Formula 3 to star at Darwin

Is Mitch Evans the next Australian star? © Richard Craill /

From next year, the inaugural Australian Formula 3 SuperPrix will run at Darwin’s Hidden Valley next June, as a support to the V8 Supercars Championship.

Series regulars battling for the CAMS Gold star and the Australian Drivers Championship, will also have to face competition from international talent, as drivers from multiple Formula 3 series’ venture to the Northern Territory circuit.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Formula 3 would return to the streets of Pau, while a SuperPrix event was also booked for the Korean International Circuit, only to be postponed until next year.
The Formula 3 Grand Prix of Macau already stands as one of motorsport’s must win race’s for developing drivers and the organisers are hoping to bring similar prestige to the Australian contest. The event will run from June 17-19.

According to Australian Formula 3 Chairman, Ian Richards;

“The track is perfectly suited to our cars, with its long straight allowing for slipstreaming and plenty of overtaking opportunities. It will be a spectacular show and we are all looking forward to working with the Northern Territory Major Events team to continue to build their truly outstanding event. This will be a major ‘marquee’ race in Championship.”

In the past decade, the CAMS backed series has produced racers such as IndyCar Series runner-up Will Power, Indy Lights driver James Winslow, Superleague race winner Earl Bamber as well as future hopeful and Mark Webber prodigy, Mitch Evans.

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