The first ever V8 Supercars championship in Malaysia and more regular racing throughout the season are the key features of the expanded 2016 calendar announced today.
Highlights of the 2016 season include:
- The Clipsal 500 Adelaide to open the 2016 V8 Supercars season on March 3
- The WD40 Phillip Island SuperSprint has been moved from November to April to allow it to proceed the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix
- The first ever championship event to be staged in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 12-14
- Significantly shorter breaks between events. The ‘winter break’ is now only 4 weeks.
- The season-closer, the Coastes Hire Sydney 500 has been moved forward a week.
|Date||Event||Circuit||Race Format||City / State|
|March 3-6||Clipsal 500 Adelaide||Adelaide Street Circuit, SA||Super Street||Adelaide, SA|
|March 18-20||Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint||Symmons Plains Raceway, TAS||Super Sprint||Launceston, TAS|
|March 31 – April 3||2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park||International Super Sprint||Melbourne, VIC|
|April 15-17||WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint||Phillip Island Circuit||Super Sprint||Phillip Island, VIC|
|May 6-8||Perth SuperSprint||Barbagallo Raceway||Super Sprint||Perth, WA|
|May 20-22||Winton SperSprint||Winton Motor Raceway||Super Sprint||Benella, VIC|
|June 17-19||SKYCITY Triple Crown Darwin||Hidden Valley Raceway||Super Sprint||Darwin, NT|
|July 8-10||Castrol EDGE Townsville 400||Reid Park||Super Street||Townsville, QLD|
|July 22-24||Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint||Queensland Raceway||Super Street||Ipswich, QLD|
|August 12-14||KL City Grand Prix||Kuala Lumpur Street Circuit||International Super Sprint||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|August 26-28||Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint||Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW||Super Sprint||Sydney, NSW|
|September 16-18||Wilson Security Sandown 500||Sandown Raceway||Pirtek Enduro Cup||Melbourne, VIC|
|October 6-9||Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000||Mount Panorama||Pirtek Enduro Cup||Bathurst, NSW|
|October 21-23||Castrol Gold Coast 600||Surfers Paradise Street Circuit||Pirtek Enduro Cup||Gold Coast, QLD|
|November 4-6||ITM Auckland SuperSprint||Pukekohe Raceway||Super Sprint||Auckland, New Zealand|
|November 25 – 27||Coates Hire Sydney 500||Sydney Olympic Park||Super Street||Sydney, NSW|