News // SUPERLOOP ADELAIDE 500 PREVIEW
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The incredible Freightliner Racing 2019 launch video reached over 1 million people earlier this month, and this weekend that same number of eyes and more will be watching as the Supercars season gets underway with the highly-anticipated Superloop Adelaide 500.

 

Tim is proudly supported by several South Australian partners for this years’ local event, with the return of X Convenience, continued support from National Pharmacies, plus welcoming Bella Build & Design and SipnSave to the team. Adelaide is truly one of the most passionate states when it comes to motorsport, and the fantastic support from these local partners certainly shows.

 

This will be Tim’s 11th time driving a Supercar around the Adelaide Parklands circuit, and the South Australian is excited to be back racing in front of the always enthused crowd, as he explains…

 

“The Superloop Adelaide 500 is the best event of the year. It’s awesome to kick off the season there after all the hype and changes through the off-season, plus, it’s a home race for me so it feels that extra bit special.”

 

“Adelaide knows how to put on a show, the whole state gets behind this event. There is a great line-up of concerts each night, and it’s not far from the city centre if people want to explore even more. The on-track and off-track action is second to none which is ideal for the fans; Adelaide really comes alive.”

 

Below are the on-track times for Tim Slade in the Freightliner Racing Supercar at the Superloop Adelaide 500, and your local TV times can be found here - https://www.supercars.com/tv-schedule/

 

TRACK TIMES

Thursday 28th February

17:30-18:00 – Practice One

Friday 1st March

11:40-12:10 – Practice Two

14:50-15:20 – Practice Three

18:25-18:45 – Qualifying

Saturday 2nd March

10:40-11:10 – Practice Four

14:05-14:35 – Top Ten Shootout

16:50-18:50 – Race One – 250kms/78 Laps

Sunday 3rd March

10:30-10:50 – Qualifying

12:45-13:15 – Top Ten Shootout

15:20-17:20 – Race Two – 250kms/78 Laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Track Length – 2.6km // Direction – Anti-Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 255km/h // Average Speed – 150km/h

- Qualifying Lap Record – Shane Van Gisbergen – 1m19.2951s, Triple Eight Race Engineering, 2017

- Race Lap Record – 1m20.4210s – Scott McLaughlin – 1m20.4210s, DJR Team Penske, 2017

- Tim was one of only 6 drivers with a 100% finishing rate in last year’s Supercar Championship

- The safety car has appeared in 10 of the last 12 Adelaide 500 races. The two that it hasn’t appeared in that period have been the Sunday races in 2017 and 2018

- No Adelaide 500 race has ever had a 100% finishing rate

- Tim has a change in lead engineer this year – Tony Woodward moves from Team CoolDrive to the Freightliner Racing Supercar

- Pole position is the best place to be in Adelaide – The pole sitting car has won 19 of the 42 races held on the South Australian streets

 

MEET TIM

Friday 1st March 13:15-13:45 – Supercars Autograph Session @ Tracks of the World precinct (behind Pit Straight Grandstand)

Published: 26 February 2019.

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