, 2022-12-02 17:33:34,
Supercars CEO Shane Howard has confirmed that the Australian touring car championship is still looking to race at the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The idea was initially floated in 2018, with the intention to expand the series into Asia.
However, those plans did not eventuate, with COVID-19 then removing any possibility of an overseas race.
As reported by Motorsport.com, Supercars looked into including a race in Singapore as part of its 2023 schedule, but a deal has not been made in time, with freight costs the primary concern.
The recently released calendar for next year features 12 races – all of which are located in Australia.
Now, the Supercars boss is eyeing a place on the Singapore Grand Prix support card in 2024.
“Yes it will be [revisted as an option],” Howard said.
“Absolutely, we would like to be a part of that event, and they would like to have us there.”
“Singapore is very good because of the time zone. And the distance helps, the shorter distance [from Australia].”
Whilst Singapore is one of the closer international options from Australia, the eight-hour trip (each way from Sydney) will still be a costly endeavour.
According to Motorsport.com, Singapore GP organisers are willing to pay an appearance fee to Supercars, however, the sheer rise in freight costs is still a major obstacle.
Supercars would also need to pay its teams to take part, so Howard highlighted how…
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