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Supercars To Return June 27

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will return on June 27 in Sydney, with the revised 2020 schedule to include 11 more events to run between June and February 2021.

Supercars CEO, Sean Seamer, said Supercars has and will continue to work with all government stakeholders, commercial partners, and teams to plan the return of racing in a safe and compliant way.

“To be in a position to release a calendar is great news for our sport,” Seamer said.

“This plan allows us to deliver a world-class Championship while remaining agile and responsive to changing conditions.

“The stringent guidelines we have developed are based on expert medical advice and the advice of our government partners and Motorsport Australia and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our people, teams, drivers, and officials.

“We will continually assess the possibility of admitting fans to events based on the direction of government restrictions, including how we might be able to accommodate camping and Park & View.

“At this stage, the June event at Sydney Motorsport Park will be a television only event with no fans in attendance,” he said.

Supercars also said the 11 rescheduled events will determine the champion of the current season, with points earned during the season opening Superloop Adelaide 500 counting towards the title.

The traditional street circuit events on the Gold Coast and Newcastle have not been included in the 2020 draft calendar of events, with Supercars saying they will provide full refunds for those who already had purchased tickets.

Supercars feature event, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is set to remain as a four-day event, and will be held from October 11, as a 161-lap endurance event.