Now in its 22nd year, the prestigious NSW Sports Awards celebrate the finest achievements by NSW athletes, teams, coaches, administrators and organizations in 2016.


Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) was nominated for the “Event of the Year” and was up against an impressive list of finalists, including HSBC Sydney 7s (Rugby Union), Mega Netball Weekend and the AFL Multicultural Festival.

The gala dinner was held at Curzon Hall, Marsfield, and WTAC had a strong representation there with staff, partners, sponsors, and investors present to support the event.

Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge took top honours, winning together with HSBC Sydney 7s for the premier award. 

“It is an honour just to be nominated, but to actually win is truly humbling. This event has been a labour of love for both myself and my hardworking team over the past seven years to build this event into what it is today and it is something we are truly proud of.” – Ian Baker, CEO, World Time Attack Challenge.


“To have motorsport, and the discipline of Time Attack racing acknowledged and awarded by Sport NSW is a fantastic result. When you consider the caliber of other major motorsports events in NSW, such as the Supercars Bathurst 1000, and Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour, it really sinks in with what we’ve achieved.” – Renato Loberto, Event Director, World Time Attack Challenge 

“It’s a unique event, with a huge variety of entertainment that sees tens of thousands of people visit NSW each year, from all over the world. And to be recognized by our industry body and peers in this way is a fantastic reward for all of our staff, sponsors, competitors, and suppliers.” Added Renato.


Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge is an annual motorsport and car culture festival held at the Sydney Motorsport Park on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October 2017.