South Australians will get their first taste of the carsales TCR Australia Series next month as the all-new international category makes the trip to The Bend Motorsport Park.
After two attention-grabbing opening events at Sydney Motorsport Park and Phillip Island, the turbo charged touring cars head to year-old South Australian motorsport facility, competing on the 4.95km International Circuit.
The Bend is the race event promotor for the third round of TCR Australia, headlining the Shannons Nationals Championships, and the circuit is confident it will enticing another big crowd to the venue.
Tickets are on sale now, with single day passes $20, and two-day passes just $30.
Friday access to all, and children under 12 are free.
The Bend has confirmed that the entire venue will be open to the public, including grand stands and pit access, and will also offer its popular ‘Park and View’ option, allowing spectators the chance to watch trackside from the comfort of their own vehicles.
Track action kicks off on Friday, with two practice sessions for the carsales TCR Australia Series cars. Saturday will see qualifying and Race 1, with Races 2 and 3 on Sunday.
If you can’t make the event, SBS will broadcast each race live, free and in HD, while the live stream will also be available on both days via the TCR Australia website.
Sam Shahin Managing Director, The Bend Motorsport Park
“TCR has been a breath of fresh air in Australian motorsport this year. It has injected new interest, attracted new participants, and given enthusiasts another reason to come out and enjoy the continuously evolving landscape of Australian motorsport,” said Sam Shahin.
“We are thrilled to host the TCR series at The Bend in what promises to be another exciting instalment of the Shannons Nationals.
“The Bend circuit will demand the best out of the drivers and their machinery; the fast and flowing circuit will be challenging. Skills, courage and commitment will be necessary!”
Matt Braid Director, Australian Racing Group
“We’ve had such a strong, positive turn out at both of our first two rounds, we are really excited to bring TCR Australia to South Australia for the first time,” said Matt Braid.
“The Bend might be a new circuit to the Australian motorsport landscape, however, it’s world-class facilities has already made it one of the must-visit venues on the calendar.
“Adelaide has an incredibly rich and colourful motorsport history, and the third round of the inaugural TCR Australia Series is sure to create some new, great memories for all racing fans.”
Original article: TCR Australia