Including the famous Bathurst 1000.
Power, speed, money, sponsorship. What’s not to like?
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*As at 1 February 2019*
|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.
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.
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.
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.