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*
|Test||Pre-Season Test Day, The Bend||February 18|
|1||Adelaide Parklands Circuit||February 20-23|
|2||Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit||March 12-15|
|3||Sydney Motorsport Park||June 27-28|
|4||Winton Motor Raceway||July 18-19|
|5||Hidden Valley Raceway||August 8-9|
|6||Reid Park Street Circuit||August 29-30|
|7||Sandown International Motor Raceway||September 19-20|
|8||Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit||October 8-11|
|9||Wanneroo Raceway||October 31-November 1|
|10||Symmons Plains Raceway||November 21-22|
|11||Sydney Motorsport Park||December 12-13|
*All events are provisional and subject to change