19 January 2023 | General

Race Tasmania receives two-year extension

Following two successful years of AWC Race Tasmania, and a third upcoming, Australian Racing Group is pleased to announce a two-year extension to 2025 which sees national competition return to Baskerville Raceway.
The existing event at Symmons Plains Raceway will continue to grow over the next two years, with the addition of Baskerville Raceway creating a double dose of national motorsport for Tasmania.
The picturesque Baskerville circuit is Australia’s oldest continuously operating permanent circuit, having been in constant operation since 1958.
In 2021 the track hosted an exhibition races for Supercheap Auto TCR Australia and the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters, demonstrations by two S5000 cars, plus the Baskerville 10000 for the popular Trans Am series. All four categories will feature at 2023’s edition of AWC Race Tasmania at Symmons Plains.
AWC Race Tasmania has opened the year of motorsport for national level competition the last two years and does so again in 2023 from February 24-26 at Symmons Plains.
Barry Rogers
Australian Racing Group
“It’s been a great show of faith by the Tasmanian Government to extend Race Tasmania for a further two years. We are very excited as we approach the third edition of Race Tasmania at Symmons Plains on February 24-26,” said Rogers.
“2024 will see a return to Baskerville in a double header weekend of top level national motorsport. We and in particular my Dad, Garry (Rogers), are extremely motivated to offer the motorsport fans of Tasmania the best value car racing experience possible.
“There is no better place in Australia during the summer period than Tasmania and we would like to thank Events Tasmania and Discover Tasmania for their support of Race Tasmania.”

Jeremy Rockliff

Premier of Tasmania

“Having been at a number of events at Symmons Plains, I can only appreciate the enthusiasm for motorsport,” said Premier Rockliff.

“Thousands of people in team jumpers, tribal warfare and rivalry from spectators.

“These are events that put Tasmania on the map. We want to lead the nation when it comes to bringing events to Tasmania, and we want to be known as the event capital of Australia, and that’s why we are getting behind Race Tasmania and securing the future of the event.”