Supercars Chief Executive James Warburton said: “On behalf of Supercars I want to thank everyone for their incredible support during 2016.
“We enjoyed magnificent racing and saw a new champion emerge in Shane van Gisbergen. He was a deserved winner and I’m sure he will face a great battle from his many rivals in 2017.
“Just under two million fans attended our events in 2016, cementing us as the third most attended sport in Australia and further proof that Supercars is the finest touring car racing on the planet.
"Our audiences across our broadcast and digital platforms continue to grow with Supercars now the third most watched sport on Fox Sports behind only the AFL and NRL.
“We are lucky to have some of the most passionate fans you could wish for and we couldn’t do this without your support. I wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and enjoyable holiday period and look forward to seeing you in 2017."