Shannons backing Tassie’s gravel rally return

Motorsport Australia is thrilled to announce Shannons Insurance will take on naming rights partnership for this year’s Rally Launceston.

To be known as the Shannons Rally Launceston, Tasmania’s north will play host to a welcome gravel rally return in June, with the event last on the national calendar in 2019.

Entries for this round of the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship will also open on Friday, as excitement for the event’s return to the national stage builds.

Simon Jreige, National Manager Business Development at Shannons said they were delighted to be supporting the Apple Isle’s national rally return.

“We know Tasmanians love their motorsport and we are proud to be backing the iconic Shannons Rally Launceston event as part of the Australian Rally Championship,” Jreige said.

“In previous years, this event has been very popular with spectators, both locally and those who travel to Launceston for the event and we look forward to being part of a jam-packed weekend of rally action.”

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Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca thanked Shannons for its continued support.

“Shannons and Motorsport Australia share a special partnership across many different forms of motorsport and we are pleased to be able to see that relationship now extend to the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship,” Arocca said.

“The Shannons Rally Launceston event will be one not to miss, with some of the country’s best gravel roads to host Australia’s best rally drivers.

“The ARC is enjoying strong momentum this year, with solid entry lists and strong competition across the field. We can’t wait to head to Tasmania for this event in June, which is certainly well supported by the Launceston community.”

The 2022 Shannons Rally Launceston will be held on 25-26 June.

The action will be broadcast as part of the RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship national coverage on both 7mate and 7plus.

Spectator information will be made available on in the lead up to the event.