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V8 Supercars continue to drive Tasmanian tourism

V8 Supercars continue to drive Tasmanian tourism
March 25, 2016

Tasmania’s biggest sports event, the V8 Supercars, will be rolling into Launceston next week.

Expected to attract up to 60,000 spectators over the weekend, the event forms a significant part of the Tasmanian Government’s tourism destination strategy.

With the Series having been secured, as of 2014, until 2019, part of that contract included $2 million to upgrade track safety at the Symmons Plains Raceway to international standards for both drivers and spectators.

Advising of his satisfaction that much of that work already completed, Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman stated “we also know that the V8s fill out hotels and hospitality venues in Northern Tasmania and attract many other motorsport fans to the region.

“Importantly, it provides great money-for-value international sport, creates jobs and creates economic stimulus to the economy.

“Additionally, Tasmania gets many hours of national and international television and media exposure during the event which further enhances our tourism message.

“Tasmania’s tourism offering is based around variety – from racing cars and AFL football through to arts, culture, mountain bikes and bushwalking tracks.

“We have a target of 1.5 million visitors by 2020 and the V8 Supercars ... is integral to that plan.”

The V8 Supercars will race at Symmons Plains Raceway from 1st to 3rd April.

Images: Holden's V8 team (top) and the Symmons Plains Raceway (below - image courtesy of V8 Supercars).

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12th August 2014 - SYMMONS PLAINS V8 RACING SECURED FOR FIVE MORE YEARS

1st November 2010 - V8S TO STAY IN TASMANIA


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