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Local motor racing enthusiasts can start rejoicing with tickets for the Newcastle 500 set to go on sale on Thursday afternoon.

Dates are now confirmed for the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship season opener on the picturesque streets of Newcastle’s CBD.

Following Heritage NSW approval, organisers have begun preparations for the highly-anticipated debut of the Gen3 Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro era, which will roll on the Hunter circuit from 10-12 March, 2023.

Tickets for grandstand, general admission and corporate facilities will be available from 2pm on 6 October.

Supercars 2019. Photo: City of Newcastle

That also includes platinum reserve grandstands at Turn 1 – consisting of undercover seating providing shade from the sun and protection from the elements near big screens, food and drink outlets, and amenities – looking up Watt Street, Nobby’s Road into the hairpin with views of the track and inside the final corner.

Trackside entry allows fans to walk around and capture all the action from on and off the track.

Support category and entertainment announcements for the March event will be made over coming weeks.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said City of Newcastle was keen to host the event again.

“Newcastle and the Hunter enjoy a huge racing supporter base,” she explained.

“I’m confident they’ll love to attend the season opener.

“Local tourism and accommodation providers that have been heavily-impacted by COVID-19 will be looking forward to, and benefit from, the economic stimulus provided by the Newcastle 500’s return.”

Two-time Bathurst 1000 champion Chaz Mostert will roll out in a Walkinshaw Andretti United Ford Mustang for the first time, following the team’s decision to switch allegiances from 2023 after decades of success with Holden.

“We’re thrilled that the dates are now locked in for our return to Newcastle and the debut of the Gen3 Camaro and Mustang,” Superscars CEO Shane Howard said.

“The Newcastle 500 is a world-class motorsport event.

“We look forward to attracting the attention of motorsport enthusiasts and, once again, stage an extravaganza, which sees flow-on benefits for the city’s hotels, bars, restaurants and retailers.

“We’ve waited three years for our return.

“So, we want to make sure Newcastle 2023 is an event to remember for years to come.”

Tickets purchased for the 2022 Newcastle 500, originally scheduled in March, will be valid for 2023.

Anyone who purchased and requested a refund should be aware their tickets will no longer be valid.

If fans bought a grandstand ticket, they will soon receive an email from Ticketek.

Supercars Newcastle 500 is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

All tickets for 10-12 March will be available from Ticketek and Supercars.com.

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