21 April 2022 | General

Sydney S5000 schedule confirmed as Gold Star season enters second half

THE FIGHT for the 2022 Australian Drivers’ Championship will enter its second half when the S5000 field returns to Sydney Motorsport Park this May.

The schedule is set for a massive Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships event that will see S5000 racing into the twilight on Saturday night.

Two races on Sunday complete a massive program that will see 23 races across eight categories at a massive event at the Sydney circuit.

Qualifying and all three S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship races will be broadcast live, ad-break free and on-demand on Stan Sport.

Fans will be able to enjoy an epic racing line up under lights at the next Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships event at Sydney Motorsport Park.

With tickets for the Sydney event now on sale, the schedule has also been released, with a number of sessions under lights on both Friday and Saturday to showcase the many categories on display.

The action packed schedule features a whopping eight national categories, eager to put on a show at one of Australia’s premier race tracks.


Those categories include the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship (competing for the Motorsport Australia Gold Star), Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge, Turtle Wax Trans Am Series, Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters, Australian Production Cars, Radical Cup Australia and the Australian Prototype Series.

The action begins on Friday at 8.30am with every category enjoying practice sessions throughout the day. The majority will then move on to qualifying under lights on Friday night, before Saturday’s action begins at 9am.

Saturday will feature a mammoth 11 races across the day, with TCR’s opening race under lights from 6.45pm.

Sunday then sees a further 12 races takes place from 7.20am through to the event’s final race, with TCR’s third and final race bookending the weekend from 4.10pm.

Motorsport Australia Director of Motorsport & Commercial Operations Michael Smith said the next round of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships promised to be one of the best yet.

“With 23 races across the weekend, fans are in for something very special,” Smith said.

“The opportunity to watch so many high quality, national categories in the one place is certainly very rare and to see so much racing across the three days will make it a weekend to remember.

“All fans will also be able to access the pit paddock and also be part of selected grid walks prior to races. The best part is, all of this is possible with the one very affordable general admission ticket, which can now be purchased from

“You won’t get a much better motorsport experience than this and being in Sydney, we know it’s a great opportunity to make a weekend of it and enjoy everything the harbour city has to offer.”

Tickets are available from, with free entry on Friday (patrons must still register for their free ticket).

Corporate tickets are also available at the above link for those wishing to enjoy the event in luxurious surrounds.

Tickets will also be available to purchase at the gate, however fans are encouraged to pre-purchase to avoid the expected ticket purchase queues at the gate.