• Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC)
  • fb_icon
  • li_icon
  • tw_icon
  • yt_icon

Australian MotoGP puts Phillip Island on the world stage

31 /10/ 2013 Comments are Closed

An estimated 77,200 fans witnessed dramatic racing across the three days of the 2013 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island. Race winner Jorge Lorenzo kept his world championship hopes alive after 20 year-old championship leader Marc Marquez was disqualified for failing to complete a mandatory bike change during the required two lap window.

eNews-6Lorenzo

“We have had it all this year, stunning weather, record lap times and dramatic racing – Phillip Island really turned it on,” said Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott.

Kim Storey, Generation Manager of Destination Phillip Island, said the MotoGP was a win for regional areas.

“It provides economic benefits to regional Victoria with visitors riding from all directions, including the Barry Sheene Ride from Bairnsdale and another ride from Cranbourne,” she said.

The Regional Tourism Board works closely with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation to maximise international exposure for the region during the event broadcast. The organisations also held a joint welcome event for international media in attendance.

“This event, broadcast to billions around the world, provides a unique opportunity to highlight Phillip Island and its unique attractions by providing footage and encouraging the international media contingent to get out and explore our attractions before the race action commences,” Ms Storey said.

VTIC

About the Author

VTIC

The voice of the Victorian tourism industry, representing key industry associations, operators and government agencies.

Events

may

31may10:00 am- 12:00 pmMornington Peninsula Tourism Excellence and Awards Information Session10:00 am - 12:00 pm Green Olive at Red Hill

june

1jun1:00 pm- 3:00 pmPhillip Island Tourism Excellence and Awards Information Session1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
5jun9:30 am- 11:30 amYarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Tourism Excellence and Awards Information Session9:30 am - 11:30 am RACV Healesville Country Club
7jun1:00 pm- 3:00 pmGrampians Tourism Excellence and Awards Information Session1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Royal Mail Hotel
7jun5:30 pm- 7:30 pmVTIC Mixer Series 2017 - June Tourism Networking Event5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Radission Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne

july

24jul - 25jul 249:00 amjul 252017 Victorian Tourism Conference9:00 am - 5:00 pm (25) Flemington Racecourse

august

10aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Alert! Crisis Management6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Crown College

october

10oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmYoung Tourism Network presents: Career Blueprints6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Crown College