The Australian stage of motorcycling’s Moto GP series will continue to be known as the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix for a further year.
The French tyre manufacturer reached an extension agreement with Dorna Sports, the management group for Moto GP. Michelin returned to the elite motorcycling championship last year and has since become its sole tyre supplier.
“Michelin are a cornerstone of MotoGP,” said said Pau Serracanta, managing director at Dorna Sports. “So it is great news for the Australian GP and the Championship to sign another fantastic partnership with them and to see the Michelin name as title sponsor for the Australian GP again in 2017 – Phillip Island is always one of the highlights of the calendar.”
The 2017 Australian Grand Prix will take place on 22nd October.