The Australian touring car series has locked its annual trip to the Northern Territory, retaining space in mid-June to capture the region’s dry season.
The three-day event runs from the 17th to the 19th. June.
For the second year in a row, Darwin Triple Crown will see Supercars share the bill with ASBK, while Hidden Valley will also host the Nitro Up North drag racing meeting on Friday and Saturday night.
It has also been confirmed that the settlement of the event in 2022 will also be the first as a formally recognized Indigenous Round taking place on Larrakia land.
The Indigenous Round concept, used in both of Australia’s major football codes, was launched for this year but could not be formalized in time.
Teams have occasionally run native-inspired liveries at the Darwin Round in the past to celebrate the territory’s rich original culture and history.
“The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown is always a favorite with motorsport fans, and thousands of people flock to Hidden Valley Raceway each year to enjoy three days of action and experience all that the Top End has to offer under our clear blue skies,” said Tim Watsford. , CEO of Northern Territory Major Events Company.
“This event is a standout of the championship for the experience the spectators get, and will be even more unique this year as the official Indigenous Round.
“In another first time, we also have two nights of high-octane Nitro Up North action.”
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer added: “The Northern Territory Major Events Company has put together a fantastic three-day program for our visit to the Top End in 2022,” he said.
“It’s going to be great to see thousands of fans at the pitch again in Darwin in June.
“Hidden Valley has a great history, and bringing the first official Supercars Indigenous Round to life will add another great element for fans.”
Darwin Triple Crown is the third piece in the 2022 Supercars calendar puzzle to fall into place, following confirmation of the dates for the season opener in Newcastle and the Australian Grand Prix in April.
The Hidden Valley event is also expected to be the first part of the northern turn with Townsville, ahead of a longer winter break for Supercars on a slightly expanded 2022 schedule.