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2023 TCR Australia Season
« on: November 29, 2022, 06:04:49 AM »
Calendar was released:  https://www.touringcars.net/2022/10/2023-tcr-australia-calendar-revealed

2023 TCR Australia calendar revealed
By News Editor

The calendar for the 2023 TCR Australia series has been published, featuring seven events between February and November as the Australian Racing Group consolidates its championships into one schedule.

All Motorsport Australia Championships and Australian Racing Group (ARG) events will take place under the ‘SpeedSeries’ banner next year.

As in 2022, two visits to the famous Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst are planned, as the calendar retains the venues utilised in 2022 in a similar scheduling pattern.

Whilst the third event of the year has yet to be confirmed, being only listed as ‘Victoria TBC’, the slot was used by the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit in 2022, with the island circuit also being located in the Victoria state.

The upgraded Queensland Raceway will return to the calendar for a second successive season in early August, followed by another trip to Sandown – which featured in both 2019 and 2022.

The series will once again be part of the package which includes Trans Am, S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship, GT World Challenge Australia, Porsche Sprint Challenge, Touring Car Masters and Australian Production Cars.

“Creating a single brand for the suite of ARG and Motorsport Australia categories to fall under made sense for all concerned,” said ARG Chief Operating Officer Liam Curkpatrick. “It’s been a great collaboration with the team at Motorsport Australia to make it happen.

“It makes sense for the fans, partners, for the broadcasters and for the categories themselves who will be able to tell their own supporters, sponsors and followers that they are racing at a ‘SpeedSeries’ event wherever they go throughout the year.

“The unified approach will mean our marketing, promotion and management of each event can be even more effective and continue to build on the record attendances and great broadcast audiences seen this year.

“2022 has served as something of a soft launch for the ‘SpeedSeries’ brand, but its clear and simple branding has worked very well and we are looking forward to collaborating with the team at Motorsport Australia to build it further in 2023 and beyond.”

2023 TCR Australia Calendar

Round 1: Race Tasmania, Symmons Plains – 24-26 February
Round 2: Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour – 7-9 April
Round 3: Victoria TBC – 26-28 May
Round 4: Sydney Motorsport Park – 23-25 June
Round 5: Queensland Raceway – 11-13 August
Round 6: Sandown International Raceway – 15-17 September
Round 7: Supercheap Auto Bathurst International – 10-12 November

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Well, at least SOMEONE is going to use QR in 2023.  Maybe even PI.   ;D
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Re: 2023 TCR Australia Season
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2022, 11:43:41 AM »
15-17 Sep is now Supercars so needs to be moved.

26-28 May can only be Sandown but madness if it is on that weekend :'( It is already clashing with the VicState series at Phillip Island and Historic Winton. No way could they get sufficient support staff for 3 series on the same weekend in the same state!
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Re: 2023 TCR Australia Season
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2022, 12:53:32 AM »
15-17 Sep is now Supercars so needs to be moved.
Wow, that's pretty "funny", Sonic!  You should be involved in scheduling.  How could these guys have DONE that?   ::)

And the 26-28 May weekend date(s) are now TBC.  You are way ahead of the game, sir.

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23 November 2022
SANDOWN SPEEDSERIES EVENT DATE SET TO CHANGE

The September date for the sixth round of the 2023 SpeedSeries calendar will change.

Due to a clash with the recently announced Supercars Championship calendar, SpeedSeries and Motorsport Australia have agreed to shift its announced date of September 17-19 to be held on a different weekend.

In a statement from Motorsport Australia, the new date will be confirmed in due course.

“Motorsport Australia was told, as late as Tuesday afternoon, that we still held the booking for Sandown on 15-17 September,” read the statement.

“Today we have now discovered the circuit has clearly been double booked, which is certainly frustrating given we announced our calendar and locked in this date some time ago.

“In the interests of everyone involved, we have agreed to move the SpeedSeries booking to a new date to be confirmed.”

All other SpeedSeries events remain unchanged from the original calendar announcement last month. The third round in Victoria remains to be confirmed, with a date also to be confirmed.

You can watch all of the SpeedSeries action live, ad-break free and on demand via Stan Sport. New subscribers can sign up now to receive a 7-day free trial and rewatch all of the action from the 2022 SpeedSeries, including last week’s event at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International >> http://www.stan.com.au/motorsport

2023 SpeedSeries Calendar

Round 1: Race Tasmania, Symmons Plains – February 24-26
Round 2: Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour – April 7-9
Round 3: Victoria TBC – TBC
Round 4: Sydney Motorsport Park – June 23-25
Round 5: Queensland Raceway – August 11-13
Round 6: Sandown International Raceway – TBC
Round 7: Supercheap Auto Bathurst International – November 10-12

https://tcraustralia.com/2022/11/23/sandown-speedseries-event-date-set-to-change/
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Re: 2023 TCR Australia Season
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2022, 10:03:31 AM »
:) only because I note all of the events as I spy them to try to wrap my head around the photography side of things.
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