Monochrome GT4 Australia debuts at Phillip Island | Round 1 Recap


BRISBANE, 24 May, 2023 – After debuting at Phillip Island, Monochrome GT4 Australia is gearing up for Round 2 at Sydney Motorsport Park on June 16-18. Round 1 of the Monochrome GT4 Championship marks the debut of the long anticipated GT4 motorsports category in Australia.

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Image taken from the Australian Production Cars Facebook page, shot by Speed Shots Photography.

Four sprint races at Phillip Island were done as a combined grid with Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars. Shane Smollen, piloting a GT4 Porsche Cayman 718 (Car #56), claimed first place in Round 1 of the Monochrome GT.

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Shane Smollen (Car #56) and Karl Begg (Car #140) at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

The new category, organised by Production Car Racing Limited, is quickly gaining interest - with both seasoned and up-and-coming drivers joining the 2023 Monochrome GT4 Australia Championship field.

Monochrome continues to support a number of drivers, teams, and race categories throughout 2023, across GT World Challenge Australia, Monochrome GT4 Australia, and Porsche Carrera Cup Australia.

The firm also partnered with UK-based racing team Bitcoin Racing for the 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season. The team gained worldwide recognition when it was endorsed by the government of El Salvador - the world’s first nation state to recognise bitcoin as legal tender.

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Bitcoin Racing (Car #88) 2023 Carrera Cup GB cup car livery.

Sydney Motorsport Park, known for its challenging layout and high-speed straights, will set the stage for Round 2 of the Monochrome GT4 Australia championship on June 16-18.

Monochrome GT4 Australia Championship Race Calendar

7–9 Apr: Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit Bathurst, Australia / Australian Production Cars/GT4 Australia Sprint

12–14 May: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Australia

16–18 Jun: Sydney Motorsport Park, Australia

11–13 Aug: Queensland Raceway, Australia

8–10 Sep: Sandown Raceway, Australia

13–15 Oct: The Bend Motorsport Park, Australia

10–12 Nov: Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit Bathurst, Australia / Bathurst International

About Production Car Racing Limited

Production Car Racing Limited (PCR) is a leading Category Manager and Promoter of national level motorsport in Australia. Both Monochrome GT4 Australia and Australian Production Cars championships form the PCR portfolio in 2023. PCR categories compete as part of the Shannons SpeedSeries at Australia’s leading circuits, with extensive media coverage and reach including Stan Sport, and other motorsport media outlets.

About Monochrome Corporation

Monochrome Corporation is Australia’s leading specialist crypto-asset infrastructure solutions group. The Group’s portfolio covers a range of services in the crypto-asset ecosystem, including funds management, asset servicing, and transaction services, delivered with an emphasis on regulation and investor protection. For more information, please visit

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