The TCR Australia series will re-establish a relationship between a TCR series and Formula One, as the national series confirmed it will support the 2020 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.
The now-defunct TCR International Series held several events on the F1 support bill during the first three seasons of competition, but since then there has been a lull in F1-supporting touring cars from TCR.
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) confirmed today (Wednesday) that TCR Australia will host its season opener at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.
“There is always such a strong appetite from our fans for on-track activity, so having the exciting racing of a TCR Australia Series round at our event is the perfect fit,” said AGPC CEO Andrew Westacott.
“AGPC is always looking to inspire the next generation of drivers and being able to showcase a new Australian motorsport category not just nationally, but globally, is such a fantastic opportunity for all involved.”
TCR Australia Managing Director Matt Braid is pleased for the fledgling series to be able to get involved with the prestigious support bill for the Australian Grand Prix in its second season, subject to final approval by the FIA.
“The Australian Racing Group is extremely pleased to announce our involvement with the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020,” said Braid.
“The Grand Prix is the largest and most significant international motorsport event held in Australia, and it will be fantastic to showcase the TCR category on the Albert Park circuit as part of the event.
“TCR teams, drivers and manufacturers are all excited by the opportunity to race over the Grand Prix weekend and we look forward to providing some action-packed racing for the fans at the track and the audiences watching event broadcast.”