Competitors in the Australian Motor Racing Series are set to bounce back from the challenges of COVID-19 in style, the series today announcing a six-round calendar with events across four different states.
Like other national series, the pandemic has taken its toll on the AMRS over the last two seasons, with border closures and lockdowns causing multiple race meetings to be cancelled.
However, the desire to go motor-racing has never wavered and series manager Matt Baragwanath said next year’s calendar is all about catering for the wishes of competitors.
“We are fortunate to have an extremely passionate competitor base,” Baragwanath said.
“Over the last two years, it has been frustrating when health orders have forced us to cancel events at the last minute, but at the same time it has also been encouraging to have such strong support within the motorsport fraternity.
“Even through the toughest times, our competitors have appreciated our efforts to keep the show on the road and next year is looking like the year where we can finally deliver what we have all been working towards – a full, interruption-free season.
“Our calendar has been put together after extensive consultation with all our stakeholders and most of our events are already fully-subscribed with categories.”
The 2022 season will commence with a day-night race meeting at Sydney Motorsport Park, highlighted by the second edition of the Super GT Four Hour that proved so popular earlier this year.
The AMRS will then venture to South Australia for a round at The Bend Motorsport Park in April, before heading to the nation’s action track, Winton Motor Raceway, on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June.
A round at Queensland Raceway will be held in August, followed by another visit to SMP on the Labour Day long weekend at the beginning of October and concluding with the season finale at Winton in November.
“The decision to have two rounds on long weekends was driven by our competitors, who like the prospect of having the Monday after the race meeting to recover, or have a relaxing drive home,” Baragwanath said.
Categories appearing on the AMRS program next season will include Super GT, TA2 Muscle Car Series, Thunder Sports National Series, the new Kumho V8 Classic Racing Series, Australian Formula 3 Championship, Australian Formula Ford Championship, MARC Cars Australia Series; these categories will be augmented by other categories at some events, such as the Victorian Excel Racing Series.
Each round of the AMRS will be live streamed by the well-credentialed Fuzzy Media broadcast team.
2022 AMRS Calendar
Round 1: Sydney Motorsport Park, 18-19 February
Round 2: The Bend Motorsport Park, 22-24 April
Round 3: Winton Motor Raceway, 10-12 June
Round 4: Queensland Raceway, 19-21 August
Round 5: Sydney Motorsport Park, 30 September-2 October
Round 6: Winton Motor Raceway, 18-20 November