The calendar for the 2023 TCR Australia series has been published, featuring seven events between February and November as the Australian Racing Group consolidates its championships into one schedule.
All Motorsport Australia Championships and Australian Racing Group (ARG) events will take place under the ‘SpeedSeries’ banner next year.
As in 2022, two visits to the famous Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst are planned, as the calendar retains the venues utilised in 2022 in a similar scheduling pattern.
Whilst the third event of the year has yet to be confirmed, being only listed as ‘Victoria TBC’, the slot was used by the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit in 2022, with the island circuit also being located in the Victoria state.
The upgraded Queensland Raceway will return to the calendar for a second successive season in early August, followed by another trip to Sandown – which featured in both 2019 and 2022.
The series will once again be part of the package which includes Trans Am, S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship, GT World Challenge Australia, Porsche Sprint Challenge, Touring Car Masters and Australian Production Cars.
“Creating a single brand for the suite of ARG and Motorsport Australia categories to fall under made sense for all concerned,” said ARG Chief Operating Officer Liam Curkpatrick. “It’s been a great collaboration with the team at Motorsport Australia to make it happen.
“It makes sense for the fans, partners, for the broadcasters and for the categories themselves who will be able to tell their own supporters, sponsors and followers that they are racing at a ‘SpeedSeries’ event wherever they go throughout the year.
“The unified approach will mean our marketing, promotion and management of each event can be even more effective and continue to build on the record attendances and great broadcast audiences seen this year.
“2022 has served as something of a soft launch for the ‘SpeedSeries’ brand, but its clear and simple branding has worked very well and we are looking forward to collaborating with the team at Motorsport Australia to build it further in 2023 and beyond.”
2023 TCR Australia Calendar
Round 1: Race Tasmania, Symmons Plains – 24-26 February
Round 2: Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour – 7-9 April
Round 3: Victoria TBC – 26-28 May
Round 4: Sydney Motorsport Park – 23-25 June
Round 5: Queensland Raceway – 11-13 August
Round 6: Sandown International Raceway – 15-17 September
Round 7: Supercheap Auto Bathurst International – 10-12 November