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Registrations open for The Bend Classic

Daniel Herrero

Saturday 17th August, 2019 - 9:46am

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The Bend is hosting a replacement sprint event in place of the cancelled Adelaide Motorsport Festival

Registrations have officially opened for December’s The Bend Classic, an event put on by circuit owners to fill the gap left by the Adelaide Motorsport Festival (AMF).

The AMF, regarded as Australia’s version of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, was cancelled for 2019 after a cut in government funding.

The Bend Motorsport Park’s managing director, Sam Shahin, announced weeks later that The Bend Classic would be instituted to replace the Victoria Park Sprint component of the AMF.

While the two events are not officially linked, it is intended to complement the elements of the AMF which survived the cull, namely the Classic Adelaide Rally and the CBD street party, which will still be held from December 4-7.

The Bend has now confirmed details of its event, with eight motorsport categories to take to the facility across four circuit configurations, including in racing conditions.

That includes running on the East Circuit, for which the pit building was recently completed.

Spectator entry for The Bend Classic, which will take place on December 7-8, will be free.

Meanwhile, The Bend Motorsport Park will host the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship’s OTR SuperSprint from next Friday, August 23.

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