2019 Calendars: Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

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Including the famous Bathurst 1000.

Power, speed, money, sponsorship. What’s not to like?

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*As at 1 February 2019*

Date Race Circuit
2-3 Mar Adelaide 500 Victoria Park, Adelaide
15-17 Mar Melbourne (x4) Albert Park, Melbourne
6-7 Apr Tasmania SuperSprint Symmons Plains Raceway
13-14 Apr Phillip Island SuperSprint Phillip Island GP
4-5 May Perth SuperNight Barbagallo Raceway
25-26 May Winton SuperSprint Winton Raceway
15-16 Jun Darwin Triple Crown Hidden Valley Motorsports Complex
6-7 Jul Townsville 400 Townsville Street Circuit
27-28 Jul Ipswich SuperSprint Queensland Raceway
24-25 Aug The Bend SuperSprint The Bend Motorsports Park
14-15 Sep Auckland SuperSprint Pukekohe Park
13 Oct Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama
26-27 Oct Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise
10 Nov Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway
23-24 Nov Newcastle SuperSprint Newcastle Street Circuit

Teams and drivers get tested with a variety of different race formats. These are:

SuperSprint & SuperNight:
A 120km race on Saturday and a 200km race on Sunday.

SuperStreet:
Adelaide and Newcastle, the opening and closing rounds of the season, have a 250km race each on Saturday and Sunday.
Pukekohe and Townsville have a 200km race each on Saturday and Sunday.

Enduro Cup:
Each driver is joined by an enduro co-driver who must complete 1/3rd of the race.
The iconic Bathurst 1000 is a single 1000km race and this year will open the Enduro Cup.
The Gold Coast 600 at Surfers Paradise is a pair of 300km races.
The Sandown 500 is a single 500km race.

What’s Changed?

Sydney Motorsports Park (Eastern Creek) takes a year out, with the plan to bring it back in January 2020 as part of a move to run the calendar in the Australian summer. Which seems brave to me, I thought it was in Aussie winter because the summer was too hot!

As a consequence, Barbagallo will take the night race format.

Phillip Island switches to the SuperSprint format.

The Sandown 500, traditionally in September, moves after Bathurst and Gold Coast to be the penultimate round, in November. Pukekohe moves to September and effectively swaps places with Sandown.

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