August 5, 2020

What categories are racing at the 2020 Bathurst International?

The Australian Racing Group has confirmed the full list of categories that will make up the new event, including a first Mount Panorama appearance for both TCR Australia and the wild V8-powered S5000 category.As already confirmed the two-driver international TCR race won’t go ahead due to international border restrictions, with the event reverting to a TCR Australia sprint round.The …Keep reading …

Cancelled Suzuka 10h not replaced on IGTC schedule

The Stephane Ratel Organisation that organises the IGTC, as well as the various GT World Challenge series, said upon the cancellation of the Suzuka race in May that it would try and replace the event with a new race in Asia.However, a statement issued on Friday said that a decision was made to keep the 2020 schedule at just four races after “consultation with teams and manufacturers” and was …Keep reading …

Own your own piece of Mount Panorama

Located midway down the famous bit of race track, 498 Conrod Straight, Mount Panorama is on the market for the first time in 88 years.It features a six bedrooms and three bathrooms split across a main residence and a detached extension as well as a shed and an orchard.”Bathurst is home to some amazing pieces of real estate, each located in their own distinct suburb or locality that makes …Keep reading …

2020 Nurburgring 24hr race currently not at risk

Despite the ban on major events until the end of October imposed by the German government, the ADAC Nordrhein is doing everything it can to enable the race to take place Sept. 24-27. Hopes regarding a large spectator presence are diminishing, however.A spokesman told Motorsport.com: “We do not favour the cancellation of the 24-hour race in a hurry. It is the most important event for the whole …Keep reading …

Nurburgring 24 Hours currently not at risk

Despite the ban on major events until the end of October imposed by the German government, the ADAC Nordrhein is doing everything it can to enable the race to take place Sept. 24-27. Hopes regarding a large spectator presence are diminishing, however.A spokesman told Motorsport.com: “We do not favour the cancellation of the 24-hour race in a hurry. It is the most important event for the whole …Keep reading …

Bentley ends factory IGTC programme

The axing of the two-car IGTC effort after victory in the season-opening Bathurst 12 Hours in February is the result of multiple factors, according to Bentley motorsport director Paul Williams.He explained that a shift of emphasis in Bentley’s GT3 programme with the second-generation Continental developed by M-Sport towards customers teams and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in …Keep reading …

Suzuka 10 Hours cancelled due to coronavirus

What would have been the second round of the IGTC after February’s Bathurst 12 Hours has been cancelled. The move announced by IGTC promoter the Stephane Ratel Organisation on Friday said that circuit owner the Mobilityland Corporation had called off the race set for August 23 as a result of “several key factors”. These included the “preventative COVID-19 measures enacted by Japan and …Keep reading …

Toyota withdraws from Nurburgring 24 Hours

Toyota has been competing on the Nordschleife since 2007 and had already announced plans to compete in this year’s event with a Lexus LC in the SP-PRO class.The marque’s entry was supposed to be shared by two-time Super Formula champion Hiroaki Ishiura, reigning SUPER GT champion Kazuya Oshima, Masahiro Sasaki and Naoya Gamou.However, in a statement released on Thursday, Toyota …Keep reading …

Mustang joins Bathurst 6 Hour field

The Trans-Am regular commissioned ex-MARC Cars owner Ryan McLeod for the Mustang build, Miedecke recently taking delivery of the car at his Ford dealership in Port Macquarie.He’ll begin testing as soon as lockdown restrictions in New South Wales allow.“I bleed blue, and I love seeing Mustangs on the track, whether they are in Supercars or Trans-Am cars,” Miedecke told the Parked Up …Keep reading …

Bathurst 6 Hour moved to November

With bans on mass gatherings over 500 people set to be in place for the foreseeable future, promoter Australian Racing Group has made the call to combine its two Bathurst events in November.That will also affect the TCR Australia series, which was set to stage its second points-paying round at Mount Panorama at Easter.The news effectively means there will be three TCR Australia meetings …Keep reading …