Supercars back on track in NSW in October

The interrupted Supercars championship will get back on track next month with four back-to-back weekends of racing at Sydney Motorsport Park as NSW emerges from coronavirus lockdown.

© PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO Shane van Gisbergen will take a big lead into the Supercars season resumption in NSW next month.

COVID dramas across the country have wreaked havoc with the 2021 championship, which has been on hiatus since back-to-back events in Townsville in July.

Events at Winton, Phillip Island and Surfers Paradise have all had to be abandoned while the showpiece Bathurst 1000 has been delayed.

The championship will return with the first of four events at the Eastern Creek facility in western Sydney from October 29.

Further events will be held there on the following three weekends featuring a variety of formats and regulations as well as night racing.

The championship will then head to Mt Panorama for the season-ending Bathurst 1000 on December 5.

It means all remaining races will be in COVID-hit NSW, which is expected to start coming out of lockdown in mid-October when the state reaches 70 per cent full vaccination. 

Fans will be able to attend all of the events with ticket information to be communicated by Supercars in the near future.

“What an exciting five-week period for motorsport in NSW with five spectacular events to round out the 2021 Supercars Championship season,” NSW jobs and tourism minister Stuart Ayres said.

Shane van Gisbergen holds a formidable points lead from veteran Jamie Whincup heading into the season resumption.

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