Prototypes added to Winton Supercars event
Thursday 18th February, 2021 - 10:00am
The Australian Prototype Series (APS) will feature on the support bill for the 2021 Winton Supercars event.
Locking in Winton for Round 2, on May 29-30, marks the completion of a four-round APS calendar, but for the expected addition of an Endurance Trophy in the back end of the year.
The other three rounds will see the series contested on the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships programme, at Sydney Motorsport Park, Sandown, and The Bend.
“We cannot wait to go racing again in 2021 and are really excited with the variety and quality of events on our calendar this year,” said APS CEO Paul Trengove.
“Most notably, joining the Repco Supercars Championship in Winton will give our category an extra boost and provide our growing competitor base with plenty of exposure and close racing.
“Likewise, as a regular category on the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships card, we’re really excited about the growing stature of these events and look forward to continuing to race alongside some of Australia’s best motorsport categories.”
Having been one of the many series hit last year by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are other encouraging signs for 2021 including the arrival of new cars.
“It was certainly a challenging off-season, but there are some really positive signs for the Series, with four brand new Wolf Racing Cars on their way to Australia from Italy,” added Trengove.
“The investment in this new machinery by our competitors is a great vote of confidence in the Australian Prototype Series and we can’t wait to get racing.
“We’ve also got some amazing new talent coming through the field to complement that new machinery and provide plenty of excitement – it will really spice up the racing and provide a great spectacle for fans too.”
V8 SuperUtes was also recently confirmed as a support category at the Winton Supercars event, joining the Dunlop Super2 Series and Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series.
The APS opener takes place on the first weekend of May in Sydney.
Australian Prototype Series 2021 calendar
|1||Sydney Motorsport Park||May 1-2||Motorsport Australia|
|3||Sandown||Sep 17-19||Motorsport Australia|
|4||The Bend||Oct 15-17||Motorsport Australia|
Endurance Trophy event TBC