Supercars transporters are set to cruise through the city of Darwin in convoy on Thursday, August 13, ahead of the racing action at Hidden Valley.
For the first time this year Darwin is hosting a doubleheader, with the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown on August 15-16 and the CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint at a to-be-confirmed date soon after.
The Darwin convoy will mark the official start of proceedings and will use its usual route from the circuit and back again.
Trucks will depart Hidden Valley at 6.30pm, turning left on the Stuart Highway towards the CBD, then onto Daly Street, Mitchell Street, Knuckey Street and McMinn Street, before heading on to Garramilla Boulevard and taking Tiger Brennan Drive back to Hidden Valley.
In line with the event’s COVID Safety Plan, the convoy will not stop in the CBD this year, but will form a continuous procession. People are requested to spread out along the route rather than gather in the CBD.
NT Major Events Chief Executive Officer Tim Watsford, said: “The Supercars Transporter Convoy is a fantastic spectacle that sets the scene for all the action on the track. For it to go ahead after the disappointment of having to put it on hold is great news.
“The teams are keen to get back to the track, and this is just the start of it! We can’t wait to see the transporters rolling through town.
“In line with physical distancing guidelines, we urge spectators to spread out to watch the procession, rather than gather in large groups. We have plenty of space up here, so no one will miss out.”
Tickets to this year’s BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown and CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint start from $35. Buying a ticket online in advance gives express, contactless entry on the day. To secure your spot trackside, visit www.darwinsupercars.com.au.
The BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown will be broadcast live on Ten, Fox Sports and streaming on Kayo.
Fox Sports 506 will broadcast every session ad-free from 11:15am-5:15pm on Saturday and 11:15am-4:55pm AEST on Sunday.
Network Ten’s broadcast will run from midday to 5pm AEST on both Saturday and Sunday.