Supercars outlines Singapore GP plan

As reported by, the Australian touring automotive collection severely investigated a visit to Singapore for the GP as a part of its 2023 schedule.

The plan finally fell over resulting from freight prices which led to Supercars controversially reclaiming the identical mid-September date as Singapore for its revived Sandown 500.

However Supercars hasn’t deserted Singapore fully, with CEO Shane Howard confirming that the plan shall be revisited once more for 2024.

“Sure will probably be,” he stated. “Completely, we wish to be part of that occasion, and so they wish to have us there.”

“Singapore is excellent due to the time zone. And the gap helps, the shorter distance [from Australia].”

It is understood that Singapore GP organisers are keen to pay for Supercars to seem on the help invoice.

Nonetheless skyrocketing freight prices imply that even with an look payment, Supercars is but to discover a worthwhile path to the occasion – therefore why the plans for 2023 fell over.

Ought to a Singapore journey be added to the schedule outdoors of the 12 occasions required by the printed settlement, Supercars would even be required to pay its groups to participate.

Meaning inexpensive freight is vital to any Singapore deal.

“The impacts of the freight are important,” he stated. “We’re simply attempting to work on that aspect of it and get that freight into a less expensive mannequin.

“Our focus, too, going into subsequent 12 months is absolutely on Gen3, to get that proper. It buys a bit extra time in contemplating 2024 as a result of we need to know the place we’re with the vehicles and the racing. And permits us to have a look at different fashions to cut back the freight prices.

“The [freight] prices have elevated dramatically. Each enterprise is coping with these points. Actually Formulation 1 is as nicely.

“All I’d say is that it is received to stack up financially for the class and for the promoter.”

Howard dominated out sea freight as a less expensive different to air freight resulting from dangers of delays.

That threat is amplified by the truth that Singapore’s standard September slot is so near the standard Bathurst 1000 date in early October.

“Sea freight is so unpredictable in the intervening time,” stated Howard. “You can simply get held up or have a dispute on a wharf or one thing that you simply’re caught up with.

“You have all seen the quantity of freighters which can be all parked up, ready to get into port. I do not assume we might take that threat of a sea freight.”

Supercars is thought to be trying so as to add a number of Formulation 1 occasions to its schedule in future years, together with an American race.

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