The Australian Supercross Championship is set to return to Phillip Island for the 2013 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, bringing together the world’s best on and off-road motorcycle action for the second year running.
It wasn’t just the fans who were captivated by the racing in 2012 – MotoGP superstars Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovisioso, Nicky Hayden and Cal Crutchlow were among the high-profile riders to head up to Lukey Heights to witness the spectacle.
Seven-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi (right) witnessed Aussie superstar Chad Reed win the Pro-Open final from the Monster VIP Platform in 2012 and had nothing but praise for the spectacular 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. 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,” he said.
The 2013 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix will host Rounds 4 and 5 of the Australian Supercross Championship on Saturday and Sunday respectively with qualifying sessions on Friday in the ultimate two-wheel event this October.
Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Andrew Westacott, said he 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 – the Lukey Heights track proved a huge drawcard for fans last year who were treated to intense competition across all fields,” he said.