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Shannons revving up for Morgan Park debut

26 February 2021                                            

The 2021 Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships is bound for Warwick’s Morgan Park from 25 to 27 June and Southern Downs Regional Council is proud to support and sponsor the event.

A partnership between Council and Motorsport Australia was forged in 2019, with 2020 slated to be the inaugural event for the series at Morgan Park, however no-thanks to the global coronavirus pandemic, the series was cancelled.

Motorsport Australia and Council have been working together in 2021 to ensure the series goes ahead.  This will see Morgan Park take its place alongside motorsport giants such as Sydney Motorsport Park, Mt Panorama and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit as venues for the 2021 Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships.

Round four at Morgan Park will feature a number of national categories including Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge and the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters, to name just three.

Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships Director, Mike Smith was thrilled to have the 2021 calendar finalised.

“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 delighted the event would go ahead in 2021.

“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 also be part of the Seven Network’s free-to-air broadcast of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships, with a minimum of six hours to be televised throughout each race weekend in 2021.

More information on the championships is available at https://www.motorsportaustraliachampionships.com.au/

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