After a four-month break from the track, the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will be roaring back to racing, starting in Sydney on June 27.
Supercars today confirmed the details of a rescheduled 2020 Championship calendar which includes 11 more events to run between June and February 2021.
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said his team had worked and will continue to work with all government stakeholders, commercial partners and teams on a plan to allow racing again in a safe and compliant way.
Following extensive conversations with both the QLD and NSW governments and with local government partners, the traditional street circuit events on the Gold Coast and Newcastle have not been included in the 2020 draft calendar. Refunds will be processed for those who have purchased tickets to these events.
Added to the revised calendar is a second event to be held at Mount Panorama in February 2021.
The 11 rescheduled events will determine the Champion of the current season. Points accumulated during the season opening Superloop Adelaide 500 will count towards the title.
REVISED 2020 SUPERCARS CALENDAR
|2||Sydney Motorsport Park||June 27-28|
|3||Winton, Victoria||July 18-19|
|4||Hidden Valley, NT||August 8-9|
|5||Townsville, QLD||August 29-30|
|6||The Bend Motorsport Park, SA||September 19-20|
|7||Mount Panorama (Bathurst 1000)||October 8-11|
|8||Wanneroo Raceway, WA||Oct 31 – Nov 1|
|9||Symmons Plains, Tasmania||November 21-22|
|10||Sandown, Victoria||December 12-13|
|11||New Zealand (circuit TBA)||January 9-10|
|12||Mount Panorama (Bathurst 12 Hour)||February 5-7|
*Subject to change
Supercars will ensure that all events are compliant with appropriate State, Territory and Federal regulations as they continue to be updated in response to COVID-19 and otherwise.
“The stringent guidelines we have developed are based on expert medical advice and the advice of our Government partners and Motorsport Australia and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our people, teams, drivers and officials," Seamer said.
“We will continually assess the possibility of admitting fans to events based on the direction of government restrictions, including how we might be able to accommodate camping and Park & View.
“At this stage the June event at Sydney Motorsport Park will be a television only event with no fans in attendance."
Tickets already sold to events where fans can’t be admitted will be refunded.