Phillip Island Grand Prix

November 11, 2013

Round 8 November 23 – 24 at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC

The spectacular Phillip Island Circuit will play host to the new era of V8 Supercars when the Phillip Island 360 launches this 22-24 November 2013.

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit will drop your jaw and dazzle your eyes. This is your chance to experience the iconic venue in the flesh. Or buckle in for the real deal; an adrenalin-amping triple Hot Lap lightning ride around the Phillip Island Circuit. In race trim cars and in the hands of an experienced race driver, this is truly an unforgettable experience.

See the final Super Sprint showdown where the fight for vital Championship points will produce some thrilling racing action ahead of the Grand Finale in Sydney.

Plus, the new Disney-Pixar Fun Zone will provide fun for the whole family. Get lost in the Monsters University maze, ride down the awesome new Cars-themed inflatable slide or just chill-out in the Finding Nemo 3D Movie Dome. There’s so much more than ever before. Kids 12 and under receive free general admission with a paying adult and grandstand tickets holders receive a free pit lane walk and paddock access.

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Bathurst

September 20, 2013

Round 7 October 10 – 13 at Mount Panorama, NSW

Welcome to Bathurst in NSW Central Tablelands, Central West – excitement, beauty & a zest for life…come racing at Mount Panorama racing circuit.

Every October fans flock to the Mount to be part of history. The monumental race has been held at Bathurst for what seems like an eternity, but for the drivers time stands still in the lead up to that green light. The tradition began in 1963 in the form of the Armstrong 500. Nearly half a century later the Great Race and its following are stronger than ever, seeing nearly 200,000 visitors journey to the Mount over race week. The traditional rivarly between Holden and Ford keeps fans and drivers alike at each others throats for the 161 laps in Australia’s most popular endurance race. Victory in the Bathurst 1000 is achieved only by the most extraordinary drivers, and it is these legends who cement their names in the pavement of history.

With the new rules restricting full time drivers from pairing together for the enduro events, 2010 saw Team Vodafone recruit Bathurst and V8 Supercar legend Mark Skaife to pair with Craig Lowndes. After winning at Phillip Island, The Lowndes/Skaife combination took the position of favourites for Bathurst. Living up to that title, the pair went on to win the fabled race, with teammates Whincup/Owen completing the form finish just 0.173 seconds later.

In Bathurst you will find excellent accommodation, restaurants and a business & shopping centre that caters for all your needs, plus the friendly warmth of country proprietors and competitive pricing.

Bathurst and its surrounding areas saw much of the beginnings of Australian colonial settlement – being,  Australia’s first inland settlement with Bathurst being Australia’s oldest inland city.

Located on the banks of the Macquarie River Bathurst was proclaimed a town in 1815, then with the discovery of gold, it experienced rapid growth in the 1850s and ‘60s.

Today one of Australia’s fastest-growing, modern regional cities it is just two and a half hours drive from Sydney at the junction of the Great Western, Mid Western and Mitchell Highways. It is accessible by plane, train and automobile.

Directions


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Sandown 500

September 4, 2013

Round 6 September 13 – 15 at Sandown, VIC

The Season of Endurance is set to kick start at the Sandown 500. Be there in the heartland of Victorian motorsport as V8 Supercar drivers tackle the first endurance race of the year for the first time in new cars.

A weekend fuelled with plenty of action on track and off with the return of the Disney Pixar’s Fun Zone, plus additional family interactive activities. The Sandown 500 is a thrilling weekend for the whole family – kids 12 and under receive free general admission with a paying adult. Be there to see which manufacturer can go the distance and start their endurance campaign with a bang.

Sandown Raceway is a truly iconic Australian motor circuit, having hosted some of the world’s greatest drivers and staged some memorable motorsport events over its history. This year sees the circuit turn 50, having began life on March 22, 1962. A number of activities are planned for later in the year to commemorate the circuits illustrious history.

Built in the early 60’s, Sandown’s Motor Circuit has long stood as the premium car racing circuit in Melbourne. Names such as Fangio, Moss, Brabham, Brock, Skaife and Richards all having competing round the fast and famous circuit.

Now the official ‘Heritage Round’ of the V8 Supercar Championship, the circuit is currently half way through a significant safety upgrade.

Sandown is one of the very few permanent circuits left anywhere in the world, located right in the middle of a metropolitan city. Due to its close proximity to local residents, Sandown is restricted to running five major Motorsport weekends. Currently these include a V8 Supercars Sandown 500 event (mid September), Historic Sandown (early November), State Race Series rounds (May & July), and Shannons Nationals (Sept).

Accommodation

Accor is V8 Supercars preferred hotel partner and have great accommodation options around many V8 Supercars event locations. See what’s available.

Directions


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