Kiwi Supercars round dropped!

The 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship revised calendar has been updated and will now finish under lights at Sydney Motorsport Park in December, 12-13 December. As expected, the New Zealand round of the Supercars calendar has been cancelled, along with The Bend and a second Mount Panorama rounds.

With doubts coming out of the Australian Government that their borders will not be open before 2021, hosting a round outside of the country has proved to difficult.

“When the draft calendar was released four weeks ago, our primary objective was to ensure we returned to racing as soon as possible,” commented Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.

“This allowed us to put a stake in the ground and ensure we returned to the track quickly following the COVID-19 shutdown.

“The calendar announced in May was based on the best information we had at the time.

“With an eye on 2021, teams and broadcast partners have agreed it is in all parties’ best interests commercially and competitively to finish this year’s campaign in December and start the new season in the New Year.”

Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 2020 calendar*

CircuitDate
TestPre-Season Test Day, The BendFebruary 18
1Adelaide Parklands CircuitFebruary 20-23
2Albert Park Grand Prix CircuitMarch 12-15
3Sydney Motorsport ParkJune 27-28
4Winton Motor RacewayJuly 18-19
5Hidden Valley RacewayAugust 8-9
6Reid Park Street CircuitAugust 29-30
7Sandown International Motor RacewaySeptember 19-20
8Mount Panorama Motor Racing CircuitOctober 8-11
9Wanneroo RacewayOctober 31-November 1
10Symmons Plains RacewayNovember 21-22
11Sydney Motorsport ParkDecember 12-13

*All events are provisional and subject to change

Benjamin Carrell

Benjamin Carrell is a freelance motorsport writer and currently edits talkmotorsport.co.nz. He writes for a number of Kiwi drivers and motorsport clubs. That's when he's not working in his horticultural day-job or training for the next road or mtb cycle race!

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  1. Mark Baker

    Makes sense. It’s weird when events cross calendar margins. I see ATEED is confident they will be at Pukekohe at Easter. A bit of fast work to do to the resource consent then!

    Mark Baker