Got back from a ride day at Phillip Island today. Look over in the next garage, and who's that? Eric Bana himself. Nice guy. He was in my group - medium-fast. Didn't see him on track the whole day until the last session when I followed him out. He has a nice jet-black Ducati 999. Very shmick. Seemed to have a way with parting the crowd too as he went through. I would chase him down, then we'd lap someone, he'd just glide past the back-marker because it always seemed like they were on a slower part for them as he went by, and then they proceeded to get in my way, and I got stuck behind slow person for a few corners, and then chased him down again. Very smooth rider Uncle Chop-Chop is. On a side note, I was happy to post a few 1:53's today, but typically was circulating in the high '54s / low 55's. I had trouble with passing people 'cos I got pulled up for "close passing" on someone, even though I had left him half the track width as I went around the outside. Said person didn't hold their line and drifted way wide, and apparantly nearly hit the back of my bike, which I wasn't even aware of. So after a reprimand for that, this put the moz on me, and I was giving everyone an extra wide berth, too much in fact, but just to be safe. Made passing quite difficult though.