The circuit is also booked for nearly 300 days a year with racing and testing for motorcycles and cars, employing 40 full-time and more than 100 casual staff.
“I have been at the circuit for 32 years, and one of my proudest achievements is our relationship with the community and how we’ve worked to ensure our precious, pristine island, our people and wildlife, and our economy can co-exist and thrive together,” Fergus says.
The track was designed by six local businessmen in 1951 and opened in 1956. It has hosted the Australian Grand Prix since 1989.
This year, the island has already hosted MotoGP and WorldSBK. In February, MotoGP tested for three days, followed by 10 days of WorldSBK with testing and the season-opening round. The Australian round of MotoGP is confirmed for October 21-23.