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.
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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