News Richard Craill August 16, 2022 (Comments off) (1825)

2023 Adelaide Motorsport Festival dates announced

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival has announced today that it will run over the period of 24th, 25th and 26th March 2023 – with Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th being publicly accessible days and Friday the 24th being private practice.

The dates fit with today’s announcement of the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix dates some seven days later.

Event director Tim Possingham states: “We are pleased to announce our dates for the return of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival today. These dates are absolutely perfect for us as we will be the week after the Adelaide Fringe festival concludes but yet a week prior to the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix.

“Our team has been working on the content for the event and all I can say is that the timing of our event has drawn significant international interest whilst individuals who will be travelling from the Formula One events in the Middle East to Melbourne are compelled to arrive in Australia some four or five days earlier. They will be arriving in Adelaide and move on to the Melbourne Grand Prix after the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. This event will shift to the next level when we deliver it in late March.”

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival is a key pillar within the Malinauskas Labour Government’s Motorsport Policy alongside the return of the Adelaide 500.

The event shares some track infrastructure with the Valo Adelaide 500, however it operates on a shortened version of the Adelaide 500 circuit which only requires a single road closure of Wakefield Road over the three event days.

Possingham adds: “We are ever grateful of the support that we have received from the Malinauskas State Government, which has allowed this incredibly successful event to return and grow to new heights. We can also announce today that we have recently signed a four-year agreement with the State Government to deliver this event which will run annually, the week prior to the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix.”

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