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TCR Australia extends TCR contract until 2028

Motorsport Australia has extended its TCR contract with WSC, the TCR rights holders, until the end of 2028.

“It has been fantastic for Australian Racing Group [ARG] to partner with Motorsport Australia and WSC in the launch and development of TCR competition in Australia,” said Matt Braid, CEO of ARG.

“Despite the COVID challenges of the last two years, TCR Australia has grown to become a highly competitive and exciting category that appeals to local motorsport fans and the global TCR fanbase thanks to the support and professionalism of the teams, drivers and our commercial partners.

“TCR Australia’s on-track entertainment is second-to-none with big name drivers and young up and coming stars driving market-relevant race cars around the best tracks in the country, and we look forward to working with Eugene and Marcello and their respective teams at Motorsport Australia and WSC to continue the fantastic growth of the Series.”

TCR Australia will start its third season this year, running its inaugural season in 2019, with the 2020 season being cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.

“It’s with great pleasure that we have extended the agreement with Motorsport Australia for a further five years. Ever since it started back in 2019, TCR Australia has showed its great potential, and the series has not stopped growing since then,” said Marcello Lotti, CEO of WSC.

“Now TCR Australia has become one of the most competitive TCR series around the globe and one of the most attractive for Australian teams and fans alike.

“We are confident that the category will benefit from this five-year extension to grow even further in the coming seasons.”