Supercars will have two races at Darwin next month with the series confirming a doubleheader from Hidden Valley Raceway.
The first round, the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown, will be staged on August 8-9 with the Darwin SuperSprint set to go ahead the following weekend on August 15-16.
The change in the calendar comes as Victorian- and New South Wales-based teams will relocate to Queensland following the conclusion of this weekend’s Sydney SuperSprint to form a new Supercars ‘Hub’.
“We’re thrilled to have locked in this double-header with the Northern Territory Government for two weeks of racing in August,” said Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.
“I would like to thank Chief Minister (Michael) Gunner and NT Health for working with Supercars on this concept, which allows for us to make the most out of our key Northern legs of this year’s championship.
“Darwin is such a special event for the Championship and a real favourite of the teams, drivers and fans.”
Following the Darwin double, the series will head to Townsville a fortnight later on August 29-30.
“This is an incredible opportunity for the Territory. Darwin has never hosted more than one weekend of Supercars racing per year, and to have two on the calendar is great news,” said Tim Watsford, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Territory Major Events.
“With limited tickets available to the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown this year due to COVID-19 precautions, the Darwin SuperSprint means there are more chances for Territorians to see their heroes in action.
“It also means great exposure for the Territory, with the Supercars teams in town for longer than usual, and the Territory beamed across the motorsports world two weekends in a row.
“We are the safest place in Australia right now, and one of the safest in the world. This doubleheader of Supercars racing is testament to that.”
Supercars have also confirmed the event will have no support categories with a strict 4500 limit on ticket sales per day.