Governing body Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) has announced it will be known as Motorsport Australia from next year.
CAMS – which provides officials for the Supercars category – confirmed the news at Mount Panorama ahead of Sunday’s Bathurst 1000.
CAMS president Andrew Papadopoulos said the name change would help them better represent motorsport in the country at all levels.
“There are many reasons for this name change and we feel that the sporting, government, participation and commercial benefits are certainly among the key reasons the board voted to make this historic change,” Papadopoulos said.
He said the Australian motorsport governing body’s responsibilities would remain the same despite the name change.
“Anyone who may be looking to get involved in the sport will now know the first port of call will be Motorsport Australia and will not be confused about what our role is,” he said.
“We know from our own experiences … Confederation of Australian Motor Sport didn’t necessarily express the leading role we play to those unfamiliar with our sport.”