Driver, co-driver names added for enduros

16 Sep
A key enduro tradition has been restored overnight ahead of Saturday’s Sandown action
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Both surnames added above windows for Sandown, Bathurst

  • Names previously on side windows on previous-generation cars

  • Sandown, Bathurst the only two-driver races of the season

A key enduro tradition has been restored overnight ahead of Saturday’s Penrite Oil Sandown 500 action, with names added to the cars.

From Saturday, the surnames of the primary driver and co-driver will be displayed on all cars for both Sandown and Bathurst.

Driver surnames have been placed on windscreens since 2021, with the surnames on windscreens only in 2023 given the Gen3 cars have a lower roofline.

Previously, both surnames were on the rear window near the B-pillar, next to the competition number.

Teams have added surnames to the cars ahead of Saturday’s Sandown Practice 4, with the names placed above the side windows.

MH1 1440

Tickford Racing ran both surnames on all four cars on Friday, with all teams following suit prior to Saturday.

The Penrite Oil Sandown 500 and Repco Bathurst 1000 are the only two-driver races of the season, with Sunday’s race the first Sandown 500 since 2019.

This weekend’s event is the 49th running of the Sandown 500, which was a two-driver race in the early 1960s, and from 1984 onwards.

During the year, Supercars has moved to enhance visibility and facilitate easier identification of car numbers during races, headlined by a new LED screen.

The competition number is positioned to the right of the driver's name, on the driver's right side, with the LED display on the left side of the driver’s name.

The new markings on all cars will make their debut in Practice 4 at 10:45am AEST on Saturday morning.

ARMOR ALL Qualifying at 1:40pm will set the running order for the first Sandown 500 Top Ten Shootout since 2007, which will be held at 5:20pm.

Related News