As the Chequered flag falls on Pulsar Racing for the NSW 2020 Championship, 2021 is shaping up to be an awesome year for NSW competitors. Whilst details of the Victorian Race Calendar are finalised, NSW is locked in and ready to roll.
An early start this year see’s the first round at Wakefield Park as part of the Motor Racing Australia (MRA) promotion. The early start will also provide an opportunity for our race starved Victorian members to head to Wakefield Park to combine with our NSW members in a huge kickoff to the calendar year.
“We’re stoked to have the MRF Tyres APRA NSW guys back onboard for 2021 and kicking off their championship with us on January 31 at Wakefield Park. Followed by a few rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park were the category will race under lights. APRA always puts on great racing, from the front of the pack, to the back, there is always some action to be watching.” – Terry Denovan, MRA
APRA NSW will shape up for a total of 8 Championship Rounds between January and October with the final “Endurance” Round heading to Sydney Motorsport Park for an under-lights event to finish of the season and seal the championship.
An even spread of 4 rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park and Wakefield Park will see some great Pulsar Racing and we are hopeful that as things start to return to near normal we can once again welcome spectators to the track.
“This year APRA in NSW are looking at up to, and possibly in excess, of 60 cars at each of our rounds, Whilst that can be accommodated, in terms of grid capacity limits at Sydney Motorsport Park, for Wakefield Park events we have had to work with promoters to secure 2 grid allocations. We have been incredibly lucky that both Dean Chapman, with his team at Wakefield Park Raceway and Terry Denovan from Motor Racing Aaustralia, have been able to accommodate us and afford us the two grids at those rounds. With 2 grid events, our intention is to utilise the same promotion/relegation system we have used already in 2020 at Rounds 6 and 8. The competitors have really enjoyed that format and appreciate that whilst it is difficult, it is something a little different and probably is the fairest way in terms of people fighting for the championship” – Damon May, APRA Director
A newly forged partnership with the team at Blend Line TV throughout the year came about via a mixture of Live Commentary at each of the events and some Live Broadcasting at the final event of the year. It gave us the opportunity to share with family, friends and other interested parties what was happening live on track.
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To finish up the year, an all APRA event will take place at Winton Motor Raceway Victoria. Whilst a non-championship round for NSW, it will be a great opportunity to showcase APRA to Victorians by taking up an opportunity to take part as a support category for the Winton 300. Taking place over the weekend of the 20th – 21st November, we hope to see as many APRA NSW competitors attend as possible to combine with our Victorian members to compete and finish off the season. More information around that event will follow soon.
See the full MRF Tyres APRA NSW Calendar below,
|1||Sunday 31st January||Wakefield Park|
|2||20th-21st February||Wakefield Park|
|3||Saturday 24th April||Sydney Motorsport Park (GP Circuit)|
|4||Sunday 6th June||Sydney Motorsport Park (GP Circuit)|
|5||Saturday 10th July||Sydney Motorsport Park (Brabham Circuit)|
|6||Sunday 15th August||Wakefield Park|
|7||Sunday 19th September||Wakefield Park|
|8||Saturday 23rd October||Sydney Motorsport Park - Endurance Round (GP Circuit)|
|Interstate Round||20th - 21st November||Winton Motor Raceway|