V8 Supercars announces 2012 calendar

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Saturday 8th October, 2011 - 8:30am

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The championship will kick off in Adelaide

The championship will kick-off in Adelaide

V8 Supercars has announced its 2012 calendar at Bathurst this morning.

Sixteen events are listed on the new schedule, including the traditional non-championship Australian Grand Prix meeting.

The calendar announcement confirms that Sandown will take over from Phillip Island as September’s warm-up to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s breaking news story on Sandown from last month

Phillip Island’s event will switch to May, while the Abu Dhabi meeting makes an even bigger move from February to November in order to coincide with the Formula One race at the Yas Marina circuit.

Conversely, Symmons Plains has been shifted from November to the March 30-April 1 weekend, making it the third event of the season.

The announced calendar includes an additional, yet-to-be confirmed, meeting on the November 9-11 weekend, which will serve as the championship’s penultimate hit-out.

The Fujitsu V8 Supercars has also been announced, with seven rounds again planned.

The second-tier class will return to Winton after a year away, but will not visit Sandown following that event’s move to an endurance format.

See below for the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship calendar

March 1-4 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
March 15-18 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, Melbourne
March 30-April 1 Tasmanian Challenge Symmons Plains, Launceston
April 20-22 ITM400 Hamilton, New Zealand
May 4-6 Trading Post Challenge Barbagallo, Perth
May 18-20 Phillip Island Phillip Island, Victoria
June 15-17 SKYCITY Triple Crown Hidden Valley, Darwin
July 6-8 Sucrogen Townsville 400 Reid Park, Townsville
August 3-5 Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway, Ipswich
August 24-26 Winton Winton, Victoria
September 14-16 Sandown 500 Sandown, Victoria
October 4-7 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Bathurst, New South Wales
October 19-21 Armor All Gold Coast 600 Gold Coast, Queensland
November 2-4 Yas V8 400 Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
November 9-11 TBA TBA
November 30-Dec 2 Sydney Telstra 500 Olympic Park, Sydney

See below for the 2012 Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series calendar

March 1-4 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
May 4-6 Trading Post Challenge Barbagallo, Perth
July 6-8 Sucrogen Townsville 400 Reid Park, Townsville
August 3-5 Coates Hire Ipswich 300 Queensland Raceway, Ipswich
August 24-26 Winton Winton, Victoria
October 4-7 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Bathurst, New South Wales
November 30-Dec 2 Sydney Telstra 500 Olympic Park, Sydney

See below for Speedcafe.com’s Bathurst Race Guide

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