MARC Cars to make Shannons SpeedSeries debut

MARC Cars Australia will offer a unique viewing experience when the exciting category joins the Shannons SpeedSeries bill for the first time at Sandown International Raceway next month.

The series will be one of two new categories on the Shannons SpeedSeries bill for the Sandown round, with Australian Formula Open being the other, as six national categories to take part in one of the biggest events of the year.

Not only will this be the first time the category joins the Shannons SpeedSeries schedule, but it will also be its first venture to the popular Victorian circuit since forming as a standalone series.

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Split into three classes, racing enthusiasts will be treated to a variety of MARC Car specifications, with the original MARC I and MARC II cars dominating most of the grid, while the GT component will see three entries for the first time since its introduction to the series earlier this year – offering up a unique viewing experience.

MARC Car Australia Category Manager, Matt Baragwanath was looking forward to joining the Shannons SpeedSeries next month and showing off the product.

“There is excitement on many levels, joining the Shannons SpeedSeries schedule is a great opportunity for our series,” Baragwanath said.

“This is the first time MARC Cars Australia has formally been to Sandown, individual MARC Car owners have run their before, but as a standalone series it is the first time.

“The category brings a unique flavour to an event where there are many high-level categories, and we like to think our brand from MARC I, MARC II and MARC GT gives a great influence on an already successful event.

“We have been able to debut one car at every round this year and this one will be no different as we will introduce yet another MARC GT Car.

“We debuted the first car with Adam Hargraves in round one, round two we saw John Goodacre at Sydney Motorsport Park and now car 003 to Rob Woods, who will debut the car at Sandown.

“Rob is really excited, we are excited to debut the new car for him and with any luck by next round there should be one, or maybe even two cars to debut again.

Whilst the debut of the new GT is one to keep an eye out for, there are also plenty of entertaining battles to look out for in both the MARC I and MARC II components, with the pecking order shaken up after a thrilling round at Sydney Motorsport Park last month.

“There are some other great cars on the grid and there are some great battles going on in the MARC I class, the last race changed the class positions completely and we saw a new winner, which was fantastic,” Baragwanath added.

“We like to have a bigger focus on the different classes in our category, with the class honours taking a greater focal point over the outright standings.

“Overall, this is a fantastic opportunity, and we can’t wait to get started.”

The category will see plenty of track time across the three days, with two practice sessions, a qualifying session and three races scheduled for the September meeting.

Tickets for the event are available for purchase at motorsporttickets.com.au.

MARC Cars Australia will join the Shannons SpeedSeries grid for the first time this year at Sandown International Raceway on 8-10 September.