What you need to know: Perth SuperSprint

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 04/05/2017
  • By Supercars.com

Tough and tight, the Barbagallo circuit (formerly known as Wanneroo Raceway) was resurfaced in 2004 and initially gave very good grip.

However, as the years have ticked by, the surface remains a difficult one for drivers and engineers alike.

Passing opportunities are generally limited to turns six and seven under brakes, while the passing winds generally blow sand onto the circuit to make life a nightmare for teams and their tyres.

Lee Holdsworth of Walkinshaw Racing during the Perth SuperSprint,  at the Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo, Western Australia, May 08, 2016.

What time is it on?

The first cars hit the track at 9:00am local on Friday morning.

The opening Virgin Australia Supercars Championsip practice session begins at 12:00pm local time or 2:00pm AEST.

Saturday's 50 lap 120 kilometre race starts at 2:45pm local time (4:45 AEST) while Sunday's is at the earlier 2:15pm time (4:15pm AEST).

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

Michael Caruso of the Nissan Motorsport during the Perth SuperSprint,  at the Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo, Western Australia, May 06, 2016.

Where can I buy tickets?

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

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.

The numbers

Length: 2.42 km

Direction: Clockwise

Average Speed: 157 km/h

Top Speed: 252 km/h

Fast Fact: The ATCC/Supercars Championship has visited Barbagallo Raceway every year bar one since 1978, with 2010 being the year the Championship did not compete there. The circuit was originally known as Wanneroo Raceway.

Qualifying Lap Record: Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore VE II, 54.9898s, 2011 Dunlop Soft Tyre

Race Lap Record: Jason Bright, PWR Racing Holden Commodore VY, 55.9440s, 2004 Dunlop Hard Tyre

Jamie Whincup of Red Bull Racing Australia during the Perth SuperSprint,  at the Barbagallo Raceway, Wanneroo, Western Australia, May 07, 2016.

Race wins by drivers

Craig Lowndes 16
Mark Skaife 8
Mark Winterbottom 7
Jamie Whincup 5
Peter Brock 5
Jason Bright 4
John Bowe 4
Allan Grice 3
Allan Moffat 3
Garth Tander 3
Glenn Seton 3
Greg Murphy 3
Paul Radisich 3
Will Davison 3
Jim Richards 2
Alan Jones 1
Chaz Mostert 1
Dean Canto 1
Dick Johnson 1
George Fury 1
Larry Perkins 1
Marcos Ambrose 1
Russell Ingall 1
Scott McLaughlin 1
Steven Richards 1
Tony Longhurst 1

Pole positions by driver

Jamie Whincup 8
Peter Brock 7
Craig Lowndes 6
Mark Skaife 5
Dick Johnson 4
Greg Murphy 3
Chaz Mostert 3
Garth Tander 2
John Bowe 2
Mark Winterbottom 2
Allan Moffat 1
George Fury 1
Ian Geoghegan 1
Jason Bright 1
Jim Richards 1
Paul Radisich 1
Scott McLaughlin 1
Steven Richards 1
Cameron Waters 1

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