In a first for the sport, preparations have begun for next year’s Merlin Darwin Triple Crown to become the official Indigenous Round of the Supercars championship. This year’s event will incorporate several elements of Aboriginal culture that will set a firm foundation for following years.
Tim Watsford, CEO of event organiser Northern Territory Major Events Company, said the Territory is at the heart of Australia’s Aboriginal culture, so Darwin is the natural home for the official Indigenous Round.
Territory Larrakia artist Trent Lee was commissioned to produce an artwork to celebrate the Hidden Valley track and the surrounding Larrakia land, sea and people. This will be the centrepiece of the Darwin Indigenous Round and will be available for use by all the Supercars teams in 2022.