The Australian Racing Group has confirmed that the inaugural Bathurst International will be held on November 13-15 this year.
The brand-new event, launched in spectacular style at the famous regional New South Wales circuit late last year, has locked in its own unique mid-November date that will allow drivers and teams from all around the world the chance to compete at one of the most revered race tracks on the planet.
The November 13-15 date is clear of all of the domestic championships and series that will compete in the Bathurst International, including major TCR Series events around the world.
ARG is also pleased to confirm that the TCR Series cars will compete in a stand-alone 500km race, set to become a jewel in the crown of all international TCR events.
The Bathurst TCR 500 will see each car entered with two drivers, bringing market relevant endurance touring car racing back to the famous mountain circuit.
The Bathurst International will also see heritage muscle cars (including Australia’s popular Touring Car Masters), Trans Am 2 racers and the all-new S5000 open wheelers create their thunderous V8 roar around the mountain.
Confirmation of the date comes on the back of the news that the Seven Network will bring motorsport back to its screens in 2020, televising the Shannons Championships as well as the Bathurst International event.
All race categories that compete at the Bathurst International will receive live and free broadcasting on Australia’s number one channel, as well as live streaming around the world on 7Plus, Seven’s digital offering.
All of the categories competing at Bathurst will be non-championship or series races, meaning that each competitor can compete flat out, aiming to be the International King of the Mountain.
The Bathurst International is a joint venture between the Australian Racing Group and the Bathurst Regional Council. ARG and BRC are also joining forces for the Bathurst 6 Hour in April this year.