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Final piece of SpeedSeries calendar locked in

THE eight-round 2023 SpeedSeries schedule has been completed with confirmation of Phillip Island’s place.

In the slot previously listed as a TBC Victorian event, Phillip Island will host Round 3 of the Australian Racing Group/Motorsport Australia calendar on May 12-14.

Exactly which categories will feature at the iconic circuit is still to be announced, as the likes of TCR Australia stakeholders await the release of its full calendar.

The 2023 TCR season will start at Symmons Plains next month.

Little else is known beyond that the series will only make one trip to Mount Panorama, missing the 6 Hour in April but headlining the Bathurst International where it will double as a round of the new TCR World Tour.

“We’ve been going to Phillip Island for many years as part of the Shannons Nationals, the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships and now the SpeedSeries,” said Motorsport Australia’s Michael Smith.

“The feedback from drivers, teams, officials and spectators is always overwhelmingly positive and we know the racing will be enjoyable and competitive.

“This event is the final piece in the 2023 SpeedSeries calendar which promises to deliver some amazing racing, a wide range of categories and visits to the best Australian circuits.”

ARG chief operating officer Liam Curkpatrick noted the Phillip Island news should pave the way for more calendar confirmations.

“Phillip Island is an iconic venue that has witnessed some of the best moments in Australian motorsport and we are excited to add another chapter to that in May this year,” he said.

“This final piece of the puzzle allows us to confirm a number of categories’ 2023 schedules and we are eager to get this year’s SpeedSeries underway with AWC Race Tasmania in February.

“Together with Motorsport Australia, the Australian Racing Group is looking forward to one of the biggest calendar of the events in recent times.

“We’ve now got an amazing eight events to look forward to, including the addition of the TCR World Tour later this year.”

Phillip Island has not featured on the Repco Supercars Championship calendar since 2019 but does host world championship action in the form of MotoGP’s annual visit to Australia.

2023 SpeedSeries calendar

Round 1: Race Tasmania, Symmons Plains – 24-26 February
Round 2: Bathurst 6 Hour – 7-9 April
Round 3: Phillip Island – 12-14 May
Round 4: Winton Raceway – 9-11 June
Round 5: Sydney Motorsport Park – 23-25 June
Round 6: Queensland Raceway – 11-13 August
Round 7: Sandown International Raceway – 8-10 September
Round 8: Bathurst International (TCR World Tour) – 10-12 November

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