BASKERVILLE Raceway will host the finale of the Australian Racing Group (ARG)’s revised 2020/2021 calendar that will see TCR Australia finish its season with a double-header in Tasmania.
ARG’s revised six-round calendar will see four events held in 2020 beginning with Sydney Motorsport Park in August, with rounds at Sandown in September and Phillip Island in October as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championship.
November’s Bathurst International will become the fourth round, which will now become a four-day event to accommodate the rescheduled Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.
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The final two events of the season will take place on back-to-back weekends in Tasmania in January 2021, with rounds at Symmons Plains on the Australia Day public holiday and at Baskerville four days later comprising a new ‘Festival of Motorsport’ – the first time in over 40 years that national motorsport will feature on consecutive weekends in the state.
The appearance of TCR will mark the first time that Baskerville has hosted top-level touring car racing since 1984.
All six events will be televised free-to-air on the Seven Network, including live streaming on the network’s digital offering 7plus.
“It’s been an unprecedented crisis and its effect on motorsport all around the world has been huge,” ARG CEO Matt Braid said.
“Through it all, we are really pleased that we are able to confirm a condensed, dynamic racing schedule combining fresh new events along with racing at some of Australia’s best circuits, all to be delivered into every Australian home via our broadcast partner, the Seven Network.
“We are very pleased that Garry Rogers, with his extensive network and business relationships in Tasmania, has been instrumental in leading negotiations with local representatives to secure two new back-to-back events in Tasmania.
“This is a significant opportunity for ARG and our teams, drivers and sponsors. The roar of world class V8 powered open wheeler racing coupled with TCR and Trans Am all debuting in Tasmania at Symmons Plains and Baskerville will be a fantastic spectacle.
“We’d like to thank our categories and their teams, drivers and sponsors for their support during this trying period. I am sure it’s been both challenging and frustrating at times but I think from this has evolved a truly outstanding calendar and suite of events for 2020.”
2020/21 Australian Racing Group calendar
|August 15-16||Sydney Motorsport Park|
|October (Date TBA)||Phillip Island|
|November 12-15||Bathurst International|
|January 24-26||Symmons Plains|
|January 30-31||Baskerville Raceway|