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Tickford Supercars co-owner set to race in new series

A NEW standalone series that encompasses a wide array of machinery is set to draw Tickford Racing co-owner Sven Burchartz back behind the wheel this year.

The long-time Porsche racer will enter his Porsche GT3 Cup S in the PSCRV Victorian Sportscar Championship’s opening round at Phillip Island on the first weekend of March.

His car is the same Cup S that Max Twigg used to win the Australian GT Championship round at Albert Park in 2010.

“For me it’s a full year of racing against all sorts of cars and getting as many interesting cars onto the track as possible,” he told V8 Sleuth of the new series.

“If I get a good result, it’s great, but if I don’t I’ll still be having a good time. It’s all about racing with your mates.

“I bought the Cup S in the middle of last year, it had been sold from Australia to New Zealand where it had been raced, so I brought it back and ran it in two of the State Racing Sportscar races last year.”

The Phillip Island round next month is the first of five for 2023 with further hitouts at Winton in April, The Bend in May, another visit to Phillip Island in August and Winton in mid-September.

The new sportscar series will be racing alongside Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge at Phillip Island at its opening round, which will be live streamed by Blend Line TV.

The series, run by Production State Car Racing Victoria, has gone its own way this year after previously running as part of the Victorian State Race Series.

It’s open to a wide array of sportscars in a bid to encourage as many cars as possible out of garages and onto the track.

FIA GT3 or similar GT cars and GT Trophy Class cars are eligible as well as an invited class for GT-style cars and endurance specials that would include the MARC II V8 and even the Nations Cup-spec Monaro 427 and SuperGT GT300 cars.

Other classes cover Motorsport Australia 2B sportscars, Porsche GT3 Cup Cars and variants, GT4 cars, Group 3E and many more. FIA Silver, Gold and Platinum drivers are not permitted in the championship.

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