Supercars targeting US race as part of overseas expansion

Australian touring car racing series is reportedly looking to support up to three Formula One races as soon as 2024.
  • Series last raced in the US in 2013
  • Supercars already supports the F1 Australian GP

Australian touring car racing series the Supercars Championship is looking to add a North American race to its calendar.

Other targets include Singapore given its proximity to Australia, with the series looking to race at as many as three Formula One Grands Prix.

Expansion is unlikely to come until 2024, although Supercars is already on the support bill for the Australian Grand Prix.

“The focus for the last few months has been getting the Gen3 cars out and getting our main events done at the end of the year,” Supercars chairman Barclay Nettlefold told Motorsport.com.

“But we are certainly looking at being a category support for F1 at some events in the future.

“The target would be whatever suits and fits in with the event calendar that works for both parties.”

With 12 or 13 rounds in Australia and New Zealand making up next season’s calendar, it’s unclear whether additional overseas races would come at the expense of existing events.

The series last raced in the United States in 2013, with the Austin 400 taking place at the Circuit of the Americas.

With the Gen3 era starting next year there will be a more global feel to Supercars, with Ford running its brand new Mustang and General Motors replacing the Holden Commodore with the Chevrolet Camaro.

Nettlefold also suggested that having two US brands involved in the series makes adding a North American race an obvious next step.

“We've got global relevance now,” he said. “We're the only touring car really focusing on that.

“I would love to see us as category support in the Americas. How powerful would that be for Ford and General Motors?”

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