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As two-wheel motorsport fans make the pilgrimage down to Phillip Island for this weekend’s annual Australian MotoGP, Slater and Gordon is urging patrons to ride with caution.

The three-day event has traditionally attracted thousands of people from across the world to the popular Victorian track, with a large share of patrons choosing to ride their own motorcycles.

Senior Slater and Gordon Lawyer and motorcycle enthusiast Marko Eric said while the event was a fantastic celebration of motorsport, the increased road traffic raised the chances of an accident occurring.

Mr Eric, who has attended the event on a number of occasions, said he had previously witnessed several accidents and also represented a number of clients who had attended the event.

“In all the excitement there is a lot risk that motorcyclists are faced with when riding to Phillip Island,” Mr Eric said.

“Given that many people either ride or drive, extra caution should be placed when riding to the event.

“As an experienced motorcycle rider, almost too often I have observed accidents due to both rider and driver failing to keep a proper look out.”

Mr Eric added that the last thing MotoGP patrons wanted was to be involved in a crash, or even worse, be rushed to hospital following an accident that could have been prevented if riders travelled safely.

“It is a busy exciting weekend where riders face the greatest risk,” Mr Eric said.

“If you decide to ride your motorcycle to the event, please ensure you wear the full motorcycle gear.

“If you ride your motorcycle on the Saturday night to Cowes for the festivities take extra care, keep your eyes open at all times as motorcycles become less visible during the night.”

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