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Thrifty Bathurst 500 track schedule released

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Supercars has released the on-track schedule for season opening event of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 20-plus hours of racing announced for February 23-25 event

  • Top Ten Shootout's to feature on both Saturday and Sunday

  • Off-track entertainment and activations to complement on-track action

Supercars has released the on-track schedule for season opening event of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship, the Thrifty Bathurst 500.

The second weekend of the Bathurst SuperFest, the Thrifty Bathurst 500 kicks off the 2024 season at Australia’s most revered circuit.

Newly-crowned champion Brodie Kostecki will begin his title defence at Bathurst, while former teammate Will Brown will make his Supercars debut with Triple Eight Race Engineering.

Supercars will hold two practice sessions on Friday before contesting a 250-kilometre one race each on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a Top Ten Shootout on both Saturday and Sunday to determine the pole sitter for Races 1 and 2 of the upcoming championship.

Four support categories will also compete at Bathurst across the weekend, featuring the first event of the 2024 Dunlop Super2 and Super3 Series seasons and two races for the development series.

Mount Gambier native Kai Allen will look to defend his 2023 Super2 crown, while a growing grid of aspiring young drivers will look to dethrone the 18-year old from Eggleston Motorsport.

The Tyrepower V8 SuperUtes, Touring Car Masters, and Aussie Racing Cars will also race around Mount Panorama across the three-day event.

A host of on and off-track entertainment and activation options will complement the 20-plus hours of on-track competition, with exciting details to be announced in the coming days.

The Thrifty Bathurst 500 follows the 2024 Repco Bathurst 12 Hour, which together form the Bathurst SuperFest, taking place from February 15-25 at Mount Panorama.

The Repco Bathurst 12 Hour opens the Intercontinental GT Challenge Season on the February 16-18 weekend, with the Thrifty Bathurst 500 taking place February 23-25.

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Both the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour and Thrifty Bathurst 500 are proudly supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. 

Live coverage of the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour and Thrifty Bathurst 500 will be found on the Seven and Foxtel family of networks.

Thrifty Bathurst 500: Session times

All times AEDT

Friday February 23

Time

Category

Session

0725-0745

Aussie Racing Cars

Practice

0755-0815

Touring Car Masters

Practice

0825-0845

V8 SuperUtes

Practice

0900-0950

Dunlop Series

Practice 1

1030-1050

Aussie Racing Cars

Qualifying

1100-1120

Touring Car Masters

Qualifying

1220-1320

Supercars

Practice 1

1400-1415

V8 SuperUtes

Qualifying

1425-1445

Aussie Racing Cars

Race 1

1455-1515

Touring Car Masters

Trophy Race

1525-1605

Dunlop Series

Practice 2

1620-1720

Supercars

Practice 2

Saturday February 24

Time

Category

Session

0750-0810

Aussie Racing Cars

Race 2

0820-0840

V8 SuperUtes

Race 1

0850-0910

Touring Car Masters

Race 1

0925-0940

Dunlop Series

Qualifying Group 1

0950-1005

Dunlop Series

Qualifying Group 2

1020-1040

Supercars

Qualifying

1105-1125

Aussie Racing Cars

Race 3

1225-1250

V8 SuperUtes

Race 2

1305-1350

Supercars

Top Ten Shootout

1410-1430

Touring Car Masters

Race 2

1445-1525

Dunlop Series

Race 1

1610

Supercars

Race 1

Sunday February 25

Time

Category

Session

0800-0820

V8 SuperUtes

Race 3

0835-0850

Dunlop Series

Qualifying Group 1

0900-0915

Dunlop Series

Qualifying Group 2

0930-0950

Supercars

Qualifying

1015-1035

Aussie Racing Cars

Race 4

1045-1105

Touring Car Masters

Race 3

1205-1250

Supercars

Top Ten Shootout

1305-1325

V8 SuperUtes

Race 4

1340-1420

Dunlop Series

Race 2

1505

Supercars

Race 2

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