Homebush Motor Racing Authority
Motor racing is a high profile event category for NSW bringing with it substantial economic, employment, promotional and tourism benefits.
The Sydney 500, is the “Grand Finale” of the annual V8 Supercars international series - which has around 14 championship events annually, held in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. NSW has secured the rights to host the series final until 2013.
The event is organised and promoted by V8Supercars Australia and is assisted by Destination NSW, which is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of government services for the event.
The organisation took on this role when the Homebush Motor Racing Authority (HMRA) became part of Destination NSW in July 2011.
The three day event takes place in the first weekend of December each year. Two championship legs - each run over 250 km – are raced on the 3.4km street circuit around Sydney Olympic Park. Drivers have to complete 74 laps of the circuit in each leg.
In addition to motor racing, the event includes concerts, car exhibitions, motorcycle stunts and family zones. The 2013 Sydney 500 V8 Supercar event will be held in Sydney from 6 - 8 December.
The Australian round of the 2013 World Rally Championship is to be held on the Coffs coast of NSW from 12 - 15 September. The event organiser and promoter is Rally Australia. The Homebush Motor Racing Authority administers the Motor Sports (World Rally Championship) Act 2009 and manages the planning and approvals processes associated with the staging of the Rally event.
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