Supercars is working in the direction of a decreased 14-event calendar for 2020 with presumably two present conferences not making the reduce.
The championship had been aiming to launch subsequent 12 months’s schedule at this weekend’s Watpac Townsville 400 however with work persevering with to finalise the calendar, a reveal is no longer anticipated till the center of July.
Supercars has already confirmed that the 2020 season will begin per week earlier with the normal Superloop Adelaide 500 opener transferring to a February date slot.
Whereas the calendar is anticipated to function one much less occasion in comparison with 2019, it’s also prone to embody a winter break.
Sydney Motorsport Park is about to return within the first quarter of the 12 months and is anticipated to host certainly one of two night time races, with Perth’s Barbagallo Wanneroo Raceway prone to retain its floodlit assembly.
Nonetheless, Sydney’s inclusion might imply that established occasions might face the chop.
Speedcafe.com understands that Phillip Island and Winton and are liable to shedding their spots on the calendar with each venues out of contract.
Having been mainstays in recent times, the circuits final dropped off the calendar in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
Likewise, all three Queensland occasions, particularly the Watpac Townsville 400, Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint and the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, are additionally seeking new contract and a funding settlement from state authorities.
Sandown can also be out of contract however it’s anticipated that the historic Melbourne circuit will retain a berth though it has been mooted that it’ll host a single driver dash spherical as a substitute of the 500km enduro which seems prone to head to The Bend Motorsport Park.
Based on Supercars boss Sean Seamer, the draft calendars which have been proven to groups have been met positively.
The prospect of fewer occasions will save groups cash and ease the stresses and strain on sources, which is vital because the sequence seems to be to rein in prices and enhance the championship’s sustainability.
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