2022 Supercars Championship
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The 2022 Supercars Championship (known for commercial reasons as the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship) is a planned motor racing series for Supercars. It is due to be the twenty-fourth running of the Supercars Championship and the twenty-sixth series in which Supercars have contested the Australian Touring Car Championship, the premier title in Australian motorsport.

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers are under contract to compete in the 2022 championship. Unless confirmed otherwise, car numbers are presumed to carry over from 2021.

Season entries
Manufacturer Model Team No. Driver Rounds Co-driver Rounds
Ford Mustang GT Blanchard Racing Team 3 Australia Tim Slade[1]
Tickford Racing 5 Australia James Courtney[2]
55 Australia Thomas Randle[3]
56 Australia Jake Kostecki[4]
Dick Johnson Racing 11 Australia Anton de Pasquale[5]
17 Australia Will Davison[5]
Grove Racing 26 Australia David Reynolds[1]
Holden Commodore ZB Brad Jones Racing 8 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner[6] Australia Dale Wood[7]
Erebus Motorsport 9 Australia Will Brown[8]
99 Australia Brodie Kostecki[8]
Team 18 18 Australia Mark Winterbottom[9] Australia Michael Caruso[10]
20 Australia Scott Pye[11]
Team Sydney 19 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard[1]
22 Australia Garry Jacobson[12]
Walkinshaw Andretti United 25 Australia Chaz Mostert[13]
Matt Stone Racing 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood[14]
Triple Eight Race Engineering 88 Australia Broc Feeney[15]
97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen[16]
TBA TBA TBA TBA Australia Nick Percat[17]
TBA Australia Jack Le Brocq[18]
TBA Australia Zane Goddard[19]

Team changes

The field will expand from 24 to 25 cars after Supercars management sold a dormant Racing Entitlement Contract (REC) to Tickford Racing.[20]

The Grove Group will take full ownership of Kelly Grove Racing, re-naming the team to Grove Racing.[21]

Driver changes

Matt Stone Racing will run an all new line-up for 2022. Jake Kostecki and Zane Goddard left the team, with Kostecki replacing Jack Le Brocq at Tickford Racing.[4][19] Todd Hazelwood will return to Matt Stone Racing, having last raced for the team in 2019.[14]

Andre Heimgartner left Grove Racing, replacing Nick Percat at Brad Jones Racing.[22][17][6]

Thomas Randle will compete in the series full time with Tickford Racing, having raced as a wildcard for the team in 2019 and 2021.[3]

Seven-time drivers' champion Jamie Whincup will retire from full-time competition at the end of the 2021 championship. He will replace Roland Dane as team principal and managing director of Triple Eight Race Engineering.[23] Broc Feeney will graduate from the Super2 series to takeover Whincup's seat.[15]

List of planned races

The following venues are under contract to host a round of the 2022 championship:

Round Event Circuit Location Dates Ref.
1 Newcastle 500 New South Wales Newcastle Street Circuit Newcastle, New South Wales 5–6 March [24]
TBA Bathurst 1000 New South Wales Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales TBA
TBA Darwin Triple Crown Northern Territory Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory TBA [25]
TBA Gold Coast 600 Queensland Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland TBA [26]
TBA Sandown Victoria (Australia) Sandown Raceway Springvale, Victoria TBA [27]
TBA Sydney SuperNight New South Wales Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, New South Wales TBA [28]
TBA Tasmania Tasmania Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania TBA [29]
TBA Townsville Queensland Reid Park Street Circuit Townsville, Queensland TBA [26]

Calendar changes

The Newcastle 500 will return after a two-year absence. The round will replace the Mount Panorama 500 as the season opener.[30]

References

  1. ^ a b c 2022 Supercar Grid so Far Speedcafe 01 September 2021
  2. ^ Courtney signs multi year deal with Tickford Speedcafe 7 October 2021
  3. ^ a b Randle confirmed for 2022 full-time Supercars seat Speedcafe 18 June 2021
  4. ^ a b "Tickford signs young gun Jake Kostecki from 2022". Tickford Racing. 11 October 2021.
  5. ^ a b DJR confirms 2022 Driver Lineup Speedcafe 12 August 2021
  6. ^ a b Pavey, James (13 September 2021). "Heimgartner to join BJR in 2022". Supercars Championship.
  7. ^ Wood signs two year enduro deal with BJR Supercars Championship 22 February 2021
  8. ^ a b Erebus expansion no longer on the cards Speedcafe 11 April 2021
  9. ^ Fosty signs for two more years Auto Action 16 October 2020
  10. ^ Michael Caruso signs two year enduro deal with Team 18 Speedcafe 13 January 2021
  11. ^ [1] Supercars Championship 22 September 2021
  12. ^ Jacobson confirms two-year deal Speedcafe 12 February 2021
  13. ^ Mostert inks long-term WAU extension Speedcafe 15 June 2021
  14. ^ a b Pavey, James (20 October 2021). "Matt Stone Racing confirms Hazelwood reunion". Supercars Championship.
  15. ^ a b [2] Supercars Championship 31 August 2021
  16. ^ Chapman, Simon (21 February 2020). "SVG signs multi-year deal with Triple Eight". Speedcafe. Speedcafe. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  17. ^ a b Dale, Will (13 September 2021). "Nick Percat splits with Brad Jones Racing". V8 Sleuth.
  18. ^ Pavey, James (11 October 2021). "Tickford confirms Le Brocq departure". Supercars Championship.
  19. ^ a b Pavey, James (15 October 2021). "Goddard confirms MSR exit". Supercars Championship.
  20. ^ Tickford secures fourth REC Auto Action 18 June 2021
  21. ^ Grove takes full ownership of KGR, Kelly to depart Speedcafe 26 July 2021
  22. ^ [3] Speedcafe.com 07 September 2021
  23. ^ Whincup to retire, take over as Triple Eight boss Speedcafe 3 February 2021
  24. ^ Pavey, James (29 September 2021). "Dates confirmed for 2022 season opener in Newcastle". Supercars Championship.
  25. ^ http://newsroom.nt.gov.au/mediaRelease/20954
  26. ^ a b https://teq.queensland.com/news-and-media/latest-news/future-of-supercars-secured-for-queensland
  27. ^ https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/2020-supercars-calendar-revealed/
  28. ^ O'Brien, Connor (18 October 2020). "The Sydney SuperNight at Eastern Creek has been locked in until 2025". Supercars.
  29. ^ https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/symmons-plains-secures-new-supercars-deal/
  30. ^ Supercars.com. "Newcastle to host 2022 Supercars season opener". Supercars Championship.