Full Clipsal 500 programme announced

The Supercars season-opening Clipsal 500 as announced its full programme for 2017, with both the Dunlop Series , Carrera Cup, and the Australian GT Championship on the bill.

Full Clipsal 500 programme announced
Lee Holdsworth, Team 18 Holden
Podium: winner Nick Percat, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden celebrates with champagne
Winner Nick Percat, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden
Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden
Fabian Coulthard, Team Penske Ford

The announcement confirms that Carrera Cup will begin its season in Adelaide, as expected but previously not formally announced.

The all-Porsche series will be joined by Round 1 of the Australian GT Championship, the second-tier Dunlop Supercars Series, and the return of the US-based Stadium Super Trucks.

Aussie Racing Cars and the state-based Improved Production series will round off the bill, along with the return of bike action with an Enduro-X/Supercross hybrid track.

“We are continuing to revolutionise motorsport on and off the circuit, offering a huge field of international competitors and new race categories, in addition to home grown artists who have defined the Australian music scene,” said South Australia’s Tourism Minister Leon Bignell.

“The State Government has invested an additional $70 million to market South Australia nationally and internationally and to attract major events, and the launch of this campaign – combined with our feature packed program – will ensure fans flock to Clipsal 500 Adelaide, and millions more watch on television around the country.

“In 2016, Clipsal 500 Adelaide attracted more than 263,000 spectators, generating a huge $65.6 million in expenditure. These numbers further cement Clipsal 500 Adelaide’s reputation as Australia’s biggest domestic motorsport event, and we want to make it more successful each year.”

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