Supercars’ 2023 calendar is still up in the air, pending key government approvals.
A draft schedule has gone to broadcasters and teams, but the final line-up of events is still to be approved.
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Awaiting confirmation of government support are Perth and New Zealand, with the latter needing continued backing to move to Hampton Downs.
With the return of the Newcastle 500 as the new season-opener, Supercars is juggling demand against a preferred maximum of 12 events.
Supercars supremo Shane Howard has hoped to announce the 2023 calendar in the lead-up to next week’s Repco Bathurst 1000, but that now looks unlikely.
As well as Newcastle, locked in are the AGP, Symmons Plains, Sydney Motorsport Park, Darwin, Townsville, Sandown, Bathurst, Gold Coast and Adelaide.
Wanneroo Park and NZ are expected to return, putting Winton and The Bend Motorsport Park in the firing line.
Supercars can run more than 12 rounds, but teams have to be paid extra for each additional event – plus increased broadcast costs.
PARKED UP PLUS also has a comprehensive rundown on Repco’s plans for a fan-tastic festival during the Repco Bathurst 1000.
Plus, world rally expert Tom Howard explains why Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen’s entry in this weekend’s Rally New Zealand will attract international attention.
All this and more big news on PARKED UP PLUS, hosted by motorsport journalist of the year Mark Fogarty.
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