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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

All 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.

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

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

Round 1    17 - 19 May            Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
Round 2    28 - 30 June         Phillip Island Circuit, VIC
Round 3    2 - 4 August          Queensland Raceway, QLD   
Round 4    30 August - 1 September      Winton Raceway, VIC
Round 5    15 - 17 November       The Bend Motorsport Park, SA


Round/Race Format

The Australian Prototype Series will have two round formats and both standing and rolling starts at selected rounds in 2019. 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 and all Race 2 & 3’s will be a Non Championship Rolling Starts. To simplify, Saturday = Standing Starts, Sunday = 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 30 minute session
  • Races                - One (1) race of approx. 25 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 2 x 20 minutes) are included in the entry fee. These sessions are normally conducted on the day prior to the Shannons Nationals rounds.