Australian Grand Prix Corporation:
The 2009 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix is set for excitement with the announcement of a first-class support schedule featuring some of the world’s most entertaining motorcycle racing categories.
In a win for fans, the Australian Grand Prix will host round six of the 2009 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) showcasing the best of local talent in both the Superbike and Supersport classes.
Also back for 2009 is the increasingly popular Australian Historic class, together with the Legends of MotoGP display.
“For the first time ever the Aussie Superbikes and Supersports will be racing for championship points at the Australian Grand Prix,” Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Drew Ward said.
“Australian World Champions Mick Doohan, Wayne Gardner and Troy Bayliss all launched their careers in Australian Superbikes before moving onto the world stage.”
The Superbikes will again race on all three days of the event including Sunday prior to the main race – an initiative introduced in 2008 giving our home-grown heroes the chance to race in front of more than 100,000 people.
Having made its debut last year, the Australian Historic class will return to Phillip Island in 2009.The category features some of the World’s most spectacular bikes from yesteryear including the high-handlebar, unfaired Superbikes of the 1970s and 80s.
“The Australian Historics proved to be a crowd pleaser in 2008 and we are thrilled to welcome them back in 2009. Together with the Legends of MotoGP display, the Superbikes and Supersports, the Australian Historics complete a fantastic line-up of events,” Mr Ward said.
Chief Executive Officer of Motorcycling Australia, David White said that inclusion of these support classes and hosting of round six of the ASBK was fantastic news.
“The 2009 support schedule will be great for the fans as well as the stars of tomorrow who will get the chance to share the international spotlight with the world’s premier Road Racing category,” he said.
2009 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix – Phillip Island – 16 – 18 October
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