Bathurst fans prepare for the greatest spectacle ever seen in Australian motorsport with the final Supercars weekend secured.
With Queensland lighting up for the first time with a night race, News Corp Australia may also exclusively reveal that Australia’s largest race was changed to start on November 30 and conclude on December 5.
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In what could be a thrilling 1000km championship decider, Mount Panorama will once again host the V8 Grand Final for the second year in a row.
The six-day Bathurst event will also feature Dunlop Super 2 Series, Porsche Carrera Cup, Toyota Gazoo Racing 86 Series, TCR Australia, Touring Car Masters, S5000, GT World Challenge Australia, V8 SuperUtes and Trans Am.
“I would like to thank Acting Mayor North, Rob Cameron at Repco and John McMellan at ARG for their collaboration over the past few weeks to put together what could be known as the best Repco Bathurst 1000,” said Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.
“It has been a difficult year for motorsport fans, but we are confident that this is the recipe for the best possible finale to the 2021 season.
“This event will be a great opportunity to grab the family, go camping in the fresh rural air of Bathurst while being entertained by a truly dynamic range of motorsports.”
Queensland will not be left out of the revised schedule, should it be approved, with Queensland Raceway slated to host a double title in October that will include a historic night race.
In a Queensland first for Supercars, the Ipswich venue will be lit up with high-lumen lights that will be installed around the track known as the clip.
The Ipswich double header will replace the rounds that were scheduled to take place at Winton and Phillip Island.
After a long hiatus, Supercars hope to return to the track in QR on October 23-24. The series has not run since back-to-back events in Townsville in July.
With the hope that New South Wales will begin to emerge from the lockdown from mid-October, Supercars are also expected to announce a double title at Sydney Motorsport Park in November, which will serve as a prequel to the decisive Bathurst 1000 match.
It is the second time that Supercars have been forced to review the schedule for the second half of the season due to Covid chaos along the East Coast.
The Bathurst 1000 had already been swapped out in early November when the series announced its first revised schedule in late July, resulting in a messy battle over dates to compete at Mount Panorama with a rival event.
Originally posted as Bathurst 1000 is set to close out Supercars season as Gold Coast cuts out