2013 Australian MotoGP
The world’s fastest riders will this weekend line the grid of Australia’s pinnacle motorcycle race – the 2013 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix – as thousands of riders fans make the pilgrimage to Victoria’s famed Phillip Island GP circuit.
Don’t miss your chance to witness the new era of champions as Spanish rookie, Marc Marquez, battles it out for ultimate glory against the likes of Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa. The world’s leading bike manufacturers – Honda, Yamaha and Ducati – will also be vehemently fighting for top honours, too, with cutting-edge technology that’s sure to boost showroom sales.
The 18-race series that visits 14 countries, four continents and attracts millions of viewers worldwide will turn its attention to the famed 4.448-kilometre circuit with a reputation for being one of the most unique and breathtaking destinations on the international circuit – with panoramic ocean views and great spectator vantage points all around the track.
There will be two types of MotoGP bikes on the grid as we saw in 2012, with highly tuned prototypes used by the manufacturers and some selected satellite teams, and the Claiming Rule Team (CRT) bikes with production based engines and larger fuel tanks.
As in 2012, Claiming Rule Teams are swelling MotoGP’s ranks this year. Many of these teams’ riders have the opportunity to experience top flight racing in MotoGP for the first time and will use modified production engines from Honda, Kawasaki, Aprilia and BMW. The regulations that apply to CRT engines allow special tuning advantages, the ability to have twice as many engines available for the season and the advantage of a larger fuel tank. This should make for some interesting racing!
Four ticket options are available, starting from $45 for general admission and up to $320 for a three-corner grandstand.
For details, go to www.MotoGP.com.au