Darwin track schedule, entertainment confirmed

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 23/05/2023
  • By Supercars.com

The Supercars are set to roar into town next month for three days of non-stop action for the betr Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Indigenous Round, with the full on-track schedule out now.

Feel the rush when the Supercars, Australian Superbikes, Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup, Aussie Racing Cars and Combined Sedans hit the track.

Combined with two nights of Nitro Up North featuring the world’s fastest cars in the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship 2023, there will be plenty of on-track entertainment at Hidden Valley Raceway from 16-18 June 2023.

As the official Supercars Indigenous Round, fans will again be wowed by indigenous artwork proudly displayed across the Supercars liveries.

The liveries were a hit with spectators last year, as was the F-35 jet flyover, which will take place on the Sunday again this year.

There will be plenty of Supercars entertainment off-track too, including the Night Transporter Convoy on Wednesday, 14 June.

The convoy will leave Hidden Valley and pass through Palmerston for the first time this year before heading into the city, where Raintree Park will become a hub of activity. There will also be a Welcome to Country to officially welcome the teams to Larrakia country.

At the track, attendees will be able to catch the Eastern Arrernte Band live on stage on Friday and Saturday afternoon, check out the Shannon’s Machines, ADF and Variety Bash displays, and join the Pit Lane Walk to meet their favourite Supercars drivers.

The popular Kids Zone and Teens Den return, with face painting, stilt walkers, laser tag and arcade games.

The on and off-track schedule is now online. A three-day Hot Pass to the betr Darwin Triple Crown is just $119. For more details about any of the above, and to view the schedule or buy tickets, visit www.darwinsupercars.com.au.

"The betr Darwin Triple Crown is one of Darwin’s largest events and is an opportunity for racing nuts to see some of Australia’s best drivers right here in the NT," Quotes from Minister for Major Events Paul Kirby said.

"Last year almost 18,000 individuals, including more than 8000 from interstate, descended on Hidden Valley for three days of heart-thumping action, and the event generated a total expenditure stimulus of $28.4 million, of which $21.3 million was new money to the Territory."

Supercars CEO Shane Howard added: "Supercars is very proud to collaborate with the Northern Territory Government, Northern Territory Major Events Company, and Larrakia Nation in honouring Darwin for the 2023 Indigenous Round of the Repco Supercars Championship.

"Through Supercars Indigenous Round and valuable motorsport programs such as Racing Together, the aim is to familiarise Indigenous individuals with the event, our sport, and the teams, while actively engaging with the local community.

"This year also marks the first time we get to show off the Gen3 Chevrolet Camaros and Ford Mustangs on track in striking indigenous liveries to fans at Hidden Valley.

"The Darwin Triple Crown is one of the biggest events on the Supercars Championship calendar and we cannot wait to hit the track in June."

Motorcycling Australia CEO Peter Doyle said: "The mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship is very excited to return to Darwin and again be a part of the betr Darwin Triple Crown.

"This event is a unique experience for the spectators, featuring the very best action on two and four wheels in the beautiful weather of the Northern Territory.

"The ASBK Championship will again thrill the fans at Hidden Valley with three Superbike races across this action-packed weekend. The high-speed Superbikes are sure to produce handlebar-to-handlebar racing at speeds over 280km/h and will bring the fans to their feet as we have seen for the past two years.

"The Darwin Triple Crown is an event not to be missed and well worth the trip to witness all the action from the trackside – see you there."

betr Darwin Triple Crown: Session times

All times ACST

Friday, June 16

Time Category Session
0810-0825 Combined Sedans Practice
0845-0915 ASBK Free Practice 1
0935-0955 Aussie Racing Cars Practice
1005-1030 Porsche Carrera Cup Practice 1
1045-1115 Supercars Practice 1
1140-1155 Combined Sedans Qualifying
1215-1245 ASBK Free Practice 2
1305-1325 Aussie Racing Cars Qualifying
1335-1400 Aussie Racing Cars Practice 2
1410-1440 Supercars Practice 2
1455-1505 Combined Sedans Race 1
1525-1600 ASBK Free Practice 3
1605-1620 ASBK Pillion Rides
1640-1655 Porsche Carrera Cup Event Rides
1700-1730 Supercars Event Rides

Saturday, June 17

Time Category Session
0750-0820 Supercars Course Car Rides
0825-0845 ASBK Qualifying 1
0850-0905 ASBK Qualifying 2
0925-0945 Aussie Racing Cars Race 1
0955-1007 Porsche Carrera Cup Qualifying 1
1013-1025 Porsche Carrera Cup Qualifying 2
1035-1045 Combined Sedans Race 2
1055-1115 Aussie Racing Cars Race 2
1130-1145 Supercars Q1 Race 13
1150-1205 Supercars Q2 Race 13
1210-1220 Supercars Q3 Race 13
1240-1320 ASBK Race 1
1340-1400 Aussie Racing Cars Race 3
1410-1435 Porsche Carrera Cup Race 1
1525 Supercars Race 13 (35 laps)

Sunday, June 18

Time Category Session
0735-0750 Supercars Course Car Rides
0755-0810 Combined Sedans Race 3
0830-0910 ASBK Race 2
0930-0945 Supercars Qualifying Race 14
0950-1005 Supercars Qualifying Race 15
1020-1045 Porsche Carrera Cup Race 2
1100-1120 Aussie Racing Cars Race 4
1150 Supercars Race 14 (35 laps)
1310-1350 ASBK Race 3
1410-1435 Porsche Carrera Cup Race 3
1525 Supercars Race 15 (35 laps)
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