V8 Supercars’ Adelaide Round to Continue Until 2021

November 9, 2012

V8 Supercars will race at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide until at least 2021, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill announced at today’s launch of next March’s event.

The agreement with the South Australian Motorsport Board will assure the multiple award winning Australian icon would continue well past its twenty-first birthday.

“I am pleased to announce that those negotiations have been successful,” Premier Weatherill said.

“The result is that the event is now secure in South Australia for an additional six years, taking its future up to and including a race in 2021.

“We are making a long-term commitment to Australia’s greatest motorsport event.”

Mr Weatherill officially launched the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide program, which will include rock bands Kiss and Motley Crue performing with the Hilltop Hoods, The Angels and Ian Moss.

The 2013 event will mark the beginning of a new era of V8 Supercars, with Nissan and AMG Mercedes joining the traditional rivalry of Holden and Ford.

“The 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide will kick off what is always an exciting time to be in Adelaide,” Mr Weatherill said.

V8 Supercar CEO David Malone, said: “It’s fantastic that such an incredible event as Adelaide gets the first opportunity to be part of a new era for V8 Supercars and motorsport in this country.”

“It’s tremendous to see the Premier’s passion for the Clipsal event which has been a massive asset for the state of South Australia over many, many years.

“Premier Weatherill shares the incredible commitment and loyalty to the event of all South Australians; and we absolutely love that pride in the event. The Clipsal 500 is a huge economic driver for South Australia, as are all V8 Supercar events around the country.”