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Track schedule released for 2024 NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint

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  • Track schedule for the 2024 NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint

  • Supercars on track on all three days, featuring two twilight SuperSprint races

  • 55-years of racing at Symmons Plains, since the very first ATCC race in 1969

The track schedule for next month’s NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint has been released today and is headlined by two 132km Repco Supercars Championship races and three-part qualifying sessions.

The event will celebrate its 55th anniversary at Symmons Plains this year, with the very first ATCC racing at the venue held in 1969 when Supercars’ Hall of Fame inductee Norm Beechey led the Shell Racing Team to victory in a Holden Monaro GTS 327.

This year’s instalment will run 16-18 August at the circuit near Launceston, where Supercars will be on track for fans over all three days of the event, starting with opening practice at 2:20pm on the Friday afternoon.

Celebrating a milestone in Tasmania will be fan-favourite Bathurst 1000 winner David Reynolds, who will become just the 17th driver in Supercars/ATCC history to rack up 450 race starts. Two-time Bathurst 1000 winner Chaz Mostert will also celebrate his 150th round start in Supercars.

P2 will be a 20-minute session on Saturday morning, before the make-or-break three-part qualifying session for Race 17 runs from 12:55pm on Saturday afternoon.

The first 55-lap SuperSprint race on the 2.4km circuit will begin for Supercars at 4:05pm local time on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday’s Supercars action will include a 20-minute practice session, a second three-part Boost Mobile Qualifying Session and the final race of the event, another 55-lap SuperSprint from 3:05pm.

Known for its simple layout that demands technical prowess, anything is possible in Tasmania where drivers must navigate intense braking zones after hitting top speeds of around 270km/h.

The races in Tasmania will be anyone’s to win in 2024, with only five of the current Championship drivers having previously tasted victory at Symmons Plains.

Current Championship leader Will Brown won two races in 2023. The only other two-race winner in Tasmania is Ford’s Will Davison (won in 2016 and 2012). Brown’s Red Bull teammate Broc Feeney won his maiden Tasmania race in 2023 while the only other current drivers to have won in the apple isle are Mark Winterbottom (2010) and Chaz Mostert, who famously won his first ever race in a Commodore in Tasmania in 2021.

NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint Event Manager Matthew Gegg said: ““The 55th anniversary of the Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains is a significant milestone for our sport.

“We’re excited to celebrate the rich history of Supercars at this iconic venue. Fans can expect thrilling races, as the challenging layout of the circuit always delivers unpredictable outcomes.

“We’ll begin proceedings with a visit to Hobart in race week followed by a Thursday afternoon autograph session in Launceston, to add even more for fans to take in as part of this year’s event.”

Results this year will be critical in Tasmania as teams will shift focus from Symmons Plains into the critical endurance rounds of the season: the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 and Repco Bathurst 1000.

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As well as Supercars action, the event will feature four support categories: Porsche Sprint Challenge, Formula Ford, Tassie Tin Tops and Aussie Racing Cars – all of which feature drivers with eyes on a Supercars championship seat in the future.

The NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint runs 16-18 August at Symmons Plains Raceway.

Tickets, including General Admission, Corporate Hospitality, Trackside Parking, Paddock Passes and Pit Lane Walks are all available now through the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint event page on Supercars.com.

The 2024 NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint will be broadcast exclusively live on Foxtel and Kayo with highlights on the Seven Network and 7plus. The event is proudly supported by Events Tasmania.

2024 NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint: Session times

All times AEST

Friday August 16

Time

Category

Session

08:40-09:05

Porsche Sprint Challenge

Practice 1

09:15-09:35

Formula Ford

Practice 1

10:00-10:20

Tassie Tin Tops

Practice

10:30-10:50

Aussie Race Cars

Practice

11:00-11:25

Porsche Sprint Challenge

Practice 2

11:50-12:10

Formula Ford

Practice 2

12:20-12:40

Tassie Tin Tops

Qualifying

12:50-13:10

Aussie Race Cars

Qualifying

13:35-14:05

Porsche Sprint Challenge

Qualifying

14:20-15:20

Supercars

Practice 1

15:40-15:55

Formular Ford

Qualifying

Saturday August 17

Time

Category

Session

08:55-09:15

Tassie Tin Tops

Race 1

09:25-09:45

Aussie Race Cars

Race 1

09:55-10:15

Formula Ford

Race 1

10:25-10:50

Porsche Sprint Challenge

Race 1

11:00-11:20

Supercars

Practice 2

11:45-12:05

Tassie Tin Tops

Race 2

12:15-12:40

Aussie Race Cars

Race 2

12:55-13:35

Supercars

Qualifying (Race 17)

14:05-14:25

Formula Ford

Race 2

14:35-15:20

Porsche Sprint Challenge

Race 2

16:05

Supercars

Race 17

Sunday August 18

Time

Category

Session

09:20-09:40

Aussie Race Cars

Race 3

09:50-10:10

Tassie Tin Tops

Race 3

10:20-10:40

Supercars

Practice 3

11:05-11:30

Formula Ford

Race 3

11:40-12:00

Aussie Race Cars

Race 4

12:10-12:35

Porsche Sprint Challenge

Race 3

12:50-13:30

Supercars

Qualifying (Race 18)

14:00-14:20

Tassie Tin Tops

Race 4

15:05

Supercars

Race 18

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