Australian GT today unveils an exciting seven event calendar for season 2019 that will see the exotic racers travel across the breadth of Australia.
A mixture of formats will keep the competition on its toes and push drivers to their limits with four Sprint rounds complemented by three Endurance events.
The CAMS Australian GT Championship will encapsulate all events, with the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship taking in the three long form races.
Joining the Australian GT Championship on track at the four Sprint events will be the GT4 Championship, and the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series, which will compete in their own classes.
The 2019 calendar will see Australian GT in action at the biggest motorsport event in Australia, supporting the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix for the fourth year in succession, along with a host of other major events throughout the season.
For the first time in seven years Australian GT will head to the streets of Surfers Paradise, one of three events hosted alongside the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship which will see the fan favourite category head to Barbagallo and Sandown.
Three Endurance events are set to be held in conjunction with the Shannons Nationals.
Phillip Island returns to its traditional position as the first Endurance race of the season, before the competition heads to The Bend Motorsport Park and Sandown in successive events.
It will see the CAMS Australian Endurance Champion crowned in September as the Endurance season draws to a close.
The CAMS Australian GT Championship and CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series continue on, with their final round at Sandown in November.
Australian GT will also boast unprecedented coverage with every event set to be broadcast through a mixture of free to air television, subscription television services, and live streaming.
It makes for an exciting season ahead that will see Australian GT chalk up its 250th race since modern inception in 2005.
Ken Collier, Australian GT manager
“We’re excited by the calendar we’ve put together for next season.
“It offers an interesting blend of formats and events which play to the strengths of what these cars can do.
“The Grand Prix is the perfect way to start our season because so many of the brands represented in Australian GT are also on the Formula 1 grid.
“It’s also one of the biggest events of the year, and one we’re proud to have been part of for the last few years.
“Having three endurance events was important to us as we felt that offered a really good balance in 2018, and made for a fantastic Australian Endurance Championship battle that went to the final round.
“And to return to the streets of Surfers Paradise is a fabulous opportunity. It’s been a few years since we’ve been there, so we’re looking forward to showcasing these fabulous cars, teams and drivers at that event.
“Off the back of what was a thrilling end to the 2018 season last weekend, we’re very much looking forward to next year with this exciting calendar.”
|1||March 14-17||Albert Park (Formula 1 Grand Prix)||Sprint|
|2||May 2-4||Barbgallo (Virgin Australia Supercars)||Sprint|
|3||June 7-8||Phillip Island (Shannons Nationals)||Endurance|
|4||July 12-13||The Bend Motorsport Park (Shannons Nationals)||Endurance|
|5||September 20-21||Sandown (Shannons Nationals)||Endurance|
|6||October 25-27||Surfers Paradise (Virgin Australia Supercars)||Sprint|
|7||November 8-10||Sandown (Virgin Australia Supercars)||Sprint|