Australian Formula 3 Championship to Return to Eight Rounds

October 23, 2013

The Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship will return to eight rounds in 2014 as the series offers the most diverse, viagra 100mg exciting and commercially effective calendar in Australian F3 history.

Six of the confirmed eight rounds have been announced today amongst a calendar that includes major events at Mount Panorama, there Bathurst and Hidden Valley Raceway near Darwin. 

Formula 3 Management has already committed to a return to the Bathurst Motor Festival next Easter, as well as a brand-new three-year agreement with NT Major Events for a continued Formula 3 presence at the SKYCITY Triple Crown event in Darwin. 

The F3 Australian Drivers Championship will return to four major Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals Events in 2014 in the continuation of a partnership that commenced in 2006. 

F3 will race at Sandown Raceway (March), Queensland Raceway (August), Phillip Island (September) and Sydney Motorsport Park (November) with the Nationals offering four circuits that are geared towards producing both exciting ‘wings and slicks’ racing, plus two of the most challenging and fastest circuits in Australia. 

Offering the most challenging and exciting circuits for drivers possible, Formula 3 will next year visit three circuits offering an average lap speed of more than 170km/hr – reinforcing the championships position as the fastest and most challenging for young drivers in Australia. 

Formula 3 will continue to receive the largest possible TV package available at Shannons Nationals rounds with more than one hour per round broadcast between free-to-air network SBS TV and SPEED TV Australia, on FOXTEL. 

Two further high profile events will be announced in due course that will offer Formula 3 competitors, sponsors and supporters a complete calendar with more exposure than ever before in the championships history. 

Formula 3 Management has also confirmed the location of three of the four rounds of the Kumho Cup – a new entry level category aimed at newcomers, state-level competitors and existing teams looking to bring in new drivers at an entry level. 

The Kumho Cup, to be contested by F3 cars built between 1999 and 2004, will be fought out at Sandown, Bathurst and Sydney Motorsport Park with the fourth round yet to be announced. 

The series has also upped the previously-announced prize package; the winner of the Kumho Cup now receiving their entire allocation of 2015 tyres Free of Charge should they make the step up to the Championship or F3 Nationals Classes the following season. 

This is a prize equivalent to the value of more than $12,000.