Super Series Joins Supercars And Superbikes in 2022
The Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series (ARC) is proud to confirm a 7 round Championship for season 2022 commencing alongside Supercars at the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight in March.
The 2022 calendar brings a welcome return of 2 key circuits that have been absent from the ARC series for more than a decade. Both Wakefield Park Raceway in regional NSW and Sandown International Raceway in VIC had been regular venues for ARC events between 2000 and 2008 and will once again host rounds of the championship in 2022.
- Supercars SuperNite event at Sydney Motorsport Park will open the 2022 ARC Championship
- ARCs will be up-spec’d with high aero downforce kits for 3 of the 7 events in 2022. Bathurst, The Bend and Sandown are designated high aero events. Never before has the Super Series run high aero at so many events in a single season
- Mount Panorama, Bathurst is the premier event on the 2022 calendar and has moved from its traditional February date to May which is a welcome change for the category as it allows our newest drivers time to upgrade their Motorsport Australia licences ahead of the event
- An exciting return to Wakefield Park after last racing at the venue in 2008. This year the category joins arguably the biggest event run at the circuit, the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul (ASBK) for the first time since 2010.
- Season Finale will be run at historic Sandown International Raceway. ARC had joined Supercars at Sandown every year between 2000 and 2007 and fittingly the category’s return to Sandown will again be supporting Supercars in 2022.
ARC Category Manager, Brad Ward is excited to see the pocket rockets back on track:
“We are thrilled to announce the 2022 Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series and super excited to be joining the two premier Australian Motorsport Championships this year” – Superbikes and Supercars”
“The Australian Superbike Championship events are world class. Wakefield is a great little track for our little cars and has over the years produced some of the most exciting racing ever in the category, so when the idea of Joining ASBK there came up I knew we had to do it. ARCs run a Yamaha XJR1300 motorcycle engine and so there are synergies with joining Australia’s premier motorcycle championship and I can’t wait to see 30 Aussie Race Cars on track at Wakefield”.
“ARC is a regular supporter of Australia’s premier GT Sports Car event, the Bathurst 12 Hour and there is no doubt that Bathurst will be another huge event for us. This year the category welcomes 5 new car owners and drivers and the revised May date for the event is great news as all of them can run rounds 1-3 of the series, get their licence upgrades and join us at Bathurst”
“The remainder of the series is run exclusively with Supercars. The category will make the traditional trip to Tasmania along with The Bend and Winton circuits which all of our competitors really enjoy”
“We’ve worked hard to secure a good mix of events for our competitors and fans and we are excited to be taking the category to Australia’s best events in 2022” said Brad Ward, ARC Category Manager.
|1||March 4 - 6||Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW||Repco Supercars Championship||Standard|
|2||March 26 - 27||Symmons Plains, TAS||Repco Supercars Championship||Standard|
|3||April 22 - 24||Wakefield Park, NSW||Australian Super Bike Championship||Standard|
|4||May 13 - 15||Mount Panorama, NSW||Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour||High Aero|
|5||May 20 - 22||Winton Raceway, VIC||Repco Supercars Championship||Standard|
|6||July 29 - 31||The Bend, SA||Repco Supercars Championship||High Aero|
|7||August 19 - 21||Sandown Raceway, VIC||Repco Supercars Championship||High Aero|
The dates and venues listed above remain subject to change and subject to COVID-19 restrictions (if any)