2023 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship Takes Off at Phillip Island

The first round of the 2023 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship will not follow the remainder of the 2023 New South Wales Motor Racing Championships (which commences At Winton) and will instead head further South to the faster Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit on March 4/5.
Round 1 at Phillip Island will be followed by four rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park on April 15, 27 May, 8 July (Day/Night), and 28 October.
Supersports (Prototype) racing has been on an upswing in recent years, with the high speeds and fast lap times at relatively low cost becoming more appealing, as well as being high tech and relevant in the modern car racing world.
In the Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship, competitors are making huge efforts to improve their competitiveness.
2021 Champion, Darren Barlow, will be back with an extensively re-engineered engine following the troubles he had in Round 4 last year, while Supersports legend, Alex Kenny, is rumoured to be moving into an exciting brand new European CN prototype car in place of his fast, but not entirely reliable, Juno CN car.
2022 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Champion, Mark Brame, will be returning in his Geoff Forshaw Motorsport-prepared Radical SR3, while Mark’s close runner-up, Peter White, will also be back in his First Neon Radical SR8.
Aaron Lee disrupted the establishment in the 2022 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship with his self-prepared West WR1000 Kawasaki, and Aaron has continued the West’s development over the Christmas break with the aim of closing the small gap to the leaders.
While the established Supersports leaders have been will be facing the greatest pressure from all the other regular Supersports competitors, with Radical SR3 (Class 1) drivers – Paul Royal, Sue Hughes, Steven Shiels, Peter Clare, Greg Kenny, Josh Peacock, Jonathon Canavan, Stephen Champion, Ash Samadi, Warwick Morris, Brad Nielson, Paul Braco, Warwick Morris, Craig McLatchey, Michael Donnellan, Andrew Macpherson, Kostinken Pohorukov, and Brian Walden – all looking at returning and also closing the gap to 2022 SR3 leader, Mark Bame.
In Class 2, Paul Palmer (Stohr WF1), Nick Kelly (Roller Radical SR8), Steve Roberts (Austwide Freight Radical SR8), Simon Copping (West WX10), have not been standing still in recent months in closing the gaps to Barlow, Kelly, White, Kenny, and Lee, with rumours of new cars
In addition to the 2022 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship drivers, two other new carbon fibre-chassised cars are also being rumoured to be heading their way to the 2023 New South Wales Supersports Championship, while a former Superbike competitor is intending to debut sometime during 2023, and a former Superkart National Champion has entered into serious negotiations with a prototype manufacturer to enter the Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship.
All sporting and engineering and competitor developments become confirmed in the next few weeks prior to Round 1 of the 2023 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship at Phillip March 4/5, will be announced on Speedcafe Extra!
New South Wales Supersports are the fastest State based racing class in Australia, with lap times equivalent and faster than Supercars.
For more information on the 2022 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship, contact Darren Barlow on 0439044128, visit Facebook Supersports Racing New South Wales Australia, or visit https://www.supersportsracing.com.au/