Nov 16, 2016
SIX ROUND CALENDAR CONFIRMED FOR FORMULA A AUSTRALIA
Australia's new-look wings and slicks category has unveiled a six-round calendar for 2017.
Formula A Australia is pleased to confirm its participation with three rounds of the CAMS National Racing Championships, a season-opening berth at the 10 Hours of Sydney enduro and headlining status at a brand-new event to be held at Wakefield Park Raceway, near Goulburn, in February.
The series will also link with the New South Wales-based Formula Race Car Australia group at Sydney Motorsport park in July.
The six-round calendar will be split into two halves, with a three-round ‘Summer Cup’ and three rounds of a ‘Winter Cup’ making the up the schedule. Overall champions will be crowned alongside the Summer and Winter cup winners.
Already announced, the key support role at the new 10 Hours of Sydney enduro will see the category compete at Sydney Motor Sport Park to commence the three-event summer series.
The second round will be held at Wakefield Park Raceway at a new event to be held over two days on February 18-19.
This new event, to be announced soon, will feature a range of open-wheel categories and will be co-promoted by Wakefield Park Raceway. Both the 10 Hours of Sydney and Wakefield Park events will feature live streaming coverage.
Following a six-week break, the third round of the Summer cup will see the category link with the Shannons Nationals at Sandown Raceway on April 7-9. A major prize for the winner of the Summer Cup will be announced within the next fortnight.
The three-round Winter Cup will commence in July, Formula A to link with their open-wheel brethren in the NSW Formula Race Car Australia Series at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Subsequent rounds at Queensland Raceway (August 4-6) and the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit (September 8-10) will conclude the three-round Winter Cup and the overall 2017 schedule at key Shannons Nationals events.
All Formula A rounds held at Shannons Nationals events will include TV on SBS Speedweek and FOX Sports, as well as live streaming.
Separate trophies will be awarded for both the Summer and Winter Formula A Cups, while overall series champions in each class will also be recognised for drivers contesting the full series.
A variety of race formats will be in place in 2017 to best suit each event, with details to be announced at a later date.
For more information visit www.formulaAaustralia.com.au
2017 FORMULA A AUSTRALIA - CALENDAR
1. January 13-15 – Summer Cup 1 (10 Hours of Sydney) Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
2. February 18-19 – Summer Cup 2 (Wakefield Park Summer Festival) Wakefield Park, NSW
3. April 7-9 – Summer Cup 3 (Shannons Nationals) Sandown Raceway, VIC
4. July 1-2 – Winter Cup 1 (NSW State Championship) Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
5. August 4-6 – Winter Cup 2 (Shannons Nationals) Queensland Raceway, QLD
6. September 8-10 – Winter Cup 3 (Shannons Nationals) – Phillip Island, VIC