Supercars commit to Tasmania

Thursday 09 May, 2019
The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will continue racing Tasmania until at least 2023.

The Tasmanian Government and Supercars Australia have today confirmed the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will continue racing in our southernmost state until at least 2023. 

Tasmania’s biggest event, Symmons Plains attracts more than 55,000 people, including over 7,500 interstate visitors – a significant tourism boost. 

Premier Will Hodgman said the state embraced all motor sport, capped off by the annual Supercars event.

“The Supercars are a major drawcard on Tasmania’s events calendar. It brings thousands of people to Tasmania who get to enjoy our world class hospitality and showcases our state to over 1.2 million viewers around Australia,” Premier Hodgman said.

“Interstate visitors stay for an average of four nights, and will inject about $6.4 million annually into Tasmania’s visitor economy, which is great news for cafes, restaurants and hotels across Northern Tasmania.

“The Tasmanian Government has been committed to developing a broad ranging events calendar to encourage visitors to explore every region of Tasmania, and the Supercars’ round shows off the North of our state like no other.”

Supercars CEO Sean Seamer thanked all Tasmanians for their continued support of the event.

“The ongoing support of the Hodgman Government for Tasmania’s largest annual event ensures we keep coming back to what is a great event,” Seamer said.

“Supercars and motors port have a rich history in Tasmania with some of the most knowledgeable, passionate and devoted fans in the country. It is fantastic to be able to confirm to them today that Supercars will continue to race live at Symmons Plains.”

In more good news for motor sport in Tasmania, the state government will also invest $1.75 million with Motorsports Tasmania for safety and amenity improvements at Symmons Plains.