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Welcome to the Homebush Motor Racing Authority’s website

Sydney 500

The Homebush Motor Racing Authority, an authority within Destination NSW and aligned with NSW Trade & Investment, was established under the Homebush Motor Racing (Sydney 400) Act 2008 and has responsibility for the preparation, management and conduct of the works associated with the annual V8 Supercar motor race at Sydney Olympic Park. The Authority works with government agencies and the event proponent, V8 Supercars Australia Pty Ltd, to develop co-ordinated emergency services and traffic and transport plans to facilitate the delivery of government services in support of the event.

The inaugural event, the Sydney Telstra 500, held from 4 to 6 December 2009, was a fantastic success with V8 Supercars Australia advising that attendance numbers over the three days were around 184,000. The 2010 Sydney Telstra 500 proved to be another great success, with the Sydney event taking out the V8 Supercar Event of the Year award. The 2011, 2012 and 2013 events again drew big crowds to Sydney Olympic Park to witness an action-packed racing program supported by a variety of on and off track entertainment.

The Authority looks forward to another very successful "Grand Finale" V8 Supercar event at Sydney Olympic Park in 2014. The three-day event will take place from Friday, 5 December to Sunday, 7 December 2014.

 

World Rally Championship

With the introduction of the Motor Sports (World Rally Championship) Act 2009, HMRA was given the responsibility for administering the Act and undertaking the necessary approvals for the conduct of a World Rally Championship (WRC) event in NSW. 

The first NSW WRC event was staged in the Northern Rivers region in 2009 and relocated to the Coffs Coast in 2011, covering the Local Government Areas of Coffs Harbour City Council, Nambucca and Bellingen Shire Councils, and Clarence Valley Council. 

The 2013 Coates Hire Rally Australia event was held on the Coffs Coast from Thursday, 12 September to Sunday, 15 September.  In addition to managing the approvals process and taking a lead role in the stakeholder consultation required for the staging of the event, HMRA was one of a number of NSW Government agencies working on the delivery of government services in support of the event.

In late September, following the success of the 2013 rally event, the Federation Internationale de l'Autombile (FIA) confirmed that the Coffs Coast region of NSW had been selected to host a round of the 2014 WRC calender. The 2014 event will be staged from Thursday, 11 September to  Sunday, 14 September. 

Latest News

17 Sep 13
New V8 Action for Sydney
On 11 September 2013 the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Hon George Souris MP, announced that Western Sydney will be the home of Australia's V8 motorsports thanks to a new deal to host the Grand Finale round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series and a fan day for enthusiasts.
15 Oct 12
Track Construction Begins for Sydney Telstra 500
The build for Sydney Telstra 500 is underway with works starting from 8 October and going through to 29 November 2012.
10 Feb 12
Nissan enters the V8 Supercar Championship from 2013

In one of the most significant events in V8 Supercar history, Nissan annouced they will join the Championship in 2013. After a 20 year absence from the Australian Touring Car Championship, Nissan will run four cars with up and coming V8 Supercar team Kelly Racing.

Nissan will join the already established manufacturers, Holden and Ford, as part of V8's new 'Car of the future' program. The program is aimed at cutting running costs and encouraging other marques to compete, in turn broadening fan and sponsor appeal.

For more information, visit www.v8supercars.com.au