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The Watpac Townsville 400 event will see the Brad Jones Racing team achieve a special milestone this weekend, with Saturday’s race marking their 600th Supercar race start.

 

Nick Percat knows what it’s like to do a fast lap around here, as it’s another circuit on the Supercar calendar where he holds the race lap record. He set the 1m12.9s time here back in 2016, and it is still set to be beat. This weekend’s double long race format is always a hit with drivers, featuring two, 200-kilometre races plus the top ten shootout.

 

Below are the on-track times for Nick Percat at the Watpac Townsville 400 event this weekend; local TV times can be found via the link here with coverage on FOX Sports and free to air TV - https://www.supercars.com/tv-schedule/

 

TRACK TIMES

Friday 5th July

10:55-11:25 – Practice One

14:25-14:55 – Practice Two

Saturday 6th July

9:55-10:25 – Practice Three

11:50-12:10 – Qualifying

15:10-16:45 – Race 17 – 200kms

Sunday 7th July

10:35-10:55 – Qualifying

12:20-12:45 – Top Ten Shootout

15:10-16:45 – Race 18 – 200kms 

 

FAST FACTS

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m11.9908s, Scott McLaughlin, 2017, DJR Team Penske, Ford Falcon FGX

- Race Lap Record – 1m12.9311s, Nick Percat, Brad Jones Racing, Holden Commodore VF

- There have been four times in history – 2009, 20014, 2016 and 2018 – where a safety car has appeared in every race in a Supercars weekend in Townsville.

- Only 4 times in 21 races has a Townsville race winner started from pole position.

- There have been 21 races at the Reid Park circuit and none of them have had a 100% finishing rate.

- Twelve different drivers have claimed the 21 available pole positions from 2009 through to 2018.

 

MEET NICK

Thursday 4th July

17:30-18:15 – Supercar Signing Session @ The Strand

Friday 5th July

12:25-12:55 – Signing Session @ Team Garages

Saturday 6th July

12:40-12:55 – Signing Session @ Merchandise Alley

Sunday 7th July

9:00-9:30 – Signing Session @ Team Garages

Published: 01 July 2019.

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