The 2021 Australian Prototype Series will be one of the most exciting years for the category yet, with three of the five rounds now confirmed and plans for further events also in the works.
Competitors will once again compete part of its calendar on the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships card, with three of the APS’ five rounds now locked in. The category will join the Shannons in Sydney (30 April – 2 May), Sandown (10-12 September) and The Bend (15-17 October), with details of the additional two rounds to be confirmed soon.
On top of the usual five round Series, the category is also exploring further event opportunities including a new endurance event with co-drivers and other exciting elements to make up a new one-off ‘Trophy’ event which has the potential to become an annual tradition for competitors.
APS CEO Paul Trengove said 2021 offered plenty of promise and excitement for current and prospective competitors.
“We know how tough 2020 was on many fronts and sadly we couldn’t run a full series this year, but we’ve spent the last few months planning for a really exciting 2021 of Prototype racing,” Trengove said.
“Many of our competitors did get to experience the first ever OTR South Australian Sports Car Invitational Series across three events, including alongside the Supercars and we are really keen to build on this momentum as we head into 2021.
“There’s been overwhelming interest from competitors, as well as some new cars heading to our shores which will deliver even more opportunities to be part of the series.
“On top of the usual, exciting five round series, we’re working closely with teams and competitors to develop a new one-off event that has the potential to become an annual trophy event for Prototypes. This will further add to the category’s offering and provide a really exciting calendar of events that will provide plenty of variety and close action on track.”
The remaining details of the 2021 season will be confirmed early in the new year.
2021 Australian Prototype Series calendar
Sydney Motorsport Park, 30 April – 2 May – Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships
Sandown International Raceway, 10-12 September – Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships
The Bend Motorsport Park, 16-18 October – Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships
Two more APS rounds TBC