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There's plenty happening off-track at the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint

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Porsche Carrera Cup Australia

This Porsche One-Make Series attracts some of the region’s best Pro and Pro-Am ranked sports car drivers, all competing in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars. Born on the 911 production line in Stuttgart, the second-generation 991-series 911 race car, introduced to the series in 2018, was faster, safer and more affordable than its predecessor and immediately improved the overall racing experience for Carrera Cup Australia’s teams, drivers and fans trackside.

Carrera Cup will continue to race at Australia’s largest motor racing events, beginning the season at the popular Adelaide 500 and Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix events and concluding with the iconic Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600. Adding to this mix a return to the Townsville 400 means that the 2019 season will feature at five high-profile events. The remaining three events will be held at the picturesque Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the ever-popular Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin and The Bend Motorsport Park, which was a hit with drivers and fans alike after Carrera Cup’s debut at the new Tailem Bend circuit in 2018.

And in 2019, Carrera Cup will be more visible than ever. Exclusively at Formula 1 and Supercars events, every race of the season will be broadcast live in Australia, while the addition of the Townsville 400 to the calendar means that races from five of the 2019 season’s eight rounds will be televised on free-to-air television. 

As the championship is owned and operated by Porsche Cars Australia, the brand ensures Carrera Cup is run at the highest standard by Porsche’s in-house motorsport team. Full fields, tremendous racing cars and some of Australia’s best Pro and Pro-Am sports car drivers… Be sure to follow the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship in 2019.

Read more: www.carreracup.com.au

Toyota 86 Race Series

The Toyota 86 Race Series, under the official banner of Toyota Racing Australia, has been running at Supercars events annually since 2016. As a one make category it gives developing grass roots talent the chance to race on even terms against select high profile drivers. Toyota 86 Race Series cars compete with a strictly policed performance pack and run on Dunlop control tyres.

With a $125 000 prize pool, large fields and Supercars talent scouts looking on, Toyota 86 drivers are set to turn on plenty of close entertaining racing.

Read more: www.toyota.com.au/86/racing-series

Touring Car Masters

Touring Car Masters is Australia’s top series for retro Touring Cars from the classic period of muscle car competition between 1964 and 1979.

The series, more 'retro' than 'historic', brings together some of the most iconic brands and models from Muscle Car history and creates a racing series full of unique sounds, sights and an on-track product like no other. There's Ford and Holden, of course, but also classic US-Muscle like Mustang and Camaro, Valliants, Chryslers and even Porsche's.

TCM cars are loud, fast, sideways and exciting. The drivers are heroes and include some of the most famous names in the sport, including Bathurst legends Jim Richards and John Bowe, two-time champion Steven Johnson and regular challengers like Adam Bressington, Ryan Hansford, Jason Gomersall, Marcus Zukanovic and more. TCM contests seven rounds across Australia, a majority of them running with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

Read more: www.touringcarmasters.com.au/

Kumho Super3 Series

The Kumho Super3 Series (formerly known as the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series) provides a competition home for genuine ex-V8 Supercars.

Many of the cars are historically significant race cars with an increasing number running in original livery, and fans can identify with their successes in the hands of some of the sport’s greatest drivers and teams.

The drivers are a mixture of the next ‘up and coming’ stars of the series, to experienced hands who have stepped away from professional driving, and enthusiastic amateurs keen to be involved in the sport. The result of this mixture is highly entertaining racing throughout the field.

Many of the cars are run by professional teams with considerable experience in the sport, including Brad Jones Racing, Eggleston Motorsport, Matt Stone Racing, Image Racing, MW Motorsport and more. The Kumho Super3 Series V8’s are crowd pleasers: Real Holden & Ford racing with an eclectic mix of cars and drivers, and a ‘where have these guys been’ factor!

Read more: http://super3.com.au/

Supercars Paddock

Make sure you head to the Supercars Paddock area at the rear of the Supercars garages where the behind-the-scenes action takes place. From inside the paddock, fans can see the amazing purpose-built transporters, teams working in the garages and maybe even grab an autograph from a driver. Paddock Passes will be required to enter the Supercars Paddock.

The support paddock is also located within the Supercars Paddock, shown on the track map.

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where to find: Rear of the Supercars Garages

Pit Lane Walks

Get closer to the action than you ever have before! Take a behind-the-scenes walk through Pit Lane, the activity hub of the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint.

These are free for Supercars Members, Supercars Travel bookings, Corporate Guests and Grandstand ticket holders.

Saturday: 8.40am – 9.00am

Sunday: 8.45am – 9.05am

Where: Please meet at Pit Entry which is at the Northern end of the paddock at least 15 mins prior to start time of the walk.

Cowes Car Display

Supercars brings some colour into Cowes with the Melbourne Old School Cruisers display. Come to town, grab a bite to eat, and check out a range of the Australian and American cruisers and muscle cars on display.

When: Saturday 13 April: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Where: The Jetty Triangle, The Esplanade, Cowes

WD-40 Activation Stand

Make sure you drop by the WD-40 Activation Stand located in merchandise alley to see the NEW WD-40 Specialist Automotive products. There will be product demonstrations throughout the weekend, photo opportunities with our WD-40 Super Girls and daily prize giveaways.

Live demonstrations times:

  • Friday – 2:00pm
  • Saturday – 11am, 2pm
  • Sunday 10am, 12:10pm
  • *Timings are subject to change