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Supercars release revised calendar that span into 2021

The Supercars Championship organisation has released a 12-round revised calendar that will span into 2021 due to the coronavirus lockdown.

“This is a fixed stake in the ground that we can now move forward on, and we all need to be flexible on how much racing we can and can’t do over the coming eight months,” said Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.

Sydney Motorsport Park will host the first return race, as confirmed yesterday, on June 27-28, followed by ten rounds, with the season ending with a second visit at Bathurst on February 5-7, coinciding with the 2021 Bathurst 12 Hour.

“We certainly wouldn’t want to try and replicate the Bathurst 1000,” said Seamer.

“There’s a tremendous opportunity going to Bathurst a second time, but tremendous risk as well. So we’re going to have to be innovative and make sure it’s different.”

There are just two races removed compared to the original calendar in the form of the street circuits Gold Coast and Newcastle.

The Auckland round is yet to be confirmed whether it will be held at Hampton Downs or Pukekohe.

All events, bar the four-day Bathurst 1000, will be held over two days. The exact race format is yet to be confirmed.

Revised 2020 Supercars Championship calendar

February 22-23 – Adelaide 500
June 27-28 – Sydney Motorsport Park
July 18-19 – Truck Assist Winton
August 8-9 – BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown
August 29-30 – Townsville
September 19-20 – OTR The Bend
October 8-11 – Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
October 31-November 1 – PIRTEK Perth
November 21-22 – Tyrepower Tasmania
December 12-13 – Penrite Oil Sandown
January 9-10 – ITM Auckland
February 5-7 – Bathurst