Revamped new calendar revealed for SpeedSeries

The SpeedSeries calendar will expand to a record-high 10 events in 2024, Motorsport Australia has confirmed.

Next year’s schedule will feature a new season-opener with Sandown International Raceway in Melbourne’s east to host round one on February 9-11.

The program will head off the mainland on March 15-17 for Race Tasmania at Symmons Plains Raceway near Launceston. 

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The Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit retains its place as the third event on the calendar on April 12-14.

Then the series will head to The Bend Motorsport Park on May 24-26 for round four, marking a return of Tailem Bend to the calendar for the first time since 2019.

Queensland Raceway in Ipswich will host a double-header on July 12-14 and 19-21 as part of a winter getaway for round five and six respectively.

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Round seven’s venue is still to be confirmed with that event tentatively slotted in on August 30-September 1.

The first of two events at Sydney Motorsport Park will take place on October 18-20 before returning to Eastern Creek on November 1-3.

The season will come to a close on November 8-10 at Mount Panorama for the Bathurst International.

The Bathurst 6 Hour is no longer part of the SpeedSeries program but will return on March 29-31.

The categories for the 10 events are still to be confirmed, however, Australian Racing Group chief operating officer Liam Curkpatrick said he expects those to be announced soon.

The staples of this year’s calendar include the TCR Australia Series, National Trans Am Series, GT World Challenge Australia, and V8 Touring Cars.

Motorsport Australia’s director of motorsport and commercial operations Michael Smith said revealing the 2024 calendar early would give competitors confidence.

However, the calendar remains subject to change awaiting confirmation of next year’s Supercars schedule.

“We’re excited to be releasing our draft 2024 calendar ahead of time to give all our categories and motorsport fans the opportunity to plan their year and look forward to another busy year,” said Smith.

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“While this calendar is provisional, we are hopeful that there will be very limited changes, if any, however the release of other category calendars, namely Supercars, may force us to shift some dates to avoid any clashes.

“With eight events held in 2023, we are pleased to be running an expanded 10 round bumper calendar in 2024, providing more opportunities for categories to be part of our exciting events.

“This year has seen the best crowds in the Shannons SpeedSeries/Shannons Nationals history and our digital footprint is the largest it’s ever been, reaching millions of people so far in 2023, along with strong TV ratings across a high quality broadcast on Stan Sport and the Nine Network.”

2024 SpeedSeries calendar (provisional):

Round 1: Sandown International Raceway – 9-11 February

Round 2: Symmons Plains Raceway (Race Tasmania) – 15-17 March

Round 3: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit – 12-14 April

Round 4: The Bend Motorsport Park – 24-26 May

Round 5: Queensland Raceway 1 – 12-14 July

Round 6: Queensland Raceway 2 – 19-21 July

Round 7: TBC – 30 August-1 September

Round 8: Sydney Motorsport Park 1 – 18-20 October

Round 9: Sydney Motorsport Park 2 (Race Sydney) – 1-3 November

Round 10: Mount Panorama (Bathurst International) – 8-10 November

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