The Australian Motorsport Council
The Australian Motorsport Council (AMC) is the representative body of Australia’s peak national motorsport regulatory bodies across the 5 key motorsport disciplines – automobile, motorcycle, kart, speedway and drag racing.
The role of the AMC is to provide leadership, industry representation and advocacy through a united national voice for 2-wheel and 4-wheel motorsport for and on behalf of the Australian motorsport community on key issues.
From Grass Roots to the International Level
The AMC members are not-for-profit, member-based organisations that represent over 1000 affiliated Motorsport Clubs, 460 Licenced Racetracks and in excess of 335,000 active participants including more than 60,000 licence holders and 18,000 trained Officials across all Australian states and territories. Individually they are responsible for the safe management, regulation, promotion, development and insurance of their specific disciplines of motorsport from the grass roots through to the international level in Australia.
The AMC is the largest and most credible representative of motorsport sanctioning and organising bodies in Australia. The AMC’s credibility comes not only from the direct national performance of its constituent bodies – which is impressive in itself, but from their affiliation with and adherence to the highest standards of the International motorsport Federations from which they derive their Australian authority
Australian motor car racing is a popular and well-established sport in the country. It has a rich history, with several iconic events and a strong fan base. The Supercars Championship, Bathurst 1000, and Australian Grand Prix are among the most popular events, and Australian drivers have achieved great success both domestically and internationally.
Motorcycle racing is a diverse and exciting sport that encompasses several different forms. Road racing involves high-speed competition on paved circuits, while motocross takes place on off-road tracks with jumps and obstacles. Enduro racing is a multi-day event that tests riders’ endurance and skill across varied terrain, and speedway features short, flat oval tracks with no brakes. Each form of racing requires different skills and techniques, making motorcycle racing a challenging and thrilling sport for both competitors and spectators alike.
Kart racing is a popular form of motorsport in Australia, with a strong grassroots following. The sport is accessible to people of all ages and skill levels, and provides a competitive and affordable platform for aspiring drivers. Many top-level motorsport drivers, such as Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo, started their careers in karting, highlighting its importance as a stepping stone to professional racing.
Drag racing is a high-octane form of motorsport that has a dedicated following in Australia. The sport involves racing two vehicles side-by-side over a straight quarter-mile track, with the winner being the first to cross the finish line. Australian drag racing has produced many top-level drivers and features a range of classes catering to different types of vehicles and engines. The sport is known for its thrilling speed and intense competition.
Speedway racing is a popular and exciting form of motorsport in Australia. The sport takes place on short, oval dirt tracks, with drivers competing in high-speed races over a set number of laps. Speedway racing is known for its thrilling overtaking and close finishes, and has a dedicated fan base across the country. Top-level drivers from Australia have achieved success on the international stage in speedway racing.
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