Tasmanian Premier – Longford Grand Prix to Make First Pit Stop in 2023


August 27, 2022

Nic Street, Minister for Hospitality and Events

Motorsport is set to return to Longford, following the announcement of the first Longford GPX today at Entally Estate.

Scheduled to take place on March 11-12, 2023, the event is a new concept which aims to build on the highly successful Longford Motorama events.

The original Longford Circuit has hosted a number of significant motorsport events in its 15 years of operation, including hosting the Australian Grand Prix in 1959 and 1965 and remains a beloved venue in Tasmanian racing folklore.

The Longford GPX aims to celebrate Longford’s rich history, as well as showcasing the future of motorsport through car and bike shows in the heart of Longford town centre.

The Government of Tasmania, through Events Tasmania, has committed funding of $450,000 to support the delivery of the Longford GPX in 2023.

The event organizers anticipate that this investment will help them bring around 15,000 people to Longford for the event, a significant proportion of them from the motorway.

The government is pleased to partner with the Northern Midlands Council and the Northern Tasmania Development Corporation to organize this event.

It’s also fantastic to hear that local groups such as Longford Men’s Shed and Rotary are joining us to help with the weekend delivery.

The government is committed to supporting events that contribute to our tourism economy, especially when they encourage people to visit our regions. The Longford GPX should do just that, and I’m looking forward to the event in March

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