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Fans advised to book Phillip Island tickets early

Fans advised to book Phillip Island tickets early

Organisers of the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island are advising fans to book early.

Casey Stoner´s MotoGP World Championship win in 2007 has created unprecedented interest in the 2008 Australian Grand Prix, with tickets being snapped up rapidly by committed fans eager not to miss out on the action at Phillip Island from 3rd-5th October.

The strong early ticket sales come hot on the heels of a record year for the Australian leg of the MotoGP World Championship last year, with more than 115,000 flocking to Phillip Island in 2007 – an increase of 23 per cent on the 2006 crowd.

`The Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix is in great shape and remains one of the country´s flagship regional events,´ said Drew Ward, CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. `For the first time in a decade we´ve got an Aussie World Champion and two other Australians in the competition. Chris Vermeulen finished last year in sixth place and Anthony West secured a full-time ride with Kawasaki.´

`All this has set the stage for an awesome year of racing and local fans are saying they can´t wait to be a part of it. Phillip Island can´t really sell out because of the large general admission areas around the circuit but there is a limit to our VIP hospitality and the number of grandstand seats we can offer,´ said Mr Ward.

`So while we can promise everyone a place in general admission,´ continued the Australian boss, `We advise people who want VIP hospitality or grandstand places to book early. Last year we had a record crowd and a fantastic weekend with Australia´s new World Champion winning the event. We´re anticipating another big crowd this year.´

Tickets for the Phillip Island weekend and all the remaining 2008 Grands Prix can be booked via our Race Tickets section.


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