Format changes confirmed at Supercars events

Thursday 19th January, 2017 - 9:04am


Several key race and session format changes have been confirmed for the Virgin Australian Supercars Championship starting at the season opening Clipsal 500.

While it will revert back to the traditional twin 250km races as reported in October last year, a further change for Adelaide’s signature event is the introduction of an Armor All Top 10 Shootout on Saturday while retaining the traditional Sunday Shootout.

The biggest adjustment however will see twin 250km races ratified for the WD-40 Phillip Island event from April 21-23 which will trigger a compulsory 140 litre fuel drop for each race.

Later in the season, the ITM Auckland Super Sprint will see an end to the rapid-fire quartet of 100km races.

The high-speed Pukekohe venue will now see twin 200km races that will include pit stops at the second last event of the season from November 3-5.

“The Supercars Commission is extremely focused on the quality of our racing and continues to make positive improvements to formats,” the sport’s chief executive James Warburton told the Supercars website. has been established to provide a daily motorsport news service to the industry and fans in Australia and internationally.

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