AEST 10:30, Wed Aug 29 2012
Melbourne-based model Monika Clarke will be the face of the 2012 Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island.
Clarke, who says she developed a passion for motorbikes while growing up in the country, was unveiled as the event's ambassador this week.
"It was obvious from the way that she spoke about her experiences that she was the ideal person to promote what is shaping up to be the biggest Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix ever," said Andrew Westacott, CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.
Clarke moved to Melbourne when she was 17 to try her hand at modelling.