Porsche to join SpeedSeries in Queensland

August’s Shannons SpeedSeries event at Queensland Raceway will now welcome the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia.

Originally scheduled to run with the Australian Superbike Championship at the Ipswich based circuit in April for its second round of the year, Porsche opted to move to the Shannons SpeedSeries due to various logistical challenges.

Porsche Motorsport Australia Manager Barry Hay said the category was excited to be re-joining the Shannons SpeedSeries.

“There are significant differences between two and four-wheeled events – including officiating, broadcast expectations, and important timing logistics – that proved extremely challenging for us to overcome,” Hay said.

“To deliver the same consistently high level of product that our teams, competitors and supporters are accustomed to, we have elected instead to shift our Queensland trip to the SpeedSeries Program in August.

“We would like to thank Simon Maas and the team at the Australian Superbikes for their efforts to accommodate us, and Adrian Coppin and his team at Motorsport Australia for offering an alternative event.

“We understand the challenges involved; however it is our opinion that this will represent a better outcome in terms of quality of event, broadcast and media exposure not to mention the overall event experience for our PMSC competitors.”

As a result of the change, round two of the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia’s 2023 season will now be at Symmons Plains on 19-21 May, before heading to Queensland Raceway on 11-13 August after a visit to Sydney Motorsport Park with Supercars in July.

Click here for more information on the Shannons SpeedSeries round at Queensland Raceway.