News // IPSWICH SUPERSPRINT PREVIEW
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Queensland Raceway was quickly dubbed the ‘Paperclip’ because of its six-turn design and lack of elevation. Changing temperatures can make this circuit a nightmare for drivers and engineers as its grip level changes at different times of the day. Despite its simple layout, it tends to provide entertaining racing with passing opportunities at turns 1, 3, 4 and 6.

 

All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports across the weekend with a highlights package on Channel Ten/One HD. Check your local guides for times.

 

TRACK TIMES

Friday 20th July

10:10 – 10:40 – Additional Drivers Practice

12:00 – 12:45 – Practice One

14:35 – 15:20 – Practice Two

Saturday 21st July

11:20 – 12:05 – Practice Three

13:25 – 13:40 – Qualifying

16:15 – 17:15 – Race 19 – 120kms / 40 Laps

Sunday 22nd July

10:40 – 11:00 – Qualifying

14:05 – 15:35 – Race 20 – 200kms / 67 Laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Track Length – 3.12km // Direction – Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 260km/h // Average Speed – 165km/h

- Fastest Point – Entry to Turn One // Slowest Point – Turn Four

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m08.4208s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Ford Falcon FGX

- Race Lap Record – 1m09.7225s, James Courtney, Walkinshaw Racing, 2017, Holden Commodore VF

 

- Tim starts his 136th championship round at Ipswich – he ties with Jim Richards for 29th on the all-time championship round starts list

- The car starting on pole has won 18 of the 44 Supercar races held in Ipswich

- Tim has finished inside the top ten for the last four consecutive races with Freightliner Racing

- The safety car has only appeared in 7 of the last 23 races held at Queensland Raceway (2009 – 2017)

- Tim has stood on the podium 3 times at Queensland Raceway and has 11 top ten finishes to his name.

 

MEET TIM – AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

Saturday 21st July

8:55 – 9:25 @ Super Track Walk, Pit Lane

10:00 – 10:20 @ Merchandise Alley

Sunday 22nd July

11:40 – 11:55 @ Merchandise Alley

12:00 – 12:30 @ Team Transporters

Published: 17 July 2018.

#14 Tim Slade

Freightliner Racing

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