Prototype series launched in Australia

There will be a dedicated sports prototype series in Australia this year, with the introduction of the all-new Australian Prototype Series.

Prototype series launched in Australia
Australian Prototype Series Wolf CN Prototype
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The APS is based on the former Australian Sports Racer Series, and will cater for open-top and Le Mans-style racing cars.

The series will operate across three classes, with CN Prototypes eligible for the first time to race alongside the likes of West and Radical sports cars, and Formula 1000 open-wheelers.

The calendar will feature five rounds on the Shannons National programme, with races at Sandown, Winton, Sydney Motorsport Park, Queensland Raceway, and Phillip Island.

Kumho Tyre Australia will act as the official supplier and sponsor.

“This evolution of what was the Australian Sports Racer Series is an important step to growing this segment of the sport in Australia,” said category spokesman Liam Curkpatrick.

“The new owners are broadening the eligibility list and opening the category up to even more cars and more competitors with a very inclusive approach to the competition.

“Sports prototype racing is booming around the world which this series will aim to capitalise on and grow as a place where competitors and fans alike can enjoy these exciting cars.

“We’re expecting a very diverse grid of CN Prototypes, Sports Racers, Radicals and F1000s this year.”

There has already been some interest in running CN cars, with new team SYNEP Racing planning on running two Wolf Racing Cars CN prototypes from Round 1 onwards.

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