According to Brembo's technicians, who work closely with World Superbike riders, the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is by far the least demanding on brakes.
On a difficulty scale of 1 to 5, it earned a 1, a distinction it shares only with the track at Assen.
Choosing to run the races in late February and early March, in the middle of the Australian summer, means higher temperatures for the drivers than in MotoGP. In 2015, the races were held in 30- and 31-degree heat (air temperature) and last year's Race 2 was in 28 degrees. The temperature of the asphalt was much higher. In the last five years it has reached heights of 45 degrees and never once dropped below 29.