take the UK to their fourth win on the trot.

Special guest for the weekend is the greatest motorcycle racer of all time, Italy’s Giacomo Agostini.  Now 75 years of age, he won 15 world titles in his illustrious career in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s.     He’s travelled to Phillip Island from Italy with four beautiful MV Agustas, two of which he won world championships on.    Catch up with Giacomo in the pits or catch him on his parade laps aboard his beloved bike.

Huge weekend with over 500 bikes, 300 riders and 56 racers.  Qualifying Friday, back to back racing Saturday and Sunday.

 Photos Russell Colvin