May 26, 2020 | General


THE GULF WESTERN OIL Touring Car Masters Series will return to the track this August for the resumption of the 2020 championship.

Commencing at Sydney Motorsport Park TCM will complete an additional four rounds this season racing alongside key Australian Racing Group (ARG) categories at Shannons Motorsport Australia Events and the Bathurst International event in November.

All rounds will feature live and free coverage on the Seven Network.

Starting in Sydney on August 15-16 subsequent rounds will then be held at Sandown (September 12-13) and Phillip Island on a date in October to be determined.

The final round will be staged as part of an expanded Bathurst International event at Mount Panorama to be run over four days on November 12-15.

Including the opening round already contested at the Superloop Adelaide 500 it will ensure a five-round TCM series will be completed this year.

Each event will include key ARG categories including the Carsales TCR Australia Series and VHT S5000 Australian Drivers Championship while the National Trans Am Series will also feature.

The Bathurst event will also include the delayed Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.

All events will be televised free-to-air on the Seven Network including live streaming on the networks digital offering 7plus.

Whiteline Racing’s Adam Bressington currently leads the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters series following the opening round at the Superloop Adelaide 500 in late February.

Ryan Hansford and Steven Johnson sit second and third in the standings Hansford leading the ProAm standings.

Race formats for the remaining four rounds of the 2020 series will be announced in due course.

2020/21 Australian Racing Group calendar

TCM Round 2 – August 15-16 Sydney Motorsport Park
TCM Round 3 – September 12-13 Sandown
TCM Round 4 – October TBA Phillip Island
TCM Round 5 – November 12-15 Bathurst

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.”