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Expanded category line-up for Adelaide Motorsport Festival

THE Adelaide Motorsport Festival’s return from a four-year hiatus in 2023 will include an expanded line-up of categories.

Organisers have revealed a 20-deep list of classes for the Victoria Park event, scheduled to be held across March 24-26.

Like previous editions of the Festival, an array of classic Formula 1 machinery will be the headline act, playing on Adelaide’s Grand Prix history.

F1 cars will again feature. Pic: Supplied

The F1 theme is expected to be stronger than ever given the event will be held a week before the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park.

New classes for 2023 include ‘Tipo F1’, for other rapid open-wheel machines such as Formula Renault, Champ Car/IndyCar, Formula 5000 and S5000.

A post-Project Blueprint V8 Supercars class is also new, adding to the Heritage Touring Cars (Group C and A), 5-Litre Touring Cars (Group 3A) and Classics (1950s to 1970s).

Previous festivals have included a range of classics, such as this Repco-powered Matich SR4. Pic: Supplied

The event will also feature a Shootout for the first time to officially recognise the faster car around the 1.6km loop, which utilises the Victoria Park section of the Adelaide 500 circuit.

See the full list of categories for the Adelaide Motorsport Festival below

FORMULA ONE: All Formula One cars from the 1970s on.

TIPO F1: Open-wheel formula race cars from the likes of Formula 5000, Formula 3000, Formula Renault, Champ Car/IndyCar, S5000, older model Formula One cars and more.

OPEN-WHEELERS: Smaller capacity open-wheel race cars from the likes of Formula Holden, Formula 3, Formula Ford and more.

HERITAGE TOURING CARS: Group C and A touring cars from 1973 to 1992.

5-LITRE TOURING CARS: Original V8 Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore touring cars from the Group 3A era.

V8 SUPERCARS: Original V8 Ford Falcon, Holden Commodore and other post-Project Blueprint V8 Supercars.

CLASSICS: Classic touring cars, sportscars and more from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

INVITATIONAL: Special invited cars from various categories and manufacturers.

DEMONSTRATION: Demonstrations of various cars, celebrating key anniversaries or special attendees.

GT STYLE: GT sportscars from various manufacturers.

FERRARI: Ferrari sportscars including road-going vehicles and special edition track only variations of road-going vehicles.

MCLAREN: McLaren sportscars including road-going vehicles and special edition track only variations of road-going vehicles.

PORSCHE RENNSPORT: Modified Porsche vehicles or standard production GT Porsche models.

SPORTS PROTOTYPES: Vehicles eligible for the Australian Prototype series.

HISTORIC SPORTS SEDANS: Log-booked Australian Sports Sedans from pre-1990s.

AUSSIE RACING CARS/MINI MUSCLE CARS: Aussie Racing Cars and V8-powered Mini Muscle Cars.

TIME ATTACK/JDM: Vehicles that fit with Pro Class, Pro Am, Open Class or Clubsprint Class World Time Attack technical regulations, in addition to modified Japanese domestic market vehicles.

DRIFT MASTERS: Drift specific vehicles of all types.

RACE BIKES: Racing motorbikes from different eras.

ELECTRIC: Electric racing and high-performance electric road cars.

SHOOTOUT: The fastest cars at the event gunning for the fastest lap time.

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