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International Challenge Rider Profile: Melissa Paris

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Team America boasts the first woman to take part in the International Challenge. Melissa Paris, wife of 2019 race winner Josh Hayes, has world Supersport, World Endurance, AMA and Spanish CEV experience on her vast CV. She will add experience and even more firepower to a team that came within 42 points of winning the 2019 International Challenge.

Age: 36

Bike: Yamaha TZ-750

Island Classic Debut: 2020

Racing Debut: 2004

Career Highlights

2008 CCS/ASRA Lightweight GP Champion

2009 First Female to qualify for World Supersport Event

2013 Top Ten Daytona 200

2015 First Place - 24 Hours of Barcelona

Tickets Now On Sale

The International Island Classic is an affordable Australian Day long-weekend away with your mates and family, so plan now for your island escape with tickets and on-circuit camping on-sale at

Pre-purchase and save on general admission and camping tickets, with children under 15 free.

The ever-popular Club Classic Hospitality is a perfect way to relax and unwind as you take in all the on-track action from the climate-controlled glass fronted suite overlooking Pit Lane, the Start/Finish Line and Gardner Straight.

Qualifying will begin on Friday for all classes, followed by a full program of racing on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information contact the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 03 5952 2710 or visit 
check ins at Phillip Island