Practice One

Fastest: Tim Slade – 1:50.1395s

Practice Two

Position:3rd – 1:49.7093s

Fastest: Shane Van Gisbergen – 1:48.7499s



Saturday 25th August

10:35 – 11:20 – Practice Three

13:15 – 13:30 – Qualifying

16:20 – 17:15 – Race 22 – 120kms / 24 Laps

Sunday 26th August

10:50 – 11:10 – Qualifying

13:40 – 15:05 – Race 23 – 200kms / 41 Laps



The Supercars went around ‘The Bend’ the first time ever today, with two practice sessions on the agenda for drivers to get their first taste of this brand-new circuit. For SA state hero Tim Slade ‘The Bend’ SuperSprint weekend is off to a great start, finishing first and third in the practice sessions today.



“For as long as I’ve known, the BJR/Freightliner Supercars have always suited the high grip, new surface style of track. My fingers were crossed that this would be the case this weekend and so far, it’s been good. Even though its just practice its nice to be at the pointy end and not be chasing our tails too much. Like everyone else, we’re still learning our way around the place and throwing a few things at the car to get as comfortable as we can.”


“Its an interesting circuit, there were a couple of wobbly moments for a few people out there during the sessions as people are trying to find the limits. I think driving the new surface with the hard tyre caught a few people out initially, it would have been entertaining to watch!”


“I can’t compare the Bend to any other circuit. We’ve all been coming into this weekend not knowing exactly what to expect. A few people had done a bunch of laps in a road car or another type of race car, but it doesn’t compare to the Supercars, so besides knowing your way around you don’t know a great deal more. I guess what you can compare it to is when a track has been resurfaced, the car moves around a lot and has a certain few characteristics about it on the new surface.”



Saturday 25th August

2:10pm – 2:40pm @ Freightliner Racing Garage

Sunday 26th August

9:40am @ Freightliner Racing Stand, Merchandise Alley

Published: 24 August 2018.

#14 Tim Slade

Freightliner Racing

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