Supercars confirms return to Phillip Island

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 05/08/2021
  • By James Pavey

Phillip Island will host the ninth round of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship, with Bunnings Trade the naming rights partner of the three-race event.

Supercars will return to southern Victoria across October 23-24 for the Bunnings Trade Phillip Island SuperSprint.

The two-day event will be the final hit-out before the Repco Bathurst 1000, which will be held across November 4-7.

The Phillip Island round will also headline the Bass Coast Festival of Motorsport, which will be a three-day celebration of Phillip Island's rich history of racing on both two-wheels and four dating back to 1927.

The October event will mark the first Supercars round at Phillip Island since 2019.

Phillip Island has already hosted Supercars action in 2021, albeit as Victorian teams completed shakedowns and corporate ride days in February.

The Australian Superbikes Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup Series will be on the support card, with other support categories to be confirmed in coming weeks.

The event will be broadcast exclusively live on Fox Sports and streamed via Kayo, with highlights on the Seven Network and 7plus from Saturday evening.

Phillip Island will roar into life in October

Supercars CEO Sean Seamer thanked the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and the Victorian Government for their support of the category's return to one of Australia's most historic circuits.

"We are thrilled to be able to confirm today that we will be returning, with fans, to Phillip Island in October," Seamer said.

"Working with AGPC and the Victorian Government, the Bunnings Trade Phillip Island SuperSprint will feature something for all fans.

"The Superbikes were extremely popular in Darwin earlier this year and we’re excited to see them with us again for this event.

"We hope to see fans line the circuit in October for what promises to be two action-packed days of racing.

"We’re very pleased one of our long-standing partners, Bunnings Trade will be our naming rights partner for the new event and we’re grateful to have them on board for our trip to Phillip Island in October."

Ticketing information for the Bunnings Trade Phillip Island SuperSprint will be available over coming days.

The 2021 season will resume at Winton across October 2-3.

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