Motorcycle Racing News IVECO to be title sponsor MotoGP Phillip Island

IVECO to be title sponsor MotoGP Phillip Island

MotoGP rights holders Dorna Sports S.L. have reached an agreement with IVECO (part of the FIAT Group) to become the title sponsors of the 2009 IVECO Australian Grand Prix. This new partnership teams a world leader in transport services with one of the world’s premier motorcycle racing events.

IVECO is an international company that designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection.

Iveco employs over 27,000 people and runs 27 production units in 16 countries around the world, using the latest technologies developed in 6 research centres. Besides Europe, the company operates in China, Russia, Australia and Latin America.

Iveco Trucks Australia, based in Dandenong, Victoria, engineers, manufactures and distributes light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles and buses for the Australian road transport industry and has been part of Australia’s way of life for almost 100 years.

Dorna Sports S.L. Managing Director Pau Serracanta stated, "We are highly satisfied with this agreement, which is a perfect fit for the Australian Grand Prix given Iveco’s significant and continually increasing market presence in Australia. It is also pleasing that this title sponsorship has come about further to Iveco’s effective and lasting partnership with one of the most successful teams in MotoGP, Fiat Yamaha."

IVECO Trucks Australia Managing Director, Giorgio Gallia, said the new partnership with MotoGP presents a great opportunity both in Australia and internationally. "Iveco is a fantastic global player with an historical presence in Australia. This sponsorship is a further commitment by Iveco to the Australian Automotive and Transportation Industry, our dealers and customers and the people of Victoria. " he said.

This partnership with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation further confirms Iveco’s strong involvement with the MotoGP world, being already official supplier to the Fiat Yamaha Team, the team of the world champion, Valentino Rossi.

The 2009 Iveco Australian Grand Prix will take place at the Phillip Island circuit, from 16th-18th October.


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