Supercars
Supercars
27 Feb
Event finished
20 Mar
Event finished
17 Apr
Next event in
4 days
08 May
Next event in
25 days
R
28 May
Next event in
45 days
R
Hidden Valley
19 Jun
Next event in
67 days
R
Townsville
09 Jul
Next event in
87 days
R
20 Aug
Next event in
129 days
R
Wanneroo
11 Sep
Next event in
151 days
R
Bathurst II
07 Oct
Next event in
177 days
R
Surfers Paradise
03 Dec
Next event in
234 days

2021 Supercars calendar unveiled

Supercars has officially unveiled its 12-round 2021 calendar, with the season starting at Bathurst and finishing on the Gold Coast.

2021 Supercars calendar unveiled

The final version of the calendar is the same as the draft shown to teams yesterday, with 12 rounds in total, a single two-driver enduro, two night events and six two-day events.

Exact race formats for the events are yet to be confirmed. 

The season will kick off with an all-in pre-season test at Sydney Motorsport Park on February 14, followed by a trip to Bathurst on February 26-28 for the Mount Panorama 500, which is likely to be two 250-kilometre single-driver races.

That event will effectively take the place of the Supercars-owned Bathurst 12 Hour, which can't go ahead due to border closures.

The season will then continue with the traditional appearance at the Australian Grand Prix, that locked in for March 18-21, before the dash south to Symmons Plains for the Tasmania SuperSprint – the first of the two-day meetings.

That will be followed by more two-day sprint events at The Bend (May 8-9), Winton (May 29-30), and Darwin (June 19-20). 

Townsville will be held over three days between July 9-11 and will be the final round before a lengthy winter break.

The season will then resume with a pair of night races, starting at Sydney Motorsport Park on August 20-22 followed by Wanneroo Raceway in Perth on September 11-12. 

The newly-named Repco Bathurst 1000 will be the sole enduro, that meeting held, as usual, over four days between October 7-10. 

The annual trip to New Zealand will return to its slot as the penultimate round, however the uncertainty over where it will be held continues.

The calendar simply lists it as the Auckland SuperSprint, with both Pukekohe and Hampton Downs in the frame to host the event.

The season will then conclude with a single-driver event on the Gold Coast between December 3-5.

The combined Super2 and Super3 series will race at both Bathurst rounds, Winton, Townsville, SMP and the Gold Coast. 

Sandown has been named as a 'flex option' by Supercars, which says it has 'multiple bookings through the year should either events be cancelled'. 

Motorsport.com understands one of those is the Australian Grand Prix weekend, should Australia's strict border policies not allow Formula 1 teams to travel from Europe. 

“It is important to us to ensure the 2021 calendar features as much certainty for fans as we can provide given the current COVID-19 restrictions in each state and territory," said Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.

“We’re thrilled that next year we can deliver two events at Mount Panorama, including the season opener in February. 

“We are still working with all government partners on fan limits for each event, but we are confident of strong crowd numbers across Australia and New Zealand, in line with the current loosening of COVID-19 restrictions.

“We think having three different event formats used in 2021 will build on what we’ve learned about our racing this year, so fans can look forward to thrilling weekends every time we race."

Round / Event / Circuit  / Date
1 / Mount Panorama 500 / Mount Panorama, NSW / February 26-28*
2 / Australian Grand Prix / Albert Park, VIC / March 18-21
3/ Tasmania SuperSprint / Symmons Plains, TAS / April 10-11
4 / OTR SuperSprint / The Bend, SA / May 8-9
5 / Winton SuperSprint / Winton, VIC / May 29-30*
6 / Darwin Triple Crown / Hidden Valley, NT / June 19-20
7 / NT Townsville / Reid Park, QLD / July 9-11*
8 / Sydney SuperNight / Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW / August 20-22*
9 / Perth SuperNight / Wanneroo Raceway, WA / September 11-12
10 / Repco Bathurst 1000 / Mount Panorama, NSW / October 7-10*
11 / ITM Auckland SuperSprint / Auckland, NZ / November 6-7
12 / Gold Coast / Surfers Paradise, QLD / December 3-5*

shares
comments
Crehan departs Supercars TV team

Previous article

Crehan departs Supercars TV team

Next article

Newcastle to open 2022 Supercars season

Newcastle to open 2022 Supercars season
Load comments

About this article

Series Supercars
Author Andrew van Leeuwen
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020
Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester" Prime

Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester"

Scott McLaughlin has been a controversial figure in Supercars over the past few years but, as he heads off to a fresh challenge in IndyCar, the Australian tin-top series needs to find someone else to fill his drama-filled boots as the category enters a new era...

Supercars
Nov 3, 2020
Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title Prime

Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title

Scott McLaughlin was quick to describe his third Supercars title as his best yet. But even though it didn't match the dramatic backstory of his 2018 triumph, there's a good reason for him wanting to control the narrative this time around.

Supercars
Oct 2, 2020
Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars Prime

Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars

The Bathurst Grand Final may provide Supercars its greatest spectacle yet – but there's a risk it will force the series to face a hard truth.

Supercars
Sep 4, 2020
Why Scott McLaughlin must become an IndyCar driver Prime

Why Scott McLaughlin must become an IndyCar driver

Scott McLaughlin, two-time and current Supercars champion, should have been making his NTT IndyCar Series debut for Team Penske at the GP of Indianapolis, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced a rescheduling that has put the brakes on his career switch. But David Malsher-Lopez explains why the New Zealander deserves this opportunity as soon as possible.

IndyCar
Jul 4, 2020
Tickford's 10-year wait for James Courtney Prime

Tickford's 10-year wait for James Courtney

When the Supercars season resumes James Courtney will be a Tickford Racing driver – but it's not the first time the star driver has flirted with the famous Ford squad.

Supercars
May 19, 2020