For the first time in OTR SuperSprint history, the Turns 1, 17 and 18 grandstands are all accessible to general admission ticket holders on a first-come, first-served basis.
Supercars will complete three races across Saturday and Sunday with the rest of the track time taken up by Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup, Touring Car Masters, Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series, S5000 and the Haltech SuperUtes.
This marks an OTR SuperSprint debut for S5000 and Touring Car Masters, while the one-make Toyota 86 series will return to the venue for the first time since 2018.
South Australian driver Todd Hazelwood is eagerly anticipating a return to The Bend in his new CoolDrive racing Gen3 Mustang.
“I cannot wait to return to The Bend in August and see how the new spec GEN3 Supercar performs on the uniquely fast and flowing European-styled layout," Hazelwood said.
I always look forward to heading home to SA to race in front of my friends, family and fans and am sure we will put on another great show for the local supporters.”
Life has been made easier for new and returning trackside campers with the sites to be available to be booked online via the Outix ticketing platform from March 15th.
Park ‘n’ view ticketing will again be available in 2023 along with various premium ticketing options.
The Bend Motorsport Park CEO, Alistair MacDonald was excited by the initial changes to this year’s OTR SuperSprint: “The fan experience is the most valuable part of the event so the combination of on-track action with increased grandstand access and on-site entertainment is something that we’re proud to present.
"We have continued to take into consideration the feedback from our fans and are working on an exciting on and off-track lineup.
"Our fans are really responding to the family-friendly atmosphere, and this is something that we are continually evolving, whilst still delivering a great product to the purest motorsport fans."
The Bend is pleased to announce The OTR Fuel & Convenience chain which operates 160-plus stores across South Australia and Victoria will return as the events naming rights sponsor for the sixth straight year.
OTR Founder, Mr Yasser Shahin said: “OTR is proud to sponsor the 2023 OTR SuperSprint at The Bend. This is a world-class event, and the hotly anticipated debut of the Gen3 Supercar will be a huge draw for motorsport fans.
“For OTR it’s important to support the communities we live and work in, and we do this through our charity program OTRGive and our partnership with Foodbank, which to date has seen us donate more than $2 million to community groups in need.”
The OTR SuperSprint will also receive continued support from the South Australian Tourism Commission.
Discounted early bird tickets will be available from the March 1 until the March 31 via thebend.com.au.
The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will commence at the Thrifty Newcastle 500 on March 10-12.
Tickets are on sale on Supercars.com and Ticketek.com.