Australia’s Motorsports Events

Australia’s Motorsports Events

In Australia you can indulge your passion for motor racing all year round. Ga naar Melbourne voor de Formule 1 Australian Grand Prix of bezoek het populaire motorcircuit op Phillip Island. Voor een V8-adrenalinekick is er de Gold Coast 600 in Surfers Paradise, de Sydney 500 en de Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. Kijk hoe de beste sportwagens racen door Tasmania tijdens Targa Tasmania of ontdek de weerstand van de wagens tijdens de 500 km Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Volg quads, 4x4 en motorfietsen van Perth naar Kalgoorlie in de Australasian Safari. Of kijk naar gewone straatmachines die zijn opgevoerd voor snelheid bij Canberra’s Summernats Car Festival.

Street Machine Summernats Car Festival
Street Machine Summernats Car Festival

Street Machine Summernats Car Festival

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

The Street Machine Summernats Car Festival is held at Exhibition Park in Canberra over four days in January. The event attracts national and international car enthusiasts. Summernats combines racing events with a showcase of customised street machines, hot rods and special interest vehicles. The high-energy entertainment includes burnout and driving competitions, music bands, stunt spectaculars, fireworks and more. De Street Machine Car of the Year Awards, waar nieuwe eliteauto’s bekend worden gemaakt, mag je zeker niet missen. There are also up to 170 retail and trade exhibitors with everything from high performance equipment to collectible art and paraphernalia.

Superbike World Championship Phillip Island
Superbike World Championship Phillip Island

Superbike World Championship Phillip Island

Phillip Island, Victoria
February

The Superbike World Championship is one of the top three global motor sport series alongside Formula 1 and MotoGP. Superbike racing is about showcasing the latest generation of high-performance four-stroke street bikes, with manufacturers competing for the world championship title. The event program sees more than 140 riders representing 27 nations and attracts around one million race spectators. The Championship takes place over 13 rounds across three continents over eight months. The spectacular Phillip Island has one of the highest average speeds of any circuit in the world. Pitch a tent and enjoy the entertainment in the track side campground.

Clipsal 500
Clipsal 500

Clipsal 500

Adelaide, South Australia
March

Adelaide krijgt een adrenalinekick als Clipsal 500 in maart naar de stad trekt. Het vierdaagse evenement is de eerste ronde in de Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series met V8 Supercar-races verdeeld over acht categorieën. It is Australia's largest domestic motor sport event. Er zijn ook on-track stunts, spectaculaire luchtshows, motorvertoningen en een familiegebied beschikbaar. Ga naar een charmante dameslunch of neem een prachtige helikoptervlucht boven het circuit. Bekijk historische motoren en zeldzame Lamborghinis, Ferraris en Aston Martins. The Clipsal is renowned for its huge after-race concerts, which attract some of Australia’s top musicians.

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Formula 1 Grand Prix van Australië:

Formula 1 Grand Prix van Australië:

Melbourne, Victoria
March

Join the crowds for four days of breathtaking action as the world's fastest drivers and cars light up Melbourne and the Albert Park circuit at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in March. The Australian Grand Prix is the opening race of the Formula 1 season. The off-track action is just as exciting with demonstrations, exhibition zones and aerial displays by the Royal Australian Air Force. The roar from the stands matches the roar from the cars as the drivers race past at speeds of up to 300 kilometres per hour. The event culminates in the post-race entertainment grand finale.

V8 Supercars Tasmania
V8 Supercars Tasmania

V8 Supercars

Tasmania
March - April

V8 Supercars is a touring car racing category based in Australia and run as an International Series under Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) regulations. V8 Supercar events take place in all the states of Australia and have drawn crowds of more than 250,000 spectators. The V8 Supercars themselves take as their basis either the Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon, two of the most popular passenger-cars in Australia. Races are held in Darwin, Adelaide, Sydney, Launceston in Tasmania, the Gold Coast, Bathurst and Phillip Island, Victoria.

Targa Tasmania
Targa Tasmania

Targa Tasmania

Tasmania
April

Targa Tasmania, TasmaniaVoormalige wereldkampioenen en beroemdheden vechten om te mogen racen in deze opwindende tarmacrally, die in april door Tasmania loopt. Dit zesdaagse evenement dat speciaal is ontworpen voor elitesporten, touringcars en reisauto’s, start in Launceston en legt meer dan 2000 km af voor de finish in Hobart. Juich de geweldige racesegmenten toe vanaf speciale toeschouwerpunten. Of ga met de coureurs lunchen in pittoreske landelijke plaatsjes zoals George Town, Sheffield, St Helens, Devonpor en New Norfolk. Je kunt je zelfs opgeven om in je eigen sportwagen te racen in deze prachtige rally die overal ter wereld op de televisie wordt uitgezonden.

Quit Forest Rally
Quit Forest Rally

Quit Forest Rally

Busselton, Western Australia
April

The second round of the six-round Australian Rally Championship, the Quit Forest Rally is always a spectator and competitor favourite, based in one of Western Australia’s top holiday destinations.
Western Australia's round of the Australian Rally Championship attracts Australia's best cars and drivers, including the best classic cars. The rally also incorporates motor bikes, making it a weekend motor sport extravaganza. More than 200 cars and bikes compete in the event. Aside from the new vehicles in the championship, the rally sees the Quit Forest Rally Moto competitors taking to the stages across the weekend riding motorbikes and quad bikes.

