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Motor sport fans are being given the opportunity to recognise some of the best sporting moments from 2018, with three iconic motor sport personalities in line to be worthy winners.

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has partnered with the ABC to host the annual AIS Sport Performance Awards, with a public vote now open for the ABC Sport Personality of the Year and Best Sporting Moment categories.

Included in a who’s who of Australian sport, motor sport’s nominees are CAMS Ambassador Daniel Ricciardo, Craig Lowndes and Will Power. 

AIS Director Peter Conde says the two public choice award categories are a way for all Australians to join in and celebrate their love of sport. 

“Discussing our favourite athletes, performances and the weekend results is almost a national sport in itself,” Conde says. 

“The AIS is proud to lead the Australian high performance sport system because we know the national pride and inspiration generated by the endeavour and success of our Australian athletes. 

“We celebrate gold medals, world records, premierships and triumphs, but we also place a tremendous value on traits such as sportsmanship and inclusiveness - these make sport such an important experience in shaping our communities.”

Motor sport is represented across both categories, with Daniel Ricciardo’s Monaco win and Will Power’s Indy 500 victory both nominated for ‘Best Sporting Moment’, while retiring Supercars legend Craig Lowndes is nominated for the ABC Sport Personality of the Year award.

Australians can vote now at aisawards.abc.net.au until 5pm AEDT on 9 December, 2018.

 

Published: 7 November, 2018