Supercars has released its highly anticipated calendar draft for 12 laps in 2021, which will begin in Bathurst in February.
The new calendar includes a handful of significant changes in place of the cancellation of the Adelaide 500 and the absence of the Newcastle 500, which were later confirmed to return as the season opener in 2022.
Although dates have been disclosed, certain details regarding the number of races per event or the length of races have not been fully confirmed.
Speed Cafe. com expects 2021 to include elements of the disrupted 2020 schedule, including shorter races with no refueling.
This includes the compression of the race weekends, where six events take place over just two days using the same sprint format with three races across the 2020 schedule.
Supercars will be launched on 14. Hold a pre-season test at Sydney Motorsport Park around the time of the championship’s official season start on February.
As already mentioned in general, supercars will be available from 26. until 28. Go to Bathurst for the start of the season for Mount Panorama 500 in February.
The sprint event in Bathurst should be a one-off instead of the now defunct Adelaide 500.
Supercars will then be available from 18. until 21. March to Melbourne to support the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Should the event not take place due to COVID-19, it is assumed that the Sandown International Motor Raceway serves as a replacement location for the second event of the season.
Supercars return from 10. until 11. April returns for the first time in a series of two-day events at Symmons Plains International Raceway on Apple Isle.
After the Tasmania SuperSprint, the championship will take place next year from 8. till 9. May at The Bend Motorsport Park for the only event in South Australia, the OTR SuperSprint.
The Winton SuperSprint follows from 29. until 30. May at the Hidden Valley Raceway, on the 18. until 20. June the Darwin Triple Crown takes place.
The championship starts from Darwin from 9. until 11. July for the NTI Townsville event on the Reid Park Street Circuit.
The Sydney SuperNight at Sydney Motorsport Park returns from 20. until 22. August back before Supercars from 11. until 12. September for the second time in a row on the Wanneroo Raceway in Western Australia in Perth, the Perth SuperNight.
While the Auckland Council Tourism Agency had a desire to have supercars return to New Zealand over the weekend of ANZAC Day in April, organizers have decided for the 6th. to 7. November decided.
A location for the New Zealand event has not yet been confirmed but is expected to take place in either Pukekohe Park or Hampton Downs Motorsport Park.
The championship ends from 3. until 5. December at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit on the Gold Coast.
Foxtel will broadcast every practice, qualifying and race of the championship live via Fox Sports and the streaming service Kayo.
These are expected to include the season opener at Mount Panorama 500, Sydney SuperNight, Bathurst 1000 and the season end on the Gold Coast.
The upcoming season will be the last under Gen2 regulations before Gen3 arrives in 2022.
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