But that will end after next season with the Holden brands unveiling a new car. “The Gen3 project will support the longevity of Supercars by increasing relevance to our fans and partners, reducing operating costs, and making the racing even fiercer.”. Perhaps a narrow standalone favourite, however, is reigning winner and ow three-time series champion McLaughlin, who will partner up with former full-timer Tim Slade. “These are incredible looking race cars that give a nod to the Supercar of the past, with as much attention given to the design and appearance of the cars as the new technologies. Has the Eifel GP made two-day F1 weekends inevitable? All times AEDT (GMT +11). Despite all the uncertainty, there is little in the way of surprises when it comes to the four main contenders. The series confirmed yesterday that it will resume its 2020 season at Sydney Motorsport Park on the last weekend in June. The Supercars season is set for a thrilling conclusion at Mount Panorama this weekend with the 2020 Bathurst 1000. Winton has been moved to mid-July, with a northern swing to Darwin and Townsville in August, the latter the final street circuit standing despite the risk of no crowd being allowed. After months of negotiations, the Camaro will join the grid for the 2022 season, after the Commodore’s final victory lap in 2021. “It becomes incumbent on us to seek more manufacturer involvement and reflect more the marketplace. Jim Motavalli. Following the announcement of the Camaro coming in, one comment said: “Australian supercars where Kiwis dominate and we race American cars”. Watch the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 LIVE with FOX SPORTS on Kayo. Adding to the pre-race intrigue is a number of significant uncertainties, led by a sheer lack of miles for the co-drivers. The likes of Chaz Mostert and Warren Luff (Walkinshaw Andretti United) are likely to be in the mix, as will Coulthard and D'Alberto. In fact, of the five New Zealanders on the grid, three are in the top seven ahead of Bathurst. The namesake of Garry Rogers Motorsport, veteran team boss Garry Rogers, even called for the pool of manufacturers to be opened up. resume its 2020 season at Sydney Motorsport Park, Aragon MotoGP: Start time pushed back in schedule shake-up. Video ; Image; Camaro to join Supercars. Supercars 2020: General Motors, Ford release incredible new images of Supercars next generation James Phelps and Rebecca Williams , News Corp Australia Sports Newsroom October 14, 2020 5:06pm news.com.au October 16, 2020 12:35pm Video Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly >. The schedule is largely unchanged in terms of venues, apart from the street circuits events on the Gold Coast and in Newcastle – which wouldn't have been viable without crowds – missing out. That date was earmarked for the 2021 Bathurst 12 Hour, however there are question marks over that event given likely restrictions on international travel. Precise race formats are yet to be confirmed. The 2020 Supercars Championship (known for commercial reasons as the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship) is a motor racing series for Supercars.It is the twenty-fourth running of the Supercars Championship and the twenty-fourth series in which Supercars have contested the Australian Touring Car Championship, the premier title in Australian motorsport. While other manufacturers have been involved for various lengths of time in the sport, no rivalry comes close to the one Holden and Ford have built. The Hottest New Supercars of 2020. Vijay Pattni. 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Measures such as no support categories and a 13-person limit per two-car team – including drivers – are likely to be in place until regulations allow otherwise. Supercars’ Gen3 Red Bull Camaro.Source:Supplied. A final potential banana skin is the return of refuelling, which hasn't been in play since the season-opening Adelaide 500 way back in February. NRL news 2020: Peter Sterling warning, Canberra Raiders, Spo... Victoria’s restrictions eased: No visitors on AFL Grand Fina... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. 25 Sep 2020. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Both Red Bull Holdens head into the race as two of the outright favourites, while Tickford's Cam Waters – who won last time out at The Bend – has a formidable co-driver in Will Davison. The series confirmed yesterday that it will. “The cars will retain their signature V8 engine format to ensure they’re fast and loud, but will be ‘hybrid ready’ and more closely resemble the road cars they are based on. “We are thrilled to welcome a brand new race car design to the track in 2022,” Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said when the car was announced. Traditionally co-drivers take part in ride days, test days and dedicated practice sessions throughout the season, while many race in other categories. The Ferrari Omologata is a one-off, rebodied 812 Superfast. Between legendary father-son duo Jim and Steve Richards the family has been represented on the Bathurst grid every year since 1973, the pair racking up 12 wins between them along the way. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Predictably there will be no return to Albert Park either, the second trip to Bathurst limiting the reduction in events to just two. The Bend and the Bathurst 1000 both retain their original dates, however, as it stands, only Bathurst is confirmed as a two-driver enduro. “The history of touring cars, going back 60 years, has been built on it (the Ford Vs Holden rivalry),” Skaife said. When can fans attend Supercars races again? The most notable absentee, however, is the Richards name. 0. As it stands all events will be held over two days, except for the two visits to Bathurst. news.com.au October 18, 2020 2:40am. Supercars sets June date for Sydney restart. “We can’t as a business have a policy of putting up the white flag because Holden have moved out of town.”. Beyond those four favourites, the impressive co-driver field means the list of potential winners and podium placers is long. “If Holden is not here, in the best interests of local motorsport, we have to make sure that fans are still energised and want to come to events and watch it on TV. The Supercars season is set for a thrilling conclusion at Mount Panorama this weekend with the 2020 Bathurst 1000. We might probably move back to something like that.”. In recent years in particular, this has been the case, with New Zealand’s Scott McLaughlin almost unbeatable with three straight championships, having just narrowly lost the 2017 title after melting down in the final race. Supercars: Camaro is aiming to join the Supercars series by 2022, with plans and designs already underway for the new team. It’s meant to be Australia’s Supercars series – but we drive American cars and New Zealand drivers dominate the sport. With Alex Premat unable to travel to Australia due to international border restrictions, a reigning winner will miss the Bathurst 1000 for the first time since Paul Morris didn't race in 2015. The trek to Perth will take place at the very end of October, although like Sydney it won't take place under lights as planned. If possible both the Supercars round and the 12 Hour will take place on the same weekend. With no title fight to consider, Scott McLaughlin's lead an unassailable 305 points , and one of the most stacked co-driver fields ever seen, the stage is set for a thrilling Great Race. “I think Supercars will survive but there is no doubt that the Ford vs Holden rivalry has been struggling,” Rogers said earlier in the year. The trek to Perth will take place at the very end of October, although like Sydney it won't take place under lights as planned. Look and weep, puny earthlings, at Maranello’s latest V12 special . His teammate Fabian Coulthard is a British-born Kiwi as well, while Red Bull Racing’s Shane van Gisbergen is also a countryman and one of his fiercest rivals. When the announcement came down that Holden would need to withdraw from the sport, Supercars legend Mark Skaife lamented the loss of the rivalry that had driven Australian motorsport for decades. Brad Jones Racing, meanwhile, has paired lead driver Nick Percat with Super2 front-runner Thomas Randle, while Erebus Motorsport will be looking to use Bathurst to bounce back from a tough 2020 campaign, both the David Reynolds/Will Brown and Anton De Pasquale/Brodie Kostecki entries capable of a result.