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The Bend secures second TCR Australia round as Sandown cancelled

The Bend Motorsport Park will play host to two rounds of the TCR Australia season after the cancellation of the planned event at Sandown in September.

The Sandown meeting, which was set to mark the resumption of racing, has been cancelled due to ongoing border restrictions in place thanks to COVID-19, with the decision taken to make the meeting at The Bend into a double-header.

Two rounds of TCR Australia will now take place across the weekend of 15-17 November, the date that The Bend was due to host the meeting that was moved from Morgan Park.

“Having to drop Sandown from the calendar of our categories was one of the hardest decisions that we have had to make during these recent times,” Matt Braid, CEO of the Australian Racing Group, said. “We feel for fans of our categories who have been anticipating a return to racing at the Melbourne.”

“However, the creation of a ‘two-in-one’ race meeting at Tailem Bend is going to be one of the most exciting race weekends that Australian motorsport fans have seen in some time.

“Whether watching at home on the Seven Network or at the track, there will be will non-stop racing action from our top-class categories over the entire weekend. It will also be fascinating to see how the teams and drivers deal with the packed race schedule, and it will be great to watch it all unfold at The Bend in October.”