The 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix promises to be the best yet with the inclusion of three of the world’s most entertaining motorsport categories set to entertain fans this March.
For the first time in Australian Grand Prix history, the TOTAL Oil International Sports Car Challenge will light up the track with prototypes from the USA, UK, New Zealand and Australia.
Cars from the 70s and 80s Australian Sports Car Championship will fight for domination against international challengers including manufacturers such as McLaren, Porsche, Lola and Jaguar.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott is thrilled to confirm the new category at the 2013 event, adding to what promises to be an amazing event both on and off the track.
“The TOTAL Oil International Sports Car Challenge will give fans the opportunity to see some of the most thrilling racing prototypes from around the world,” he said.
“In addition, fans can expect Australia’s top two motorsport categories - the MSS V8 Supercars Challenge and the Porsche Carrera Cup, which always provide incredible wheel to wheel racing on the Albert Park track.”
Adding to this action-packed support category line-up, spectators can also look forward to the all new Mazda6 Celebrity Challenge, the Australian Targa Championship Cars demonstration and the Ultimate Speed Comparison.
Westacott also indicated that the Ultimate Speed Comparison is set to be an even greater spectacle in 2013 with a star-studded line-up to be announced shortly.
The Shannon’s Historic Demonstration will take on added significance this year showcasing Doug Whiteford’s Lago-Talbot T26C which he drove to victory in the inaugural 59-lap Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in 1953.
Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) CEO, Eugene Arocca, said the Australian Grand Prix is one of the nation’s most prestigious motorsport events and 2013 will be no exception.
“We know Formula One cars and stars are popular, but the many other categories and their racing machines make the Grand Prix the complete package, there's simply nothing else like it. Personally, I can’t wait to see what the celebrities do in the Mazda 6 Celebrity Challenge!” he said.
With less than six weeks until the 2013 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation is committed to making this year’s event a complete entertainment experience that appeals to all levels of motorsport enthusiasts and sports fans alike.