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The Australian Grand Prix is a motor race held annually and is held to be the pinnacle of motor racing in Australia. The Grand Prix is the oldest surviving motor racing competition held in Australia having been held 76 times since it was first run at Phillip Island in 1928. Since 1985 the race has been a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is presently held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park in Melbourne. Prior to its inclusion in the World Championship it was held at a multitude of venues in every state of Australia. It was a centrepiece of the Tasman Series between 1964 and 1972 and was a round of the Australian Drivers' Championship on many occasions between 1957 and 1983. It became part of the Formula One World Championship in 1985 and was held at the Adelaide Street Circuit in Adelaide, South Australia from that year to 1995, before moving to Melbourne in 1996. read more

Michelin sponsors Australian Grand Prix Bibendum, the Michelin Man, will of course be in attendance at the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix with further signage throughout the circuit. This agreement further emphasises the dedication of Michelin to the MotoGP™ championship, the Australian GP one of the most popular races amongst fans and riders. The Phillip Island circuit will push the new Michelin tyres to their limits as MotoGP™ riders race down the Gardner Straight and into Doohan Corner with speeds reaching almost 350 km/h down the straight. With extensive testing having already been performed there is little doubt the French built tyres will once again help to producing jaw dropping action. Gary Guthrie, Michelin President 2-wheel tyre division declared: "Michelin is back in MotoGP this year to take up a new technological challenge that will help us to enhance the performance of our road tyres of tomorrow in line with our ‘track to street’ policy. Michelin is currently expanding in all its Asian/Pacific markets where motorcycling is often the most common form of private transport. The opportunity DORNA has given us to associate Michelin with the Australian GP, which is one of the MotoGP rounds that bikers from all over the planet invariably look forward to the most eagerly, is a tremendous lever for us. It will enable us to reinforce the bond and engagement that exists between the Michelin brand and bikers right across this part of the world. Pau Serracanta, Managing Director, Commercial Area at Dorna Sports, added: "To come as the title sponsor of a Grand Prix as iconic as the Australian GP demonstrates the true dedication that Michelin have to the FIM MotoGP World Championship. We have had great races around Phillip Island for almost three decades and thanks to Michelin tyres this looks set to continue. Tyres are one of the most critical parts of a motorcycle and we are pleased to help Michelin develop their tyres for the road with the research and data they gather via MotoGP." PaddockTalk Perspective


Qantas sponsors Australian Grand Prix · 2012 Daytona 500 (Duel 2): NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Results - Kenseth, Ford Win! (Feb 23, 2012)· 2012 Daytona 500 (Duel One): NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Results - Stewart, Chevrolet Win! (Feb 23, 2012)· 2012 Daytona: NASCAR Truck Practice One Results - Peters, Toyota On Top! (Feb 23, 2012)· 2012 Daytona: NASCAR Nationwide Final Practice Results - Buescher, Chevrolet On Top! (Feb 23, 2012)· 2012 Daytona: NASCAR Nationwide Practice One Results - Hamlin, Toyota Fastest! (Feb 23, 2012)Previous Top Stories!Australian Grand Prix Corporation Chairman, Mr. Ronald J Walker, AC CBE said he was delighted to be working with Qantas again.“Qantas has been associated with the Australian Grand Prix for over 25 years and we are pleased that this important partnership is continuing. Formula One is the world’s most popular annual sporting series, with each season attracting a television audience of 520 million fans around the world. Last year in Australia, 4.23 million watched the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix on television – you just cannot put a value to that level of branding.”“We look forward to building on the success of the 2011 Albert Park race that beamed images of Melbourne to 187 countries around the world,” said Mr Walker.Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the airline has supported the Australian Grand Prix since it arrived in Australia in 1985.“Qantas has been associated with the Grand Prix since its inception in Australia and we are pleased to continue our support for this year’s event. We wish Qantas Ambassador Mark Webber the best of luck for the race next month.”The 2012 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix will be held at Melbourne’s spectacular Albert Park from 15-18 March with a host of on and off track activities.PaddockTalk Perspective 

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