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International Challenge Rider Profile: David ‘Davo’ Johnson

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The Team Australia regular is familiar with Island Classic success having topped the individual points table at the 2018 event on his way to giving Australia its first Challenge win in three years.Johnson was blighted by machine issues last year but demonstrated again his brilliance on Challenge-era machinery, when he won the Superbike Classic TT in August at the Isle of Man. He arrives at Phillip Island after a podium results in November’s Macau GP and June’s Superstock TT at the Isle of Man. Rather than the usual Harris- XR69 Suzuki he’s raced in recent years, Johnson will be on a Carl Cox-sponsored Katana.

Age: 36

Bike: Suzuki Katana

Racing Number: 3

Racing Debut: 2001

Island Classic Debut: 2005

Career Highlights

2003 Masters of Mac Park Superbike Champion

2006 Café International Champion

2007 IDM Superbike Championship

2009 Third place – Bel-Ray 6 Hour Endurance race

2009 Kings of Waneroo International Race Café Racers Superbike Champion

2012 British Superstock Championship

2015 Lap record for fastest ever Australian at the Isle of Man TT

2016 Set the fastest ever lap on the Isle of Man on a British motorcycle – Norton SG5

2018 Winner of the Ken Wootton Perpetual Trophy

2019 Third - Isle of Man Superstock TT

2019 Isle of Man Classic Superbike TT - Winner

2019 Third - Macau GP

Tickets Now On Sale

The International Island Classic is an affordable Australian Day long-weekend away with your mates and family, so plan now for your island escape with tickets and on-circuit camping on-sale at

Pre-purchase and save on general admission and camping tickets, with children under 15 free.

The ever-popular Club Classic Hospitality is a perfect way to relax and unwind as you take in all the on-track action from the climate-controlled glass fronted suite overlooking Pit Lane, the Start/Finish Line and Gardner Straight.

Qualifying will begin on Friday for all classes, followed by a full program of racing on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information contact the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 03 5952 2710 or visit 
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