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The spiritual home on motorbike racing in Australia, Phillip Island offers breathtaking racing set against the backdrop of the ocean. Bikers have been racing around Phillip Island since the first 100 Miles Road Race in 1928. In 1951, a group of businessmen built a permanent race track on the island, which proved successful for a while staging the first Armstrong 500, a race that evolved into the Bathurst 1000. The track fell into disuse in the 70s but was revived in the late 80s. By 2006, Phillip Island was hosting MotoGP as well as the final of the V8 championship and World Superbikes. Casey Stoner dominated from 2007 to 2012, winning the MotoGP race for six years consecutively, which led to Turn 3 being named after the two-time World Champion.

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