Date: Thursday 25th August 2016
Words by Stephanie Panitzki
Strap yourself in and start your engine; the V8 supercars are in Sydney from this Friday.
Date: Friday 26th August to Sunday 28th August, 2016
Location: Sydney Motorsport Park (formerly Eastern Creek Raceway).
What to expect: Race fans will be raring to go for the return of the supercars in New South Wales for 2016. The race is a fantastic weekend for motorsport enthusiasts or perfect for a spontaneous family adventure. It will be a traditional racing weekend at the supercars Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint; the home of motorsports.
Days will be jam-packed, bringing a schedule of V8 Supercars and support categories, gold class facilities and a host of entertainment for the whole family too; promising to be a weekend to remember.
On Friday 26th August 2016 racing fans will have access to free entry trackside for the Support Category racing event. After that, the Supercars will burn rubber for audiences in the new and improved Super Sprint format, where you will get to see even more Supercars racing on the weekend. Saturday will incorporate two V8 Supercar half hour practice sessions, a qualifying session and a 140km race, while Sunday you can expect one morning practice session, qualifying round and a longer 220km race. The raceway has showcased a number of amazing events in the past including Marcos Ambrose’s first two championships right back to the early days of racing.
Details: The 3.9km Grand Prix layout track is traditional in a two-race format on the renamed and renovated Sydney Motorsport Park. The upgrade was largely due to a $12m investment by the NSW State Government and Australian Racing Drivers’ Club.
This year’s event will offer even more value for ticket holders, including entry to the Virgin Australia Supercars Paddock, with kids 12 and under receiving free entry trackside with an accompanying adult ticket holder.
Visit the Sydney Motorsport park website here for further details including information about tickets, prices, schedules, and maps of the big event this weekend.