AUSF3: UTE: 2003 final venue announced

Move to Phillip Island finalises PROCAR Champ Series calendar. The final date in the 2003 PROCAR Champ Series calendar has been settled with a decision to take all categories to Phillip Island for round six in August. The event will be at ...

Move to Phillip Island finalises PROCAR Champ Series calendar.

The final date in the 2003 PROCAR Champ Series calendar has been settled with a decision to take all categories to Phillip Island for round six in August.

The event will be at Phillip Island on 8-10 August, the date provisionally scheduled for the Sandown 500 for Nations Cup and GT Performance cars.

PROCAR's Deputy Executive Chairman John Cowley said the Sandown event would not have been profitable.

In addition, since the successful establishment of the Bathurst 24-Hour in November many teams had expressed concern about the cost of running a second, mid-season endurance race.

"We weighed up all the costs and other considerations and decided Sandown would not be a viable choice," Mr Cowley said.

"Our competitors, who will regularly number more than 120 this season, also expressed a preference for Phllip Island."

Race formats for Phillip Island have not been decided yet.

The PROCAR Champ Series comprises the Australian Nations Cup Championship, Australian GT Performance Championship, Poolrite V8 BRutes Series, Australian Production Car Championship, Australian Formula 3 Championship and Falken Mitsubishi Mirage Series.

In a new deal announced recently, the Seven Network will show all championships except the Mirages, which will appear on SBS TV's Speedweek.

PROCAR Australia will stage the Bathurst 24-Hour on 21-23 November, with eight hours' live coverage on Seven.

-www.procar.com.au.

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Series Supercars , F3
Drivers Phillip Island
Tags AUSUTE