The Prebrief: Perth SuperSprint

Published: 15 May 2024
Ryan Wood and Chaz Mostert are headed West.

Pictured: Ryan Wood and Chaz Mostert are headed West.

After a few weeks break, we are headed West to Perth for Round 4 of the 2024 Supercars Championship.

It’s been heads down in the workshop since arriving back from New Zealand, the crew have done an amazing job getting the cars prepared for Perth and they even managed to sneak in a test day.

It’ll be a busy weekend ahead for the team with not only the Supercars Championship, but we also have young guns Zach Bates and Campbell Logan on track for Round 2 of the Super2 Series.


Perth SuperSprint is held over three days with two 133km sprint races, kicking off on Friday with the first of three Practice sessions in the afternoon.

The format is a bit different this year with each morning across the weekend starting with a practice session, followed by a three-part knockout qualifying session, Qualifying part 1 (Q1) will determine starting position for P21-24, Q2 will determine P11-20 and Q3 will determine P1-10 for each race.

The lights will go out at 3.45pm AWST on Saturday and Sunday for Races 9 and 10.


Wanneroo Raceway is a tight and tricky racetrack, at just 2.4kms per lap. The car must be set-up to flow through the corners of the first half of the lap, but you also need a strong braking package to pull the car up into the last corner.

Previously, this track has been the highest degradation circuit on the calendar before it was resurfaced in 2019 which saw some improvements to degradation. It is critical to focus on tyre life towards the end of the race as this track is brutal on tyres.


We are on the Dunlop Soft Tyre for both races this weekend.


It’ll be all on in the lane with one minimum pitstop per race where cars must take at least two tyres.


It looks like a nice change in weather from what we are used to here in Melbourne, it’s going to be a sunny weekend with temperatures in the high 20’s.

How to Watch

Every session, every lap will be live on Foxtel and Kayo throughout the weekend.

Ryan Wood

“Really looking forward to Perth this weekend, would be nice to have the same sort of weekend as we did last year, that was a lot of fun!

“It’s back to sprint format this weekend which puts the pressure on qualifying, we have been pretty consistent in qualifying this year, hopefully we can find a bit more and get the Mobil 1 Truck Assist car up near the front row.

“We had a good test day last week, so we head into Perth confident, I’m excited to get back behind the wheel.”

Chaz Mostert

“Looking forward to heading west, it’s always a track that produces really good racing, and is a lot of fun behind the wheel.

“Being back to a sprint round means we will have to be on our game in qualifying, makes the afternoon pretty hard if we don’t get that right.

“The fans always get out and support this one really well, the weather looks awesome, I just can’t wait really.”