Supercars has revealed the calendar for the 2023 season, the first run under the Gen3 regulations.
The Gen3 Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro will make their racing debuts on the streets of Newcastle in March, with the 2023 season consisting of 12 rounds including two endurance races.
The Penrite Oil Sandown 500 endurance event returns to its September date and will be followed by the Repco Bathurst 1000.
Missing from the calendar is a round in New Zealand, following the impending closure of Pukekohe Park Raceway, in addition to Winton Motor Raceway and Queensland Raceway.
Winton and Queensland Raceway will be used as testing circuits for teams in 2023. Both venues will host the inaugural test outings of team-owned Gen3 Mustangs and Camaros in January with fans welcome to attend.
“With the Camaro vs Mustang debut, the return of the Sandown 500 and our marquee event, the Repco Bathurst 1000, celebrating its 60th anniversary, 2023 is shaping as one of the most exciting in the history of our sport,” said Supercars CEO Shane Howard.
“This year we have seen huge crowds return to our events and Adelaide is shaping as a spectacular finale for the Holden Commodore and Ford Mustang rivalry.
“We cannot wait to rollout out our Gen3 Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro at Newcastle in March. What an amazing way to start the new chapter of racing for our sport.”
Regarding an event in New Zealand not being on the 2023 calendar, Howard said: “We are still in progressive talks with our counterparts there for an event in the future, however as they continue it is in the best interest of all parties involved to focus on 2024 and beyond. We have every intention to return to New Zealand and we are confident of an announcement in the new year regarding a partnership with a new venue.”
2023 Repco Supercars Championship Calendar
|Thrifty Newcastle 500*^||10-12 March 2023||Newcastle Street Circuit, NSW|
|Beaurepaires Melbourne 400|
Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix
|30 March to 2 April 2023||Albert Park, Melbourne, VIC|
|Perth SuperSprint^||28-30 April 2023||CARCO.com.au Raceway|
|NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint||19-21 May 2023||Symmons Plains Raceway, TAS|
|Darwin Triple Crown*||16-18 June 2023||Hidden Valley Raceway, NT|
|NTI Townsville 500*^||7-9 July 2023||Townsville Street Circuit, QLD|
|Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight||28-30 July 2023||Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW|
|OTR SuperSprint||18-20 August 2023||The Bend Motorsport Park, SA|
|Penrite Oil Sandown 500^||15-17 September 2023||Sandown Raceway, VIC|
|Repco Bathurst 1000*^||5-8 October 2023||Mount Panorama, NSW|
|Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500*||27-29 October 2023||Gold Coast Street Circuit, QLD|
|VALO Adelaide 500*^||23-26 November 2023||Adelaide Street Circuit, SA|
* Event will be broadcast live on Foxtel, Kayo and the Seven Network
^ Event will feature Dunlop Super2 and Super3 Series on Support Card
Event formats and dates are subject to change. Correct at time of release.