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May 8, 2014

VIEWING BOOST FOR ENDURO FANS!

ENDURANCE racing fans will be in their element at the third round of the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals – whether they are at the track or not.

For the first time, live and free internet streaming will be produced from both days of the May 23-25 event at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, showcasing Saturday’s action as well as the marquee Great Southern Four Hour AMChamp race on Sunday afternoon.

Both one-hour Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Pro/Am races and the Saturday Australian GT Championship Phillip Island 101, plus three, 40-minute Radical Australia Cup races, will all be streamed live via Nationals TV at www.thenationals.com.au

It will be the first time that The Nationals has provided its full streaming service from both days of a round.

As with all other Shannons Nationals rounds, the broadcast will include full camera coverage around the 4.46km Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, pit lane coverage and race timing / on screen graphics, plus commentary from an expert team across the weekend.

The coverage will be accessible via the front page of the Shannons Nationals website plus the series’ social media outlets and the MotorsportsTV app – available via the apple or android app Stores.

Phillip Island marks the first time that a Shannons Nationals round has focussed solely on endurance racing, the blockbuster event to feature some of the best cars and stars from the racing world across the May weekend.

For those keen to attend the Event, tickets start at $20 for Saturday, $30 for Sunday or $35 for a weekend pass, with Kids under 16 admitted free.

The Porsche Carrera Cup ProAm event will feature regular stars of the series like five-time champion Craig Baird, Bathurst winner Steven Richards and current championship leader Warren Luff joined by a host of guest drivers from all aspects of the sport.

V8 Supercar stars Scott McLaughlin, Tim Slade and Nick Percat are all confirmed co-driver starters, as is Kumho V8 Touring Car series leader Ryan Simpson.

The Australian GT 101 (101 laps or nearly 450km) will include the regular stars of the Australian GT Championship including round one winner, Richard Muscat and his Erebus Motorsport Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3.

The AGT field will include Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin, Dodge Viper and Porsche amongst other exotic brands. The first GT ‘101’ was held at Highlands Park in New Zealand last October, with the Phillip Island 101 to be the longest GT race to be held in Australia outside of the Bathurst 12 Hour.

The field for the second running of the Great Southern Four-Hour Australian Manufacturers Championship feature is building, the field set to grow from the opening AMChamp round at Sandown in March.

Defending race winners Bob Pearson and Glenn Seton will return to defend their crown and tackle the round one-winning Mitsubishi driven by the father and son combination of Rob and Shane Marshall.

Class racing will be a highlight following hugely competitive battles for each class win in the opening round at Sandown.

The Radical Australia Cup is growing increasingly competitive with battles for both the SR8 and SR3 classes stepping up a level at the series’ most recent round at Sandown. More than 20 of the incredibly quick open-top sports cars will tackle the fastest track in the calendar this May.

Post-produced coverage of each category will be broadcast on SBS Speedweek and SPEED TV Australia in the weeks immediately following the Phillip Island round, with a full broadcast schedule to be advised.