V8 Supercars has announced a change to its 2016 calendar following the decision by Formula One Management to move the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
The Albert Park race was originally scheduled for March 31 to April 3 but has been moved to March 17-20 as part of a revised 2016 F1 calendar ratified at the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris.
V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains Raceway would now be moved to April 1-3.
“It’s a very simple and neat swap of dates for these two events which won’t affect the rhythm of the revamped calendar for 2016,” he said.
“We believe the 2016 calendar is a major win for fans and the most exciting the sport has seen. It delivers consistent and regular events throughout the season and expands the championship into Asia in what is a truly exciting development for the sport.
“We believe it will result in an even bigger following for our sport both locally and overseas with bigger crowds and our expanded television coverage on Fox Sports and Network Ten.”
A copy of the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship Calendar is available for download here (233Kb .PDF file).