TCR Australia confirms 2020 calendar with Bathurst event

TCR Australia confirms 2020 calendar with Bathurst event

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The Australian Racing Group has confirmed the calendar of the 2020 TCR Australia series, which will take place over seven rounds and feature an event at Bathurst for the first time.

In addition to the calendar, ARG has also revealed that the event in support of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will be known as the TCR Asia Pacific Cup.

The full championship season of TCR Australia will then kick off at Sydney Motorsport Park, as in 2019, on 27 – 29 March.

Bathurst will feature for the first time as the second round of the year, part of the bill for the six-hour race at Mount Panorama.

Winton Motor Raceway hosts round three in early May, before the series moves to The Bend Motorsport Park for round four in mid-June.

The venue for the fifth round has yet to be confirmed but will take place in early July.

The season concludes with events at Phillip Island in August and Sandown in early September – bringing the season to a close earlier than in the inaugural season, which will conclude next month.

A separate event, labelled simply as ‘New Bathurst Event’ will also be held but the date and format has yet to be confirmed.

“The Australian Racing Group is delighted to confirm the provisional calendar for the 2020 TCR Australia Series,” said Matt Braid, ARG Director.

“The introduction of the TCR Asia Pacific Cup is the perfect way to kick off the new season. There will be a lot at stake when our local teams go up against some of the best TCR drivers and teams from around the world on the biggest stage that this country has to offer.

“Bringing Bathurst into our series is going to be a winner for everyone. It will be fabulous to see sprint touring car racing return to the iconic track in almost 25 years too.

“The TCR calendar featuring new and high profile events, plus the ability for the competitors to race against international competition further cements TCR Australia as the most international and market relevant touring car category in the country for drivers and teams alike.”