2016 Dunlop Series Locked In

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 29/10/2015
  • By V8 Supercars

The V8 Supercars Dunlop Series will compete at seven events across Australia in 2016, starting with Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

All practice, qualifying and races will be shown live and ad-free on Fox Sports, with marquee events at Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Castrol Edge Townsville 400, Wilson Security Sandown 500, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Coates Hire Sydney 500 also shown live on free to air on Channel Ten.

V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said the addition of two marquee events confirmed the series as the number one support category to the V8 Supercars Championship.

"This is great outcome for the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series and will ensure that we are showcasing the next generation of stars to fans who can follow their careers from the beginning," he said.

"Many of our drivers including Mark Winterbottom, Chaz Mostert and Scott McLaughlin have made their way through the Dunlop Series and it has proved to be successful pathway for many young drivers.

"Now the series will receive even greater exposure and we look forward to some exciting racing in 2016."

Dunlop Tyres Managing Director Thierry Villard said: "Dunlop is very proud to be the official tyre for V8 Supercars and of our partnership with the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series, which is a breeding ground for drivers of the future.

"We are delighted the series will be featured at more marquee events in 2016 and receive greater exposure. It gives every fan the opportunity to see these talented drivers at their best."

Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Castrol Edge Townsville 400 and Coates Hire Sydney 500 will feature two 30 minutes races. The WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint, Perth SuperSprint and Wilson Security Sandown 500 will feature three 30 minutes races. A 250 km race will be held at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Dates for the 2016 V8 Supercars Dunlop Series:

  • Clipsal 500 Adelaide 3-6 March
  • WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint 15-17 April
  • Perth SuperSprint 6-8 May
  • Castrol Edge Townsville 400 8-10 July
  • Wilson Security Sandown 500 16-18 September
  • Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 6-9 October
  • Coates Hire Sydney 500 25-27 November
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