SpeedSeries returns to Phillip Island

Wednesday 10 May, 2023
Photos: Speed Shots Photography
After two highly entertaining rounds in 2023, the Shannons SpeedSeries returns this weekend with a visit to the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. 
More than 100 entries across six categories will feature across the jam-packed weekend, which will include three days of non-stop racing and a collection of popular national categories where fans will be treated to seven hours of track action each day.
Featuring in the jam-packed schedule is the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars and Monochrome GT4 Australia Series, the S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS, National Trans Am Series and the returning Kumho V8 Touring Car Series.
Starting off with Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars and Monochrome GT4 Australia Series on Friday morning and culminating with the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia series on Sunday afternoon, there will be plenty of action for fans to enjoy live at the track or via the Stan Sport and Nine Network broadcast. 
The Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars and Monochrome GT4 Australia Series will feature an event-high 32-entries and kick off the action first thing on Friday in preparation for their four races across the weekend. 
It will be the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series' first of five appearances in the Shannons SpeedSeries this year, with the debut of Jude Bargwanna headlining a solid field for its season opener.
Having never previously competed in a V8 Supercar before, the New South Welshman looks forward to tackling a brand-new challenge. 
“I am very excited, it’s cool to partner with Anderson Motorsport and get in a V8 supercar for the first time, it’s been a cool lead up to Phillip Island,” Bargwanna said. 
“I have recently done Formula Ford and S5000s, so this is my first time in a V8 but I have gotten quite comfortable in the car during the lead up to next week. 
“We have done a test day at the Sydney Motorsport Park, and it went really well so I will now do some simulator work in the coming week, and we will then jump into the car Friday for practice.” 
After kicking off its season at AWC Race Tasmania, the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series will return with a star-studded lineup including 2022 Champion Tony D’Alberto, Will Brown and Josh Buchan.  

Both S5000 and Trans Am are also back for the first time since Tasmania, and the two categories will welcome back regular names as well as some debutants, including Versa Motorsport’s newest S5000 addition in Winston Smith. 
Rounding out the categories, the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS enters Phillip Island for its third round of the season after its most recent round was held late last month as art of the Bosch Power Tools Perth Supersprint.
View the full schedule here.
Tickets for the event are still available via motorsporttickets.com.au with Saturday and Sunday passes costing $30, while weekend passes cost $55.
For those who are unable to make the trip to Phillip Island, Stan Sport will provide live and uninterrupted coverage across the weekend with Saturday’s broadcast to begin from 11:30am AEST and Sunday at 9:30am AEST – both broadcasts to conclude at 5:00pm.
Saturday afternoon’s sessions will also be live broadcast via the Nine Network on 9Gem or 9Go from 2:00pm until 5pm – Viewers are encouraged to check local guides. 
For more information on the Shannons SpeedSeries’ visit to Phillip Island head to speedseries.com.au.
The third round of the 2023 Shannons SpeedSeries season will take place at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 12-14 May.
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