THE Touring Car Masters series will make their first trip to the Morgan Park Raceway in Warwick this year.
Confirmation of the final round of the 2020 Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships calendar ensures TCM will add a new circuit to the roster. As a result, continuing a longstanding Queensland presence for the series.
Motorsport Australia and the Southern Downs Regional Council can today announce the Warwick based track has been confirmed to host a round of the rebranded Championships. This will finalises the seven round calendar.
The round will take place on the 3rd-5th of July 2020. It will also feature a number of national categories. This includes TCR Australia Series, the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge and the TCM, to name just three.
Well Respected Charity to Partner with the Event
A special charity partner, the Queensland Country Women’s Association (CWA), will also be partnered with the Queensland event. As a result, giving the round a real ‘community feel’. CWA is a charity devoted to assist the needy within the region through funding, food or water and general support.
This will also be another opportunity for members of the motorsport community to rally behind the various bushfire impacted communities.
Morgan Park Raceway the Fourth QLD Circuit TCM will Visit
Morgan Park Raceway will be the fourth circuit in Queensland TCM has visited. This follows previous trips to Townsville, Surfers Paradise and Queensland Raceway.
Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships Director Michael Smith was thrilled to have the final location for the 2020 season confirmed.
“Morgan Park will be a terrific location for the fifth round of the rebranded Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships in 2020,” Smith said.
“Together with the Southern Downs Regional Council and Morgan Park, we know this event will be a great success. We are extremely grateful to everyone at the Council for their support of this event.
“I’m also delighted that the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships can support the local community once more through the partnership with CWA. We know there are many people who have been doing it really tough as a result of the recent droughts in the area.
“Given the nature of this event, we know it will have a real community feel and we look forward to embracing that.
“We can’t wait to compete at Morgan Park next year and showcase some of the best Australian circuit racing for those in the Warwick region.”
Southern Downs Regional Council Proud to support the event
Southern Downs Regional Council’s Yve Stocks, the council’s portfolio holder for Events, Sports and Recreation, was also delighted to be confirming the event would take place at Morgan Park.
“Having such a huge event like this certainly brings a lot of outside people into the region. Not only competitors, but also spectators, which is really good for our economy,” Cr Stocks explained.
“The economic benefit is one of the best things that will come out of the event. As a motorsport competitor myself, I can safely say the racing will definitely be exciting for spectators.
“Having a well-respected charity like the Queensland Country Women’s Association attached is also excellent as they do a wonderful job for the local community.
“We are proud to support the event because it helps our own community.”
As part of a recent announcement, the event will be part of the Seven Network’s free-to-air broadcast of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships. A minimum of six hours are to be televised throughout each race weekend in 2020.
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