Winton added to 2023 TCR Australia calendar

Winton Motor Raceway has been added to the 2023 Supercheap Auto TCR Australia calendar.

The popular rural Victorian venue will become the third round of the turbo-charged touring car schedule, joining the likes of Trans Am, S5000, Touring Car Masters, the reborn V8 Touring Car class, Sport Sedans and Formula Ford.

The new Winton event over the June 9-11 long weekend, part of the Shannons SpeedSeries, is being dubbed as a celebration of motorsport, with special events to take place at the circuit for campers and spectators.

It will be the second time that TCR Australia will compete at Winton, having been part of the calendar in its inaugural season in 2019.

On that weekend, with then-Hyundai driver Will Brown taking two wins, and Jason Bright claiming the Race 1 victory in his Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The Winton venue is perfectly suited to the two-litre touring cars, with the short straights and tight turns producing some of the best racing.

The addition of Winton to the calendar firms the 2023 TCR Australia calendar, only leaving the second TCR World Tour round to be locked in.

The TCR World Tour will see international drivers and teams will compete in Australia against our own TCR entrants in two events. The final round of the series at the second-running of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International will mark the final round of both the Australian series and the TCR World Tour.

All rounds of the Shannons SpeedSeries will be broadcast live and uninterrupted on Stan Sport, plus supporting live and free broadcasts between 2-5pm every Saturday of the event.

The opening round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series will take place at Symmons Plains Raceway on February 24-26.

2023 Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series
1. AWC Race Tasmania, Symmons Plains February 24-26
2. Phillip Island May 12-14
3. Winton June 9-11
4. Sydney Motorsport Park June 23-25
5. Queensland Raceway August 11-13
6. Sandown September 8-10
7. Supercheap Auto Bathurst International November 10-12

Liam Curkpatrick
Chief Operating Officer, Australian Racing Group

“This is great news that we will have TCR Australia back at Winton in 2023,” said Curkpatrick.

“The circuit is perfectly suited to the TCR cars, and just like we saw in 2019, it offers plenty of action and close racing.

“Our focus is now firmly on the opening round at Symmons Plains with some really great news for the category coming through in the coming weeks.”