2024 Supercars Championship Season Preview
Published by on November 09, 2023
The 2024 Repco Supercars Championship season calendar has been announced with the 12 round season kicking off in February with an exciting Bathurst opening round, featuring a new-look New Zealand venture in April and all of our other fan favourites, finishing in Adelaide in November.
Key changes for the 2024 Supercars Season
Fans will notice the biggest change is the Bathurst 500 replacing the Newcastle 500 as the opening round race in 2024. Taking place the weekend following the Bathurst 12 Hour, the Bathurst 500 will form part of a Bathurst SuperFest, a fitting way to kick-off the Australian racing season at the spiritual home of Australian motorsport. The jewel in the crown, the Repco Bathurst 1000 will remain in its traditional place on the calendar and will be held on Sunday 13 October.
Events dropped for the 2024 calendar are the Newcastle 500 and OTR SuperSprint at The Bend, though Supercars have confirmed that racing will return to The Bend in 2025, where it will host an Undurance Round for the first time ever.
Scroll down to see the full calendar and read more about some of the key milestones and format changes in 2024.
2024 Supercars Season Calendar
2024 REPCO SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR
|Race Number||Event Name||Event Start Date||Event End Date||Circuit Name||Circuit Location|
|1||Bathurst 500||February 23||February 25||Mount Panorama||Bathurst, NSW|
|2||Melbourne SuperSprint||March 21||March 24||
Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit
|3||ITM Taupō Super400||April 19||April 21||Taupō International Motorsport Park||Taupō, New Zealand|
|4||Perth SuperSprint||May 17||May 19||Carco.com.au Raceway||Neerabup, WA|
|5||BETR Darwin Triple Crown||June 14||June 16||Hidden Valley Raceway||Darwin, NT|
|6||NTI Townsville 500||July 05||July 07||Reid Park Street Circuit||Townsville, QLD|
|7||Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight||July 19||July 21||Sydney Motorsport Park||Sydney, NSW|
|8||Ned Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint||August 16||August 18||Symmons Plains Raceway||Perth, TAS|
|9||Penrite Oil Sandown 500||September 20||September 22||Sandown Raceway||Springvale, VIC|
|10||Repco Bathurst 1000||October 10||October 13||Mount Panorama Circuit||Bathurst, NSW|
|11||Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500||October 25||October 27||Surfers Paradise Street Circuit||Gold Coast, QLD|
|12||VAILO Adelaide 500||November 14||November 17||Adelaide Street Circuit||Adelaide, SA|
2024 Supercars race formats
Races in Perth, Darwin and Tasmania will feature new-look time allotted SuperSprint formats, featuring two 60-minute races over the weekend. The Melbourne SuperSprint at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix will feature four Championship races and drivers will compete for the coveted Larry Perkins Trophy.
Meanwhile Taupō and Sydney will host new Super400 formats, featuring two 200km races on either day, with mandatory refuelling for either race of the event. Sydney will be the only night race of 2024. The 500km format of two 250km races with refuelling and Top Ten Shootouts on either day of racing will continue at the Bathurst 500, NTI Townsville 500, Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 and VAILO Adelaide 500. The Penrite Oil Sandown 500 and Repco Bathurst 1000 will maintain traditional endurance formats.
Supercars milestones in 2024
Melbourne’s iconic Sandown will be home to one of the biggest celebrations of the year, the 60th anniversary of the Sandown 500. The biggest sporting event in Queensand, the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500, will also celebrate 30 years since Supercars first raced on the iconic Surfers Paradise street circuit. And closing off the season, the VAILO Adelaide 500 celebrates its 25th anniversary, an event that was inducted into the Supercars Hall of Fame in 2005 and has been famously declared as "the best touring car event in the world".
Other events to be celebrated in 2024 will be North Queensland’s 15th anniversary of the Townsville 500 and Tasmania’s 55th anniversary of Supercars racing at Symmons Plains. While both Sydney Motorsport Park and Darwin will host Supercars on their circuits for the 75th time and Townsville’s Reid Park will chalk up its 40th street race.
Where to watch the Supercars 2024 season
Foxtel and Kayo will broadcast every practice, qualifying, Shootout, and race of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship live and ad free. The Seven Network will broadcast six marquee events live: the Bathurst 500, betr Darwin Triple Crown, NTI Townsville 500, Repco Bathurst 1000, Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500, and VAILO Adelaide 500.
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