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The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is about to begin! The home-town hero and 2016 Adelaide 500 winner Nick Percat and the Blackwoods Racing Commodore arrive in Adelaide today.

 

This weekend Nick is debuting a brand-new chassis, his first ever brand-new Supercar, and is looking forward to turning it on for his home crowd. He and team-mate Tim Slade both finished in the top 5 at the recent test day; and are looking forward to continuing their fast pace into the season opening event.

 

Below are all the on-track times this weekend, with coverage on FOX Sports and Channel Ten.

 

TRACK TIMES

Friday 2nd March

9:45-10:25 – Practice One

11:50-12:30 – Practice Two

15:50-16:10 – Qualifying – Race One

Saturday 3rd March

9:50-10:10 – Practice Three

11:55-12:25 – Top Ten Shootout

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

Sunday 4th March

9:40-10:00 – Qualifying – Race Two

11:40-12:10 – 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

- Of the 40 Adelaide 500 Supercars races held, the Safety Car has appeared in 35 of them

- Nick debuts a brand-new chassis here this weekend, one of 13 new chassis on the grid

- Winning the 2016 Adelaide 500 made Nick the first ever local driver to win the race

- This marks the 20th Adelaide 500 event, with Nick attending every single one! He was only 9 years old at the first A500 event.

 

MEET NICK

Thursday 1st March

15:00-15:15pm @ Blackwoods Trade Stand, Merchandise Alley

Friday 2nd March

13:30-13:45 @ Blackwoods Trade Stand, Merchandise Alley

Saturday 3rd March

10:45-11:00 @ Blackwoods Trade Stand, Merchandise Alley

Sunday 4th March

13:05-13:35 – Supercars Autograph Session – Traction Zone Stage

 

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Published: 27 February 2018.

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