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Series Format

Series Format
The Series currently runs with the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals. The Shannons Nationals was founded in 2006, the Australian Motor Racing Nationals is firmly established as Australia’s ‘alternative’ national motor racing tour, offering fans and competitors diversity in circuits and categories with an array of motorsport excitement to suit every kind of enthusiast. 

With exciting racing, a variety of quality cars and extensive Live Streaming it has attracted a lot of attention. Once known as ‘The quiet achievers’ of motor sport, the Nationals now have built a solid foundation and a sensational product as it continues to evolve into a series of ‘must see’ events for Australian motor sport enthusiasts.

Interest continues to grow and all of the rounds are at Australia’s best circuits. Racing is enjoyable and well managed. www.thenationals.com.au

Four of the five rounds of the Australian Prototype Series run with the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals to ensure industry support, a stable format and consistency of officials, series personnel, and TV product etc. In addition, the proven format will ensure that the competitors know what to expect at each round.

In 2018 we will also be running one round, our final round, with the brand new Phillip Island 6 Hour Event.

The Australian Prototype Series provides some exciting choices to pick from (see schedule below).

There are 5 rounds. Trophies will be awarded to the 3 highest point scorers at each round in P1, the highest point scorer in P2 (Kumho Cup) as well as Radical and again for the overall points at the end of the series.

Round 1    April 13-15                Tailem Bend
Round 2    May 11-13                 Sandown Raceway   
Round 3    July 27-29                Queensland Raceway   
Round 4    Sept 21-23                Sydney Motorsport Park    
Round 5    November 2-4          Phillip Island (PI 6 Hour)


Round/Race Format

The Australian Prototype Series will have two round formats and both standing and rolling starts at selected rounds in 2018. The different formats and starting procedure are designed to give variety and offer a challenge. Round formats below.
Note. All Race 1 races will be Non Championship Standing Starts. All Race 2 & 3’s will be a Non Championship Rolling Starts.

Round Format 1

General format for each nominated round of the Series shall be as follows:

  • Practice            - Minimum two (2) x 20 minute sessions.
  • Qualifying          - Minimum one (1) x 20 minute session
  • Races                - One (1) race of approx. 20 minutes duration and one (1) race of approx. 35 minutes duration expressed as a number of laps.

Round Format 2

General format for each nominated round of the Series shall be as follows:

  • Practice           - Minimum two (2) x 20 minute sessions.
  • Qualifying        - Minimum one (1) x 20 minute session.
  • Races                     - The first two (2) races will be of approx. 20 minutes duration expressed as a number of laps and race three (3) will be of approx. 25 minutes duration expressed as a number of laps.

Official practice sessions (usually 3 x 20 minutes) are included in the entry fee. These sessions are normally conducted on the day prior to the Shannons Nationals rounds.