8 December 2022 | General

V8 Touring Cars to return in 2023, five round schedule confirmed

A STAND-ALONE V8 Touring Cars National Series will return in 2023, running exclusively at SpeedSeries events. 

Catering for ex-Supercars up to and including the FG Falcon and VE II Holden Commodore, the returning V8TC series will feature at five SpeedSeries events next year.

Each race will be broadcast live and ad-break free on Stan Sport, with coverage on free-to-air via the Nine Network.

V8 Touring Cars last featured as a stand-alone series in 2019, branded as Super3.

In 2020, 2021 and 2022 the series ran alongside the Super2 Series grid at Supercars Championship events.

Super3 will continue to operate within Super2 grids from 2023 and will see Car of the Future specification Supercars become eligible for the first time.

V8 Touring Cars will return to running independently of Super3 next season, with their own unique rounds, calendar and media package.

The series commences at the SpeedSeries Victorian round in early May (Location to be announced), before returning V8’s to country Victoria at Winton on the June long weekend.

Rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park (June), Sandown (September) and a finale’ at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International in November complete the five-round schedule.

There, V8 Touring Cars will will join other SpeedSeries staples including Supercheap Auto TCR Australia, Turtle Wax TransAm Series and more.

A control tyre partner for the category will be announced in due course.

2023 V8 Touring Car SeriesRound 1: SpeedSeries Victoria – TBCRound 2: Winton Raceway – 9 -11 June  Round 3: Sydney Motorsport Park – 23-25 JuneRound 4: Sandown International Raceway – 8-10 SeptemberRound 5: Supercheap Auto Bathurst International – 10-12 November

Chief Operating Officer, Australian Racing Group

“2023 is about V8 Touring Cars going back to its roots and re-establishing itself as a place for these great cars to race.

“At SpeedSeries rounds, V8TC will stand alongside an array of spectacular national level categories with a great broadcast production on Stan Sport and the Nine Network and lots of track time.

“The model change from Super2 to Super3 and subsequently to V8 Touring Cars means there’s plenty of interest from competitors who once again need a place to race them.

“We will be confirming more, including a tyre provider, race formats and other growth plans, in the coming weeks.”