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- 2018 V8 Supercar Championship Season - News - WILSON SECURITY SANDOWN 500 PREVIEW
News // WILSON SECURITY SANDOWN 500 PREVIEW

TRACK FACTS

A fast and flowing circuit laid around a horse racing track, the Sandown circuit is all about having good horsepower for the long runs up and down into the two long straights. The fast esses section at the end of the back straight leading into Dandenong Road corner is one of the best sequences of corners in the championship. First opened in 1962, Sandown hosted the Australian Grand Prix six times and in 1964 it hosted an international six-hour touring race, which eventually became the Sandown 500.

Circuit Length – 3.1 Kilometres

Circuit Direction – Anti-Clockwise

Average Speed – 164km/ph

Maximum Speed – 270 km/ph

Fastest Point – Back Straight

Slowest Point – Turn 3

Fast Fact: Sandown has hosted from ATCC/V8 Supercar Championship round than any other circuit in history – 45.

Qualifying Lap Record: Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight Race Engineering – Holden Commodore VF – 1m08.5730s – 2014

Race Lap Record: Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight Race Engineering – Holden Commodore VF – 1m09.8500 - 2014

TRACK TIMES (Local Times)

Friday September 11

10:10-10:40 – Practice 1

12:30-13:00 – Practice 2 – Co-Drivers Only

14:35-15:05 – Practice 3 – Co-Drivers Only

Saturday September 12

10:20-11:00 – Practice 4

12:20-12:40 – Qualifying

14:00-14:35 – Qualifying Race 1

16:10-16:45 – Qualifying Race 2

Sunday September 13

10:20-10:40 – Warm Up

13:25-16:55- Race 24

MEET JASON

Wednesday 9th September

6:30-7:30pm @ Rare Spares, Shop 6, 195 Somerton Road, Roxburgh Park

PLUS - Be in store for your chance to win a hot lap & passes to the Sandown 500!

Friday 11th September

2:00pm-2:15pm @ Merchandise Alley

Saturday 12th September

8:50am-9:20am @ Back of Team Garages

Sunday 13th September

8:50am-9:20am @ Back of Team Garages

SLEUTH STATS

- Jason Bright and Mark Winterbottom hold the closest race winning margin to Rick and Todd Kelly in 2006, just 0.1586 of a second separated the pairs! The biggest race winning margin goes back to 1964 when Ralph Sach and Roberto Bussinello finished 7 laps in front of the second place getters Peter Manton and Brian Foley.

- There are nine former Sandown 500 winners in the 2015 field. Jason Bright, Lowndes, Whincup, Dumbrell, Todd Kelly, Ambrose, Winterbottom, Luff and Ingall.

- This year is the 44th running of the Sandown touring car endurance race, which has been known as the Sandown 500 since 1984.

- After scoring a podium finish at SMP last round, Jason’s next podium finish will mark his 50th in V8 Supercar history. Only 10 drivers have scored 50 podium results in championship history.

- Jason made his Sandown 500 debut in 1997 co-driving with Alan Jones in a Stone-run Komatsu Falcon – just his second-ever appearance in a V8 Supercar. Jason has had 10 Sandown 500 starts, 2 of those resulting in DNF’s and 2 of those resulting in podiums; one of those including a win in 2006 when he was driving with Mark Winterbottom at FPR.

- Co-driver Andrew Jones is pairing up for his 5th consecutive year with Jason Bright. This is his 13th year as an endurance driver.

- Andrew finished on the podium at the ‘500’ when it was Phillip Island, back in 2010 when he paired with the late Jason Richards.

MERCHANDISE

Now available at www.teambocshop.com.au  

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Published: 04 September 2015.

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