The Victorian Motorsport Infrastructure and Participation Strategy Overview has been released.
Based on a participant survey a few years ago, the overview covers four-wheeled motorsport, motorcycling, drag racing and karting.
The paper identifies six opportunities for growth, strategies to address those opportunities and a prioritisation plan to deliver the strategies across 10 years.
The report states that a key priority for all the motorsport governing bodies is the ongoing search for a new “Home of Victorian Motorsport” – a multi-disciplinary motorsport precinct that can address some of the key infrastructure and participation challenges faced by the industry. The facility should be a ‘home for the sport that is run by the sport’.
Of course, finding a suitable location and financing such a venture is a whole other topic.
- View the 23-page paper (PDF format) by clicking HERE.
VICTORIAN MOTORSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE AND PARTICIPATION STRATEGY OVERVIEW RELEASED
The Victorian Motorsport Infrastructure and Participation Strategy Overview has been completed thanks to the support of the Victorian Government.
Covering four-wheeled motorsport, motorcycling, drag racing and karting and involving the sport’s various governing bodies across Victoria, the Strategy has taken a forensic look into the current state of the sport and what opportunities lie ahead to help grow all forms of motorsport.
“This is an important piece of work that has been a long time coming,” said Karting Australia Chief Executive Officer Kelvin O’Reilly.
“Quality motorsport facilities have a direct correlation to participation in every discipline of motorsport, no matter whether it is Karting, circuit racing on two or four wheels, off road racing, hill climb, motocross or drag racing.
“The Victorian government leads the country with its support of grassroot motorsport. A number of our Karting Clubs have benefited recently.
“They clearly understand the enormous economic impact that motorsports at all levels and of all disciplines create, that it is not just the big events but all of motorsport that fills most weekends throughout the year.
“This report identifies the need for government and private enterprise investment in infrastructure to ensure that Oscar Piastri, Karting Australia and Karting Victoria’s latest graduate to the ranks of Formula 1, is the first of many Victorians to compete on the world’s biggest motorsport stage this century.”
Included in the document is a recommendation for the development of a new ‘Home of Victorian Motorsport’ as currently there is limited capacity to hold motorsport events in Victoria, threatening all levels of participation across the state.
To read the Strategy Overview document please click here.