Tuesday, July 3

AUSSIES KEEN TO SEE STONER'S LAST STAND

As Aussie hero Casey Stoner leads the charge on the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, the organisers of this year's AirAsia Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in October report that tickets are racing out the door.

The 26-year-old recorded his 36th MotoGP victory in Assen on Saturday to wipe out Jorge Lorenzo’s championship lead and bring them back to square, ahead of the German Grand Prix this weekend.
In fact, despite there still being four months to go until the Australian round of the World Championship, Stoner’s retirement announcement in May has seen unprecedented ticket sales this early in the year.

“We have seen phenomenal growth this year and could be looking at the biggest MotoGP event ever at Phillip Island in terms of attendees,” Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott told Kiwi Rider this week.

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation has introduced new transport options for patrons travelling to the Island, expanded the campground capacity and extended the Doohan and Stoner pavilions to cope with high demand.

“The Siberia Grandstand has completely sold out and we are looking to extend various other grandstands and a number of VIP facilities to accommodate more fans,” Westacott continued.

“We have also introduced a new ticket option called the Three Corner Grandstand which provides fans with the opportunity to experience three different grandstand locations across three days of the event.”

Fans are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. For tickets or for more information visit www.motogp.com.au.