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MORE details have been revealed about the reborn Adelaide 500, including a new naming rights partner.

Following arrangements with Superloop and most famously Clipsal, the 2022 edition will be known as the VALO Adelaide 500 – VALO being a South Australian advanced technology manufacturer.

Further to the Australian Racing Group’s announcement that Touring Car Masters, S5000 and GT World Challenge Australia will race at Adelaide, the Dunlop Super2/Super3 Series has been added to the bill in support of the Repco Supercars Championship.

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A raft of high-profile music acts have also been signed, with American rock band The Killers to headline the Sunday night concert.

Jimmy Barnes, Icehouse, Noiseworks, The Presets, Lime Cordiale, Baker Boy and Teenage Joans will also feature across the event.

Tickets have now been released, with prices frozen at 2012 levels.

“This really is a star-studded list of local, national and global musical acts to mark the return of the VALO Adelaide 500,” said South Australian premier Peter Malinauskas.

“There really is something here for everybody, from the global pulling power of The Killers to Australian rock legends such as Barnesy to local rising stars such as Teenage Joans.

“And the best bit is South Australians can experience all of this for the same price as it was a decade ago.

“I can’t wait for the VALO Adelaide 500 to return to our city streets, bringing with it hundreds of jobs, thousands of visitors and millions of dollars’ worth of economic activity.”

On hand for the launch were a number of current star drivers, plus five-time champion and Supercars/RACE powerbroker Mark Skaife.

South Australian-born drivers Tim Slade, Todd Hazelwood, Nick Percat and Scott Pye. Pic: Supercars

“The world class line-up is testament to the quality and popularity of this event,” said Skaife.

“The Adelaide Street Circuit is an iconic track and it’s fantastic to see the Repco Supercars Championship back in Adelaide to close out our season.


“The organisers are working hard to bring four days of adrenalin-filled action for the motorsport fans of South Australia and once again staging one of our most popular signature events.”

South Australian Motorsport Board CEO Mark Warren flagged added initiatives to enhance the spectacle.

“We are investing in various initiatives to improve the fan experience and racing, including the track resurfacing,” he said.

“This will see improved grip, tyre degradation and more overtaking and strategy for teams.

“Importantly, we’re also giving VALO Adelaide 500 fans the opportunity to purchase their old seats, so they can experience the race just as they did before it was axed in 2020.”

Adelaide will be the long-term of the Supercars season finale per a five-year deal announced in June.

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