V8 Supercars schedule change

V8 Supercars has announced a change to its 2016 calendar following the decision by Formula One Management to move the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

The Albert Park race was originally scheduled for March 31 to April 3 but has been moved to March 17-20 as part of a revised 2016 F1 calendar ratified at the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris.

V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains Raceway would now be moved to April 1-3.

"It's a very simple and neat swap of dates for these two events which won't affect the rhythm of the revamped calendar for 2016," he said.

"We believe the 2016 calendar is a major win for fans and the most exciting the sport has seen. It delivers consistent and regular events throughout the season and expands the championship into Asia in what is a truly exciting development for the sport.

"We believe it will result in an even bigger following for our sport both locally and overseas with bigger crowds and our expanded television coverage on Fox Sports and Network Ten."

2016 Schedule

3-6 MAR

Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Adelaide Street Circuit, SA

17-20 MAR

2016 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix*

Albert Park, VIC

15-17 APR

WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint

Phillip Island Circuit, VIC

6-8 MAY

Perth SuperSprint

Barbagallo Raceway, WAr

20-22 MAY

Winton SuperSprint

Winton Motor Raceway, VIC

17-19 JUNE

SKYCITY Triple Crown Darwin

Hidden Valley Raceway, NT

8-10 JULY

Castrol EDGE Townsville 400

Reid Park, QLD

22-24 JULY

Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint

Queensland Raceway, QLD

12-14 AUG

KL City Grand Prix

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


26-28 AUG

Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint

Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW

16-18 SEPT

Wilson Security Sandown 500

Sandown Raceway, VIC

6-9 OCT

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

Mount Panorama, NSW

21-23 OCT

Castrol Gold Coast 600

Surfers Paradise, QLD

4-6 NOV

ITM Auckland SuperSprint

Pukekohe Park Raceway, NZ

25-27 NOV

Coates Hire Sydney 500

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

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