News // GOLD COAST 600 PREVIEW
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The Gold Coast 600 marks the final round of the Pirtek Endurance Cup! This is the third and final event where we will see co-drivers compete in 2018. The street circuit is well-known for its on-track and off-track entertainment, with people coming from across Australia to enjoy this race by day, party by night event.

 

This time last year Tim Slade and co-driver Andre Heimgartner (replaced an injured Ash Walsh) put in a great drive to find themselves on the podium and bringing home one of the famous Gold Coast surfboard trophies. There’s no doubt the team are eager to repeat that again this weekend.

 

All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports across the weekend, plus coverage on Channel Ten/One HD. Check your local guides for times.

 

TRACK TIMES

Friday 19th October

10:40 – 11:10 – Practice One

13:45 – 14:15 – Practice Two (Co-Drivers Only)

17:00 – 17:30 – Practice Three

Saturday 20th October

10:05 – 10:25 – Qualifying

11:25 – 11:50 – Top Ten Shootout

14:25 – 16:50 – Race 26 – 300km/102 Laps

Sunday 21st October

10:20 – 10:40 – Qualifying

11:40 – 12:05 – Top Ten Shootout

14:25 – 16:50 – Race 27 – 300km/102 Laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Track Length – 2.96km // Direction – Anti-Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 265km/h // Average Speed – 146km/h

- Fastest Point – Approach to Turn 1 // Slowest Point – Turn 4 & Turn 15

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m10.0480s, David Reynolds, Rod Nash Racing, 2013

- Race Lap Record – 1m10.0851s, Will Davison, Ford Performance Racing, 2011

- Tim Slade added to the BJR surfboard collection when he and Andre Heimgartner finished 3rd in Race 1, 2017

- A streak of 20 Supercar races on the Gold Coast without the appearance of the Safety Car came to an end last year on the Sunday when the race ran without an SC period. Prior to that the last non-SC GC Supercars racee was Race 2 in 2007.

- There have been 36 Supercars Championship races held on the Gold Coast since the event became part of the championship in 2002.

- 10 is the average number of laps completed under safety car in each of the Gold Coast 600 races held since the ‘600’ format was introduced in 2010

- Out of the 52 drivers here this weekend, 4 are rookies, and only 12 have a 100% finishing rate. Tim is in the 12!

 

MEET TIM & ASH –

Thursday 18th October

17:30 - 18:15 – Surfers Paradise Beach, End of Cavill Ave (& Ash Walsh!)

Friday 19th October

13:00 – 13:20 – Freightliner Racing Stand @ Merchandise Alley

Saturday 20th October

12:15 – 12:30 – Freightliner Racing Stand @ Merchandise Alley

Published: 16 October 2018.

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