National Speed and Auto Tests update
Wednesday 15 September, 2021
The Motorsport Australia National Speed and Auto Tests 2021 calendar has had a big shakeup.
The majority of the 2021 Motorsport Australia National Speed and Auto Tests will not run this year, with one championship still scheduled for 2021.
With Victoria and New South Wales still under lockdowns and the situation surrounding border closures no closer to being resolved, the Motorsport Australia Khanacross Championship and the Motorsport Australia Supersprint Championship will next be held in 2022.
Both the Motor Sports Club of Tasmania (Khanacross) and the Australian Racing Drivers' Club (Supersprint) will again be given the opportunity to host their respective events next year.
With the Holden Sporting Car Club of Queensland also cancelling this year’s Motorsport Australia Motorkhana Championship last month,
only one event is scheduled to take place in 2021.
Originally scheduled to take place on 21-24 October, the Motorsport Australia Hill Climb Championship will now run on 25-28 November, subject to an improvement in the border restrictions.
The MG Car Club of Queensland will continue to host the event and Mount Cotton will once again provide the setting for one the biggest hill climb events of the year.
Director of Motorsport & Commercial Operations Michael Smith thanked the clubs for their ongoing support and flexibility.
“It’s quite disappointing that we have had to cancel another two events, but there is light at the end of the tunnel and plenty of positivity about what lies ahead for motorsport more broadly in 2022,” Smith said.
“These are difficult decisions to make for any club so we support both the Motor Sports Club of Tasmania and Australian Racing Drivers' Club’s decision to focus on running these events next year.
“Of course we back their decisions and look forward to each club finally getting the opportunity to hold these events in 2022.
“As for the hill climb championship, the change of date gives the MG Car Club of Queensland every bit of hope the situation will have improved and the country’s best hill climbers can battle it out for national honours.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate through these difficult times.”