The Painter Dixon Touring Car Masters has confirmed an eight-event 2020 Schedule, which includes two visits to Mount Panorama for the first time in the series’ history. The seven-round 2020 championship calendar features an even split between Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and Shannons Nationals events.
The year will then be concluded by a unique non-points event at Mount Panorama. The calendar includes a broad mix of major meetings, calendar staples and drivers’ circuits that will promote outstanding racing.
he series will commence at the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 on February 20-23, making a thirteenth visit to the famous circuit in the Eastern Parklands of the South Australian capital.
The series will then make the first of three scheduled appearances on the Shannons Nationals program, when it returns to Sydney Motorsport Park on March 27-29. The annual visit to country Victoria will see TCM continue feature at the Winton SuperSprint for the seventh-straight year on June 5-7, before returning to the Shannons Nationals in early July.
Phillip Island features as the fifth round of the championship on August 21-23 prior to the first of two trips to the Mountain: The annual visit to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 set for October 8-11 next year.
The seven-round championship will again conclude at the Sandown Supercars event on November 20-22, while a special non-championship event will be held in conjunction with the fifth Bathurst event later that year, alongside TCR Australia, S5000 and more. Along with key spots on the Supercars Championship support program, two of the series’ Shannons Nationals visits will see the series race alongside S5000, while all three will see TCR Australia and TCM on the program.
While race formats are not planned to change significantly in 2020, broadcast and TV coverage information will be released in due course.
“The 2020 Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters calendar represents a broad mix of events and circuits that will ensure we reach as many fans as possible and give our competitors bang for their buck,” said Category Manager Rowan Harman. “We’re happy to continue our longstanding relationship with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship with four key events spread throughout the season.
“Our appearance at three Shannons Nationals rounds brings us alongside fellow Australian Racing Group (ARG) Categories, including TCR Australia and S5000. We’re confident that TCM’s presence at those events will add even more value to that growing program.
“Completing the year at Mount Panorama is an exciting proposition for our competitors with details about that unique season-ending event to come in due course.”
2020 Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters Calendar:
1. February 20-23: Superloop Adelaide 500, Adelaide, SA
2. March 27-29: Shannons Nationals, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
3. June 5-7: Winton SuperSprint, Winton Motor Raceway, VIC
4. July 4-5: Shannons Nationals, Location TBA
5. August 21-23: Shannons Nationals, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC
6. October 8-11: Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Bathurst, NSW
7. November 20-22: Sandown Supercars, Sandown International Raceway, NSW
NC. Date TBA: 5th Bathurst Event, Bathurst, NSW