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After a successful night race in Sydney last year, we head to the wild west where Barbagallo Raceway get their turn to do it all under lights, providing fans with two night races on Friday and Saturday.

Shortly after the Phillip Island Supercars event earlier this month, Percat travelled to Barbagallo Raceway where he had the opportunity to drive one of the Radical SR3 Sportcars and complete a coaching session with the local Arise Racing team. The Barbagallo circuit has recently been resurfaced, the first time since 2004.

Percat believes this will make for a competitive and entertaining weekend of racing when the Supercars arrive in Perth tomorrow.

“I think teams will be thinking a lot about setup heading into this event. No-one will know quite what to expect from the new surface. From cutting a few laps there recently, I noticed the kerbing has changed and a few of the bumps are gone. We will be changing the way we attack a few of the corners.”

“With the extra grip of the new surface the lap times could be broken, and there is more potential for people to do longer stints on the tyres, changing up the strategies that we will see during the races. I’m excited to get back across to Perth and get the weekend underway!” Percat added.

Below are the on-track times for Nick Percat this weekend; your local TV times can be found here - https://www.supercars.com/tv-schedule/

 

TRACK TIMES

Thursday 2nd May

18:40-19:10 – Practice One

Friday 3rd May

12:45-13:15 – Practice Two

15:25-15:35 – Qualifying Part One

15:40-15:50 – Qualifying Part Two

15:55-16:05 – Qualifying Part Three

18:45-19:40 – Race Eleven – 120kms / 50 Laps

Saturday 4th May

13:05-13:35 – Practice Three

14:50-15:00 – Qualifying Part One

15:05-15:15 – Qualifying Part Two

15:20-15:30 – Qualifying Part Three

18:45-20:15 – Race Twelve – 200kms / 83 Laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Qualifying Lap Record – 54.5730s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Ford Falcon FGX

- Race Lap Record – 55.9440s, Jason Bright, PWR Racing, 2004, Holden Commodore VY

 

- No driver has ever won an ATCC/VASC race at Barbagallo from 8th or 9th on the grid.

- The Friday night race at the Pirtek Perth SuperNight is the third time in championship history that a race has been run on Australian soil on a Friday – it follows the Friday race at the Australian Grand Prix in 2018 and 2019. Other Friday races were held in Bahrain (2006-2008, 2010), Abu Dhabi (2010-2011) and New Zealand at Pukekohe (2014).

- 60 of the 87 races at Barbagallo have been won by cars starting on the front row of the grid. 

 

MEET NICK

Wednesday 1st May

16:30-17:45 @ Yagan Square, Perth CBD

18:30-19:30 @ Big Boys Toys, Daimler Trucks Perth, 4 Ulm Place

Friday 3rd May

14:10-14:35 @ Team Garages

Saturday 4th May

16:30-17:00 @ Team Garages

Published: 30 April 2019.

#8 Nick Percat

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