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Jun 6, 2013

SIX-HOUR TO RETURN IN 2014

THE SHANNONS NATIONALS has announced today it has elected to postpone the return of the Australian 6-hour endurance race at Sydney Motorsport Park until the 2014 season.

A limited entry potential for this year encouraged the promoters to revert to a standard Shannons Nationals round format rather than run a costly enduro with a limited grid.

The move will allow organisers better time to work with categories interested in participating the event and to better integrate it into respective categories’ yearly schedule in 2014.

The race had been intended to allow competitors from Australian GT and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge to compete, along with AMChamps and NSW-state based competitors from the Production Touring car series.

The Nationals remain committed to reintroducing a major six-hour enduro to the calendar and will work closely with potential categories and the ARDC to plan for the 2014 season.

Round 5 of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals will remain at Sydney Motorsport Park on July 12-14 and will feature a packed schedule of six high-profile national level categories.

As well as featuring a three-hour enduro for the Australian Manufacturers Championship, the event will also feature rounds of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Australian GT Championship, Radical Australia Cup and the Australian Suzuki Swift Racing Series.

It will also mark the first appearance of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship on the Nationals bill for 2013.

The Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals continues at Winton in late June - click here for full round info!