News 14 Mar 2019

International Festival of Speed returns to Sydney this weekend

Grand prix and IoM TT legends to compete at Sydney Motorsport Park event.

Image: Foremost Media.

The QBE Insurance International Festival of Speed (IFoS) is set to take place at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend in New South Wales, marking the return of the world-class historic motorcycle racing event.

Headlining the action will be the QBE TT Cup, which will see a number of grand prix and Isle of Man TT legend competing with local and international riders for the inaugural crown hosted over five races.

Amongst the field will be John McGuinness (23-time IoM TT winner), Michael Rutter (IoM, Macau GP, and North West 200 winner), Glen Richards (British Supersport and Superstock champion), Jeremy McWilliams (250cc GP winner and former MotoGP rider), and Steve Parrish (former 500cc GP rider and factory team manager).

Alongside the legends will be 400 classic race bikes battling in the 50-plus event race program over three action filled days, with trans-tasman and international contenders fighting for class honours and a spot in the much anticipated TT Cup and the RB Racing Top 50 Superbike Shootout.

Highlights of the International Festival of Speed include the ever-popular spectator parade laps, trade stands, motorcycle club stands, legends autograph sessions as well as general public access to pit garages and the main grandstand. For more information on the event, visit