The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is about to get underway in Adelaide! The Freightliner Racing team have turned already turned heads pre-season with the amazing launch video and topping the times at the Supercars Test Day in Sydney.


Tim and the Freightliner Racing team arrive in Tim’s home-town today, ready and eager to get into the racing!


Below are all the on-track times this weekend, with coverage on FOX Sports and Channel Ten.



Friday 2nd March

9:45-10:25 – Practice One

11:50-12:30 – Practice Two

15:50-16:10 – Qualifying – Race One

Saturday 3rd March

9:50-10:10 – Practice Three

11:55-12:25 – Top Ten Shootout

15:20-17:20 – Race One – 250kms/78 Laps

Sunday 4th March

9:40-10:00 – Qualifying – Race Two

11:40-12:10 – Top Ten Shootout

15:20-17:20 – Race Two – 250kms/78 Laps



- Track Length – 2.6km // Direction – Anti-Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 255km/h // Average Speed – 150km/h

- Qualifying Lap Record – Shane Van Gisbergen – 1m19.2951s, Triple Eight Race Engineering, 2017

- Race Lap Record – 1m20.4210s – Scott McLaughlin – 1m20.4210s, DJR Team Penske, 2017

- Of the 40 Adelaide 500 Supercars races held, the Safety Car has appeared in 35 of them

- There will again be two Top Ten Shootouts in Adelaide. Last year was the first time in history there had been two shootouts in the one weekend.

- This is the 15th time the Adelaide event has opened a Supercars Championship season, and the 20th anniversary of the Adelaide event.

- There are 13 brand new chassis on the grid for the Adelaide 500 – exactly half the field! Tim’s is part of that group – he debuts BJR-011 here, the team have named this chassis ‘Shania’. Does that impress you much?

- This will be Tim’s 10th year competing at the Adelaide 500, and 3rd year with Freightliner Racing. 



Sunday 4th March

13:05-13:35 – Supercars Autograph Session – Traction Zone Stage



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Published: 27 February 2018.

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