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Phillip Island Preview

19 Apr, 2018

Brad Jones Racing made their Supercars debut at Phillip Island in 2000. Fast forward 18 years, and they return for their 250th Supercars Championship Round! This is a huge milestone for the team.
It’s been a big news week for the team, with Tim Blanchard announcing on Monday his new co-driver - Dale Wood will be on board the #21 Team CoolDrive Commodore for the Pirtek Endurance Cup. Dale used to the #21 Commodore at Brad Jones Racing and is looking forward to being back with the team and having a strong enduro cup campaign with Tim.


Friday 20th April

11:25-12:05 – Practice One

14:35-15:15 – Practice Two

Saturday 21st April

12:05-12:25 – Qualifying – Race Nine

15:45-17:25 – Race Nine – 250kms / 57 Laps

Sunday 22nd April

10:40-11:00 – Qualifying – Race Ten

13:50-15:30 – Race Ten – 250kms / 57 Laps


- Track Length – 4.45km // Direction – Anti-Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 290km/h // Average Speed – 175km/h

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m29.0621s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, Falcon FG X, 2017

- Race Lap Record – 1m31.2142s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, Falcon FG X, 2017

- Tim finished 15th in both races here last year after qualifying 24th for both races – talk about keeping things uniform!

- Phillip Island marks BJR’s 250th Supercars Championship round, ironically at the venue where they made their debut with a single car – OzEmail Ford Falcon AU for Brad Jones in 2000.

- Tim made his VASC debut here in 2010 as a co-driver to Greg Murphy, for Paul Morris Motorsports

- Tim is one of 7 drivers in the field to have a 100% finishing rate at Phillip Island

- The safety car has appeared in 14 of the last 21 races held and Philip Island, covering 2008 to 2017.

- Tim won the 2007 Formula Ford round here on the weekend that he sealed the title.  


Saturday 21st April

9:20-9:50 – Super Track Walk @ Starting Grid

10:30-10:45 – Autograph Session @ Merchandise Alley

Sunday 22nd April

9:40-9:55 – Autograph Session @ Merchandise Alley

12:00-12:30 – Autograph Session @ Team CoolDrive Garage

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