Australian Grand Prix to stage 1000th Supercars race

The second of four Supercars races over the AGP weekend will provide the milestone hit-out, the 13-lapper set to be the 1000th start in Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars history.

It’s a landmark that’s been almost six decades in the making, the first ATCC title determined by a single race at Gnoo Blas in New South Wales in 1960, won by David McKay in a Jaguar.

“Supercars has a very proud 22-year history at the Australian Grand Prix, and it’s a great milestone to reach 1000 races this year,” said Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.

“The Grand Prix is a wonderful international stage for our sport, our teams and our fans as we compete alongside Formula 1 at Albert Park.”

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It’s been confirmed that Supercars will use the same format that welcomed championship points for the first time in 2018, with four qualifying sessions and four races.

That includes a pair of 25-lap single-stop twilight races on Friday and Saturday evenings, and two 13-lap sprint races on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

It’s also been announced that tyre retailer Beaurepairs will take over the naming rights backing of the Melbourne 400.



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