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Plans firm for TCR World Tour’s Australian leg

DETAILS regarding the second of two Australian rounds on the 2023 TCR World Tour are firming, V8 Sleuth has learnt.

It’s understood that Sandown has emerged as the venue now most likely to join Bathurst on the global series’ inaugural calendar.

Sydney Motorsport Park had previously been reported as the favourite.

Sandown currently is scheduled to host a SpeedSeries round featuring TCR Australia on September 8-10.

However, with the Bathurst International – which doubles as both the TCR Australia decider and a stop on the World Tour – not until November 10-12, the Sandown SpeedSeries date could yet change.

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That would be done for logistical purposes, in order to allow internationally based teams to make one trip Down Under rather than two, making for a later Sandown slot.

It is worth noting that the 2023 TCR Australia calendar is yet to be announced, despite there being little more than a month until the designated season-opener gets underway at Symmons Plains.

The local grid is in the early stages of taking shape, with Melbourne Performance Centre running up to three Audis, race winner Zac Soutar also switching to the German brand, and Michael Clemente set to drive a Cupra.

Among the teams locked in for the World Tour is Lynk & Co Cyan Racing, the organisation which was involved with Volvo’s three-year campaign in Supercars from 2014-16.

Tony D’Alberto, who won the 2022 Australian title, has spoken of how the international component will add spice to the new season.

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