September & October are fueled with high-voltage adventrues. Now’s the time to book to ensure you get your fill of thrills and spills, on and off the track.
By Tara Chilcott
Where: Coffs Coast
When: 10 – 13 September 2015
What: A weekend of World-class rally car racing and off-roading
What better place to see the world’s best rally car driver tackle tough terrain than the beautiful Coffs Coast? This unmissable event features rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) and the Australian Off Road Championship (AORC). Multiple stages of the competition will play out over 300 kilometres of track in and around the central hub of Coffs Harbour, including the scenic Bellingen and Nambucca regions.
Catching all the action is easy with numerous, fully-serviced spectator points set up along the tracks. There will be plenty of excitement off the track too, with a starting ceremoney and a podium finish party providing the perfect opportunity to rub shoulders with racing royalty from around the globe.
Where: Phillip Island
When: 16-18 October 2015
What: The Australian MotoGP
Stay: Ramada Phillip Island
For three days in October, this sleepy coastal haven becomes a mecca for speed demons froun around the world, when the Australian MotoGP roars to life on the famed Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. There’s nothing quite like experiencing the rush of live motorcycle racing, and the great news is, Ramada Phillip Island puts you in the heart of the action.
Last year, superstars including Marc Marquez and Valention Rossi brought plenty of drama to the track, and 2015 promises to be no different, with Aussie young-gun Jack Miller making his debut in the premier class.
The Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit is conveniently located less than four kilometres from Ramada Phillip Island, and a return shuttle bus is available to pick you up at Reception and transfer you to the track and back, for a small fee.
Your admission to the race also includes access to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre – a must-see while on the island. Soak up the history of this iconic track with enthralling exhibits, vintage and contemporary car and bike displays and the all-new simulators which allow you to experience the circuit for yourself?
Where: Surfers Paradise
When: 23 – 25 October 2015
What: V8 Supercars at their glitzy best
Sun, sand and supercars – the Gold Coast 600 is the ultimate party for rev-heads and racing enthusiasts from across the country. Surfers Paradise glitters in October, when the Coast’s famous, sunny weather is at its best, providing plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and celebrate this action-packed event!
The Surfers Paradise Street Circuit certainly challenges the world’s best Supercar drivers, twisting and turning through the city streets as spectators cheer from highrise balconies above. This year the Gold Coast 600 will be the twelfth race of the 2015 International V8 Supercars Championship, and is set to attract the superstars of the sport as they vie for the famous surfboard trophy, as well as big-name entertainment acts to keep the party cranking well into the night.
The Gold Coast 600 isn’t just about the V8 Supercars; drag racing also makes an adrenalin-fuelled appearance, with a two-hour drag show held on the track’s main straight. Or if you want to experience the track on two feet, why not sign up for the three-kilometre Runner’s Hot Lap? This fun event lets you rev your engine and run alongside celebrities and other racing enthusiasts to the finish line, giving you a unique feel for the circuit.