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THE TRACK

The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit is a street-based circuit around Albert Park Lake, only a couple of kilometres south of central Melbourne. It is used once a year as a racetrack for the Australian Grand Prix and V8 Supercar support races. The circuit utilises everyday sections of road that circle the picturesque Albert Park Lake. The road sections that are used were rebuilt prior to the inaugural event in 1996 to ensure consistency and smoothness.

As a racing track of interest to drivers, it is considered quite fast and relatively easy to drive, drivers having commented that the consistent placement of corners allows them to easily learn the circuit and achieve competitive times. The circuit is very smooth, which rewards teams and drivers with well set-up cars. However, the flat terrain around the lake, couple with the track design, means that the track is not conducive to overtaking.

TRACK FACTS

Circuit Length - 5.303 Kilometres

Circuit Direction – Clockwise

Average Speed - 164 km/ph

Maximum Speed - 265 km/ph

TRACK TIMES

Thursday 17th March

12:50-13:20 - Practice 1

15:15-15:45 - Practice 2

16:50-17:20 - Qualifying

Friday 18th March

14:20-14:50 - Race One

18:20-18:50 - Race Two

Saturday 19th March

15:20-15:50 - Race Three

Sunday 20th March

12:20-12:50 - Race Four

MEET BRIGHTY

Friday 18th March @ 16:10 - 16:30

Autograph Stage, Coates Hire V8 Village

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Published: 15 March 2016.

#8 Nick Percat

Brad Jones Racing

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