June 17, 2020 | General

Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge confirmed for Bathurst International

The Australian Racing Group is pleased to welcome Porsche Cars Australia and its Michelin Sprint Challenge series to the brand-new Bathurst International event.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Porsche Cars Australia has been forced to change its calendars, which included a reduction of an original six round Michelin Sprint Challenge to five.

That five round series will now conclude at Mount Panorama as part of the inaugural Bathurst International event, to be held on November 12-15.

The other rounds will be a part of the Motorsport Australia and Australian Racing Group events, including the season opener at Sydney Motorsport Park on August 14-15.

“We are pleased to reveal our revised Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge calendar for 2020 and would like to take the opportunity to thank Motorsport Australia and the Australian Racing Group for the support they have given us in developing what we feel is a great line-up of events for the remainder of this season.” said Head of Motorsport at Porsche Cars Australia, Troy Bundy.

“We are looking forward to returning to the track and continuing to provide an excellent show for our fans, customers, teams and partners and we would like to thank them for their patience and support during this time.”

Bathurst International event manager Ken Collier says that he is pleased to have the iconic Porsche brand represented as part of the new event.

“We are thrilled to welcome Porsche Cars Australia and the Michelin Sprint Challenge to the Bathurst International event this November,” said Collier.

“Porsche has a strong heritage at Mount Panorama, despite all of the difficulties that 2020 has presented, to give them and their competitors the opportunity to conclude their season at Bathurst will be a real highlight.”

Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge joins TCR Australia, S5000, Touring Car Masters, the Bathurst 6 Hour for production cars and more to the event.