FOUR SUPERCARS ROUNDS FOR V8 TOURING CARS IN 2018
The series will compete on the Supercars undercard at four rounds next year one more than this season.
Coupled with an increased allocation of Super License points to be awarded to the series winner 2018 will further position the category as an ideal stepping stone to the main game of the sport.
At the same time the series has worked hard to retain affordability and accessibility to competitors just looking to enjoy driving 650hp Touring Cars including efforts to continually grow the Heritage Class.
The 2018 calendar includes return visits to four venues that featured in 2017; Phillip Island Winton Sydney Motorsport Park and Queensland Raceway.
They Sydney Motorsport Park event will see the Kumho Series re-join the Muscle Car Masters event for the third consecutive year on a new date in June.
Phillip Island Winton and Queensland Raceway are now staples of the calendar.
Meanwhile the grand finale will be held at the brand-new Tailem Bend circuit in South Australia alongside the Supercars The Bend Supersprint in August.
The compact calendar will see one round per month for five months running from April to late August.
â€œWe are very proud to build our relationship with Supercars further and that they see the category as being a valuable part of their support program said Category Manager Liam Curkpatrick.
â€œThe close competitive racing at the front of the field between young-guns looking to make their mark on Supercars racing coupled with the heritage aspect of the series make it a great product and were thankful to Supercars for their support.
â€œThe 2018 calendar is compact and while the three-week turnaround between Winton and Sydney is relatively tight the remainder of the rounds are well spaced to give our teams ample time to prepare.
â€œRegular racing over a five-month period will give our teams great exposure as the series quickly builds throughout the year.
â€œFinally the chance to race at The Bend in their first Supercars round was too good an opportunity for the series to miss; were very excited to be part of a history-making weekend.
Kumho Tyre continues as the series major sponsor and control tyre supplier in 2018.
2018 KUMHO TYRE AUSTRALIAN V8 TOURING CAR SERIES CALENDAR
Round 1 Phillip Island VIC (WD 40 Phillip Island SuperSprint) April 20-22
Round 2 Winton Raceway VIC (Winton SuperSprint) May 18-20
Round 3 Sydney Motorsport Park NSW (Muscle Car Masters) June 8-10
Round 4 Queensland Raceway QLD (Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint) July 20-22
Round 5 Tailem Bend SA (TheBend SuperSprint) August 24-26