It was announced earlier in the month the the Australian MOTO GP round would be moved to late March which would make it a week after the Australian F1 GP round. By doing this, Victoria hope to create a week long Festival of Speed, Australias version of Goodwood if you will.
Personally, I think this is a brilliant idea and might just be the thing that is needed to save the F1 GP. It will not only help each individual sport but it will also keep the tourists in the region for a longer period of time.
Couple this with the cost cutting measures that are being made by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and it could just be the thing that saves this great race.
Reports are that’s what they will be creating. A motor show that will have classic cars and bikes from Australia’s racing history as well as overseas classics and modern day marvels. Plus access to the drivers and riders.
Like I said before, something like the Goodwood Festival of Speed with an Australian twist.
I have a quick question for everyone. During the Melbourne GP week, where would I be able to find Sebastian Vettel? My aim is to seek him out so that he can autograph my Sun Visor from my Renaultsport Clio200. Last year I found Fernando Alonso at the rent a bike shop just outside Albert Park on a Wednesday so this year I was thinking about aimlessly roaming the streets after work each day.
Actually, the V8 Supercars Clipsal 500 is already the week before the Australian GP, in Adelaide, so if people were going to stay for the week, I don’t think they’d be more likely to do it for the MotoGP than for the V8s.