History of Motorsport

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Take a Step Back In Time

The display showcases the beginning of Motor sport on Phillip Island from the very first car grand prix ever held in Australia in 1928 through to present day heroes and feats of courage. The display has many articles, images, and machinery that will capture your imagination of a time gone era.

Italian Grand Prix Motorcycle Collection

A superb collection of 25 grand prix winning motorcycles from the two famous Italian marques, Aprilia and Cagiva, are permanently housed in the History of Motorsport Display.

Aprilias – "Made In Italy”  

The 15 Aprilias raced in world championship campaigns from 1992 to 2003, across the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc classes. Aprilia dominated the 125cc and intermediate classes with the bikes on display winning nine world championships and taking home 48 GP wins.

The Aprilias include the world title-winning machines of Rossi in 1997 (125), Biaggi in 1995 (250), Capirossi in 1998 (250) and Marco Melandri (250) in 2002.

There are also three RSV500s in the collection, including the machine which Jeremy McWilliams rode to pole position in the Australian GP at Phillip Island in 2000.

Aprilia: 9 World Championships - 48 Grand Prix wins - 94 podiums

Cagivas – A Brilliant Red Blood Line

The Cagiva collection spreads from 1987 to 1994 – and only in the 500cc ranks, with riders like Lawson, Kocinski, Randy Mamola, Alex Barros, Doug Chandler and Aussie Mat Mladin.

The ten Cagivas include the race-winning machines of Lawson (1992) and Kocinski (1993-1994). Kocinski's win on the 1994 model came at Eastern Creek. During that eight-year period, Cagiva scored a total of 13 podiums.

Cagiva: 3 Grand Prix wins - 12 podiums 
Aprilia & Cagiva Combined: 9 World Championships - 51 Grand Prix wins - 106 podiums

Admission Prices:

Adult: $17.50
Pensioners/Seniors Card: $12.50
Child: (5-15yo) $8.50
Family: (2 adults & 3 children) $42.00