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The Bathurst 1000 has been moved again, and volition present crook into a six-day motorsport extravaganza culminating with the iconic contention connected Sunday, December 5.

Having been primitively scheduled successful its accustomed October timeslot, the contention was archetypal moved to November owed to the COVID-19 outbreak successful New South Wales, but volition present wrapper up the Supercars play successful December.

In doing so, the Bathurst 1000 volition harvester with the Australian Racing Group-run Bathurst International, creating a mega week of motorsport.

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Joining Supercars astatine Mount Panorama volition beryllium a big of different categories: the Super2 Series, Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, TCR Australia, S5000, Touring Car Masters, GT World Challenge Australia, V8 SuperUtes, National Trans Am Series, and the Toyota Gazoo Racing 86 Series.

Supercars volition merchandise the remainder of the calendar successful the coming weeks, but we already cognize the projected Gold Coast and Phillip Island rounds person been cancelled.

The Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander Commodore during the Bathurst 1000 successful 2020. (Getty)

"The events, implicit six days, volition beryllium thing not seen earlier astatine the Mount and volition beryllium a large mode to spot racing instrumentality to Bathurst successful 2021," said Bathurst politician Ian North.

"We look guardant to being capable to invited the teams, drivers and fans backmost to Mount Panorama for what volition beryllium a festival of motorsport."

Supercars brag Sean Seamer said the result is the champion imaginable effect successful hard circumstances.

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"I would similar to convey Mayor North, Rob Cameron astatine Repco and John McMellan astatine ARG for their collaboration implicit the past fewer weeks to enactment unneurotic what mightiness beryllium known arsenic the champion ever Repco Bathurst 1000.

"It's been a pugnacious twelvemonth for motorsport fans but we're assured this is the look for the champion imaginable extremity to the 2021 season."

Supercars and ARG volition enactment with NSW wellness authorities to instrumentality COVID-safe measures for competitors, unit and fans, with summons details to beryllium announced successful the coming days.

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