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Return of the world’s best

THE 2014 motorcycle racing season moves into the final rounds at Phillip Island and the competition across all categories is fierce with just a few points separating the top competitors.
Spanish wonder Marc Marquez has conquered almost every circuit on the calendar this season, but victory at Phillip Island is one achievement he is yet to add to his impressive resume.
Bass Coast Shire Council’s acting general manager healthy communities, Jamie Sutherland, said this together with a strong contingent of Australian riders in the support categories is creating plenty of interest for what is shaping up to be a fantastic event.
Traffic is expected to be heavy throughout the weekend; however a significant traffic management plan has been developed to minimise the disruption to the
community.
Changes to normal traffic operations will be kept to a minimum. Traffic is expected to peak on Saturday and Sunday afternoon on Phillip Island Road and Back Beach Road from between 4pm.and 7pm and Sunday morning between 9am and midday.
Road users are advised to avoid these locations during these times.
“Traffic on Phillip Island Road is also usually very slow on Monday after the event until around 1pm. Traffic conditions will be monitored and controls implemented if required,” Mr Sutherland said.
“All Phillip Island residents should have received an information brochure in their letter box. This brochure explains local traffic information as well as entertainment during the weekend.”
The Barry Sheene Tribute Ride
Interest in the Barry Sheene Tribute Ride is strong and around 500 motorcycles are expected to take part.
“The ride will leave Bairnsdale at 9.30am on Thursday, October 16. After a lunch stop in Morwell, it will depart from there at 12.50pm and travel to San Remo via Inverloch and Wonthaggi,” Mr Sutherland said.
“They will leave San Remo at 3.25pm and arrive at the Circuit at 3.45pm.
“It is always a great spectacle watching the riders travel through the Shire, so we encourage everyone to get out and have a look.”
The Cranbourne ride is expected to arrive in Cowes on Saturday from around 11.30am. Entertainment and other activities will greet the riders in Cowes.

Champion: the 2014 MotoGP World title was clinched by Marc Marquez in Japan on the weekend as he finished in second place behind race winner Jorge Lorenzo, with Phillip Island favourite Valentino Rossi also on the podium. The MotoGP action will roar into action this Friday at Phillip Island and thousands of fans will flock to the Island for the three day event.

Champion: the 2014 MotoGP World title was clinched by Marc Marquez in Japan on the weekend as he finished in second place behind race winner Jorge Lorenzo, with Phillip Island favourite Valentino Rossi also on the podium. The MotoGP action will roar into action this Friday at Phillip Island and thousands of fans will flock to the Island for the three day event.

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