Adelaide street race axed for 2021

The iconic Adelaide street race has been axed ahead of the 2021 Supercars Championship season according to reports from local Australian media.

“The Superloop Adelaide 500 has been an event icon for over 20 years, and this decision was made with careful consideration,” said Steven Marshall, premier of South Australia, to the Adelaide Advertiser.

“COVID-19 has presented significant challenges for the events sector, and the uncertainty and other factors became an unsurmountable hurdle in the plight to deliver a successful race.

“South Australia sets the benchmark for delivering world-class events, and we will continue to invest in this space to create local jobs.

“We remain a strong supporter of motorsports and will move swiftly to assess all options for motorsport future events.”

The Adelaide 500 has hosted the Supercars Championship season opener since 2002 and has had more than 200,000 spectators on site, albeit with a declining trend over the past couple of years.