What you need to know: Vodafone Gold Coast 600

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 19/10/2017
  • By Supercars.com

The high-speed, concrete-lined Gold Coast street circuit dates back to 1991 when Indycar first visited Australia, and was shortened by around 1.5 kilometres for the new-look event in 2010.

That year marked the first of three race weekends with international co-drivers, with the Gold Coast 600 becoming the final leg of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup when it was established in 2013.

From 2002 onwards, the Gold Coast has been part of the Supercars Championship, with appearances before that non-points support races.

What time is it on?

On-track action starts at 8:40am local time on Friday morning, with Supercars taking to the track for the first time at 10:55am.

Two more practice sessions on Friday are followed by qualifying sessions and 102-lap races on Saturday and Sunday, the latter starting at 2:25pm each day.

Click here for the full track schedule.

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How can I watch it?

Every session from the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 will be broadcast live and ad-break free on Fox Sports 506.

Ten will also carry extensive live coverage across the weekend, from 12pm AEDT on Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for the full television schedule.

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 along on social media with @supercars and the hashtag #VASC on Twitter, or facebook.com/supercars.

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

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The numbers

Length: 2.96km

Direction: Anti-clockwise

Average Speed: 146km/h

Top Speed: 265km/h

Fast fact: The closest pole position-winning margin in Gold Coast Supercars history came in 2011 when Jamie Whincup took pole over Garth Tander by just 0.0015 seconds for the Saturday race.

Qualifying Lap Record: David Reynolds, Ford Performance Racing Falcon FG, 1:10.0480s, 2013, Dunlop Soft Tyre

Race Lap Record: Will Davison, Ford Performance Racing Falcon FG, 1:10.0851s, 2011, Dunlop Soft Tyre

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Race wins by driver

7: Garth Tander, Jamie Whincup

5: Paul Radisich

4: Greg Murphy, John Bowe, Russell Ingall

3: Craig Lowndes, Shane van Gisbergen

2: Sebastien Bourdais, Paul Dumbrell, Mark Larkham, Jonathon Webb, Mark Winterbottom,

1: Warren Luff, David Reynolds, Dean Canto, Cameron McConville, Steve Owen, Jason Bargwanna, Marcos Ambrose, Mark Skaife, Richard Lyons, Rick Kelly, Steven Richards, Todd Kelly, Will Davison, Mika Salo, James Courtney, Jack Perkins, Alex Premat

Pole positions by driver

6: Jamie Whincup

3: Garth Tander, Greg Murphy, Shane van Gisbergen

2: Craig Lowndes, Mark Skaife, Mark Winterbottom, Todd Kelly, Scott McLaughlin

1: David Reynolds, Jason Bargwanna, John Bowe, Russell Ingall, Steve Ellery

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