Position: 6th – 1:29.4149s
Fastest: Chaz Mostert – 1:28.8546s
THE RECAP & WORD FROM NICK
Nick Percat’s #8 Mrs Mac’s and Dare Iced Coffee Supercar shined under lights for the 40-minute practice session at Sydney Motorsport Park tonight.
The outing was the drivers only taste of what is in store for tomorrow nights’ 300-kilometre race and was well received by drivers and fans alike. For the drivers it felt fast, and for the fans, the Supercars looked faster than ever. Tomorrow will see a final practice session and qualifying during the daylight hours, and then its lights out again for 300-kilometers.
“Sydney Motorsport Park at night is fun! It felt faster than I thought it would at night which is pretty cool. The sensation driving the car is way different to what I imagined. The first time into turn one, with all the lights flashing as you take the corner at 270 odd kilometres per hour; it definitely makes it feel much faster than normal.”
“Overall a good session for us in the Mrs Mac’s and Dare Iced Coffee Supercar, we played with a few different pieces in the car for lighting. We went through our normal setup changes and a few things we did back here at the test day and it all seemed to work quite well. Happy to continue like this and hopefully make it through to that final qualifying session tomorrow. We’ll be back in the daylight for qualifying, so see how it goes!”
Saturday 4th August
13:20 – 13:50 – Practice Two
16:20 – 16:30 – Qualifying Part One
16:35 – 16:45 – Qualifying Part Two
16:50 – 17:00 – Qualifying Part Three
19:20 – 21:40 – Race 21 – 300kms / 77 Laps
HOW QUALIFYING WORKS
Qualifying 1 – The drivers that finished 11th to 26th in the applicable practice standings hit the track for 10 minutes. From that group of 16, the fastest six progress to Qualifying 2, while the others will positions 17th to 26th.
Qualifying 2 – The top 10 drivers from practice join the action, with the fastest six from Qualifying 1. From the times set in this ten-minute segment, the top 10 progress to Qualifying 3, while the others will positions 11th to 16th.
Qualifying 3 – The top 10 drivers from Qualifying 2 fight it out for Pole Position, setting the first five rows of the grid in the process.
This format provides a new challenge to the teams, and with the top ten from practice automatically going through to the second session, drivers are more eager than ever to put a good time on the board!
MEET NICK –
Saturday 4th August
11:30 – 12:00 @ Freightliner Racing Stand, Merchandise Alley
Published: 03 August 2018.