THE Superfoiler Grand Prix will not swoop through Newcastle in 2018, organisers have confirmed.
The event, which the Newcastle Herald revealed in July last year was slated to head to the Hunter, is now likely to arrive in 2019 instead.
Superfoiler Grand Prix managing director Bill Macartney confirmed that a date switch for a potential leg in the harbour from December last year to Australia Day had made a race in Newcastle impossible this year.
“It’s probably my fault more than anyone,” Mr Macartney said.
“I failed to keep Newcastle City Council properly up to speed with discussions with other supporting bodies and by the time I finally went back to them, they’d switched power boats from the Supercars event ... to Australia Day weekend. That ruled us out.”
“All parties seem keen to make it happen next summer.”
The Superfoiler Grand Prix will visit Adelaide, Geelong, the Gold Coast, Busselton in Western Australia as well as Sydney in February and March. 7mate will broadcast the series.