News 19 May 2009


Motorcycling Australia press release:

The Australian round of the MotoGP World Championship is returning again, bigger and better than ever in 2009, and a tremendous opportunity exists for interested people to join the team and become an Official for the event.

Australia’s biggest weekend of motorcycle racing will be held at Phillip Island on 16-18 October, and Officials will once again have the chance to be part of the fun and get up close and personal with the world’s best riders including defending Champion Valentino Rossi, as well supporting the ‘Aussie Assault’ from Casey Stoner and Chris Vermeulen.

A variety of roles exists for Officials at the 2009 MotoGP, including pit marshals, flag and track marshals and communicators, and volunteering as an Official at the 2009 Australian MotoGP has many benefits, including free entry for you and a friend for all three days of the event, invitation to a post-race Officials BBQ, free lunches, free cap, free event program, free camping, the opportunity to meet and greet with riders as well as being involved with one of most popular global sporting events on the Australian calendar.

The 2009 MotoGP season started in the best possible way for Australia with Stoner winning the first race, and he will be fighting hard all year to bring the MotoGP world title back home – Stoner currently sits in second place in the Championship, only one point adrift of Jorge Lorenzo, while Vermeulen is in eighth and within striking distance of the leading pack.

The best of Australian Road Racing will also be back on track with Round Six of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) taking place in conjunction the with the MotoGP, and these support races will be held each day over the course of the event.

To apply as an official for the 2009 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, please complete the Officials Application and Indemnity form which can be downloaded from the MA website at

Completed application forms should be submitted by Wednesday 1 July 2009 and sent to:

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Race Organising Committee
RMB 500GP, Cowes, 3922
Victoria Australia

We sincerely hope you can help make the 2009 event the best yet and we look forward to seeing you at Phillip Island.