Despite previous reports suggesting that V8 Supercars could spread out to include international rounds in Mexico and Asia, outgoing V8 Supercar chairman Tony Cochrane has confirmed that New Zealand, Austin and Abu Dhabi will be the only international events on the 2013 calendar.
However, Cochrane did mention that plans are afoot to add two races in Asia to the 2014 schedule (and a third in 2015), and the most-likely candidate for one of those races is, of all places, the Guia Circuit in Macau – home of the Macau Grand Prix Formula 3.
I have to say, it’s a weird choice. V8 Supercars are bigger, more powerful and – most significantly – wider than anything else that races at Macau. And the circuit itself is notorious for being so narrow that the faintest touch between two cars can trigger an accident that forces the race to be stopped because the circuit is blocked. And what’s more, the Macau F3 races are run over 60km and 90km, whereas the minimum distance for a V8 Supercar race is 400km in total, so for a support series, the V8 races would be longer than the F3 event.
Macau is not the only venue being considered by the category, however; Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea are all under consideration, too. But it would certainly be an interesting move if V8 Supercars were to race at Macau.