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- 2019 V8 Supercar Championship Season - News - CLIPSAL PREVIEW
News // CLIPSAL PREVIEW

HISTORY SNAPSHOT

Adelaide Street Circuit is a temporary race track in the East Parklands adjacent to the central business district of the city of Adelaide in South Australia. The track has hosted eleven Formula One Australian Grand Prix events from 1985 to 1995 and an American Le Mans sports car race on New Year's Eve in 2000 (The Race of a Thousand Years) on the long form (3.78 km) of the track.

It has hosted an annual V8 Supercar race called the Clipsal 500 since 1999 on a shorter, 3.22km, variant of the track. Cars race clockwise around the circuit. The event has won best event of the series every year from 1999 to 2004. In 2005 it was inducted into the V8 Supercars Australia Hall of Fame, the first time an individual event has been inducted.

TRACK FACTS

ADELAIDE PARKLANDS CIRCUIT, ADELAIDE, SA

CIRCUIT LENGTH - 3.22 Kilometres

CIRCUIT DIRECTION – Clockwise

AVERAGE SPEED - 146 KM/PH

MAXIMUM SPEED - 251 KM/PH

FASTEST POINT – Adelaide Straight

SLOWEST POINT - Hairpin

TRACK TIMES

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27 2015

09:05-09:35 Practice: Part 1 (30 minutes)

10:50-11:20 Practice: Part 2 (30 minutes)

12:55-13:25 Practice: Part 3 (30 minutes)

15:35-15:45 Qualifying: Race 1 (10 minutes)

16:00-16:10 Qualifying: Race 2 (10 minutes)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28 2015

10:10-10:30: Practice - Part 4 (20 minutes)

13:45-14:50: Race 1 (39 laps)

16:25-17:30: Race 2 (39 laps)

SUNDAY MARCH 1 2015

10:55-11:15: Qualifying - Race 3 (20 minutes)

12:10-12:35: Top Ten Shootout

15:25-17:30: Race 3 (78 laps)

MEET BRIGHTY

Friday 27th Feb, 14:00-14:30 at the Traction Zone Stage, Merchandise Area

SLEUTH STATS

- Jason Bright has competed in every Clipsal 500 except for second time the event was held in 2000 – he was racing Indy Lights in the United States

- Bright is forever in the history books as the very first driver to claim pole position for the Clipsal 500; known in 1999 as the Sensational Adelaide 500. He was driving for Stone Brothers Racing at the time and again took pole in 2003 for Team Brock (PWR Racing)

- Bright is no stranger to the Grand Prix length Adelaide Parklands circuit. He drover for the works Panoz Sportscar team in the 2000 ‘Race of a Thousand Years’ American Le Mans Series race alongside Greg Murphy and David Brabham.

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Published: 24 February 2015.

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