At MotoGP Melbourne event
A huge turnout of passionate Australian motorcycle fans is expected in Melbourne next Tuesday, as newly crowned MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner makes his first public appearance since clinching the title.
The 21 year-old will greet fans,
sign autographs and speak to the public in a special presentation in Federation Square from 5.20pm. The location could not be more apt; the precinct is the home of the ‘Champions: Australian Racing Museum and Hall of Fame' and is a hive of activity 365 days a year.
Before Stoner makes his appearance, a special highlight video of the Ducati rider's title-winning season will be shown on a big screen erected in the square at 4pm and, after an on-stage presentation from some of the leading motorsport identities about what we can expect in 2008, the MotoGP World Champion will arrive to field questions in a ‘talk show' segment.
After a brief chat, Stoner will be signing autographs from 5.40pm to 6pm. Posters and merchandise will be given away at the event, so all fans have to do is be sure to arrive early for the chance to congratulate the new Australian motorcycling hero.
“It is only fitting that Casey's first public appearance as World Champion is on home soil”, said Drew Ward, CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.“We encourage the sports loving people of Melbourne to come on down to Fed Square on Tuesday and give Casey the hero's welcome he deserves.”
Following on from the event, which has unlimited free entry for those wanting to see the 2007 MotoGP World Champion, Stoner will head to Phillip Island for the GMC Australian Grand Prix, his on-track homecoming.
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