This category is for "prototype" sportscars (non road going cars purpose built for circuit racing), as opposed to GT sportscars which are based on production vehicles. In Australia we have a range of high speed, high technology, high downforce cars of which the Radical is the most popular. Prototype sportscars normally comply to a "formula" which sets the boundaries, in the same way as single-seater categories.
Marques represented in Australia that are eligible include Lincspeed, LSR, Minetti, Prosport, Radical, Stohr, West, Westfield and Williams.
A Le Mans Prototype (LMP) is the type of sports prototype racing car used in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship, United SportsCar Championship, European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series.
Marques represented in Australia that are eligible include Juno, Porsche, Saker, Orica and Osella.
Can-Am was originally named after a set of races run in America and Canada, these races officially ran between 1966 and 1987. Some were purpose built, whilst many were often F5000 single-seaters run with bodies that enclosed the wheels. There are also other large capacity prototype sportscars that were built to race in Australia and New Zealand.
All of them are spectacular crowd pleasers.
Marques represented in Australia that are eligible include Chevron, Elfin. Lola, Matich, McLaren, Nola and RALT.
These were based on Formula Ford 2000 single-seaters and had attractive full sportscar bodies. They were very popular with drivers and audience in the 1980s and 1990s and continue to be an audience favourite today.
Marques represented in Australia that are eligible include March, Lola, Royale, Swift and Tiga.
Clubmans started when Colin Chapman created the Lotus Super 7, which being like a road-going racing car, quickly beat all the traditional production sportscars. Other manufacturers like Arthur Mallock came in and developed them into racing prototypes which had more power, bigger tyres and larger wings than Formula 3 cars.
Marques represented in Australia that are eligible include ADR, Fraser, Galloway, Haggis, Mallock, Mawer, Nota and Welsor.
"Other Prototype Sportscars"
Marques represented in Australia that are eligible include Jaguar, Lotus, LSR, Milano, and various specials.
Just like at the Le Mans race, there are cars with different engine capacity and technology. So this category has overall scoring and sub classes.