Well I’m back from the
Phillip Island GP and what a hoot. Yes, I did go in style this
year booking a V.I.P. Package, so let me answer your question:
Was it worth it?
I’ll base my comments on having experienced the General
Admission thing with the Super Bikes. Same deal just a smaller
Firstly, there are a number of V.I.P. Packages available
with names like Full Throttle, Champions club, High Octane
Club, and of course Silver, Glod and Platinum Pit Roof
facilities. And they are all different!
I paid $770.00 for the Full Throttle Club and had a ball,
let me share someof the meals we enjoyed. Try morning
tea of thin and crispy wood fired pizzas of shaved ham,
mozzarella, and baby spinach. Or a lunch of spinach and
cheese tortellini in a creamy mushroom and herb sauce
accompanied by bowls of freshly grated parmesan cheese. And
sweets of double mud cake topped with a varhola ganache (I
don’t know what that is either, but it tasted nice) and served
with King Island double cream?
And I gotta say there were three offerings for most courses
so what I described only touches the surface.
Sounds like a food fair! I know I was there for racing but a
man’s gotta eat. And when I got thirsty?
The choice was bottled white, red and bubbly wines (nice
Crown Lager, Carlton Draught, Cascade Premium Light beers, 7
different soft drinks and tea and coffer aplenty.
Waiting staff were prolific and friendly and there was never
a shortage of ANYTHING.
In this podcast I cover the tent layout, outside viewing
area, food, drinks, ease of getting around and one thing I
forgot to mention our own exclusive and private toilets for the
club. (big point).
Also I ask some Grand Prix veterans who have experienced ALL
the V.I.P. Clubs and which one they think is best.
This shot shows the V.I.P. tent pretty
Here’s me and my mate Garry at
the reserved table. Even with plenty of people there was
always plenty of room.
This is turn 12 and the view from the
tent. They screw around this corner at 200kph!
The superscreen out the front of the tent.
They are hitting over 200 kph by now. You can see the High
Octane Club tent in the background and Lukey Heights above
Here’s a example of the crowd (not during the
main race, it was more jam packed) in the general admission
next to us.
This is our outside viewing area to contrast
with the photo above. And we get drink service wait staff in
here! And our own toilets at the back of the tent! YES, the
toilets are a big deal, trust me!
Simply hit the audio button to play
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