TCR Australia announces prizes for the 2020 season
06 November 2019
TCR Australia will give its 2020 series champions two of the biggest international prizes ever offered in Australian motorsport. Next year’s champion will score a wildcard entry in either a WTCR event, or an international TCR race of significance.
Another new prize has been created for the driver deemed the best rookie, who will win a test drive day with a European TCR team next year.
The prize for the young driver, to be known as the Michelin Rookie of the Year, will be contested by drivers in their first full major national series and must compete in all seven rounds to be eligible. The Rookie of the Year with the highest series points will be declared the winner.
The WTCR or international TCR wildcard entry will be awarded after the last round of the series (at Sandown in September), and the winner could get a chance to race in a WTCR race before the highly-anticipated international TCR race at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.
Matt Braid, Director Australian Racing Group, commented: “Both the wildcard prize for the series champion, and the rookie test prize, continues to underline the global relevance of TCR Australia by offering drivers of all experience the opportunity to progress their careers in identical machinery on the world stage.”
2019 champion Will Brown echoed: “I thought that this year’s cash prize was great, but the chance to race against the world’s best touring car drivers is unbelievable. I’d really love the chance to race overseas in a WTCR race, or an international TCR event. I’ve watched the racing and the level of competition is high. It would be great to test yourself against them.”
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