Ways to Follow Sydney Motorsport Park 400

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 23/08/2014
  • By V8 Supercars

It's the final Super Sprint event before the Pirtek Enduro Cup kicks off - and the V8 Supercars are back at Sydney Motorsport Park, a track that has been on and off the calendar in recent years.

There's no strong form guide - the new generation V8 Supercars haven't even raced here before - so it's anyone's guess who will come out on top at the 3.93km Sydney circuit.

Jamie Whincup has surged back to the top, finding form at Queensland Raceway and wrangling the Championship lead from Ford foe Mark Winterbottom.

However, it was Red Bull teammate Craig Lowndes who scored the most points at the last event. James Courtney won the big 200km, and the fifth and sixth placed players, Fabian Coulthard and Shane van Gisbergen are separated by just three points.

Predictions have pointed to all five manufacturers as big threats this weekend - and with a tight schedule on Saturday teams will be pushed to the limit to fine-tune the V8 Supercars to suit the finicky circuit.

For fans heading to the circuit, there are six sessions today - so ensure you head to Sydney Motorsport Park.

Don't miss a minute of the action, as 25 drivers battle it out for a potential 300 points.

See it Live

With a number of initiatives to engage fans this weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to see the V8 Supercars up close and get to know the stars of pit lane.

A packed schedule on Saturday provides fans with six sessions of V8 Supercars racing, including back-to-back qualifying and two 100km races; while Sunday means the double points 200km run.

There are a number of great support categories, with the classic Touring Car Masters appearing for the only time in Sydney this weekend, while the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia means a number of co-drivers in action right before the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

While you're not engaged in the racing, take the little ones to the Disney Fun Zone, running every day from 10am. Kids will be in 'Cars' paradise with Mack the Transporter and Lightning McQueen there to meet, and a life-size World Grand Prix Training Track, set with street signs, to test their pedal power.

The True Colour Track Walk is back by popular demand on Sunday morning, giving the fans the chance to get up close to the V8 Supercars and driver son the front straight from 10.30am.

And for those who have a corporate and grandstand ticket, a pit stop demonstration is being repeated at the Sydney Motorsport Park 400, is, with teams running in two groups on Sunday morning while ticket holders watch on from pit lane, from 10.05am.

Tickets for this weekend's event are still available.

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.

Sydney's coverage will begin on Saturday on at 12pm on Channel Seven with V8 Xtra. Qualifying and Races 26 and 27 will follow.

Sunday begins at 1.30pm with Race Day Xtra on 7mate, with Race 28 and qualifying from 2.30pm.

Replays will be aired, with Saturday's race on 7mate Monday from 1.30pm and Sunday's from 1.30pm on Tuesday.

Check the guide here and make sure you select your state as the various sessions will be shown on different channels in different states.

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

International viewers (outside of New Zealand) can sign up to the V8 SuperView 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.

With your 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 website will 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.

For the SKYCITY Triple Crown, Snappy TV will capture the best moments of the races and replay the clips almost instantly for fans.

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.au and giving you a place to interact with other viewers.

Who will master the track with minimum prep time, and who will solve the strategy puzzle on Sunday? Stay tuned to the Sydney Motorsport Park 400 to see how it unfolds.

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