A change of continent for MotoGP which is moving to Oceania for the fifth last round of the season. According to the Brembo technicians who work closely with all the MotoGP riders,
Phillip Island is
one of the less demanding circuits on the brakes. On a scale of 1 to 6, it is
rated 1 on the difficulty index.
Located on an island of the same name 140 km (87 mi) from Melbourne, it is the closest circuit to the South Pole in the entire championship at 38 degrees south latitude. To keep the brakes at a suitable initial temperature, the MotoGPs often use carbon covers, the same ones that are used on other circuits if it rains.