V8 Supercars officials have categorically ruled out any chance that an Asian-based championship round will be incorporated into next year’s calendar.
Several possible venues had been touted as possible host venues that could join the championship calendar, including the likes of Singapore and Indonesia, with the former possibly serving as a support category event to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in the same manner that the upcoming Abu Dhabi round will this year.
There has been suggestions that the championship could become a support category event for the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix, which already hosts the season-ending round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship.
However, outgoing V8 Supercars boss Tony Cochrane has rejected suggestions that the championship will add another offshore event to the 2013 calendar. The series has already locked in events in New Zealand, Abu Dhabi and the United States next year.
“There was a slim chance we were going to get an Asian date up for next year,” he told the Speed Café website.
“Well the talk in the marketplace is journos (being) writing about the us going to Mexico and everybody assumes it’s correct.
“Well it’s not. We’ve got a number of foreign destinations now seriously working with us on a date.”
The V8 Supercars has previously had visits to Bahrain (pictured, top) and China in the mid-2000s, but both proved to be commercially disastrous and were quickly shelved.