What to expect at Merlin Darwin Triple Crown

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 13/06/2022
  • By Supercars.com

The Repco Supercars Championship returns to Hidden Valley Raceway for this weekend’s sixth round of the 2022 season – the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.

The event marks the first visit to Northern Territory this season, with Darwin to host its 26th championship event.

With four days until the cars hit the track for Practice 1 at Hidden Valley Raceway, Supercars.com has listed some answers to key questions ahead of the event.

The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown will be a three-day event held across June 17-19.

The race weekend will feature three 38-lap races, one on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Drivers will be competing for the coveted Merlin Darwin Triple Crown, awarded to the driver who accumulates the most points across the round. 

In a first for the event and the sport, the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown will be the official Indigenous Round of the Supercars Championship.

The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown will be staged in accordance with all applicable government regulations, including those responding to COVID-19, as well as a detailed COVIDSafe Event Plan prepared by Supercars and approved by government.

The event will be broadcast in full on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo and will be broadcast live and free on Seven. Check out the full TV schedule here.

The support line-up will be headlined by the Australian Superbikes, Porsche Carrera Cup, S5000 and Combined Sedans.

The popular Nitro Up North Drag Racing event will feature on both nights across the weekend, with the Australian Top Fuel Championship finals lighting up Friday and Saturday night.

With something for the whole family, kids can enjoy a wide-range of track-side entertainment with the Kids Zone, Teen’s Den and Blu Tru Mini Moto operating across the weekend. The full weekend schedule can be viewed here.

All valid entry tickets for Friday and Saturday allow access to the drag racing.

Children aged 13 and under are free to enter the venue in general admission areas, however they must be always accompanied by their ticket-holding parent or guardian. Children require tickets for hospitality and grandstand areas.

Gates open at 7am for viewing of practice sessions by the Supercars, Australian Superbikes and Stadium Super Trucks on Friday.

Gates open at 7am on Saturday and Sunday.

Paddock access is available for Accredited staff, teams and contractors plus patrons who have purchased a Pit Paddock Pass.

The corporate experience facilities are located within the Paddock and guests are instructed to enter via Gate 13.

Hidden Valley is located approximately 10 kilometres from Darwin CBD.

Tickets include access to free public transport. Key routes include Casuarina, Palmerston, Stuart Park, Fannie Bay, City Flyer, Ludmilla, Rural and Hidden Valley Holiday Park. Timetables can be viewed here

There is free public parking at the venue located at Gate 3.

Fans are welcome to bring outside food and there will be food and beverage outlets located around the venue, as indicated on the Track Map.

Merchandise stalls will be located near Gate 13 and next to The Hill.

We encourage fans to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets, Hidden Valley is a natural amphitheatre with plenty of natural and temporary shade throughout the venue to sit under.

Please be courteous when queuing for entry/exit, for food and beverages, or for merchandise purchases, and always keep 1.5 metres from other patrons.

Otherwise, as with all events, patrons must not attend if feeling unwell or if they have been in contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case.

For more information, please refer to our FAQ page.

The Repco Supercars Championship field will return to the Northern Territory for the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown across June 17-19. Tickets are available here.

The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo, and will be broadcast live and free on Seven.

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