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Format change for Winton round

The TCR Australia series organisation has announced a format change for the round at Winton Motor Raceway on August 30 – September 1, condensing it to two days instead of three.

The practice sessions originally scheduled for Friday has been moved to Saturday morning and merged in to one, longer session of 50 minutes.

The schedule for qualifying and the three races is unchanged.

“An opportunity with the scheduling has seen us move to a two-day race meeting,” said Liam Curkpatrick, category manager for TCR Australia.

“Our teams will not really be effected, and it will make for a really fast-paced, action-packed day on Saturday, with a longer practice session added at the start of the day.

“We are always looking at ways to reduce the costs for our teams, and this will be a good chance for us to see how a two-day race meeting will potentially work for certain events in the future.”

Winton schedule (AEST)

Practice: 09:05
Qualifying: 11:30
Race 1: 14:15

Race 2: 13:15
Race 3: 14:20