Holden's spectacular new Monaro racer will make its Nations Cup championship debut when the PROCAR Champ Series returns as a popular feature of the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide next April. The event, expanded to four days over 20-23 March, will see...
Holden's spectacular new Monaro racer will make its Nations Cup championship debut when the PROCAR Champ Series returns as a popular feature of the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide next April.
The event, expanded to four days over 20-23 March, will see the opening rounds of the Nations Cup, GTP, V8 BRutes and Formula 3 Australian Championships, Clipsal 500 organisers announced at the official launch yesterday.
Among up to 100 cars competing under the PROCAR Champ Series umbrella, the star will be the 7.0 litre Monaro, built by Garry Rogers Motorsport and driven by Garth Tander.
After tackling some of the world's top sportscar teams in this month's Bathurst 24-Hour, the Monaro is expected to line up in Adelaide against Ferrari, Lamborghini, Viper, Porsche, TVR, Corvette and other representatives of the exotic sportscar world.
PROCAR Australia has had a long association with the Clipsal 500, with the GTP category for production touring cars on the bill since the inaugural event in 1999.
The Nations Cup and V8 BRutes series made their debuts on the Adelaide Parklands street circuit in 2000 and 2001 respectively and have gone on to become highly-successful elements of the eight-round PROCAR Champ Series.
"We're delighted to have been invited back to Adelaide by the South Australian Motor Sport Board," PROCAR Deputy Executive Chairman John Cowley said.
"The PROCAR Champ Series delivers the most diverse and exciting line-up of cars in Australian racing and we know from past years that the fans love it just as much as our competitors enjoy the atmosphere and challenge of a great event."
The opening PROCAR round should see the debuts of several other new cars, including the BA Ford Falcon V8, Porsche GT3 RS, TVR Chimera and works Volkswagen Golf R32.
PROCAR also will be represented on the entertainment program, with V8 BRute Series driver and award-winning country singer Adam Brand billed to perform in a free post-race concert for fans on Saturday night.
The full 2003 PROCAR calendar will be announced shortly.