The new calendar has been announced and there’s plenty to look out for in 2020.
From testing in Tailem Bend to the season opener in Adelaide, we can’t wait for what’s in store. We’ve got all the dates you need to note down for the upcoming season and much more right here.
Only two days before 2020’s opener comes the official Supercars pre-season test day – an opportunity for teams, drivers and fans alike to witness the new cars in action for the very first time.
Hosted at The Bend Motorsport Park, the test will take place on Tuesday February 18th, just before we head two hours West for the boys to battle it out for the first time of the season.
CELEBRATING THE ANZAC
The Auckland SuperSprint has moved back to one of our most important occasions – ANZAC Day. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War; making our relationship with New Zealand a very special one.
RACING UNDER LIGHTS
There really is no place like the Gold Coast. As the action takes place on city roads surrounded by punishing barriers, there’s no margin for error. Even the smallest of mistakes can have heavy consequences. Of course, what is going to make this even more spectacular is that all of the racing will happen under lights.
It is planned be one of three events to be run into the night, with Perth and the return of Sydney Motorsport Park also joining in the fun, and making those weekends that little bit more special.
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting things about next year’s calendar is more racing! Though there is no Phillip Island or Ipswich circuit on the calendar to help reduce our costs and create a better flow of events; racing kilometres has actually increased with SuperSprint rounds hosting a 200-kilometre race on both the Saturday and Sunday. So, more racing, and more track time with the number of Top 10 Shootouts also increased to 11. Tailem Bend will now feature a Shootout, plus Gold Coast and Newcastle will host one on each of the days, as part of the push to add Saturday value.
BIG AT THE BEND
The pre-Bathurst event is back next year, but this time at the Bend Motorsport Park. The South Australian circuit first featured on our calendars only last year, and next year we’ll be flying in our co-drivers as it joins the Enduro Cup with a 500-kilometre race in September.
Don’t stress, Sandown isn’t going anywhere, as it will become a regular SuperSprint event with 400-kilometres run across two days.
Have a look at the full calendar:
Feb 18: Supercars pre-season Test Day, The Bend, South Australia
Feb 20-23: Adelaide 500, Adelaide
Mar 12-15: Melbourne 400, Formula One Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park
April 3-5: Tasmania SuperSprint, Launceston
April 24-26: Auckland SuperSprint, Auckland
May 15-17: Perth SuperNight, Barbagallo Raceway, Perth
June 5-7: Winton SuperSprint, Winton
June 26-28: Townsville 400, Townsville
July 17-19: Darwin Triple Crown, Darwin
Aug 28-30: Sydney SuperNight, Sydney Motorsport Park
Sept 18-20: The Bend 500, Tailem Bend, South Australia
Oct 8-11: Bathurst 1000, Bathurst
Oct 30-Nov 1:Gold Coast 600, Gold Coast
Nov 20-22: Sandown 400, Melbourne
Dec 4-6: Newcastle 500, Newcastle