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With Sebastian Vettel now the youngest ever triple world champion in Formula 1 and looks set to follow in the footsteps of Michael Schumacher, motorsports fans might be wondering what Australia has to offer. It’s worth noting that Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber is an Australian and he learnt his trade in the many motorsports events run throughout the country.
Australia hosts its own Formula 1 event in March in Melbourne, Victoria, but motorsports fans are welcome throughout the year, with V8 Supercars on tour from March to June and again in November and December. The three-day final event takes place in the Olympic Park and is always packed full of enthusiastic spectators. Motorbike fans will also find plenty to enjoy with the Superbike World Championship in February and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in October.
It takes hardier vehicles to compete in the Australasian Safari in September, which, as its name implies is a tough endurance race through the famous Outback. Those wishing to explore Australia’s famous wilderness at a more leisurely pace may wish to do so from a more comfortable vehicle and there are plenty of options for renting or buying a suitable car. In either case, travellers will need suitable documentation and it is best to have this professionally translated by an appropriately qualified translator.