In breaking news, the Australian Supercross Series has announced a tie-in with MotoGP. By tying in with MotoGP, specifically the famous Moto GP race at Phillip Island, supercross will benefit worldwide by exposing the sport to millions of new fans that follow MotoGP.
MotoGP is run by DORNA. The Australian Supercross Series is run by International Entertainment Group.
All the events will be at Phillip Island, this coming October 26 thru 28.
The supercross race will be round two of the Australian Supercross series, at a brand new track at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
The current MotoGP world champion is from Australia, Casey Stoner. The current Australian Supercross Champion is Jay Marmont.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, said the announcement means a ticket to the AirAsia Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix is now better value than ever (because fans can attend the supercross race at no extra charge). (READ MORE BELOW)
Mr. Westacott says “The inclusion of the Australian Supercross Championship as part of our off-track entertainment package will create a real festival atmosphere for motorcycle enthusiasts and all fans of top-level motorsport. With Casey Stoner looking for a sixth consecutive MotoGP win at his home track before his retirement, Australians in all three World Championship categories and now the addition of this country’s best Supercross riders, we’re looking forward to a bumper event in October.”
Motorcycling Australia CEO, David White, said the motorcycle industry is excited to combine the world’s premier circuit riders with Australia’s best Supercross racers in one location.
Mr. White says “We are delighted to be able to showcase the best Supercross riders in the country at such a prestigious international event. I’m sure that fans attending the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will jump at the opportunity to see this great championship up-close for the first time.”
Managing Director of the International Entertainment Group, promoter of the Australian Supercross Championship, Yarrive Konsky said the addition of Supercross to an already-packed Phillip Island program means the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix is now truly an event for all motorcycle enthusiasts.
Special Thanks to Fox Sports Australia, FullNoise, Google, Motorcycling Australia, International Entertainment Group, Australian Grand Prix Corporation, and DORNA.
Jay Marmont – 2011 Australian Supercross Series Champion