TOURING Car Masters has revealed a six-round calendar for its return to racing in 2021.
The category was only able to complete a single event in its 2020 season prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Adelaide 500 round also proving to be the category’s final visit to the city’s streets in the wake of the event’s cancellation.
Next year will see TCM appear on the bill at TCR Australia and Shannons Motorsport Australia Championship events – events that will receive live coverage on free-to-air TV as part of the Australian Racing Group’s multi-year broadcast deal with Seven.
TCM’s season will start with the opening round of the TCR’s 2021 season at Symmons Plains in January, followed by visits to Sydney Motorsport Park, Morgan Park and Sandown before concluding at Mount Panorama as part of the inaugural Bathurst International.
With the live television broadcast package that is included on the Australian Racing Group events, plus the appearance at classic venues like Symmons Plains and Mount Panorama, we feel that we have found a calendar with great balance between cost effective racing and high-profile events.
“We still have one event to finalise, and when that is complete, we are confident that we have a calendar that fans and competitors will love,” TCM category manager Rowan Harman said.
“It was also important to secure an event for TCM in Queensland. We have terrific representation of teams based in the northern state, so giving them a home event was vital. And the Morgan Park circuit is really going to suit our cars. The nature of that track might even throw up a varied result as well.
“Ending our series at Mount Panorama is exciting, too. It’s the track that we know we are going to see a strong field, and the fans love our cars being at their spiritual home.”
|1||January 24-26||Symmons Plains, TAS|
|3||April 30-May 2||Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW|
|4||June 25-27||Morgan Park, QLD|
|5||September 10-12||Sandown, VIC|
|6||TBA||Mount Panorama, NSW|