It will see Bathurst again host the first round of the globe-trotting GT3 championship in 2020 and 2021, while the date for next year’s event has been confirmed as Jan. 31 – Feb. 2. The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be … A Bathurst sprint round is firming as the season opener for Supercars in 2021. Supercars has secured a five-year deal with Repco in relation to the Bathurst 1000.Credit:Getty Images. Mount Panorama has emerged as the clear favourite to host next season's opener, following confirmation that Adelaide 500 will be moved to later in the year. The deal, from 2021-25 inclusive, will see the endurance test at Mount Panorama christened the Repco Bathurst 1000. It’s a great event when it’s the last event of the season. The Victorian company has a strong history in Australian motorsport dating back to the 1940s when it built racing engines, and its most famous partnership is with Australia's first Formula One champion the late Sir Jack Brabham. However the February date created too many contractual complications and the idea was ditched. Destination New South Wales has a five-year deal with Supercars to host the final round in Newcastle that runs through to 2021, however that pandemic has left a question mark over the state government-funded event. The 2020 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will also take place a week later than has become the norm, on October 15-18. Check out the full entry list for final round of the Supercars season, the 2020 Bathurst 1000. Speedcafe.com reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic. Wayne Bryant, Repco's executive general manager, said given the company's history in the sport, "aligning with Australia’s most famous race was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up”. Supercars already owns and promotes the 12 Hour, and, on its first post-lockdown schedule, had planned to use the event to close the 2020 season.

Michael Lynch is The Age's chief soccer reporter and also reports on motor sport and horseracing, Supercars nail down five-year Bathurst sponsorship deal. They’ve got one eye to the 2021 season but we’re still in negotiations.”. Comments require approval before being published. Speedcafe.com has been established to provide a daily motorsport news service to the industry and fans in Australia and internationally. Mount Panorama has emerged as the clear favourite to host next season's opener, following confirmation that Adelaide 500 will be moved to later in the year. For support, please contact [email protected]. Now Repco and Supercars have established a new five-year agreement commencing in 2021 as the naming rights sponsor for the Bathurst 1000. In the most difficult sports marketing and sponsorship environment for decades, any sport that nails down a long-term sponsorship deal for its major event will breathe a sigh of relief. Try our daily email, The best way to get your news first, fast and free! The ARG-run Bathurst 6 Hour, which was postponed from its usual Easter date, was also added to the Bathurst International schedule. “Having a partner who wants to celebrate this iconic Australian event as much as we do is great news for our sport and an event which is broadcast to around 298 million homes in 90 countries,” he said. The Bathurst 1000 could again be the only enduro event of the Supercars Championship in 2021, Speedcafe.com has learned. It was to have been bookended by The Bend OTR 500 and the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 to form the now customary Pirtek Enduro Cup before the latter was dropped in the May calendar revision and the former circuit got cut in June. “I think it would be absolutely fantastic if we were the final event of the season,” he told media on Friday. I know that Supercars are just trying to get through the 2020 season. The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is an endurance race for the motor racing classes of GT3, GT4 along with other invited production-based or specialised endurance vehicles. While it's exact spot in the schedule is yet to be settled, SA premier Steven Marshall has put the event's hand up to host the 2021 season finale – something that would be reminiscent of old Australian Grand Prix on the streets of Adelaide.
It is now believed that consideration is being given to holding less than three enduros again in 2021, with potentially only the Bathurst 1000 on the cards. Head to Mt Panorama for it’s fastest growing event, the 2021 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. Townsville Supercars: Courtney tops opening practice, Townsville Supercars: Waters sets Practice 2 pace, Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars, five-year deal with Supercars to host the final round in Newcastle, Aragon MotoGP: Rins wins from Marquez, disaster for Quartararo, “Out of control” front tyre pressure ruined Quartararo’s race, ByKolles reveals images of 2021 WEC hypercar design, Supercars TV presenter reflects on "kick in the guts", Supercars: "Everything is on the table" for 2021, Supercars unveils 'hybrid ready' Gen3 Camaro, Mustang, IMSA Mid-Ohio: Montoya puts Acura on top in first practice, McLaughlin "completely satisfied" if Supercars career is over, Emotional Holden tributes from Bathurst winners, Estoril WSBK: Davies leads Ducati 1-2 in season finale, Bathurst 1000: Van Gisbergen/Tander take thrilling win, Todd Kelly builds André's Bathurst 1000 engine, Racing fuel making the journey to the Bathurst 1000, Thirsty Camel - Thirsty For A Good Story with Mark Skaife. Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said Repco’s partnership for the Bathurst 1000 was a major endorsement of the sport. “We were historically the final event of the Formula 1 series when it was held here in South Australia. A single-driver sprint event at the iconic circuit would either replace, or run alongside, the Bathurst 12 Hour, which is unlikely to go ahead as a full international GT affair thanks to Australia's border restrictions. Rins triumphs for Suzuki in Aragon MotoGP thriller > View, McLaughlin expresses pride at winning Barry Sheene Medal > View, Waters named Supercars Drivers’ Driver for 2020 season > View, DJRTP clinches teams’ championship, 10th drivers’ title > View, Supercars boss: We’ll be back at Bathurst in February > View, Davison proud of Waters and Tickford after Bathurst podium > View, DOWNLOAD: Bathurst 1000 victory poster > View, Three-time champ McLaughlin gives credit to Victorian effort > View, GALLERY: Van Gisbergen/Tander Bathurst victory > View, Van Gisbergen elated after 'awesome' Bathurst 1000 victory > View, Dane hails his ‘most intelligent’ driver > View. Repco has a long history in motorsport and so, aligning with Australia’s most famous race was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” Repco Australia executive general manager Wayne Bryant says. Adelaide's chances of securing the season finale may rest with the fate of the Newcastle street race. That principle was turned on its head last year when the southeast Melbourne circuit was moved to a November slot but retained the same format, meaning it closed out the Pirtek Enduro Cup. By submitting above you agree to the Speedcafe.com Privacy Policy. Supercars has secured a five-year deal with Repco in relation to the Bathurst 1000. “It’s still early days in the negotiation. No financial details have been disclosed. Supercars has managed to securing automotive parts giant Repco for a five-year deal to back its most iconic race, the Bathurst 1000, from next year onwards. Traditionally, Sandown has hosted a 500km enduro which has served as something of a warm-up, in practice or at least in spirit, for the Great Race at Mount Panorama which would follow. Subscribe to our daily newsletter, the best way to get your news first, fast, and free! As it has transpired, the Great Race will not only again have the unusual position of being the opening enduro this year, it will be the only one.
The Adelaide 500 has relinquished its hold on the opening round for next year due to concerns over ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the South Australian Tourism Commission unwilling to commit to the circuit build without knowing spectators will be allowed through the gate. Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed. Should the new season opener plan go ahead, it would the first time Mount Panorama has hosted Supercars sprint racing since 1996. The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be the sole two-driver race this season due to the impact which the COVID-19 pandemic and associated government regulations have had on the calendar.

One possible explanation is that doing so would reduce the cost burden on teams of competing at such outings. The 2020 Bathurst 1000 (formally known as the 2020 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000) is a planned motor racing event for Supercars that is planned to be held on the weekend of 15-18 October 2020.

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