What you need to know: Winton SuperSprint

  • 18/05/2017
  • By Supercars.com
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

The tight and twisty rural layout features a range of slow corners, which combine to make Winton the slowest circuit on the Supercars calendar.

A total of 12 corners linked by short straights, the circuit was lengthened by a kilometre in 1997 with new pit garages and a new pit lane also installed.

Winton was resurfaced at the start of 2016, with new bitumen laid over the entire circuit and Turns 10 and 12 being re-profiled.

Mark Winterbottom of Prodrive Racing Australia during the Woodstock Winton SuperSprint,  at the Winton Motor Raceway, Winton, Victoria, May 20, 2016.

What time is it on?

The first cars hit the track at 8:45am local on Friday morning.

The opening Virgin Australia Supercars Championsip practice session begins at 10:50am for additional drivers. The main drivers will then have their first practice at 12:35pm.

Saturday's 50 lap 120 kilometre race starts at 4:00pm local time while Sunday's is at the earlier 1:45pm.

Click here for the full track schedule.

How can I watch it?

Every practice, qualifying and race from the Perth SuperSprint will be broadcast live, ad-break free on Fox Sports 506.

Race highlights can be seen on Saturday and Sunday evenings on Ten and ONE.

Click here for the full television schedule

Todd Kelly of Nissan Motorsport during the Woodstock Winton SuperSprint,  at the Winton Motor Raceway, Winton, Victoria, May 21, 2016.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online here while there will be others available at the circuit.

How else can I follow it?

Supercars.com will provide all the latest news and updates throughout the weekend, while you can follow the weekend on social media with @supercars on Twitter, the hashtag #VASC or facebook.com/supercars.

Live timing will also be available on supercars.com throughout the weekend and through the official Supercars app.

The numbers

Length: 3km

Direction: Clockwise

Average Speed: 131 km/h

Top Speed: 225 km/h

Fast fact: Just 31 points separates the top five drivers in the championship after the completion of four events - it’s the closest points race at this stage of the season since the current format of 300 championship points being available per weekend was introduced in 2008.

Qualifying Lap Record: Chaz Mostert, Prodrive Racing Australia, Ford Falcon FG X, 1m18.7603s, 2016, Dunlop Soft Tyre

Race Lap Record: Fabian Coulthard, DJR Team Penske, Ford Falcon FG X, 1m19.7092s, 2016, Dunlop Soft Tyre

during the Woodstock Winton SuperSprint, in Winton, Australia, May 22, 2016.

Race wins by driver

Glenn Seton 5
John Bowe 5
Craig Lowndes 4
Garth Tander 4
Jamie Whincup 4
Jason Bargwanna 4
Jason Bright 4
Jim Richards 4
Russell Ingall 4
Mark Winterbottom 4
James Courtney 3
Mark Skaife 2
Tim Slade 2
Cameron McConville 1
Fabian Coulthard 1
George Fury 1
Greg Murphy 1
James Moffat 1
Jason Richards 1
Larry Perkins 1
Lee Holdsworth 1
Marcos Ambrose 1
Will Davison 1
Chaz Mostert 1

Pole positions by driver

Mark Winterbottom 4
Chaz Mostert 4
Jamie Whincup 3
Jim Richards 3
Dick Johnson 2
Fabian Coulthard 2
Glenn Seton 2
James Courtney 2
Jason Bright 2
Marcos Ambrose 2
Mark Skaife 2
Craig Baird 1
Craig Lowndes 1
Gary Scott 1
Jason Bargwanna 1
John Bowe 1
Larry Perkins 1
Peter Brock 1
Rick Kelly 1
Russell Ingall 1
Scott McLaughlin 1
Todd Kelly 1
Tim Slade 1

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