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Perth SuperSprint Preview

3 May, 2018

The elimination style qualifying sessions are back on the agenda for this weekends’ Perth SuperSprint event at Barbagallo Raceway. The three 10 minute back-to-back qualifying sessions that see the fastest progress through were a hit with drivers and fans alike.

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


*All listed in AWDT times

Friday 4th May

11:05–11:50 – Practice One

14:40-15:25 – Practice Two

Saturday 5th May

10:00-10:20 – Practice Three

11:55-12:05 – Qualifying Part One

12:10-12:20 – Qualifying Part Two

12:25-12:35 – Qualifying Part Three

14:45-15:45 – Race 11 – 120kms/50 Laps

Sunday 6th May

9:15–9:35 – Practice Four

11:20-11:30 – Qualifying Part One

11:35-11:45 – Qualifying Part Two

11:50-12:00 – Qualifying Part Three

14:15-15:45 – Race 12 – 200kms/83 Laps


- Track Length – 2.42km // Direction – Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 252km/h // Average Speed – 157km/h

- Qualifying Lap Record – 54.5730S, Scott McLaughlin, DJRTP, 2017, Falcon FG X, Dunlop Super Soft Tyre

- Race Lap Record – 55.9440s, Jason Bright, PWR Racing, 2004, Holden Commodore VY, Dunlop Control Tyre

- The safety car has made an appearance in just 1 of the last 10 Barbagallo races – 2015 Sunday final race

- Tim has a 100% finishing rate at Barbagallo – that’s 10 out of 10 races since his first race here in 2013

- The closest pole winning margin is 0.0029s, Whincup to Winterbottom, 2012 Sunday Race 1

- Tim’s best result at Barbagallo was 12th, in 2015, Race 3.

- The new qualifying format as seen at Symmons Plains will be seen here again this weekend at Barbagallo


Friday 4th May

13:10-13:40 – Autograph Session @ Merchandise Alley

Sunday 6th May

10:00-10:15 – Autograph Session @ Merchandise Alley

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