Our final weekend in Sydney awaits, the penultimate round of the 2021 Supercars Championship, and there will be plenty to look out for as Chaz and Bryce build into Bathurst.
1. Fuel races are back!
Yep, 2 x 250km races across the weekend means fuel stops are back. Each race, cars will have to make a minimum of two compulsory pit stops, and put in a minimum of 120 litres total. It will be our first fuel race since Townsville.
2. The Super Soft tyre returns
We debuted the Dunlop Super Soft tyre at Darwin, and it’s back! The catch? The tyre hasn’t been tested here, and can’t be used until the race. They are expected to be significantly quicker but not last very long, so the big question will be do you use it at the start, middle or end of the race? Stay tuned...
The 250km races return, one on Saturday one on Sunday.
Before that, Lee and Luffy will be in the cars for an additional drivers session on Friday evening, before practice one Friday night under lights.
Saturday sees Practice 2, qualifying and a Top 10 Shootout, with Race 29 getting underway at 7:10pm.
Sunday starts with qualifying, before our final race here in Sydney begins at 3:15pm.
How to Watch
Every lap on Friday will be live on Fox Sports and Kayo.
Channel 7’s coverage begins on Saturday.
For full broadcast times, CLICK HERE.
There is rain on the forecast for both days… one to watch out for.
“We’ve had another massive week here in Sydney, the team has worked so hard, it’s pretty incredible to watch to be honest, but after the test day on Tuesday it’s awesome to see us trying everything we can to close the gap.
“It was a productive day, and I think it gives us more to build on before this weekend.
“Looking forward to the longer races across the weekend, adding fuel into it means more strategy options, and better racing, so it’ll be great to watch.
“Can’t wait to get out there for one final crack before Bathurst.”
“It was great to have the test day on Tuesday as our pre-enduro test to not only go through all the stuff that Bathurst brings like driver changes and pit stop practice, but to continue to work on our car around here.
“The team has done an amazing job, it’s been a huge month, with some massive hours, so it’s cool to be involved in, and gives me a heap of confidence heading into this weekend.
“Can’t wait for the fuel races which will be something different to watch for everyone, this weekend before Bathurst is always really cool.”