S5000 to race at Bathurst in 2020
S5000 promoters, the Australian Racing Group (ARG), have been awarded the tender for a fifth annual event at Mount Panorama, confirming that a S5000 round will be included in the event.
Bathurst Regional Council awarded the tender on Wednesday night, granting ARG rights to an event at the iconic venue for December 2020.
Mayor of Bathurst Cr Bobby Bourke said that the ARG presented an exciting proposal.
“We expect the event to be up and running in December 2020 and we’re excited about the prospect of seeing new cars and drivers lining up to tackle the challenging circuit.”
“Council undertook a detailed tender process to select the successful bid and we’re confident the fifth event will bring dedicated motorsport fans to the circuit in December each year as well as attract new fans to the sport.”
ARG Director Matt Braid confirmed that a S5000 race will be included in the event’s schedule.
“Australian Racing Group, together with CAMS, is extremely honoured to be awarded the fifth Bathurst event,” said Braid.
“Mount Panorama is an iconic racing circuit that is revered in Australia and throughout the rest of the world. We look forward to bringing a significant international focus to Bathurst with competitors coming from all over the world to race in the S5000, TCR, Touring Car Masters, LMP3 and TA2 categories in what will be the grand finale of the global motorsport calendar each year.”
“ARG and CAMS wish to thank the Bathurst Regional Council for their support and endorsement of our event, and we look forward to working with the Council and the Bathurst community to make this one of the most spectacular events for motorsport fans in Australia and across the globe.”
The tender is for a period of five events, run annually in December from 2020-2024.