2023 Toyota 86 calendars released

The 2023 Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series calendar has been released

The 2023 Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series calendar has been released

The 2023 Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series and its Scholarship Series calendars have been released.

As is customary, the former will be a five-round campaign contested exclusively at Supercars events, although one which is even more compressed than usual.

After the 2023 Series Launch at Sydney Motorsport Park on April 13, the season proper begins at the NTI Townsville 500 on July 7-9 and ends at the Repco Bathurst 1000 on October 5-8.

Between, the 86s will also be part of the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight, OTR SuperSprint (The Bend), and Penrite Oil Sandown 500.

The Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia Scholarship Series is to the 86 Series as Super2 is to the Supercars Championship.

That is, the new competition will function as the second tier of Toyota 86 in Australia, utilising the existing race cars which are set to be superseded in 2024 anyway by the new model.

It too will be part of the launch day at ‘Eastern Creek’ before five rounds at either state championship meetings, the new Motorsport Australia Trophy Series, or the Master Blast event at Sydney Motorsport Park.

A short time later, a Scholarship Evaluation Day will be held at the same circuit, where a number of hopefuls will vie for a round in the top tier 86 Series in a Guest Drivers car in 2024.

Entries for each round of the top tier will be capped at 32, excluding Guest Drivers, due to grid and paddock densities.

Series registration costs $7500, while casual registration is $1500 per round (including GST).

2023 Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series calendar

Races Event Circuit Date
2023 Series Launch Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW Apr 13
1, 2 & 3 NTI Townsville 500 Reid Park, QLD Jul 7-9
4, 5 & 6 Sydney SuperNight Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW Jul 28-30
7, 8 & 9 OTR SuperSprint The Bend, SA Aug 18-20
10, 11 & 12 Penrite Oil Sandown 500 Sandown, VIC Sep 15-17
13, 14 & 15 Repco Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama, NSW Oct 5-8

2023 Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia Scholarship Series calendar

Races Event Circuit Date
2023 Series Launch Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW Apr 13
1, 2 & 3 NSW State Championship Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW Apr 14-16
4, 5 & 6 Victorian State Championship Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC May 12-14
7, 8 & 9 Motorsport Australia Trophy Series Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW Jun 16-18
10, 11 & 12 Motorsport Australia Trophy Series Queensland Raceway, QLD Aug 4-6
13, 14 & 15 2023 Master Blast Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW Sep 8-10
Scholarship Evaluation Day Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW Sep 21

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