Supercars releases 2024 calendar

Friday 10 November, 2023
Sandown will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2024. Photos: Edge Photographics
The calendar for the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship has been announced with 12 rounds to make up the schedule
Running between February and November, the 2024 calendar consists of a similar list of events to this year’s schedule, while also celebrating a number of significant milestones and two visits to the iconic Mount Panorama.
The first of those two rounds will kick off the season in February, with the previously announced Bathurst 500 to follow the highly popular Bathurst 12 Hour in what will be the “Bathurst Superfest”.

The second visit to the mountain will be for the season’s crown jewel, the Repco Bathurst 1000, which will once again sit in its traditional October timeslot over the second weekend of the month.

Either side of the iconic race will be events reaching major milestones, with the preceding Sandown 500 to celebrate the 60th anniversary since the Victorian circuit first hosted an international six-hour race, which later evolved into the Sandown 500.
It will also be the 50th anniversary of the first Sandown endurance event for the Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars.

Like this year, the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 will once again run after the Bathurst 1000, with the popular Queensland event to celebrate 25 years since Supercars first raced on the iconic Surfers Paradise street circuit.

The season will then wrap up with another 25th anniversary, as the VAILO Adelaide 500 reaches its quarter century milestone midway through November.

Sydney Motorsport Park and Hidden Valley will enjoy a big  milestone of their own, as the circuits will see Australia’s premiere racing category race there for the 75th time in its history.

Both the betr Darwin Triple Crown and Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight will take place towards in winter and either side of the NTI Townsville 500, which will host a Supercars race for the 40th time.

On the flip side, Taupō International Motorsport Park in New Zealand will be hosting its first-ever Supercars race after being added to the calendar and will slot in between the Melbourne SuperSprint at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in March and May’s Perth SuperSprint.

The ITM Taupō Super400 was one of two new events added for 2024, alongside the Bathurst 500, and the two events come in at the expense of the recently cancelled Newcastle 500 and the OTR Supersprint, which will return in 2025.

The New Zealand based event will run with a new Supercars racing format, with a 200km race to run on either day, with refuelling mandatory for each race.

The Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight will also take on the same format, with the first of two 200km races to run under the lights of Sydney Motorsport Park, while also being the sole night race of the year.

Following Sydney will be the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint, which will be one of three events to take on the new-look Supersprint format of two 60-minute time allotted races, with Perth and Darwin being the others.
Supercars CEO Shane Howard was thrilled with the calendar and was looking forward to a big year.

“2024 is already shaping up as one of the biggest in our sport’s history. The celebrations at Sandown will be unique and pay homage to some of the greatest races ever seen in Australian motorsport,” Howard said.

“The Bathurst SuperFest will give fans close to two-weeks to celebrate some of the best drivers in the world, taking on Mount Panorama. We thank the NSW Government and Bathurst Regional Council for supporting our vision to bring something new to fans.

“Following discussions with management at The Bend, both parties have agreed that the best outcome is to focus on 2025, where the South Australian venue will host an endurance event for the first time.

“The circuit has produced incredible moments on track since 2018 and is well-suited for Supercars endurance racing. We’re all excited to see what happens on track when endurance racing debuts at The Bend in 2025.

“Next year we will see a new crop of drivers taking to some of the toughest circuits to race on in the world, with all states and the Northern Territory once again represented on the calendar, maintaining our national footprint.

“We cannot wait to begin a new chapter of racing in New Zealand in April. Our debut at Taupō will be one of the highlights of the year and already teams are planning their own celebrations for our trip across the Tasman.”
The 2023 Supercars season has one event left for the year, with the VAILO Adelaide 500 on 24-27 November.

2024 Supercars Calendar

Bathurst 500 23-25 February 
Melbourne SuperSprint 21-24 March (Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix)
ITM Taupō Super400 19-21 April 
Perth SuperSprint 17-19 May 
betr Darwin Triple Crown 14-16 June 
NTI Townsville 500 5-7 July 
Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight 19-21 July 
NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint 16-18 August 
Penrite Oil Sandown 500 20-22 September 
Repco Bathurst 1000 10-13 October 
Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 25-27 October 
VAILO Adelaide 500 14-17 November

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