Super2 to run on super soft tyres at Sandown
The Dunlop Super2 Series will race on super soft compound tyres this weekend at the Rabble.Club Sandown 500.
The Supercars Commission’s decision aligns the second tier with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship’s rubber allocation for the Pirtek Enduro Cup opener.
Each Super2 car will be handed six new super soft tyres for practice to use alongside up to six pre-marked hard compound tyres, and another eight new super soft tyres for the two races, according to Supercars’ official website.
The allocation means that drivers should start both 22-lap races with brand new super soft rubber.
Previously for Sandown, and all six other rounds, teams were given eight new hard tyres and allowed eight pre-marked hard tyres.
Eight drivers from the Super2 ranks have been called up to race as co-drivers in the Sandown 500, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, and Gold Coast 600.
Super2 has once previously used the softer compound tyre, in Race 3 of the Townsville round in 2013.
The series will have two 40-minute practice sessions on Friday before a 15-minute Armor All Qualifying session and a race on each of Saturday and Sunday.
Sandown 500/Super2 double duty
|Driver||Super2 team||Championship team||Primary driver|
|Paul Dumbrell||Eggleston Motorsport||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Jamie Whincup|
|Garry Jacobson||MW Motorsport||Nissan Motorsport||Rick Kelly|
|Dean Fiore||MW Motorsport||Nissan Motorsport||Michael Caruso|
|Alex Rullo||MW Motorsport||Nissan Motorsport||Simona de Silvestro|
|Macauley Jones||Brad Jones Racing||Brad Jones Racing||Nick Percat|
|Will Brown||Eggleston Motorsport||Erebus Motorsport||Anton De Pasquale|
|Chris Pither||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Garth Tander|
|Bryce Fullwood||Matt Stone Racing||Matt Stone Racing||Todd Hazelwood|