A revised Supercars calendar of 11 rounds is reportedly set to be released across the forthcoming weekend.
News outlets motorsport.com and speedcafe.com are reporting that a truncated season of 11 rounds has been decided and will see racing resume in late June/early July before concluding at a second round at Bathurst in February, replacing the Bathurst 12 Hour.
It is expected that Townsville will become the calendar’s sole street circuit, with races on the Gold Coast and Newcastle set to be cancelled due to logistical issues and social distancing requirements.
Exactly which venue will play host to the first round of the revised calendar remains unknown, though it appears that both Winton and Sydney Motorsport Park are the likely candidates.
The series debut round at Hampton Downs scheduled to be contested over ANZAC weekend was among the three events postponed earlier this year.
But the latest developments are slating for a round to be raced at the Waikato venue in the back half of the year, which would likely allow for spectators to attend as Covid-19 restrictions continue to loosen.
There were previously suggestions of an attempt to have the race returned to Pukekohe Park or run a New Zealand doubleheader round, but any discussions have seemingly failed to advance.
It is predicted that the first stages of a new calendar will involve races held behind closed doors, though any decisions on race formats are likely not to appear in the revised calendar and will be determined closer to the time.
As it stands, defending champion Scott McLaughlin heads the point standings after the season-opening round in Adelaide, 27 points clear of Jamie Whincup.