News 12 Jun 2013

Grand Prix Corporation confirms return of Supercross to Phillip Island

The Australian Supercross Championship will make a return to Phillip Island for 2013 running alongside the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

The Australian Supercross Championship will return to the Lukey Heights circuit once again in 2013. Image: Simon Makker/Makkreative.com.

The Australian Supercross Championship will return to the Lukey Heights circuit once again in 2013. Image: Simon Makker/Makkreative.com.

The Australian Supercross Championship will make a welcomed return to Phillip Island for 2013 running alongside the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Following an outstanding response to the first-ever running of these two events side-by-side last year, the world’s best on and off-road motorcycle riders will once again converge on the famous circuit.

The 2013 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will host rounds four and five of the Australian Supercross Championship spanning from 18-20 October.

Friday will hold qualifying sessions for the event with Saturday and Sunday playing host to the fourth and fifth rounds of the series.

Chief executive officer of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Andrew Westacott, is thrilled to welcome back the Australian Supercross Championship to Phillip Island.

“Incorporating Supercross into our world class event ensures that fans are getting maximum value for money,” said Westacott. “The Lukey Heights track proved a huge drawcard for fans last year who were treated to intense competition across all fields.

“After such a phenomenal reception at last year’s event, we are focused on making this year bigger and better.”

Seven-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi witnessed Australia’s Chad Reed win the premier class main event from the Monster VIP platform in 2012 and has nothing but praise for the event.

“I am a huge Supercross fan and was glad to take some time out after qualifying last year to check it out at Phillip Island,” Rossi said. “It is great to hear that it is back for the fans in 2013 – hopefully if all goes to plan I will be there again too.”

Following the success of the 2012 event, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation has introduced a new grandstand ticket option at the Lukey Heights Supercross track for fans wishing to reserve their seat.

Grandstand tickets will cost $80.00 for all three days in a reserved seat in addition to a regular general admission ticket.

Single day options, Supercross VIP packages and trade sites are also available, ensuring there are plenty of options for all racegoers. Visit www.motogp.com.au for more information.

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