Race Tasmania ready for Symmons Plains takeover

Thursday 21 January, 2021
Lee Holdsworth will make his TCR Australia debut during this weekend's Boost Mobile Race Tasmania .
Image: Angryman Photography
The highly anticipated Boost Mobile Race Tasmania gets underway this weekend with some of Australia’s premier motor race categories to do battle at Symmons Plains Raceway.
 
For three action packed days starting on Sunday, the Launceston based circuit will be the centre of attention as it hosts what will be the first of two Australian Racing Group (ARG) events.
 
Featured as part of the first race meeting will be the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, the VHT S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship, the National Trans Am Series and the Gulf Western Oils Touring Car Masters  - all of whom will be holding their first round of the season, and the first since COVID-19 forced a lengthy lay off for the respective series.
 
In what will be a special milestone for the state, Sunday will mark the first time a TCR, S5000 or Trans Am vehicle has raced at a Tasmanian circuit, giving attending fans something new to get excited about.
 
Not only are the selection of vehicles competing impressive but the vast array of talent confirmed to be driving them certainly adds to the spectacle with a number of high profile drivers from around the country locked into the event.
 
One notable entry is Repco Supercars Championship superstar Chaz Mostert, who will gear up in the Melbourne Performance Centre prepared Audi RS 3 TCR, while former Supercars regular Lee Holdsworth is another major coup for the series with the 37-year-old to steer one of two Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeos for the full season.
 
Other big names to be contesting throughout the three day event is Supercars co-driver Tony D’Alberto in the Wall Racing Honda Civic TCR, International racer Joey Mawson, Australian Formula 4 Champion Luis Leeds, Dunlop Super2 Series winner Thomas Randle and former S5000 race winner, James Golding both of whom will be in the open wheel S5000 cars.
 
The four national series won’t be the only categories on display either with a host of Tasmanian state categories such as Hyundai Excels and Holden HQs also confirmed to get some serious track time.
 
In a major boost for the event, Tasmanian fans will be able to attend the event, albeit at a reduced capacity. With single day tickets from $25 and three day passes from $65, fans are encouraged to book ahead in order to avoid disappointment.
 
All Australian fans who can’t make it and those around the world who are interested will be able to follow the event through the Seven Network, with both live free-to-air coverage on 7mate and extended coverage through the 7plus app.
 
For the rest of the world, they will have internationally renowned broadcaster Motorsport.tv to rely on.
 
All categories will get multiple practice sessions, qualifying and three races throughout the three days, starting on Sunday morning with the Hyundai Excels.
 
The Boost Mobile Race Tasmania takes place at Symmons Plains Raceway on 24-26 January.
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