Super2, Super3 qualifying split at Winton

Super2/Super3 at Mount Panorama

The Dunlop Super2 Series and Super3 Series competitors will qualify in separate groups when Round 2 unfolds at the Winton SuperSprint.

Whereas qualifying had been an all-in affair since the two series started sharing a grid when racing resumed from the COVID hiatus last year, each will have their own running on Saturday and Sunday morning at Winton.

That is, instead of a single-part, 20-minute session setting the grid for corresponding race, the Super3 entrants will get a 10-minute hit-out before their Super2 counterparts get 10 minutes of their own on-track.

It is understood that, from there, the grid will be set on the basis of outright lap times, rather than lining cars up in two discrete groups.

The change would appear to be a response to the relatively tight, 3.00km confines of Winton Motor Raceway and/or the size of the field.

With Super3 numbers having grown to their largest since the 2019 finale, the 16 Super2 cars brings the total over 30.

A total of 28 cars, being 15 from Super2 and 13 from Super3, were entered for Round 1 at Mount Panorama, a 6.21km circuit.

As before, each of the two Super2/Super3 practice sessions at Winton are 40 minutes long, and both races span 18 laps.

There is also change for the Repco Supercars Championship field, with Practice 2 extended to 40 minutes from the usual half-hour, while drivers will run exclusively on event marked (ie brand-new) Super Soft tyres (weather permitting).

Supports are on-track from Friday, May 28 and the Supercars Championship from the following morning.

Schedule: Winton SuperSprint, Winton Motor Raceway Revised

Start End Category Session  
Friday, May 28
08:40 09:00 Excels Practice  
09:10 09:30 Prototypes Practice 1  
09:40 10:00 Toyota 86 Practice 1  
10:15 10:55 Super2/Super3 Practice 1  
11:10 11:30 SuperUtes Practice  
11:40 12:00 Excels Qualifying  
12:10 12:30 Prototypes Practice 2  
12:40 13:00 Toyota 86 Practice 2  
13:15 13:55 Super2/Super3 Practice 2  
14:10 14:30 SuperUtes Qualifying  
14:40 15:00 Excels Race 1 9 laps or 1 lap after 14:58
15:10 15:30 Prototypes Qualifying  
Saturday, May 29
08:05 08:25 SuperUtes Race 1 10 laps or 1 lap after 8:23
08:40 09:10 Supercars Championship Practice 1  
09:30 09:40 Super2/Super3 Qualifying – Super3  
09:45 09:55 Super2/Super3 Qualifying – Super2  
10:05 10:25 Excels Race 2 9 laps or 1 lap after 10:23
10:35 10:50 Toyota 86 Qualifying  
11:00 11:40 Supercars Practice 2  
11:55 12:15 Prototypes Race 1 12 laps or 1 lap after 12:13
12:25 12:45 SuperUtes Race 2 10 laps or 1 lap after 12:43
13:00 13:10 Supercars Championship Qual Pt 1 – Race 12  
13:15 13:25 Supercars Championship Qual Pt 2 – Race 12  
13:30 13:40 Supercars Championship Qual Pt 3 – Race 12  
13:55 14:15 Toyota 86 Race 1 10 laps or 1 lap after 14:13
14:30 15:00 Super2/Super3 Race 1 18 laps or 1 lap after 14:58
15:50   Supercars Championship Race 12 36 laps or 1 lap after 16:58
    Supercars Championship Podium  
Sunday, May 30
07:55 08:15 Excels Race 3 9 laps or 1 lap after 8:13
08:25 08:45 SuperUtes Race 3 10 laps or 1 lap after 8:43
08:55 09:05 Supercars Championship Qual – Race 13  
09:15 09:25 Supercars Championship Qual – Race 14  
09:40 10:05 Toyota 86 Race 2 12 laps or 1 lap after 10:03
10:15 10:40 Prototypes Race 3 14 laps or 1 lap after 10:38
10:50 11:00 Super2/Super3 Qualifying – Super3  
11:05 11:15 Super2/Super3 Qualifying – Super2  
11:25 11:45 SuperUtes Race 4 10 laps or 1 lap after 11:43
12:15   Supercars Championship Race 13 36 laps or 1 lap after 13:23
13:40 14:00 Toyota 86 Race 3 10 laps or 1 lap after 13:58
14:15 14:45 Super2/Super3 Race 2 18 laps or 1 lap after 14:43
15:35   Supercars Championship Race 14 36 laps or 1 lap after 16:43
    Supercars Championship Podium  

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