Queensland Production Touring Car President, Gerry Murphy, when speaking to 2MCE Sport, revealed that Jim Pollicina’s company would continue their long-standing relationship with the Production Touring Car branding, by backing the newly-formed Queensland series for its second season.
Murphy, and the rest of the Queensland Production Touring Car Championship fraternity, are at Queensland Raceway this weekend, for the final round of their inaugural season, and it’s there where they were proud to unveil their schedule for season two.
The 2018 MoComm QLDPTC Championship will see the series expand, with four rounds to be held in conjunction with the RACERS sanctioned events at Queensland Raceways venues, starting and finishing at the iconic Lakeside Park.
The top end of the season will be extremely busy for the paddock, with the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour being staged just one week before the opening round of the season at Lakeside Park. On top of that, the opening round of the Queensland Endurance Championship, the Willowbank 300, will be held from April 20-22, smack bang in the middle of the first and second rounds. QR will play host to Round 2 of the QLDPTC season, on the opening weekend of May.
Further expansion may see the series venture to Morgan Park in August – to fill the gap in the schedule. Talks are underway with CAMS, who are keen to host the series, at least once, at Morgan Park next season.
The Queensland series will also join forces with the national competition, when they visit Queensland Raceway with the Shannons Nationals in July. The category has been invited to run in the famed ‘Fight in the Night’ 300km race on the Saturday of the event, with an option of either running just that race, or backing up for another 300km on the Sunday, if they wish.
Today, the final round of the 2017 season gets underway, with qualifying at around Midday AEST, ahead of Race 1 under lights, after 6:30pm, before our 2017 champion will be crowned tomorrow, with the final race of the season, another one-hour enduro, taking place at 8:30am AEST.
2MCE Sport is the only place to catch all the action, with a FULL REPLAY of BOTH races airing Monday and Tuesday night from 10pm-1am AEDST.
|2018 MoComm Queensland Production Touring Car Championship|
|1||April 6-8||Lakeside Park||QRDC 1|
|2||May 4-6||Queensland Raceway||QRDC 2|
|3||July 27-29*||Queensland Raceway||Shannons Nationals|
|4 (TBC)||August TBC||Morgan Park||TBC|
|5||November 3-4||Queensland Raceway||Ipswich Classic|
|6||November 17-18||Lakeside Park||QRDC 6|
|*Subject to confirmation.|