Team CoolDrive Phillip Island Supersprint Supercars Preview
12 Apr, 2019
With the Phillip Island event following a week after the Symmons Plains event, this is the first time in five years (since 2014) where Supercars Championship rounds have been held on consecutive weekends. In 2014, the field raced at Symmons Plains one weekend, then Winton the next.
The Albury squad continued working in Tasmania on Monday and Tuesday to prepare the cars for the weekend ahead, and arrived in Phillip Island today, to continue that work before we hit the track again on Friday. Fortunately, there was no major damage sustained for any team at the Tasmania weekend, but the teams are still tight to service these cars and have them back in race-ready form.
Macauley has competed at the Phillip Island circuit before in the Super2 series, and teams had the season-opening test day here in February. Macauley will continue to keep fighting forward and is eager to claim some finishes inside the top twenty this weekend.
Below are the on-track times for Macauley Jones in the Team CoolDrive Supercar at the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint and your local TV times can be found here - https://www.supercars.com/tv-schedule/
Friday 12th April
11:35-12:05 – Practice One
15:10-15:40 – Practice Two
Saturday 13th April
10:40-11:10 – Practice Three
13:15-13:25 – Qualifying Part One
13:30-13:40 – Qualifying Part Two
13:45-13:55 – Qualifying Part Three
15:50-16:45 – Race Nine (120kms / 27 Laps)
Sunday 14th April
9:20-9:50 – Practice Four
11:10-11:20 – Qualifying Part One
11:25:11:35 – Qualifying Part Two
11:40-11:50 – Qualifying Part Three
14:15-15:40 – Race Ten (200kms / 45 Laps)
- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m29.0621s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, Ford Falcon FGX, 2017
- Race Lap Record – 1m31.2142s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, Ford Falcon FGX, 2017
- Pole position is the most common grid position for winners of ATCC/VASC races at Phillip Island. The race winner has started on pole a total of 22 times in 60 races at the venue. No-one has won the race from starting 11th or below on the grid.
- Only seven times in 60 Phillip Island championship races has the full field finished the race. Four of them have come within the last nine PI races.
- The last six races at Phillip Island have been won by non-Holdens, with four wins to Ford and two to Volvo.
- The three-part knockout qualifying format as seen at Tasmania will be on the agenda at Phillip Island this weekend
Saturday 13th April
12:00-12:25 @ Team Garages
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