The Adelaide 500 has been confirmed as the Repco Supercars Championship season finale for the next five years.
The agreement between the South Australian government and Supercars ushers in the return of the event, starting with the 2022 season finale from December 1 to 4 and continuing through to 2026.
The agreement was signed by Premier Peter Malinauskas, SA Motorsport Board chief executive Mark Warren and Supercars CEO Shane Howard in Adelaide.
Supercars has also committed to hosting its end of season gala awards night on the Monday following the Adelaide 500.
“This is an historic moment for motorsport in South Australia,” said Premier Peter Malinauskas.
“Not only are we locking in the event’s return this year, but we are also securing the race for at least the next five years.
“I have every confidence hosting the final race in the Supercars Championship will become an integral part of the sport’s calendar in the same way the season opener in Adelaide used to be.
“Coupled with hosting the end of season gala awards night, this promises to be a spectacular end of the year leading into the Christmas period.”
Supercars CEO Shane Howard added: “The Adelaide 500 is a spectacular event that showcases South Australia to a huge national and international audience and will be a fitting finale to the Repco Supercars Championship for the next five years.
“I want to thank Premier Malinauskas, the South Australian Government, Mark Warren and the SA Motorsport Board for their unwavering support and reviving this event to recreate what will be five incredible years of racing in Adelaide.”