This week in Motor Sport: 14-17 March

Thursday 14 March, 2019

Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix
When: 14 – 17 March
Where: Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit

It’s quite hard to miss the biggest motor sport event in Australia and this weekend the international superstars of the sport's most prestigious category have made their way to Melbourne for the season opener of the 2019 Formula 1 season.

A lot of hype is surrounding the new season, especially with local hero Daniel Ricciardo set to make his debut in the Renault after a decade with Red Bull.

The event features a nice line up of support categories taking place with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, the CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship and the CAMS Australian GT Championship all part of the action.

With day passes starting from $35, motor sport fans wanting to make their way down to Albert Park can purchase tickets here.

Charters Towers Go for Gold
When: 16 -17 March
Where: Millchester Motorsport Complex

Some of the best gravel rally cars in the north of Australia will all be heading to the Millchester Motorsport Complex to take out the popular Charters Towers Go for Gold Rallysprint.

The event took place in July last year but has since moved to March and has a range of highly competitive vehicles including an Australian Championship winning 4WD Corolla.

Admission for the event is free. Fans will have access to get up close and personal to the action, making it the only event of its kind in North Queensland.

Click here for more information on the Townsville City Autosports Club Inc.

2019 GSCC Hillclimb Series Round 1
When: 17 March
Where: Mountain View Motor Sport Complex

The opening round of the Grafton Sporting Car Club’s Hill Climb series begins this weekend and looks stronger than ever after 60 years of successful hill climbs.

In the corresponding round last year, Miles Hoare took out the event after putting on a sensational display to win by two seconds, while James Short won the last round of the year by less than a second.

Entry for Sunday’s event is free with canteen facilities available for all attendees.

Click here for more information on the Grafton Sporting Car Club. 

Other events taking place in Australia.

2018/19 Whiteline Twilight Tarmac Rallysprint Series Round 5
When: 14 March
Where: Sydney Dragway
Shannons Targa Rallysprint Round 5
When: 14 March
Where: Perth Motorplex
2019 QLD-NSW Sprint Challenge & Short Circuit Touring Car Series first round.
When: 16 -17 March
Where: Morgan Park
Blythe Road Rally
When: 16 March 
Where: Blythe Road and Riana Surrounds
CMI Baskerville Supersprints
When: 16 March 
Where: Baskerville Raceway
Pinnacle Hillclimb
When: 16 March 
Where: Pinnacle
LCC 2019 Safari Gravel Rallysprint
When: 16 March 
Where: Mundaring
Collie Motorplex Sprint
When: 16 March 
Where: Collie Motorplex
2019 NT Titles Round 1 - Jaws Contracting 250
When: 16 March -17 March
Where: Mt Ooraminna Off Road Race Track
Grip N Slip Motorkhana
When: 17 March 
Where: Nirimba Education Precinct
Sapphire City Motor Sports Club Incorporated February Khanacross
When: 17 March
Where: German Sports Ground
Avalon Khanacross Round 1
When: 17 March 
Where: Geelong Motor Sports Complex
Bathurst Light Car Club March Khanacross
When: 17 March 
Where: The Quarry
2019 GSCC Hillclimb Series Round 1
When: 17 March
Where: Mountain View Motor Sport Complex
Sporting Car Club Of SA Winter Cup 1
When: 17 March 
Where: Collingrove Hillclimb
Westlakes Automobile Club
When: 17 March
Where: Awabawac Park
DSCC Autocross Round 2 & Khanacross
When: 17 March
Where: Deniliquin
Huntley Come & Try Hillclimb/Multi-Club Hillclimb
When: 17 March
Where: Huntley Hillclimb - West Dapto
MSCA Super Sprint & Regularity
When: 17 March
Where: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Coffs Coast Motorkhana Series
When: 17 March 
Where: 1119 Bucca Road
Bull's Eye Motorkhana
When: 17 March
Where: Nabiac Motorsport Complex
Driftwest Outlaw Series 1
When: 17 March
Where: Barbagallo Raceway
GFB Junior Khanacross - Round 1
When: 17 March

Where: Pipeline Park - Ferrers Road