We’ve headed west, 3,448km’s west to Perth, Western Australia for the first time since 2019!
We’ve rolled into Barbagallo Raceway for Round 4 of the 2022 Supercars Championship, ready for another night race.
It’s a compact, two-day format where track time is limited.
Saturday morning sees two quick practice sessions, before a three-part knockout qualifying session, and then the lights get turned on for the first 46-lap race of the weekend!
It’s back to daytime running on Sunday, with Chaz and Nick rolling straight into back-to-back qualifying sessions that set the grid for the two 46-lap races on Sunday afternoon.
We are on the Dunlop Soft Tyre this weekend, with five sets available per car from the start of Saturday qualifying.
At just 2.4kms in length, Barbagallo Raceway is a tight and tricky race track. The car has to be set up to flow through the twists and turns in the first half of the lap, but you also need a strong braking package to pull the car up into the last corner.
The biggest unknown this weekend will be the track surface. Normally the highest degradation circuit on the calendar, it was resurfaced before 2019, however, we haven’t seen it since then. It’s brutal on tyres, so keeping some tyre life at the end of the race is critical.
No fuel, just tyres, in true SuperSprint fashion.
It’s not a typical Perth warm weekend, that’s for sure. Temperatures are only expected to reach a top of 17 on both days. Rain is possible, but shouldn’t be too much.
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“It’s awesome to be back in Perth, been far too long, it’s always such a great event.
“We haven’t seen the track since 2019 so it will be interesting to see how the surface is. That’ll be the big one to understand early, but it’s always awesome racing around here with the tyre degradation.
“It’s a really cool show under lights, so let’s hope we are up the pointy end and can keep banking some results.”
“Really excited to get back to Perth this weekend, I’ve definitely missed it, so it’s great to be able to get out there again.
“Things haven’t quite rolled our way so far this year, we just need a little bit of luck. We’ve been in positions to get results or podiums, but it just hasn’t fallen our way yet.
“The positive is the team is gelling well, and Chaz is getting good results. We just need some luck to go our way on car 2, so keen to make sure that happens this weekend!”