This morning Supercars announced when and where the 2022 season will kick off, With the season returning to Newcastle on the weekend of March 4-6.
The event will be a welcome addition to the calendar and the fans of NSW after the circuit was dropped in 2020, with Supercars CEO Sean Seamer saying "
We're thrilled to have locked in our 2022 Championship opener as a return to the stunning Newcastle Street Circuit," Seamer said.
"The spectacular shots of Supercars racing on the CBD street circuit have become images that are embedded into the minds of tens of millions of motor racing fans around the world.
"Newcastle has established itself as one of the most popular stops on the Supercars calendar with both fans and drivers, and we look forward to seeing as many familiar faces as possible trackside in March."
NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said motorsport was a vital part of the state's sporting, cultural and economic landscape.
"The NSW Government is thrilled to support the 2022 Championship season opener in Newcastle, reconnecting event-goers with the stunning Newcastle coastline and the high-octane action on track, while ensuring local businesses benefit from the economic boost that comes with staging this major event," Minister Ayres said.
"Newcastle provides a unique backdrop for the event with some of the best beaches in Australia, as well as warm hospitality and a great variety of restaurants, bars and accommodation, making it the place to be next March."
Supercars will be working closely with health authorities around COVID-safe measures and Public Health Order requirements to ensure all staff and patrons attending the event. All teams and officials will follow appropriate health guidelines for the event.