IT might be the best double-header ever.
That is how Intercontinental GT Challenge officials are viewing the news that Supercars is planning to combine its season finale with the Bathurst 12 Hour next February.
The 12 Hour, which has featured GT machinery since 2016, not only attracts drivers and teams from across the globe to Mount Panorama each year, but doubles as the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
It is a series which also includes rounds at Suzuka, Indianapolis, Spa and Kyalami.
"Together. On the same weekend! The world's best tin-top championship joins Australia's international enduro next February when GTs and Supercars share the same weekend," the Intercontinental GT Challenge posted on social media.
"It might - just might - be the best double-header event."
While there is still some doubt if the 12 Hour will go ahead given the international travel restrictions currently in place due to the coronavirus, if the two events are combined the Supercars element looks likely to be a sprint race.
"We certainly wouldn't want to try and replicate the Bathurst 1000," Supercars chief executive officer Sean Seamer said.
"There's a tremendous opportunity going to Bathurst a second time, but tremendous risk as well. So we're going to have to be innovative and make sure it's different."
The event is provisionally scheduled for February 5-7.