Australian Manufacturers Championship
May 20, 2013
Local Victorian based team, Pedders Racing, recently completed testing at Winton Motor Raceway in preparation for the opening round of the Australian Manufacturers Championship at Phillip Island next weekend.
The test, held in chilly conditions, much like those often experienced at the Island circuit, was held at the tight Winton track as has proven to be to be an ideal testing environment due the variations in corner types and surface conditions, as well as allowing for the team to put their drivers to the real test in speed and race craft as explained by Team Principle and lead driver, Grant Phillips who explained,
May 14, 2013
THE OUTRIGHT FIGHT for the inaugural Great Southern Four Hour endurance race at Phillip Island next week looks likely to be between Mitsubishi and BMW.
The opening round of the new-look 2013 Australian Manufacturers Championship on May 24-26 will see a four-car fleet of Mitsubishi’s dominant EVO X RS arrive at the high-speed 4.46km circuit as outright favourites, armed with strong drivers and experienced teams pushing them forward.
Aust Manufacturers Standings
IN THE WORLD OF MOTORSPORT THEY ARE CALLED PRODUCTION CARS, but in the wider community the term 'daily drive' is not far off the mark.
The Australian Manufacturers Championship, incorporating the Australian Production Car Championship for drivers, allows a wide-ranging list of vehicles sold in the domestic automotive market to take to the track and compete for a prestigious CAMS title.
The two-pronged Championship awards the vehicle manufacturer, as well as the ultimately successful driver. Six separate classes make up the Championship and provide one of the most eclectic fields of competitors in Australian motorsport.
Incorporating High Performance vehicles all the way through to those running on Alternative Energy, the Australian Manufacturers Championship places style alongside muscle, ingenuity versus agility, and continent against continent. What ensues is intense racing.
Australian Manufacturers Championship 2012 1
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Australian Manufacturers Championship 2012 4
CLASS B: High Performance, 2WD
CLASS C: Performance
CLASS D: Production
CLASS E: Production
CLASS F: Alternative Energy
2010: Stuart Kostera (Mitsubishi Evo10)
2011: Stuart Kostera (Mitsubishi Evo10)
2012: Stuart Kostera (Mitsubishi Evo 10)
Rnd#2 - Sydney Motorsport Park, 12th-13th July (Sat) - 3 Hours
Australian 6 Hour, Sydney Msport Park, July 14th (Non Championship, Class A & B)
Rnd#3 - Queensland Raceway, 2nd-4th August - 2 x 200km
Rnd#4 - Wakefield Park, 18th-20th October - 2 x 200km
Rnd#5 - Sandown Raceway, 15th-17th November - 3 Hours
Next Round: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, 24-26 May