THE Dunlop Super2 Series and Super3 Series will close out their interrupted 2021 seasons with two more rounds of racing.
Supercars confirmed that the combined second and third-tier series will resume their season at the last leg of the recently announced Sydney Motorsport Park quadruple-header.
Super2 and Super3 will then close out their seasons at the Repco Bathurst 1000, which has expanded to a six-day event with both Supercars’ and the Australian Racing Group’s racing categories on the card.
The revised calendar means the two series will complete five of the six rounds originally scheduled for 2021, in contrast to last year’s COVID-impacted season where only three Super2 and two Super3 rounds were completed.
While Thomas Randle was crowned last year’s Super2 Series winner, the Super3 Series did not award a series victor.
Motorsport Australia confirmed that both series will see an overall winner crowned in 2021.
“For both 2020 and 2021, we’ve all had to be flexible and adaptable in our approach to every single Championship and Series and in this case, we are very comfortable in awarding both a Super2 and Super3 Series winner in 2021,” Michael Smith, Motorsport Australia’s director of motorsport and commercial operations, said.
“Full credit must go to the team at Supercars as well as the competitors and teams for committing to make this season happen.
“Of course, none of it would be possible without the dedicated volunteer Officials who will play a key role in delivering events for the remainder of this year.”
As with the ‘main game’, which has only locked in the race formats for the first Sydney Motorsport Park event, Supercars is yet to confirm the race formats for the final Super2/Super3 rounds.
“As was the case in 2020, drivers and teams have had a season filled with disruption caused by COVID-19 and we thank them all for persevering through these challenges,” Shane Howard, Supercars chief operating officer, said.
“Over the opening three rounds of 2021, this combined category has delivered memorable door-to- door racing and unearthed some genuine stars of the future.
“We will now begin planning on formats and scheduling for these events and look forward to crowning new Champions at Mount Panorama in December.”
Broc Feeney, the 2019 Super3 Series winner who was recently announced as Jamie Whincup’s replacement at Triple Eight Engineering from 2022, currently holds a 51-point Series lead over Tickford’s Zak Best in the Super2 Series standings.
In the Super3 Series, Nash Morris, son of Bathurst 1000 winner Paul Morris, holds a 42-point lead over Erebus Academy driver Reef McCarthy.
The updated 2021 Dunlop Super2 Series/Super3 Series calendar
|1||Feb 26-28||Bathurst||Repco Mount Panorama 500|
|2||Jul 9-11||Townsville||NTI Townsville 500|
|3||Jul 17-18||Townsville||WD-40 Townsville SuperSprint|
|4||Nov 19-21||Sydney Motorsport Park||Beaurepaires Sydney SuperSprint|
|5||Nov 30-Dec 5||Bathurst||Repco Bathurst 1000|