With escalating Covid-19 numbers in Victoria, increased restrictions have hampered an earlier start to the 2020 Australian GT Championship season than had been proposed forcing organisers to again postpone the start of the sprint campaign until the Bathurst 1000 in October.
The Barbagallo round of the 2019 Australian GT Championship provided some memorable racing during the three-leg GT race around the 2.4-kilometre circuit, a mix of day and night races providing some epic moments, not the least of which was the incident that claimed leader Ryan How in the dying stages of Saturday night’s final race.
Having delayed the start of the Australian GT Championship to negotiate the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-March, organisers were overjoyed to reveal a return to competition just over a week ago, with a four-round season as part of the Motorsport Australia Championships and the Supercars programs, however the recent announcement around the new Victorian outbreak has forced a third change to the proposed calendar.
Off the back of the recent announcement of the 2020 Championship calendar, Australian GT will welcome not only a new commercial partner but a new name to Australian motorsport with International timepiece brand Omologato becoming the ‘Official Timepiece Partner’ for the Championship. The partnership includes the awarding of the ‘Omologato Pole Position’ award for each round of the 2020 AGT season as well as other product promotional activity across the remainder of the year.