Porsche announces 2020 Carrera Cup calendar
By Brett Murray
Sunday 27th October, 2019 - 9:25pm
Porsche Carrera Cup Australia has announced an eight-round calendar for 2020 and renewal of naming rights sponsorship with Payce.
Head of Motorsports for Porsche Cars Australia, Troy Bundy, detailed the new calendar and also announced a two-year naming rights extension with Payce.
The 2020 season kicks off with its traditional start at the Superloop Adelaide 500 on February 20-23, followed by the Australian Grand Prix on March 12-15.
Rounds 3 and 4 take place in the north, at the Watpac Townsville 400 on June 26-28 and BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown on July 17-19.
The second half of the season begins at the Sydney SuperNight on August 28-30, followed by The Bend OTR 500 on September 18-20.
The final two rounds will be held at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on October 8-11 and the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 on October 20-22.
“Every year we get feedback from our customers through a survey and from that feedback what stood out was that everyone wanted to continue to race at the biggest motorsport events of the year in front of the biggest crowds, while enjoying the best support and television package available,” said Bundy.
“This calendar delivers on these objectives with every race being a marquee event with great tracks, big crowds and just a premier class experience for our customers, teams and sponsors.”
Payce Director, John McMellan, confirmed the two-year sponsorship extension.
“Payce has a long-time association with Australian motorsport through its support of drivers, teams and categories. At Payce, we see many synergies between our company and this popular sport, including sharing a passion for what we do,” said McMellan.
“Payce has had a long term association with Porsche Carrera Cup Australia for quite some time on both the driver side and the series. This year we decided to take up the series title rights and it’s been a great partnership ever since.
“Payce’s renewed investment in the series’ is a testimony to the standard of racing and presentation of Porsche Payce Carrera Cup, both on and off the circuit. We are very pleased to confirm the extension of our series partnership for another two years.”
2020 Porsche Payce Carrera Cup Australia Calendar
Round 1 Superloop Adelaide 500, Feb 20-23
Round 2 Australian Grand Prix, Mar 12-15
Round 3 Watpac Townsville 400, Jun 26-28
Round 4 BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown, Jul 17-19
Round 5 Sydney Super Night Race, Aug 28-30
Round 6 The Bend OTR 500, Sep 18-20
Round 7 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Oct 8-11
Round 8 Vodafone Gold Coast 600, Oct 20-22