Supercars CEO Sean Seamer has acknowledged that the 2020 season could conclude with a Bathurst Sprint round that coincides with next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour.
The championship has continually promised its supporters a full 14 round season and is considering a myriad of alternatives that include TV-only races and shortened race weekends in a bid to cram as many races in as possible once the coronavirus-induced travel restrictions are lifted.
The idea to run the current season across into early 2021 has also been suggested, and now Seamers has said that next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour has been labelled as a possible substitute venue for the season finale if the originally scheduled Newcastle street round cannot go ahead.
The Bathurst 12 Hour, which plays host to the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge series, is usually contested in the first weekend of February.
“That’s absolutely on the cards and under consideration at the moment,” Seamer told Fox Sports Sidetracked TV show when quizzed about a Bathurst season finale.
“It’s an event that we promote, so there’s an opportunity for us to capitalise on that.
“It won’t be another 1000, we’ll have to think of something different like a sprint format. But there is an opportunity for us to go there and potentially finish the season in New South Wales because we know that will be important to New South Wales if we can’t do it at Newcastle.”
When asked about the potential of having mid-week races once the season resumes, Seamer reinforced the notion that ‘nothing is off the table.’
“This is a great opportunity for us as a sport to reset, to let go of some of the things that we’ve been holding on to, to innovate and do some things differently. I think we’ll have to.
“And if that means anything from potential midweek racing to doing different things over the course of the weekend, it’s absolutely all on the table.”