The Pre-Brief: Darwin Triple Crown

Published: 17 June 2022
Chaz Mostert won in Darwin in 2021.
Chaz Mostert won in Darwin in 2021.

Pictured: Chaz Mostert won in Darwin in 2021.

We’ve headed to the Top End for Round 6 of the 2022 season for Indigenous Round at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin.

We’re back with three cars this weekend, which will all proudly display special Indigenous Round liveries, thanks to the KARI Foundation.

The Track

2.9km, 14 turns, and one heck of a long main straight.

The biggest passing opportunity will be into turn 1, the left-hand hairpin.


We are on the SuperSoft this weekend – with one key change. Supercars have increased the minimum tyre pressure from 17psi to 20psi, which should mean a higher rate of degradation throughout the race especially.


Our three-day weekend starts on Friday with two practice sessions, before three races across the weekend; one on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Pit Stops

No fuel, just tyres, which means the age old debate of whether to change two, three or all four tyres in a stop.

How to Watch

This weekend we are back live on Channel 7, Fox Sports and Kayo.

Full broadcast times can be found HERE


It’s your typical Darwin dry-season weather on the radar... 32c and sunny!

Nick Percat

“I love this event, love this track, and it feels even more important this weekend with Indigenous Round. All three cars look awesome, so a big thanks to KARI Foundation for their help in brining it to life.

“In terms of the racing, its nice to be back at a three-day event, Friday will be really important to set up the weekend, and the super-soft minimum pressures will also interesting to watch unfold.”

Chaz Mostert

“First of all, the cars look absolutely amazing this weekend, it’s really cool to continue the partnership Optus has with KARI Foundation and work together on all three cars this weekend. The grid will look amazing on Saturday afternoon.

“We obviously have some fond memories from last year here when we won on Saturday so we will be looking to repeat that this weekend.

“It’s an awesome event in general, I love coming up here, and the fans are amazing as well, so can’t wait to get on track later today and get our weekend underway.”

Jayden Ojeda

“Really looking forward to this weekend. I’ve never raced here before, so tomorrow will be a big learning curve, but I’ve got the right team around me.

“The car looks incredible in the flesh, a big thanks to the KARI Foundation, so I can’t wait to see it on track.

“Will be looking have a clean weekend, keep leaning and hopefully get a few good results over the three races.”