Co-driver laps headline new Sandown format

20 Jul 2022
Three-day event features Additional Driver session

Big-name co-drivers will feature in a pre-Bathurst hit-out at Sandown next month.

The Supercars Commission has approved an updated Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint format.

The Sandown round, which will be held over three days, will feature an Additional Driver practice session.

The August 19-21 event will be Sandown's record-extending 52nd championship event.

Friday August 19 will feature two Supercars practice sessions, one dedicated solely to co-drivers.

It will be the only co-driver dedicated session at an event before the Repco Bathurst 1000.

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The likes of Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup, Garth Tander, Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway will all be eligible to cut laps.

Lowndes will race a Triple Eight wildcard in Bathurst, as will Murphy and Stanaway for Erebus.

Any driver with a Superlicence will be eligible for the 30-minute session.

Aaron Seton, son of Supercars Hall of Fame Inductee Glenn, is also set for his first main game laps.

Seton will race alongside Jack Le Brocq at Matt Stone Racing.

The Additional Driver hit-out carries extra importance for co-drivers to reacquaint with main game machinery before the Great Race.

Murphy and Stanaway will share an Erebus wildcard in Bathurst

"The updated format of our historic Sandown event is great news for fans,” Supercars CEO Shane Howard said.


“The Friday practice session allow teams to prepare as best they can for a huge weekend of racing.

“Fans get to see the best drivers in the sport on track on all three days alongside our support categories that are getting to the business end of their seasons.”

Full-time drivers will also complete a practice session on the Friday.

Saturday August 20 will feature a second practice session, qualifying and Race 24.

Saturday will run with the Format 3 qualifying system, which is knockout qualifying followed by a Top Ten Shootout.

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Sunday will be headlined by two single qualifying sessions, which will set the grids for Races 25 and 26.

The Sandown and Bathurst rounds bookend the trip to New Zealand for the ITM Auckland SuperSprint.

The ITM Auckland SuperSprint will also be a three-day event, held on September 9-11.

The Sandown and Pukekohe events will be the final three-race sprint rounds of the 2022 season.

The single-race Bathurst round will be followed by two-race weekends in Surfers Paradise and Adelaide.

The Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint schedule will be released in the lead-up to the event.

Tickets for the event are on sale now through Ticketek and Supercars.com.

2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 combinations



Broc Feeney/Jamie Whincup

Red Bull Ampol Racing

Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander

Red Bull Ampol Racing

Anton De Pasquale/Tony D'Alberto

Shell V-Power Racing Team

Will Davison/Alex Davison

Shell V-Power Racing Team

James Courtney/Zane Goddard

Tickford Racing

Cam Waters/James Moffat

Tickford Racing

Thomas Randle/Zak Best

Tickford Racing

Jake Kostecki/Kurt Kostecki

Tickford Racing

TBA/Warren Luff

Walkinshaw Andretti United

TBA/Fabian Coulthard

Walkinshaw Andretti United

Will Brown/Jack Perkins

Erebus Motorsport

Brodie Kostecki/David Russell

Erebus Motorsport

Mark Winterbottom/Michael Caruso

Team 18

Scott Pye/TBA

Team 18

Tim Slade/Tim Blanchard

CoolDrive Racing

David Reynolds/Matt Payne

Penrite Racing

Lee Holdsworth/Matt Campbell

Penrite Racing

Andre Heimgartner/Dale Wood

Brad Jones Racing

Bryce Fullwood/Dean Fiore

Brad Jones Racing

Macauley Jones/Jordan Boys

Brad Jones Racing

Jack Smith/TBA

Brad Jones Racing

Chris Pither/TBA

PremiAir Racing

James Golding/TBA

PremiAir Racing

Jack Le Brocq/Aaron Seton

Matt Stone Racing

Todd Hazelwood/TBA

Matt Stone Racing

Craig Lowndes/Declan Fraser

Triple Eight (wildcard)

Richie Stanaway/Greg Murphy

Erebus Motorsport (wildcard)

Matt Chahda/TBA

Matt Chahda Motorsport (wildcard)


Anderson Motorsport (wildcard)

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