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Adelaide 500 earmarked for 2022 return

Adelaide 500 could return as the season finale in 2022.

13 February 2022

The Adelaide 500 will return in 2022 if the Labor Party wins the upcoming South Australian state election.

The event, which was last held as the 2020 season opener, will switch to the season finale slot on the December 1 to 4, pending the election result.

“If Labor wins next month’s state election, we will see Supercars returning to the streets of Adelaide before the end of the year,” said SA Labor leader Peter Malinauskas.

“The return of the Adelaide 500 would deliver a much-needed boost to CBD hotels, cafes, restaurants, bars and the city economy more broadly.

“The return of the Adelaide 500 is a key plank of my plan for the future of major events in South Australia.”

The first Adelaide 500 was held in 1999, with the event becoming one of the most popular on the calendar as the traditional season opener.

Sydney Motorsport Park was set to host the 2022 season finale, though it has been moved to the start of the season in place of the postponed Newcastle 500.

“We have made no secret that we would love to be back racing on the streets of Adelaide,” said Supercars CEO Shane Howard.

“The Adelaide 500 has played such an important part in making Supercars what it is today.

“We are excited about bringing the event back for our fans.”