Waris wrote:Oh, I see. Well, that's silly, considering (I seem to remember) they switched them around a few years ago in the first place. Did the Philip Island 500 not live up to expectations? Is Philip Island still on the calendar as a regular race?
From what I remember, Sandown was stripped of it's 500 status because the track was not in such good shape? As a race track, Philip Island is of a better standard in terms of condition and safety (although Cameron McConville almost proved otherwise a few years ago). I don't think the L&H 500 was as popular race as the Sandown 500 was either. But, it's probably down to cost. QLD Raceway had a 500 enduro at the end of the the last century and gave up in a hurry due to the expense, preferring shorter distance races.