8 January 2020 | Featured

TCR Australia confirms 2020 series launch and test day

The 2020 TCR Australia Series is set to be launched at Winton Motor Raceway in a free-to-the-public test day.

The test and series launch day will be held on Wednesday, February 26 at the popular rural Victorian circuit.

TCR fans and followers are invited to the day, free of charge, with three lucky guests getting the chance to win a ride in one of the turbocharged rockets.*

The test will give many of the newcomers to the series a chance to get a feel for their new machinery, while it will also offer second-year drivers and teams a rare chance to fine tune their cars.

It will be the first opportunity for the public to see the 2020 field, with all of the teams planning to give their cars a fresh look for the new season.

TCR Australia category manager Liam Curkpatrick says that the all-in test will be a great way to start the new season.

“Many of our TCR teams are planning to do some of their own testing, however, this will be the one and only time that all of the cars will be together prior to the Grand Prix event,” said Curkpatrick.

“Our pre-season test this year worked really well, and at that stage, some of the cars had only just come off aeroplanes. With more planning and a full year under our belts, the Winton test will be a great way to launch the 2020 season and I’d expect close to 30 cars being on track.”

Cars will be on track from from 9:00am until 4:30pm. Gates will open at 7:30am. More details of the test will be confirmed closer to the date.

* Passenger ride winners will be selected randomly at the test day, must meet the height and weight requirements for passenger rides and must be wearing enclosed shoes.