Finke Desert Race
Finke Desert Race

Finke Desert Race

Alice Springs, Northern Territory

The Finke Desert Race is Australia's premier off-road racing event that attracts bike, car and buggy enthusiasts. It is reputed to be one of the most difficult off-road races in one of the most remote places in the world. It is a multi-terrain, two-day race through desert country from Alice Springs to the small community of Aputula (Finke). The race is run along sections of the Old Ghan Railway service track along a winding corrugated track, through typical outback terrain of red dirt, sand and spinifex. More than 12,000 people camp beside the racetrack, sleeping under the stars in tents.

Australian Targa Championship
Australian Targa Championship

Australian Targa Championship

Adelaide, South Australia; Australian Alps, Victoria; Hobart, Tasmania
August - April

The Australian Targa Championship is comprised of four rounds, starting with the Targa Adelaide in August; the Targa High Country in Victoria in November; and Targa Hobart during the month of February. The series finishes with the ultimate rally, Targa Tasmania across the state of Tasmania in April. The format provides a unique opportunity for the owners of sports cars and GTs to drive on some of the most challenging tarmac roads in the world. The Australian Targa Championship is drawn from the best features of the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia, the Coupe des Alpes and the Tour de Corse.

Australasian Safari
Australasian Safari

Australasian Safari

Regional Western Australia
September

The seven-day Australasian Safari stretches more than 4,000 kilometres from Perth to Kalgoorlie. Zelfs de meest robuuste 4x4-wagens, motoren en quads worden op de proef gesteld tijdens deze zware duurzaamheidsrace door de gouden outback van Western Australia. Volg gedeeltes van de route op je eigen motor of in je 4x4 en stop bij toeschouwerpunten om de actie die heel wat stof doet opwaaien, in je op te nemen. Je kunt onderweg Perth, de pittoreske Swan Valley of de oude goudkoortsstadjes als Coolgardie en Kalgoorlie verkennen. Er zijn ook volledig begeleide avontuurtours, zodat je de spanning van de strijd uit de eerste hand kunt ervaren.

V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000
V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

Bathurst, New South Wales
October

The Bathurst 1000, held at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama in October, is a gruelling 1,000 kilometre endurance track race. It is an icon of Australian motorsports and has been running for 50 years. De Bathurst 1000 vindt in 1960 zijn wortels in de Armstrong 500 en is tegenwoordig een ronde in de V8 Supercar Series. Watch the world’s best V8 drivers battle it out for the trophy and the title of ‘king of the mountain’. Sporting fans from around the world flock to Mount Panorama for the massive line-up of on and off track entertainment, and one of Australia's most renowned sporting events.

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island, Victoria
October

Whether you are an avid fan or new to the sport, MotoGP is an unforgettable experience, with bike enthusiasts from all walks of life coming together to enjoy world-class racing at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The race on the breath-taking Phillip Island Circuit is considered the bike race of the year. It is one of the world's most unique and exciting racing tracks, with a stunning panoramic ocean backdrop and outstanding spectator viewing areas all around the circuit. The event provides an opportunity for true enthusiasts to eat, sleep and breathe motorcycle racing for three glorious days.

Gold Coast 600
Gold Coast 600

Gold Coast 600

Gold Coast, Queensland
October

The Gold Coast 600 is a V8 racing car carnival held in Surfers Paradise over three days in October. The beaches of the Gold Coast are the perfect backdrop for this event, where the social program is equally as important as the action. Kijk hoe de beste V8 Supercars van de wereld langs het parcours aan het strand zoeven of bekijk een spannende duurrace met 18 internationale topcoureurs. In the evening, the dedicated entertainment precinct at Broadwater Parklands comes alive. Op de grote muziekconcerten treden zowel Australische als internationale artiesten op. Past events have included performances by world-famous pop stars such as Pink.

Red Bull X-Fighters
Red Bull X-Fighters

Red Bull X-Fighters

Sydney, New South Wales

The world’s number one freestyle motocross (FMX) competition takes over Australian turf and air space for the climax of the World Tour each year. Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour hosts the finale of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in October. It is the final stop for the series that will see the best athletes on the planet fighting for the World Tour Title. See gravity-defying dirt bike riders performing stunts and back flips, with Sydney Harbour as the backdrop.

Sydney 500
Sydney 500

Sydney 500

Sydney, New South Wales
November - December

Hundreds of thousands of fans converge on Sydney Olympic Park in December for this high-octane, three-day finale of Australia’s V8 series. Zelfs autocoureurs van wereldklasse hebben er moeite mee om een perfect rondje te maken op deze uitdagende baan voor kampioenen. Kijk overdag vanaf de tribune hoe de experts de hobbels en halsbrekende bochten aanpakken. At night, celebrate with free music concerts in the stadium. Verder is er een gigantische autoshow, een familiegebied, een internationaal eetdorp, een luxe panoramische lounge en energieke dansoptredens. Mis vooral de binnententoonstelling niet, waar je kunt zien hoe teams hun auto's afstellen of waar je een handtekening van een autocoureur kunt krijgen.

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