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Supercars Extends Perth Contract to 2025

Written by Hugh Waring, Edited by Sean McKean

Credit: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

Perth will remain a key destination on the Repco Supercars Championship calendar for at least the next two years, thanks to a new deal between the series and the West Australian government. The agreement secures the continuation of the Perth SuperSprint, held at Wanneroo Raceway, until the end of 2025.

Wanneroo Raceway has been a regular fixture on the Supercars calendar since the early 1970s. Previously, the event was promoted by the WA Sporting Car Club, which owns and operates the circuit. However, Supercars has recently taken over the promotion, negotiating directly with the government and renting the venue from the club.

Supercars CEO Shane Howard expressed his excitement about the new deal, stating, "We are thrilled to have struck this new deal with the WA Government, delivered through Tourism WA and the WA Sporting Car Club, to race in Perth until at least the end of 2025."

Howard also emphasised the partnership's significance in fostering the growth of motorsport in Western Australia and encouraging young local drivers to pursue careers in Australian motorsport.

The extension of the Perth deal not only ensures the continuity of the Supercars Championship in the region but also solidifies one piece of the puzzle for the 2024 calendar. While some events, such as the season-opening Newcastle 500, still require new agreements with the New South Wales government and the City of Newcastle, the Perth SuperSprint is now confirmed.

Looking ahead, there are still uncertainties regarding other significant events on the Supercars calendar. The Australian Grand Prix's contract is up this year, and negotiations are ongoing to determine its future.

Supercars officials have also recently visited the Taupo circuit in New Zealand, which is now considered a frontrunner to host a potential return next season. However, the outcome hinges on government funding, and discussions between Supercars and the New Zealand government are ongoing.

In its efforts to expand the championship, Supercars is considering increasing the current 12-round schedule as early as next season. Talks are underway to secure a slot for a race in Singapore, opening up opportunities for the championship's growth and exposure on an international stage.

Meanwhile, several circuits in Australia, including Winton, Phillip Island, and Queensland Raceway, are currently without a Supercars round. As Supercars aims to solidify its future schedule, these venues may potentially regain their spots in upcoming seasons.


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