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Queensland Raceway was quickly dubbed the ‘Paperclip’ because of its six turn design and lack of elevation. Changing temperatures can make this circuit a nightmare for drivers and engineers as its grip level changes at different times of the day. Despite its simple layout, it tends to provide entertaining racing with passing opportunities at turns 1, 3, 4 and 6.

 

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

 

TRACK TIMES

Friday 20th July

10:10 – 10:40 – Additional Drivers Practice

12:00 – 12:45 – Practice One

14:35 – 15:20 – Practice Two

Saturday 21st July

11:20 – 12:05 – Practice Three

13:25 – 13:40 – Qualifying

16:15 – 17:15 – Race 19 – 120kms / 40 Laps

Sunday 22nd July

10:40 – 11:00 – Qualifying

14:05 – 15:35 – Race 20 – 200kms / 67 Laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Track Length – 3.12km // Direction – Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 260km/h // Average Speed – 165km/h

- Fastest Point – Entry to Turn One // Slowest Point – Turn Four

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m08.4208s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Ford Falcon FGX

- Race Lap Record – 1m09.7225s, James Courtney, Walkinshaw Racing, 2017, Holden Commodore VF

 

-  The biggest field to ever compete in a Supercars race at Queensland Raceway is 42 in the 1999 Queensland 500. Only 26 cars finished!

- The pole sitter has won just two of the last twelve races at QLD Raceway in Supercars (Mostert, Sunday 2015 & McLaughlin, Saturday 2017)

- Nick has three Supercar top ten finishes at Queensland Raceway, all of them being the same finishing position – 7th!

- This year is the eighth year of Coates Hire sponsoring the QLD Raceway round of the VASC.

- Nick’s best Supercar qualifying result at Queensland Raceway is 4th.

 

MEET NICK – AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

Saturday 21st July

8:55 – 9:25 @ Super Track Walk, Pit Lane

Sunday 22nd July

12:00 – 12:30 @ Team Transporters

Published: 17 July 2018.

#8 Nick Percat

Brad Jones Racing

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