Australia’s newest motor sport complex is nearing completion with one of Australia’s largest Championships today confirming they’ll be racing at Tailem Bend in less than 12 months from now.
The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will contest two rounds in South Australia in 2018, after locking in a 'SuperSprint' round to take place at the soon-to-be-finished The Bend Motorsport Park, as well as the traditional season opener on the streets of Adelaide.
This is the first event confirmed for the venue, which will be Australia's newest FIA Category 2 circuit.
Peregrine Corporation, the primary developer for the complex, said the support for the new circuit and future events has been fantastic.
"The support we have received from the South Australian government has been fantastic for both The Bend's development and for attracting major events," Executive Director Dr Sam Shahin said.
"The Bend Motorsport Park is destined to become an iconic, world-class venue for major events in years to come."
South Australian Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell said the event was expected to attract more than 50,000 domestic and international visitors to the Murraylands tourism region.
"The 2017-18 State Budget included a grant of $3 million over three years to the Peregrine Corporation, to assist with setting up a second Virgin Australia Supercars Championship [round] for South Australia," Bignell said.
"This is in addition to a previous State Government investment of $7.5 million towards the establishment of the motor sport park."
The Supercars round is scheduled to run on 24-26 August, 2018.
Published: 3 October, 2017