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Weatherill Labor qualifies distant second in motor sport

The Weatherill Labor Government has once again copied another policy from the State Liberals, this time about motor sport in South Australia.

“As we announced last weekend, a Marshall Liberal Government will bid for a second V8 Supercar race, which would be held in regional South Australia,” said Shadow Motor Sport Minister David Ridgway.

“I’m immensely pleased that almost a week after we committed to support the development of a competition-standard motor sport facility at Tailem Bend, that the Weatherill Labor Government has said “me too” and copied the State Liberals.

“But only a Marshall Liberal Government will deliver a comprehensive motor sport calendar incorporating touring cars, vintage vehicle auctions and classic car events.

“The State Liberals are committed to making SA the home of motor sport. We’ll be working across industry, with car clubs and CAMS to make sure motor sport generates jobs, generates investment, and attracts tourists to drive our State’s economy.

“At the moment too many South Australians are going interstate to take part in motor sport events. We’ll turn that around. Under the Liberals, interstate drivers and spectators will come to South Australia,” Mr Ridgway said.

“Mr Weatherill and Labor have failed on tourism and motor sport. Under the Weatherill Labor Government, SA is recording the lowest number of overnight visitors of any mainland State.

“It’s little wonder that Labor is falling over itself to copy the State Liberals’ motor sport policy, but as we all know, only the State Liberals will actually deliver on its vision and deliver what it promises.”

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