The 2021 Bathurst 12 Hour is reportedly set to be replaced by a Supercars sprint round as part of a revised calendar.
According to Speedcafe.com, a revised calendar will see the current Virgin Australia Supercars season end at Bathurst for the first time since 2000. The last Supercars sprint round at Mount Panorama was in 1996.
It has also been reported that the Gold Coast and Newcastle events are under threat while Townsville will be held behind closed doors.
The Bathurst 12 Hour has become a prominent event in the Australian motorsport calendar since its reintroduction in 2007.
Since 2016, it has served as the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
Uncertainty surrounding international travel and logistics amid the ongoing pandemic are said to have hampered plans for the 2021 event.
The Mount Panorama Circuit is limited to five full circuit closures a year, with the Bathurst 12 Hour and Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 events being two of them. Supercars acquired the rights to the 12 Hour event from Yeehah Events in 2015.
The revised Supercars calendar is expected to be announced on Monday. The New Zealand round will likely be positioned toward the end of the year.