For immediate release - 10 November 2015
AUSTRALIAN SPORTS RACER SERIES READY TO RACE INTO 2016
The Australian Sports Racer Series has confirmed a five-round racing calendar for 2016, with all rounds to be held in conjunction with the Shannons Nationals.
The 2016 Series will kick off at Sandown Raceway (April 1-3), before continuing at Winton Raceway (June 10-12). July will see the racers head to Queensland (July 29-31) for their third round, before they travel back to Victoria for the penultimate round at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit across September 9-11. The final round of the year will then be held at Sydney Motorsport Park across November 11-13.
Following its introduction for the 2015 series, the SR2 (Division 2) championship will again be held as part of the Australian Sports Racer Series, which is expected to be enjoy a spike in numbers next season thanks to an import influx by West Race Cars Australia.
Australian Sports Racer Series category administrator Liam Curkpatrick said the future is looking bright for the series.
“We are very pleased to have another five-round series locked in for the Australian Sports Racer Series, and that those events will be run under the Shannons Nationals banner as they have successfully for the past two years,” said Curkpatrick.
“The racing displayed by our competitors has been very exciting across 2015 and as we head to our final round of 2015 this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, the championship leaders are separated by just two points.
“In 2016, we expect to see more of the same, with even more competition thanks to increased grids thanks to an influx of cars being brought into the country by West Race Cars Australia.
“We can’t wait to be racing into 2016 with our competitors and our valued supporters – the future is certainly looking bright.”
ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS RACER SERIES
The Australian Sports Racer Series is an exciting national motorsport series providing something different amongst Australia’s crowded motorsport landscape. Launched in 2010, the Series joined the popular Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals in 2014, successfully launching the Series onto the national stage.
With spiritual links to the hugely popular sports car racing scene of the 70s and 80s, these Le Mans prototype style sports cars offer scintillating performance, amazing dynamics and spectacularly close racing.
Designed to maximise aerodynamic performance while weighing just 400kgs, these racers are powered by high-tech production-based motorcycle engines which rev to 13,200 rpm. Capable of punching out lap times equal to the mighty V8 Supercars at many circuits around Australia, these rockets are sure to grab your attention, whether you are behind the wheel, or in the grandstand.
In 2015 the Australian Sports Racer Series employed a new championship structure, which will see the introduction of divisional racing for the category - allowing more of the field to compete for race day honours whilst also still being in the running for the ‘outright’ SR1 Championship.
All drivers will be seeded according to their performances at previous national rounds and/or their domestic meetings, while racers for individual events will be seeded on their merits. SR2 points will be awarded as per the 2015 Series Sporting Regulations, and SR2 drivers who qualify more than twice in the top three or finish a race more than twice in the top three during a season will be reclassified to be eligible only for the SR1 championship.
For more information on the Australian Sports Racer Series, go to www.sportsracer.com.au
2016 AUSTRALIAN SPORTS RACER SERIES CALENDAR:
· Round One - Sandown Raceway, April 1-3
· Round Two - Winton Raceway, June 10-12
· Round Three - Queensland Raceway, July 29-31
· Round Four - Phillip Island, September 9-11
· Round Five - Sydney Motorsport Park, November 11-13
For media enquiries, please contact:
Media Manager – Australian Sports Racer Series
Phone: 0421 378 789