The Aussie sequence has formally locked in its 2022 season opener as Newcastle prepares to return to the calendar.
The boulevard circuit, which hosted the season finale between 2017 and 2019, used to be dropped from the 2020 time desk ensuing from the pandemic, prior to missing out in 2021 as part of a brand new deal for the season-opening slot for 2022.
“We’re extremely overjoyed to have locked in our 2022 championship opener as a return to the stunning Newcastle boulevard circuit,” acknowledged Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.
“The spectacular photographs of Supercars racing on the CBD boulevard circuit have become photography that are embedded into the minds of 10s of hundreds and hundreds of motor racing followers all the plot in which by means of the enviornment.
“Newcastle has established itself as judicious one of perhaps the most well liked stops on the Supercars calendar with each followers and drivers and we watch ahead to seeing as many familiar faces as in all probability trackside in March.”
Because it stands the Newcastle opener is the fully confirmed date on the 2022 time desk, with the category on the 2d working by means of the leisure events and the put they’ll fall on the calendar.
In conserving with Seamer, the sequence is taking a “cautious methodology” to its scheduling because it seems to lead particular of a third one year of fundamental disruptions and mid-season revisions ensuing from COVID-19 restrictions and convey border closures.
That is seemingly to possess the sequence warding off jurisdictions with extra conservative border controls and lofty vaccination targets, namely Western Australia, Queensland and Original Zealand, till later within the season.
“The vogue that we’ll be succesful to finalise the 2022 calendar, which we’re going by means of appropriate now, is minimising our exposure to states that will no longer be on the vaccination targets that they like,” Seamer outlined.
“What does that mean? Taking a cautious methodology to after we are looking out to transfer to Perth and Original Zealand in particular, and to a lesser extent Queensland.”
Occasions in all three of those states/worldwide locations have been cancelled this one year ensuing from factors with borders.
Supercars did try and create it into Queensland as part of its revised discontinue to the 2021 season, however the costs of the required quarantine bubble had been within the kill deemed too high.