16 November 2021 | General

Shannons partners with S5000 Tasman Series

Shannons, Australia’s leading insurer for motoring enthusiasts, has joined forces with S5000 as the title partner of the upcoming seven-race Tasman Series.

The Shannons S5000 Tasman Series commences this week at Sydney Motorsport Park before concluding with four races at the iconic Mount Panorama circuit at the Bathurst 1000 in December.

The familiar Shannons ‘shield’ and branding will appear on the nosecone and rear wing endplates of every car competing in the series.

Shannons’ partnership with S5000 compliments the brand’s extensive and long-running involvement in motorsport, which includes naming rights of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships and a series partnership with the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters Series.

In addition to its title partnership of the S5000 Tasman Series, the Shannons brand will also be seen trackside throughout the November 30 – December 5 Bathurst 1000 event with significant branding at Hell Corner, the iconic first turn of the Mount Panorama circuit.

The Shannons S5000 Tasman Series, which will include a mixture of Australian and International drivers battling for a $50,000 prize fund and the iconic Tasman Cup trophy, commences with a pre-season test at Sydney Motorsport Park this Thursday.

Racing from Sydney and Mount Panorama will be broadcast live on a combination of the Seven Network, Fox Sports and Kayo Sports.

Simon Jreige – National Manager Business Development, Shannons

“Shannons is excited to be the major partner for the S5000 Tasman Series.

“We are looking forward to supporting this thrilling category at two special events, particularly the Bathurst 1000 which will mark the long-awaited debut for S5000 at Bathurst and the return of V8 open wheelers to the Mountain for the first time since 1970.”

Nestora Strintzos – General Manager – Commercial & Partnerships, Australian Racing Group

“The coming weeks will be a momentous period of competition for Australia’s premier open wheel formula, with the S5000 drivers and teams racing for the historic Tasman Cup trophy at two spectacular events and circuits.

“It is pleasing to align a series of such importance with Shannons, the leading and respected insurance provider for motoring enthusiasts, and a brand which continues to put its passion and investment into Australian motorsport.”