Supercars has announced it will return to Phillip Island for the first time since 2019, replacing the cancelled Moto GP round.
The Bunnings Trade Phillip Island SuperSprint will take place October 23-24.
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer spoke to Motorsport.com about the announcement.
“Our fans and drivers absolutely love the Phillip Island race track so it’s exciting to be getting back there for the first time since 2019.”
“I want to thank the Victorian Government and the AGPC for working with us to deliver what’s sure to be an outstanding event in October.”
Supercars will headline the Bass Coast Festival of Motorsport, which will be promoted by the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC).
This will be the first event held by the AGPC since the 2019 Moto GP round.
The festival pays tribute to the rich two and four-wheel history at the circuit.
The event will see the Australian Superbike Championship return to the support bill alongside the Porsche Carrera Cup Series, with more support categories to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Superbikes competed alongside Supercars at the Darwin Triple Crown in June, a pairing that was popular with fans.
Motorsport.com also spoke to AGPC CEO Andrew Westacott.
“Phillip Island has been starved of motorsport and this event will have something for everyone, bringing much-needed visitation to the Island and surrounding communities.”
“I encourage all who can to come along and enjoy all that this region showcases, including some of Australia’s best natural experiences and culinary offerings.”
The Supersprint event will fill the TBC gap left on the recently released revised Supercars calendar.
The event will also serve as the lead into this years Bathurst 1000 which is set to be held November 4-7.
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