The Pre-Brief: CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint

Published: 21 August 2020
The Mobil 1 Middy’s No. 2 in afternoon light.
The Mobil 1 Middy’s No. 2 in afternoon light.

Pictured: The Mobil 1 Middy’s No. 2 in afternoon light.

We’re back in the Top End for our second event at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin in successive weeks.

It will be an action-packed weekend from the word go, and then a mad scramble to get the truck packed and sent to Townsville first thing Monday morning, for the next two weekends.


Chaz Mostert starts Supercar round 100 this weekend. Since debuting in 2013, he has amassed 13 wins, 54 podiums and 13-pole positions.

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.


In a change from last weekend, only the soft-compound tyres will be permitted across the weekend.

Each car will have five-sets of new tyres available, so it will be interesting to watch how they are used over the course of the three races.


Format will follow the same process as last weekend, with three sprint-races across the weekend.

Saturday starts with two practice sessions, before qualifying, a top-15 shootout, and a 38-lap race.

On Sunday, there will once again be two rapid-fire qualifying sessions in a row that set the grid for the two 38-lap races to round out the weekend.

How to Watch

This weekend will be live on Fox Sports and Kayo.


It’s getting a bit more humid each day, but the sun will be shining all weekend.

Bryce Fullwood

“It’s really cool to be racing here again this weekend, especially after a disappointing first week.

“We’re lucky to have the opportunity to look thorough the data, do some more homework, and really approach this as a fresh weekend in the Mobil 1 Middy’s Racing No. 2.

“Everyone has been working flat out to turn things around, so I can’t wait to get out there Saturday morning.”

Chaz Mostert

“Pretty pumped to be back in Darwin for another round, this place is cool once a year so to stay a little bit longer has been awesome.

“Can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of the Mobil 1 Appliances Online No. 25 for another weekend, we are making good progress this year, so looking forward to seeing that continue this weekend.

“It’s not often we get the opportunity to back-to-back events, so it’ll be cool seeing the improvements one week to the next.”