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For the first time in Australian Touring Car/Virgin Australia Supercars Championship history, teams will be racing for points at the Coates Hire Melbourne 400, as part of the massive Australian Grand Prix event.

 

Tim & the Freightliner Racing Commodore have arrived into Melbourne, with on track action getting underway as of Thursday. All sessions will be televised (check local guides for times) so be sure to tune in!

 

TRACK TIMES

Thursday 22nd March

12:50-13:20 – Practice One

14:40-15:10 – Practice Two

16:20-16:30 – Qualifying – Race 3

16:40-16:50 – Qualifying – Race 4

Friday 23rd March

13:50-14:00 – Qualifying – Race 5

14:10-14:20 – Qualifying – Race 6

17:50-18:50 – Race 3 – 130kms/25 Laps

Saturday 24th March

12:40-13:10 – Race 4 – 70km/13 Laps

18:20-19:20 – Race 5 – 130km/25 Laps

Sunday 4th March

13:45-14:15 – Race 6 – 70km/13 Laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Track Length – 5.3km // Direction – Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 257km/h // Average Speed – 165km/h

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m54.3972s – Fabian Coulthard, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Falcon FGX

- Race Lap Record – 1m55.9682s – Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight, 2011, Commodore VE II

- Tim qualified 3rd for two of last year’s races here, his best-ever Albert Park Supercars qualifying efforts, plus finished 3rd in last years’ Sunday race.

- Now that Supercars are racing for points for the first time ever at the Grand Prix, this means Albert Park becomes the 33rd different venue to host an official round of the ATCC/VASC

- 9 of the 26 current Supercar drivers have won a Supercars race at Albert Park

- Freightliner Racing/BJR has an ex-F1 Team Manager in Pete Vale, who spent time at McLaren, Williams and Manor during his career in Formula 1.

 

MEET TIM

Friday 23rd March

11:15am-11:30am @ F1 Fan Zone Autograph Stage

 

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Published: 19 March 2018.

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