The International Festival of Speed is the largest motorcycle racing even in NSW. It is held each year at the Sydney Motorcycle Park in Eastern Creek which is the perfect location for this event.
The event features racing bikes and sidecars from 1940-1995. The three day event race program will see famous and award winning bike racers out on the track riding the original GP Bikes that made them famous.
This is a great opportunity for visitors to get the chance to see these riders and machines together in Australia. It is important to note that most of the Bikes are being shipped out from the UK and Europe specifically for this event. Spectators can watch over 400 classic race bikes battle it out in over 50 different events, with Trans Tasman and International racers fighting for the top prize and a spot in the much-anticipated Top 50 QBE Superbike Shootout.
Highlights of the International Festival of Speed also include the incredibly popular spectator parade laps, trade stands and motorcycle club stands. There is also the opportunity to brush shoulders with the people who have made it famous in motorcycle racing. The legends autograph sessions are available for those who want to greet the stars as well as general public access to pit garages and main grandstand.
Also on display is the Show and Shine and Spectator Parade Laps which gives viewers a closer (and slower) look at some of the classic motorcycles paraded proudly by their riders.
So for those who are interested and appreciate the design of classic motorcycle vehicles this is the place to be! And as the name suggests for those who love racing and adrenaline the International Festival of Speed is a great way to feel the rush!
The International Festival of Speed is a historic motorcycle race held each year in the Sydney Motorsport Park. The event program features around 50 races with more than 400 classic bikes. Watch the races, which are divided into 6 main categories catering to a range of capabilities.
Famous racers such as Troy Bayliss, Troy Corser, Pierfrancesco Chili, Randy Momola, and Jeremy McWilliams have graced the event in the past. Visitors get a chance to meet bike legends and get autographs. Other festival highlights include the spectator parade, trade stands, access to pit garages, and motorcycle club stands. The GP Legends Dinner takes place for one night, and allows patrons to dine with various WSBK and GP legends at a selected venue in Sydney.
Ticket categories include single-day passes for each day of the event, as well as 2-day, 3-day, and Family Sunday Only tickets.
The Sydney Motorsport Park is a 45-minute drive from the Sydney CBD. It’s located some 40km west of Sydney, on Brabham Drive/Ferrers Road at Eastern Creek. Both spectator and client entrance will be found at Gate A, unless otherwise specified. Gate C is the recommended entry point for the public who are riding motorcycles; those who are bringing cars should use the main entry point at Gate A. If you are visiting the International Festival of Speed via public transport, the nearest train station is 12km away in Blacktown. Alternatively, you can also take the 723 bus to the event venue.
Patrons who wish to stay closer to the event venue can opt for hotels and accommodations that are near the Sydney Motorsport Park. There are also camping sites on the track which will be made available on the weekend of the event; you’ll just need to bring your own camping equipment.