Morgan Park to welcome Shannons in June

Motorsport Australia and the Southern Downs Regional Council have been hard at work preparing for the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships’ fourth round at Morgan Park in June.

Having begun the partnership back in 2019 in readiness for the proposed event in 2020, which was sadly cancelled due to COVID-19, the Council has decided to once again throw its support behind the round.

With many of the championships’ national categories lockout in to compete at the event, including the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge and the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters, the event is certain to draw a crowd from the Warwick region.

Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships Director Mike Smith was pleased to have the council join up again for 2021.

“Morgan Park is a terrific location for the fourth round of the rebranded Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships in 2021,” Smith said.

“Together with the Southern Downs Regional Council and Morgan Park, we know this event will be a great success and we are extremely grateful to everyone at Council for their support in making this event a reality.

“Given the nature of this event, we know it will have a real community feel and we look forward to embracing that.

“We can’t wait to compete at Morgan Park and showcase some of the best Australian circuit racing for those in the Warwick region.”

Southern Downs Councillor Marco Gliori was also thrilled to have the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships confirm its plans to attend the Warwick based circuit.

“After the disappointment of 2020, this is great news for the region. This event has the potential to be huge for our region,” Cr Gliori said.

“Having such a massive event like this certainly brings a lot of outside people into the region. Not only competitors, but also spectators, which is really good for our recovering economy.

“The economic benefit is one of the best things that will come out of the event, not to mention the thrill for spectators as well as the priceless advertisement for our region via the live TV coverage.”

The event will be broadcast via the Seven Network in Australia, as well as Sky New Zealand in New Zealand and motorsport.tv for the remainder of the world.

The Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships’ round at Morgan Park Raceway takes place on 25-27 June.

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