Ways to Follow the Coates Hire Ipswich 400

  • 01/08/2014
  • By V8 Supercars
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

The V8 Supercars are back on-track - at the home track for some teams on the grid, in fact.

While the Queensland-based teams talk down the possibility of a home-ground advantage, recent numbers show they are tough to topple at 'the paperclip', having won 10 of the last 12 races from 2009 onwards.Red Bull Racing Australia has claimed seven of those wins, and Dick Johnson Racing the other three.

The Championship race is an interesting one for Red Bull. Craig Lowndes has fallen down the order while Jamie Whincup has pounced, shifting up to second, all after the last event in Townsville.

Meanwhile Mark Winterbottom continues to lead, and with strong performances on the Dunlop soft tyre, having this weekend's race meeting play out all on the soft compound can't hurt.

He and Whincup have both recorded two wins at Queensland Raceway -so it's FPR versus Triple Eight, Ford versus Holden, Queensland versus Melbourne, long-time rivals challenging for the Championship lead.

But they are only two of 25 -Russell Ingall believes this weekend is his best shot at a podium, Erebus' Will Davison is looking to add to the Merc team's podium count, and competitors placed third to sixth will all want the advantage, as they're currently separated by less than 10 points.

It's two 100km races and one 200km, on the Dunlop soft tyre at the Coates Hire Ipswich 400. And with the enduros just around the corner, all competitors will be looking to maximise their points haul before the pressure point of the season.

Ensure you don't miss a minute, and support your favourite this weekend by following all the V8 Supercars action.

See it Live

There's plenty of great extras for fans this weekend - and with stunning weather forecast, there's no better way to enjoy the entertainment options and great racing.

Sunday holds a pit stop demonstration, where grandstand and corporate ticket holders will be treated to action in pit lane, seeing the precision of the crew.

Following is a True Colour Track Walk, with all 25 V8 Supercars set to line up on the grid, and provide the perfect photo opportunities with all your pit lane favourites.

Across the three days, the Dunlop Series will line-up at Ipswich, the final run for the category before the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Keep an eye on Steven Johnson behind the wheel, and a number of co-drivers ahead of the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

The battle at the top of the table is heating up, with a 47-point gap between Ash Walsh and Paul Dumbrell -at a circuit where Dumbrell's current team Eggleston Motorsport was successful last year.

The Aussie Racing Cars and Production Cars are on the bill, along with family favourites the Disney Fun Zone, the Hot Wheelz Stunt Team and autograph sessions on Saturday and Sunday.Click here for information on off-track activities.Remember, kids under 14 are free trackside with a paying adult.

Tickets are available now - and remember you can upgrade at the gate to a grandstand ticket, to take part in the pit stop challenge, while tickets remain.

TV Coverage

The graphic TV guide on v8supercars.com.au makes it easy to find information relative to your timezone -click here for full coverage information.

Race Day Xtra kicks off Saturday coverage at 12.30pm on Seven Mate in Sydney. Fans will need to switch to Seven for V8 Xtra and both Races 23 and 24 of the Championship.

It's a 1.30pm start on Sunday, with both Race Day Xtra and the 200km Race 25 on Seven.

Meanwhile, replays will be shown on SevenMate on Monday and Tuesday at 1pm.

Ensure you select the correct tab for your state for the TV Guide breakdown.

New Zealand fans, check the SKY TV Guide for more information.

International viewers (outside of New Zealand) can sign up to the V8 SuperView live streaming to follow this weekend's races.

V8 Supercars Official App

The Official V8 Supercars has everything you need on race weekend, direct to your mobile phone or tablet.

Withyour favourite features including the graphic track map, the App provides live timing, track position and commentary to help you get the most out of this weekend's V8 Supercars racing.

With lap-by-lap insider information and news as it breaks, the V8 Supercars App will be your best friend, whether you're at the track and watching away from a big screen, or are after more information from the comfort of home.

Download from your App Store now, and head here for more information on the options available within the App.

V8supercars.com.au

As always, the Official V8 Supercars websitewill give you the latest breaking official news with regular updates over the weekend.

During qualifying sessions and the races, the lap by lap article will keep you up to speed, also including an interactive chat where viewers can follow updates and ask questions about what is unfolding on-track, so log on to follow while qualifying and the races unfold this weekend.

Live timing is also available on v8supercars.com.au.

Looking for circuit information, Supplementary Regulations, schedule or ticketing details? Head to the event page for all you need to know about the race action, which can be found in 'The Race' in the toolbar at the top of the page.

'The Event' has everything attendees need to know.

The usual content will run over the weekend, and of course it is the place to visit for official results, race wraps and driver comments.

For more post-race updates, sign up to the MyV8 newsletter, and direct V8 Supercars content straight to your inbox.

Social Media

Stay tuned to the V8 Supercars social media pages this weekend.

Twitter and Facebook will run the usual updates and photo galleries from the weekend, as well as alerting you to breaking news on v8supercars.com.auand giving you a place to interact with other viewers.

We saw a great mix of results last year at Ipswich, with the Champ and the young guns -Whincup won the first, Scott McLaughlin the second, and Chaz Mostert the final, which was his first career race win.

Stay tuned to see who it will be this time around -don't miss a minute of the Coates Hire Ipswich 400.

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