A five-round provisional calendar for the 2021 V8 SuperUtes season has been released, with the series to run on the Repco Supercars Championship support card.
The 2021 season, which will see the SuperUtes hit the track with V8 LS3 power units following the category's initial two-year diesel stint, will commence with Round 1 at The Bend’s OTR SuperSprint.
October’s Repco Bathurst 1000 will be the season finale.
In between, a yet-to-be-confirmed Round 2 has been earmarked for a slot in May, before the season shifts to the SuperNight events at Sydney Motorsport Park and Perth.
SuperUtes project leader Luke Sieders expects the 2021 grid to be the largest the revamped category has seen amid the new V8-centric regulations.
"The three key pillars of the new formula are entertainment, desire and affordability," Sieders said.
"Starting with entertainment we’ve listened to the fans and dropped in a 6.2L LS3 V8 engine, along with a new wheel and tyre package.
"We’ve done heaps of testing with our Haltech Triton, and everyone who’s driven it loves it. Many drivers are showing a desire to join the category for 2021.
"There’s a few new teams joining the category for 2021 and we’re expecting 15-plus cars at the opening round.
"The V8s have dropped the cost of running and maintaining the SuperUtes, creating a better value for money experience for both the competitors and their commercial partners."
Provisional 2021 V8 SuperUtes Calendar:
May 8-9: OTR SuperSprint, Tailem Bend, SA
May TBA: TBA
Aug 20-22: Sydney SuperNight, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
Sept 11-12: Perth SuperNight, Wanneroo Raceway, WA
Oct 7-10: Repco Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama, NSW