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Supercars confirm 2024 Indigenous Round

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The third annual Supercars Indigenous Round will be held in Darwin after dates were confirmed last week.

The weekend from 14-16 June has been confirmed as the Supercars' 2024 Indigenous Round, which will celebrate and showcase Indigenous culture on Larrakia land at Hidden Valley Raceway.

Supercars CEO Shane Howard believes that the season's Indigenous Round is one of most anticipated events on the 2024 calendar.

"The Betr Darwin Triple Crown is a highlight of the Repco Supercars Championship season, and as Supercars' official Indigenous Round, is a popular and beloved part of our annual championship," Howard said in a statement.

"Darwin's famous June weather is the perfect winter getaway for fans and teams alike, and the Indigenous Round element offers us the fantastic opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the rich Indigenous culture present both in the Northern Territory and across Australia.

"In 2023 we were treated to a fantastic weekend of racing and enjoyed the sight of the entire Supercars field during special Indigenous liveries for the event, each with its own story and featuring several initiatives to benefit the Indigenous community and First Nations people.

The Shell V-Power Racing Team's Indigenous Livery. (Image: Dick Johnson Racing)

"We look forward to adding to the legacy of the Supercars Indigenous Round when we return to the Northern Territory in June 2024 for this truly unique event."

The event is always a major driver for tourism in the Top End, with almost half of the attendees travelling from interstate.

Northern Territory Chief Minister and Minister for Major Events, Natasha Fyles, acknowledged the tremendous impact the Supercars have on the Northern Territory.

"The Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Indigenous Round is a huge event that attracts thousands of people to the Territory every year," she said.

"Once they're here, they enjoy not only all the action on the track, but everything else the Territory has to offer, from our unique tourism experiences and incredible sunsets, to our rich and ancient Aboriginal culture, which is showcased at the event itself.

"The research from the 2023 Darwin Triple Crown shows, yet again, the value in investing in this event, which, like the Territory's other major events, delivers massive benefits to the economy and Territorians."

At last year's event the full 26-car field sported Indigenous liveries – which were designed by various Indigenous artists and organisations across Australia – and this is expected to happen again in 2024.

Currently, there are no Indigenous drivers in the sport's premier category, however the sport aims to increase Indigenous participation across various levels of involvement.

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