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S5000, TCM confirm 2023 calendars

THE 2023 schedules for two key Australian motorsport categories have been released, including a revised format for S5000.

Next year, the Australian Drivers’ Championship and Tasman Series competitions will overlap, having previously run separately.

Accordingly, the battle for the Gold Star will take in seven rounds, the final two of which will double as the Tasman Series.

The Gold Coast is currently missing from the schedule, having opened this year’s Tasman Series, but could yet fill the slot listed as ‘TBA’.

As expected, S5000 has dropped off the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix support card.

“The 2023 S5000 calendar was about finding a balance between supporting our own SpeedSeries events while also delivering rounds at key Supercars Championship events as well,” said Australian Racing Group chief operating officer Liam Curkpatrick.

“The 2023 calendar is a strong mixture of both with great events, circuits perfect for the S5000s to showcase their full potential and deliver the broadcast and attendance requirements for our competitors.

“S5000 will very much be a headline act at SpeedSeries rounds, including the brand-new event at Winton in June, while our championship debut at The Bend, a circuit almost as if it was designed for these cars, will be exciting.

“The momentum S5000 has built at the end of this season, capped off by an incredible showing at the VALO Adelaide 500, means everyone is excited about continuing that growth into the 2023 season.”

The Touring Car Masters schedule has simultaneously been announced, with it also debuting at The Bend as well as featuring at the return of Newcastle.

2023 S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship calendar

Round 1: Symmons Plains (Race Tasmania), February 24-26
Round 2: TBA/Victoria (SpeedSeries), TBA
Round 3: Winton (SpeedSeries), June 9-11
Round 4: Sydney Motorsport Park (Supercars), July 28-30
Round 5: The Bend Motorsport Park (Supercars), August 18-20
Round 6: TBA*
Round 7: Adelaide (Supercars), November 23-26*
*Double as rounds of the S5000 Tasman Series

2023 Touring Car Masters calendar

Round 1: Symmons Plains (Race Tasmania), February 24-26
Round 2: Newcastle (Supercars), March 10-12
Round 3: Winton (SpeedSeries), June 9-11
Round 4: The Bend Motorsport Park (Supercars), August 18-20
Round 5: Mount Panorama (Bathurst International), November 10-12
Round 6: Adelaide (Supercars), November 23-26

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