Touring Car Masters to enjoy eight rounds in 2020

The Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters will have eight events as part of its 2020 schedule, with the category to feature as part of the Shannons Nationals on three occasions.
The new seven round season will see the remaining four rounds held with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, while the category to also enjoy a special exhibition round at Bathurst at the end of the year.

Starting off as a support category for the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 in February, the series will then head to Sydney Motorsport Park with the Shannons Nationals a month later.

The Masters then return to Supercars two months later with a visit to Winton for the seventh consecutive year before returning to the Shannons Nationals in early July.

The category will then have its final round with the Shannons Nationals with a visit to the iconic Phillip Island in August.

The official 2020 season will then wrap up with two Supercars rounds, which include the prestigious Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and the season finale at Sandown in November.

The Touring Car Masters will then hold a special exhibition round as part of the brand new fifth event at Bathurst alongside other popular categories such as the carsales TCR Australia Series.

Category manager Rowan Harman was excited about next year’s calendar and its broad mixture of circuits and stages.

“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,” Harman said.

“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.”

The Paynter Dixon Touring Car Masters 2020 season will begin at the Superloop Adelaide 500 on 20-23 February, 2020.

2020 Schedule
Round 1 – 20-23 February: Superloop Adelaide 500, Adelaide, SA
Round 2 – 27-29 March: Shannons Nationals, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
Round 3 – 5-7 June: Winton SuperSprint, Winton Motor Raceway, VIC
Round 4 – 4-5 July: Shannons Nationals, Location TBA
Round 5 – 21-23 August: Shannons Nationals, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC
Round 6 – 8-11 October: Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Bathurst, NSW
Round 7 – 20-22 November: Sandown Supercars, Sandown International Raceway, NSW
NC. Date TBA: 5th Bathurst Event, Bathurst, NSW