Sandown to host December Championships

Victorians will be able to enjoy back-to-back weekends of top level motorsport, with two special Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships events at Sandown in December.

Motorsport Australia is now welcoming interest from all categories to take part in either weekend, with track time available on 5-6 December and 12-13 December.

All categories are eligible, with national and state level motorsport categories to compete at the events.

“We understand that a lot of categories won’t be able to host their Championship or Series this year, but these two weekends will allow competitors an opportunity to get out on track and dust off the cobwebs, as well as prepare for a busy 2021 campaign,” Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships Director Michael Smith said.

“The Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships regularly welcome a wide range of categories and this event will follow that well known format, with a Victorian flavour.

“Victoria has certainly been the hardest hit state when it comes to the available opportunities to compete in 2020, so we are pleased Sandown will be able to host two weekends of action for Victorians to get their motorsport fix.

“I’d also like to thank Shannons Insurance, who have been a terrific major partner over many years and we are exceptionally grateful for support of Shannons throughout this year, along with our other sponsors – Morris Finance, Michelin and Burson Auto Parts.”

Smith said Motorsport Australia was monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne as it prepared for these December events.

“Under the State Government’s proposed Road Map, we expect by December these events will be able to go ahead, in line with our government endorsed Return To Race strategy,” Smith added.

“It’s too early to say if spectators will be able to attend, but we are hopeful a limited number will be allowed to Sandown to watch, and we will advise of any spectator opportunities as soon as we are able.

“Sandown, being so close to central Melbourne, is a great venue for motorsport and will mean many competitors can stay in their own home and not have to travel significant distances to be part of the event as well.

“Should the Victorian borders open by this time, we would of course welcome competitors from other states, in line with any restrictions.”

Further details of the event and the categories involved will be announced in the coming weeks.

The back-to-back Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships events will be held at Sandown International Raceway on 5-6 December and 12-13 December.

Interested categories can contact Adrian Coppin via email – [email protected].

Media note: Media accreditation applications for these events will be available at the start of November.