May 26, 2020 | General


The Australian Racing Group (ARG) is pleased to confirm a new, dynamic six-round calendar that will see its racing categories return to the track in 2020 with a season finale in early 2021.

For Trans Am, this means six more events on their national calendar, adding to the one event that was completed at the Adelaide street track in March.

The revised calendar will feature a great mix of new, high profile ARG feature events, coupled with rounds of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships, televised live and free on the Seven Network.

The inaugural Bathurst International in November at the world-famous Mount Panorama will be extended to four days, accomodating the re-scheduled Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, along with a brand-new trophy race for Trans Am.

Adding to the new calendar will be a fitting season finale with another brand-new and unique ‘Festival of Motorsport’, featuring back-to-back events in Tasmania at Symmons Plains and Baskerville Raceway.

It will be the first time in over 40 years that national motorsport will feature on consecutive weekends in Tasmania.

The events will include the maiden appearances of TCR Australia, S5000 and Trans Am on The Apple Isle.

Symmons Plains will host a unique three-day event, concluding on Australia Day, followed by a trip to the famous old Baskerville Raceway, north of Hobart.

All six events will be televised free-to-air on the Seven Network, including live streaming on the network’s digital offering 7plus.

2020/21 Australian Racing Group calendar

August 15-16, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
September 12-13, Sandown, Vic
October TBA , Phillip Island, Vic
November 12-15, Bathurst, NSW
January 24-26, Symmons Plains, Tas
January 30-31, Baskerville, Tas

Matt Braid
CEO, Australian Racing Group

“It’s been an unprecedented crisis and its effect on motorsport all around the world has been huge,” said Braid.

“Through it all, we are really pleased that we are able to confirm a condensed, dynamic racing schedule combining fresh new events along with racing at some of Australia’s best circuits, all to be delivered into every Australian home via our broadcast partner, the Seven Network.

“Tasmania is a significant opportunity for ARG and our teams, drivers and sponsors. The roar of world class V8 powered open wheeler racing coupled with TCR and Trans Am all debuting in Tasmania at Symmons Plains and Baskerville will be a fantastic spectacle.

“We’d like to thank our categories and their teams, drivers and sponsors for their support during this trying period. I am sure it’s been both challenging and frustrating at times but I think from this has evolved a truly outstanding calendar and suite of events for 2020.”