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V8's: 2017 Provisional calendar released

The 15 round provisional calendar for the 2017 Supercar Series Championship has been released with just two dates left to be fully confirmed.

Firstly, the second round of the season held during the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, as the the FIA have yet to announce their 2017 plans. As soon as this is revealed, the date for round two of the Supercars will be confirmed.

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Once again in 2017 the series will travel to every state and territory in Australia with the exception of only the ACT and host some of Australia’s biggest sporting events including the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 from 5-8 October.

Last but not least, the newly announced Newcastle 500, scheduled to take place at the very end of the season, and sometime in November, has yet to have an actual date set due to a possible clash with the World Rally Championship.

“We have also brought the final event in Newcastle forward to November in what we expect will be a massive grand finale to the season,” said Supercars Chief Executive James Warburton. “Our preferred date for the event next year is 17-19 November but this won’t be confirmed until the date of the World Rally Championship is known so as to avoid any clash.”

Provisional 2017 calendar

1.Clipsal 500 Adelaide - Adelaide Street Circuit, SA – 2-5 March

2.2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix -  Albert Park, VIC – TBC
3.Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint - Symmons Plains Raceway, TAS – 7-9 April

4.WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint -  Phillip Island Circuit, VIC – 21-23 April
5.Perth SuperSprint  - Barbagallo Raceway, WA – 5 -7 May
6.Winton SuperSprint - Winton Motor Raceway, VIC – 19-21 May
7.CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown - Hidden Valley Raceway, NT – 16-18 June
8.Townsville 400 - Reid Park, QLD – 7-9 July
9.Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint - Queensland Raceway, QLD – 28-30 July
10.Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint - Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW – 18-20 August
11.Wilson Security Sandown 500 - Sandown Raceway, VIC – 15-17 September
12.Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 - Mount Panorama, NSW – 5-8 Oct
13.Gold Coast 600 - Surfers Paradise, QLD – 20-22 October
14.ITM Auckland SuperSprint - Pukekohe Park Raceway, NZ – 3-5 November
15.Coates Hire Newcastle 500 - Newcastle, NSW –?-?  November (TBC)

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