7 July 2021 | General

S5000 sourcing alternatives following Grand Prix cancellation

Australian Racing Group, Category Managers of the S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship, are like all motorsport fans disappointed that the 2021 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will not be staged this November.

ARG has already begun the process of investigating alternative events to ensure that the inaugural S5000 Triple Crown, set to be a highlight of the category’s brief existence, can continue as planned this November – December.

Several potential events have been identified as a suitable ‘Plan B’ and S5000 Category Management are working with promoters and key stakeholders to confirm a replacement as soon as possible.

Our place on both the Bathurst International and Gold Coast 500 events remains unchanged and there is significant interest from current and potential competitors in tackling both of those circuits this year.

While we are naturally disappointed that the event will not proceed this year, S5000 has a fantastic relationship with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, and we would anticipate being involved in the event when it returns in 2022.