Eastern Creek Raceway will return to this year's V8 Supercars calendar

Great news for Sydney-based fans of the V8 Supercars championship, with series officials today announcing that the championship will return to the Eastern Creek Raceway this year.

The addition of the championship round has force a reshuffle in the V8 Supercars calendar, with the Winton round losing its 24-26 August berth for Eastern Creek and being shuffled back in the calendar to a mid-November slot.

The calendar released at the start of the season included a ‘TBA’ fixture for November 9-11, just one week after the round at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

The timing of the event could have only meant it would have been another Middle Eastern round – most likely Bahrain or Qatar – and it would appear that series officials were unable to secure a deal, and instead opted for ‘Plan B’ of a return to Sydney’s western suburbs.

It will be the first time since 2008 that the championship has raced at the anticlockwise circuit, which is currently undergoing an $11 million upgrade to improve track facilities and extend its circuit layout. The upgrade is being jointly funded by the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club (the circuit’s licensee) and the New South Wales state government, however the race will be solely promoted by the ARDC.

The revised calendar now reads as follows:

Date Event Venue
01-04 MAR AUS Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide street circuit
30-01 APR AUS Falken Tasmania Challenge Symmons Plains
20-22 APR NZL ITM Hamilton 400 Hamilton street circuit
04-06 MAY AUS Trading Post Perth Challenge Barbagallo Raceway
18-20 MAY AUS Phillip Island Phillip Island
15-17 JUN AUS SkyCity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway
06-08 JUL AUS Sucrogen Townsville 400 Townsville street circuit
03-05 AUG AUS Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway
24-26 AUG AUS TBA Eastern Creek Raceway
14-16 SEP AUS Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway
04-07 OCT AUS SuperCheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mt Panorama
19-21 OCT AUS ArmorAll Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise street circuit
02-04 NOV UAE Yas V8 400 Yas Marina
16-18 NOV AUS Winton 300 Winton Raceway
30-02 DEC AUS Sydney Telstra 500 Homebush Olympic Park street circuit

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