Tickets for the second round of the Shannons Nationals are now available with the iconic Phillip Island circuit hosting the event.
After a big start to the Shannons Nationals year, the second round will once again host the carsales TCR Australia Series.
Joining the new breed of touring cars at the famous circuit will be a host of Shannons Nationals regulars including the CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship, the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge and the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship.
While the Porsche and Formula 4 categories will be hitting the midway point of the season, the GT cars will be competing in the first round of the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship.
Following the success of the first Nationals round in 2019, Shannons Nationals Director Michael Smith was excited about Victorians getting their first taste of TCR Australia.
“We are looking forward to another big crowd at Phillip Island for the next round of the Shannons Nationals,” Smith said.
“With a long weekend taking place at the same time as the racing, it’s a perfect opportunity for people in the area to check out some quality racing, including the new TCR Australia Series.
“The first round of the TCR proved exceptionally popular, and we’ve got no doubt that success will continue at Phillip Island.
“As well as TCR, there will also be some competitive racing across the weekend to experience, including CAMS PAYCE Formula 4 Championship, CAMS Australian Endurance Championship and Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge.”
With the round’s schedule to be released shortly, Australian Racing Group Director, Matt Braid was hopeful the Phillip Island circuit would offer similar thrills to Sydney for the series and the Victorian fans.
“The strong interest that we saw at Sydney Motorsport park was really encouraging, and from the feedback so far, we feel that there’s many Victorians are going to come and see this new breed of touring cars at the Island,” Braid added.
“The racing that we saw in Sydney was spectacular, and as we’ve seen over the years, Phillip Island can always produce close, unpredictable motorsport.
“It’s going to be really interesting to see how the field shapes out. We got a pretty good form guide in Sydney, but as the teams and the drivers get used to these cars, I don’t think you can genuinely say that there’s a favourite in the field. It is wide open.”
Like the season opener, both days of action will be live streamed via thenationals.com, while all TCR Australia races will be broadcast live, free and in HD on SBS.
The Shannons Nationals second round of the season takes place at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 7-9 June, with tickets available both online and at the gate.