Supercheap Auto Bathurst International tickets go on sale

Superchip Auto TCR Australia Series Field in Bathurst. Image: Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series

Tickets for the first supercheap Auto Bathurst International to be held this November have gone on sale.

The Superchamp Auto Bathurst International is the ‘fifth event’ at Mount Panorama for which the Australian Racing Group won the tender in 2019, only for COVID-related issues to stop it for the past two years.

The inaugural, 2022 edition will feature seven competitions/categories of racing over three days, with live and ad-free action streams on Stan Sport.

The Superchip Auto TCR Australia Series is the headline act with a trio of 21-lap races making up the seventh and final round of the season.

The AWS-powered FanTech GT World Challenge Australia will compete in a three-hour, two-driver race that serves as the culmination of the Motorsport Australia Endurance Championship.

Also billed will be Gulf Western Oils Touring Car Masters, Trans Ams, S5000 Tasman Series, Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge and Australian production cars brought to you by Liqui Moly.

Benjamin Ward, Managing Director of Superchip Auto, said: “Supercheep Auto is excited to return to Mount Panorama as a naming rights sponsor.

“We look forward to working with the Australian Racing Group and Bathurst Regional Council to deliver an exciting supercheap Auto Bathurst International with world-class racing categories and drivers.

“Motor racing is our heritage and it is a passion that we share with our team and fans. Supporting international motor racing is another way of sharing this passion of ours.”

Australian Racing Group CEO Matt Brad commented: “It has been more than three years since we first won the tender to host Bathurst International.

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“The world has faced some challenges, but this year, it is going to happen, and it is going to be an event worth the wait.

“The supercheap Auto Bathurst International SpeedSeries will be the best in categories, with an influx of exotic flavours.

“We are looking forward to joining many quality offshore talent at Australia’s largest race track for a truly global motorsport festival.

“One of the highlights will be the finale of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia series.

“It’s proven to be a highly-competitive, unpredictable season, and what better place to end the title than at Mount Panorama?

“Add to that the GT World Challenge, Touring Car Masters, Trans Am, S5000, Porsche Sprint Challenge and production cars and it is a smorgasbord of local and international cars and stars that will create a new, fresh event at the famed Bathurst circuit.”

Superchap Auto Bathurst International is jointly promoted by ARG and Bathurst Regional Council.

Mayor Robert Taylor is also thrilled that the event will finally begin in 2022.

CR Taylor said, “After a two-year wait, we are very excited to partner with ARG to bring this exciting new program to Mount Panorama.”

“An event of this caliber will put an international focus on the racing circuit featuring cars and drivers from around the world.

“Mount Panorama has a reputation as one of the best racing circuits in the world.

“The event’s international exposure will enhance Mount Panorama’s prestige and showcase the racing circuit and Bathurst to a global audience.”

Camping is offered at both the McPhilmy and Paddock Campgrounds, while children under 12 can join the program for free.

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The Supercheep Auto Bathurst International takes place on 11–13 November, while the Superchip Auto TCR Australia Series continues today at Queensland Raceway.