News // COATES HIRE MELBOURNE 400 PREVIEW
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For the first time in Australian Touring Car/Virgin Australia Supercars Championship history, teams will be racing for points at the Coates Hire Melbourne 400, as part of the massive Australian Grand Prix event.

 

Nick and the team have arrived into Melbourne, with on track action getting underway as of Thursday. All sessions will be televised (check local guides for times) so be sure to tune in!

 

TRACK TIMES

Thursday 22nd March

12:50-13:20 – Practice One

14:40-15:10 – Practice Two

16:20-16:30 – Qualifying – Race 3

16:40-16:50 – Qualifying – Race 4

Friday 23rd March

13:50-14:00 – Qualifying – Race 5

14:10-14:20 – Qualifying – Race 6

17:50-18:50 – Race 3 – 130kms/25 Laps

Saturday 24th March

12:40-13:10 – Race 4 – 70km/13 Laps

18:20-19:20 – Race 5 – 130km/25 Laps

Sunday 4th March

13:45-14:15 – Race 6 – 70km/13 Laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Track Length – 5.3km // Direction – Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 257km/h // Average Speed – 165km/h

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m54.3972s – Fabian Coulthard, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Falcon FGX

- Race Lap Record – 1m55.9682s – Craig Lowndes, Triple Eight, 2011, Commodore VE II

- This is the 22nd time the Supercars have raced at Albert Park, however 2018 marks the first time they will race for championship points.

- The safety car has appeared in 25 of the 68 Supercars races at Albert Park (36.8%)

- Nick took pole position here in the Porsche Carrera Cup in 2013.

- Nick won the 2009 Australian Formula Ford round here with 3 race wins.

- Brad Jones Racing’s first Supercars appearance at Albert Park was in 2000, they have taken 4 wins over the years.

 

MEET NICK

Friday 23rd March

11:15am-11:30am @ F1 Fan Zone Autograph Stage

 

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Published: 19 March 2018.

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