The Prebrief: VAILO Adelaide 500

Published: 22 November 2023
Nick and Chaz are ready to take on the streets of the VAILO Adelaide 500 for the last time together as teammates.
Nick and Chaz are ready to take on the streets of the VAILO Adelaide 500 for the last time together as teammates.

Pictured: Nick and Chaz are ready to take on the streets of the VAILO Adelaide 500 for the last time together as teammates.

The streets of Adelaide are about to come alive again for the final round of the 2023 Supercars Championship.

It will be a big weekend for the team as we farewell Nick Percat, so we are all in this together to finish the year off on a high.


We are back to four days of on track action!

We kick things off on Thursday afternoon with the first practice session, before practice 2 commences at 12.35pm (ACDT) on Friday. The first qualifying session for the weekend is on Friday afternoon at 5.35pm which will set the grid for positions 11 - 25 for Race 27.

Saturday morning starts with the final practice session of the weekend at 9.45am before the Top-10 Shootout at 12.05pm to set the grid for the 250km race around the streets of Adelaide at 2.50pm.

Sunday starts with another qualifying session into the Top-10 Shootout at 12.05pm, the lights will go out at 2.45pm for the final race of the year and our final one with Nick.

The Track

Adelaide is a circuit that requires 100 per cent commitment 100 per cent of the time. The concrete canyon always produces some brilliant racing, but also bites…. and bites hard.

Turn 8 is one of the most infamous corners in Australia. It’s a fast-sweeping right hander, where you hold your breath every time a car buzzes through and slides to the outside fence.

Chaz Mostert holds the current lap record around the streets of Adelaide, breaking it in 2022’s Saturday race which saw a WAU 1-2 finish with Nick Percat.


We are on the Dunlop Soft Tyre all weekend!


With a 250km race comes two compulsory fuel stops throughout. How much fuel you take, and when, will be the big question.


In typical Adelaide style, it will be pretty warm across with the weekend with temperatures in the high 20’s. There is possible showers on Friday and Saturday so if you’re coming to the track make sure you bring a poncho just in case.

How to Watch

You won’t miss a minute across the four days.

Fox Sports and Kayo will cover every session live, while Channel 7 have you sorted Saturday and Sunday.

For the full TV guide, please < href="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE.

Nick Percat

“I can’t believe it’s the end of the season already. The VAILO Adelaide 500 is one of the events I look forward to the most as it’s one of my favourite tracks and I get to finish the year off in front of my home crowd.

“We had some awesome results in Adelaide last year with the 1-2 with Chaz, it definitely has to be one of my favourite memories with this team, starting 20th I didn’t think 2nd would be on the cards but we took risks that paid off, that race still puts a smile on my face today.

“This weekend will be my last with Walkinshaw Andretti United, we have been dealt some tough cards this year but a massive thanks goes out to the team who had many late nights and early mornings, they never gave up, so let’s leave it all out on the track and finish on a high.”

Chaz Mostert

“One last rodeo left for the year and the last one with Nick as my teammate, we’ve had some epic times together with one of the best being Adelaide last year bringing home WAU’s first 1-2.

“The VAILO Adelaide 500 is one of the best events on the calendar, there is always a great turnout from the fans and the atmosphere is awesome! It’s a track where you are on the limit 100% of the time which makes it super exciting for us drivers but also the fans.

“It’s been a big year with the team, a massive thanks to the guys and girls at WAU for all their hard work behind the scenes, it doesn’t go unnoticed. We had some pretty epic moments here last year so let’s try do that again this year!”