TCR to enjoy epic finish to 2021 season The Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series has confirmed the details for its season finale with an epic 400km event awaiting competitors.
With three rounds still remaining in 2021, the next two will form part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships before the finale is run during the inaugural Supercheap Auto Bathurst International at Mount Panorama in November.
To be known as the TCR Bathurst 400, competitors will contest three 21 lap races on the iconic circuit – the longest in the category’s short history. The round’s format will see Astrontech Qualifying determine the starting places for race one with top 10 to then be reversed for the second race.
The grid for the final 21-lap race will then be determined by an accumulation of points from races one and two.
Australian Racing Group CEO Matt Braid was highly supportive of the round and was looking forward to a big finale to the season.
“Mount Panorama is synonymous with touring car endurance racing, and it’s exciting that TCR Australia will be able to hold our own unique, longer form race format at Bathurst,” Braid said.
“The TCR Bathurst 400 will be a headline attraction of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International. The longer three races will give our competitors great value and offer a great spectacle for fans at the track and at home watching live and free.
“The move to make the TCR Bathurst 400 a series round will ensure that TCR Australia’s appearance at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International will be one of the true highlights on a weekend showcasing racing cars and categories with a global flavour.”
In addition to the final round of the 2021 TCR season, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International will also welcome a number of Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships regular categories, including a three-hour endurance event for the Motorsport Australia GT Championship.
The National Trans Am Series, the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters, MRF Tyres Australian Production Car Series and Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge will be the other categories competing throughout the race meeting. Tickets are on sale now, including camping both at the bottom and top of the mountain, as well as corporate hospitality options. Click here for more information on tickets.
The event will also be broadcast live and free for Australians on the Seven Network via 7Mate and 7Plus, while Kiwi viewers can tune in via Sky Sport New Zealand or with other international viewers on motorsport.tv.
The Supercheap Auto Bathurst International takes place at Mount Panorama on 26-28 November. Before the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series heads to Bathurst, the series will first head to Sandown Raceway in September, before the penultimate round at The Bend Motorsport Park the following month – both of which will be with the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships.
All three rounds will be broadcast live and free for Australians on the Seven Network via 7Mate and 7Plus, while Kiwi viewers can tune in via Sky Sport New Zealand or with other international viewers on motorsport.tv. The fifth round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series takes place at Sandown International Raceway on 17-19 September.