The Pre-Brief: Return to Racing

Published: 25 June 2020
We return to the track this weekend at SMP.
We return to the track this weekend at SMP.

Pictured: We return to the track this weekend at SMP.

We’re back! This weekend, the 2020 Supercars Championship resumes at Sydney Motorsport Park.

It’s going to be great to hear those V8 engines fire up again, as we launch back into the remainder of the season with Chaz Mostert and Bryce Fullwood.

Despite such a big break between the start of the season and this weekend, there are a lot of positive foundations to build from.

Both cars showed great signs in Adelaide, with Chaz finishing second on Sunday, as well as during the early stages of the Australian Grand Prix.


All running will be completed over two-days, Saturday and Sunday.

Bryce will begin the weekend with a rookie-only session, before Chaz joins for Practice 1.

Saturday’s running includes knock-out qualifying session, finishing with a Top-15 Shootout, and the first of three races of the weekend, which is 33-laps.

Sunday has two qualifying sessions, and two 33-lap races to finish it all off.

New Pit Stop Rules

A new rule to the weekend will be that only two of our SP Tools Race Guns are permitted to be used during a pitstop, one on each side of the car. That means if you want to change four-tyres, you will have to start on either the front or back of the car, change that tyre, then move to the opposite end.

With fuel stops banned for the weekend, the total time ‘standing still’ will be dependent on how quickly the tyres are changed/ how many you change during a stop.

How to Watch

Every session will be live on Fox Sports and Kayo across Saturday and Sunday.

Chaz Mostert

“I’m so pumped to be back racing; I feel like it’s Christmas Eve, I genuinely can’t wait.

“We started the year really strong, and I’ve had some good results at SMP in the past, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the weekend holds.

“A big thank you to everyone for their support over the past few months, we couldn’t do what we do without you.

“It’s certainly going to be a bit strange without our partners in the garage and fans at the track, but hopefully we put on a good show, and everyone can enjoy it from wherever they are tuning in.”

Bryce Fullwood

“It’s unbelievable to be able to go back racing again, I’m so excited.

“While everyone would have loved to keep racing, I’ve definitely taken some positives from the break. I feel a lot more settled in Melbourne and with the team, who have been amazing this year.

“I can’t wait for that first lap now, you’ll be able to see the smile on my face through the helmet trust me.

“It’ll certainly be a different feel this weekend that’s for sure, I can’t wait to see everyone back at the racetrack when we are allowed, but we will be out to get the job done this weekend, and I hope everyone enjoys watching on TV.”