THE PAYNTER DIXON Touring Car Masters 2020 Schedule will be made up of eight events this year. This includes two visits to Mount Panorama for the first time in the series’ history.
While offering a broad mix of major meetings, calendar staples and drivers’ circuits this year will be sure to promote competitive and action packed racing.
TCM 2020 will also see an even split between Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and Shannons Nationals events. In addition, a special non-championship round will be held in conjunction with the fifth Bathurst event later that year.
Touring Car Masters 2020 Events
The series will commence at the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 on February 20-23. As a result, this will be the thirteenth visit to the famous circuit in the Eastern Parklands of the South Australian capital for TCM.
Next stop will be the first of three scheduled appearances on the Shannons Nationals program when it returns to Sydney Motorsport Park on March 27-29.
For the seventh-straight year, there will be an annual visit to country Victoria as the TCM continue their feature at the Winton SuperSprint on June 5-7. After that, the category will then return to the Shannons Nationals for Round 4 in early July.
Phillip Island is scheduled as the fifth round of the championship on August 21-23. This comes prior to the first of two trips to the Mount Panorama. Meanwhile, the annual visit to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 set for October 8-11 this year.
The seven-round championship will again conclude at the Sandown Supercars event on November 20-22.
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.
Although race formats are not planned to change significantly in 2020, broadcast and TV coverage will see exciting new changes.The Seven Network and the Australian Racing Group have struck a landmark deal that will see top line motorsport return to the Network, starting in 2020.
What to expect from TCM in 2020
“The 2020 Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters calendar represents a broad mix of events and circuits. This 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,” said Harman.
TOURING CAR MASTERS 2020 CALENDAR
- February 20-23: Superloop Adelaide 500, Adelaide, SA
- March 27-29: Shannons Nationals, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
- June 5-7: Winton SuperSprint, Winton Motor Raceway, VIC
- July 4-5: Shannons Nationals, Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick
- August 21-23: Shannons Nationals, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC
- October 8-11: Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Bathurst, NSW
- November 20-22: Sandown 400 Supercars, Sandown International Raceway, VIC
- N/C Date TBA: 5th Bathurst Event, Bathurst, NSW (N/C to clarify, means non-championship round)