Position: 14th – 1:29.6514s
Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 1:28.8546s
THE RECAP & WORD FROM TIM
It was lights out for the Supercars tonight as they took to the track for their first night session at Sydney Motorsport Park. The Freightliner Racing Commodore was lit up with reflective stickering and the bright Alliance Truck Parts yellow headlights looked menacing on the circuit.
As the sun begins to set tomorrow we’ll see the drivers back out for qualifying, then shortly after there will be a spectacular on track show, with driver introductions and fireworks unlike we’ve seen at any event this year. If you can’t make it trackside to see what we undoubtedly be one of the best races of the year, be sure to tune in!
“There are a few parts of the track that aren’t super well lit, but all the areas that do need to be lit, such as braking areas and apex points are all really well lit. It’s cool that its not fully lit where it would be the same as daylight, because it leaves a little bit to the imagination and it makes you think more about where to look on track.”
“Racing under lights in Sydney is different, I really enjoyed it and I think it’s going to be quite fun for the drivers tomorrow. It should provide a good spectacle for the fans tomorrow with 26 cars on track and under lights, with brakes and flames lighting up for 300kms.”
Saturday 4th August
13:20 – 13:50 – Practice Two
16:20 – 16:30 – Qualifying Part One
16:35 – 16:45 – Qualifying Part Two
16:50 – 17:00 – Qualifying Part Three
19:20 – 21:40 – Race 21 – 300kms / 77 Laps
HOW QUALIFYING WORKS
Qualifying 1 – The drivers that finished 11th to 26th in the applicable practice standings hit the track for 10 minutes. From that group of 16, the fastest six progress to Qualifying 2, while the others will positions 17th to 26th.
Qualifying 2 – The top 10 drivers from practice join the action, with the fastest six from Qualifying 1. From the times set in this ten-minute segment, the top 10 progress to Qualifying 3, while the others will positions 11th to 16th.
Qualifying 3 – The top 10 drivers from Qualifying 2 fight it out for Pole Position, setting the first five rows of the grid in the process.
This format provides a new challenge to the teams, and with the top ten from practice automatically going through to the second session, drivers are more eager than ever to put a good time on the board!
Saturday 4th August
11:30 – 12:00 @ Freightliner Racing Stand, Merchandise Alley
Published: 03 August 2018.