The MRF Tyres Australian Production Cars Series will enjoy an expanded six-round season in 2020 with a special grand final round to take place towards the end of the year.
Like this year, the category will start in March at Sydney Motorsport Park for a standalone event before joining the Shannons Nationals in June for the next four rounds.
The four Shannons Nationals rounds will include visits to The Bend Motorsport Park, Phillip Island and Sandown Raceway, before the special stand-alone event wraps up the year.
Category Manager, Iain Sherrin was excited about the upcoming season.
“2020 is looking very exciting for the MRF Tyres Australian Production Cars,” Sherrin said.
“Even though we cannot announce the details of our grand finale as yet, already we have a fantastic mix of events on our calendar at some of the best race tracks in the country.
“As well as expanding our calendar, following racer feedback we have also introduced the four x one-hour race format which proved exceptionally popular during our 2019 season to more events.
“One of those events will be our season opener at Sydney Motorsport Park, where we will be joined by the NSW Production Touring Cars who will not only compete in two of our one-hour races but also enjoy two sprint races of their own as part of the event line-up.”
Despite having the season finale locked away, Sherrin believed the yet to be announced event could one of the biggest of the series.
“While we can’t unveil a date or venue for what is going to be an epic grand finale just yet as we await the finalisation of commercial agreements, alongside the final stand for the 2020 MRF Tyres APC National Series, this event will also include a very exciting ‘standalone’ event concept,” Sherrin added.
“The chance for event entrants to be crowned the 2020 MRF Tyres Production Car National Sprint Champion.
“We look forward to confirming the details of what is going to be a brilliant end to our 2020 season soon. But in the meantime, we hope that the release of the remainder of our calendar will assist Australia’s production car community to start planning for what should be a great season ahead.”
The Series has one round remaining in 2019 with the season finale to take place at the Shannons Nationals final round at The Bend Motorsport Park on 15-17 November.
Fans unable to attend the round can watch via SBS or on the live stream on thenationals.com.au on both Saturday and Sunday.
2020 MRF Tyres Australian Production Cars season dates:
• Round one: 6 – 8 March – Sydney Motorsport Park – 4 x 1 Hour races
• Round two: 12 – 14 June – Tailem Bend – 2 x 300km races
• Round three: 3 – 5 July – TBA– 2 x 300km races
• Round four: 21 – 23 August – Phillip Island – 4 x 1 Hour races
• Round five: 11 – 13 September – Sandown Raceway – 4 x 1 Hour races
• Round six: TBA