2020 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint session times and preview

2020 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint session times and preview


The home stretch of the 2020 Supercars season kicks off this weekend with the first of two consecutive rounds at The Bend Motorsport Park.

The three-race SuperSprint format will be in play for the weekend, with three 24-lap heats measuring 119 kilometres around the International layout.

Each race will feature a mandatory stop for at least two tyres.

It will be the third time Supercars has run on the 4.95-kilometre layout, ahead of a switch to the shorter West circuit for next week’s second leg.

This week’s action will see a return of the polarising Top 15 Shootout as part of qualifying for Saturday’s opener.

On Sunday the two grids will determined with a pair of 10-minute, back-to-back qualifying sessions.

The soft tyre will be used for the first time at The Bend, with teams limited to five new sets of Dunlops from the end of practice onwards.

There will be two support categories in action, a combined sedans field and a return of the Aussie Tin Tops concept that debuted in Townsville.

Scott McLaughlin heads into the weekend with a 143-point series lead over Jamie Whincup.

2020 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint session times

Saturday 19th September 2020

  • Rookie Session: 9:05-9:25 AEST (8:35-8:55 local)
  • Practice 1: 9:40-10:10 AEST (9:10-9:40 local)
  • Practice 2: 10:55-11:25 AEST (10:25-10:55 local)
  • Qualifying 1: 12:40-12:50 AEST (12:10-12:20 local)
  • Qualifying 2: 13:00-13:10 AEST (12:30-12:40 local)
  • Top 15 Shootout: 13:20-14:05 AEST (12:50-13:35 local)
  • Race 1: 15:45-16:48 AEST (15:15-16:48 local)

Sunday 20th September 2020

  • Qualifying Race 2: 9:50-10:00 AEST (9:20-9:30 local)
  • Qualifying Race 3: 10:10-10:20 AEST (9:40-9:50 local)
  • Race 2: 12:25-13:28 AEST (11:55-12:58 local)
  • Race 3: 14:55-15:58 AEST (14:25-15:38)

2020 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint tyre allocation

Each driver will start the weekend with four pre-marked soft compound tyres and 28 new soft compound tyres.

At the end of Practice 2 the four pre-marked tyres and eight of the new soft compound tyres need to be returned to Dunlop.

That will leave each driver with 20 soft compound tyres for the remainder of the weekend.

2020 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint entry list

2 Bryce FullwoodMobil 1™ Middy’s RacingHolden Commodore ZB
3 Macauley JonesTeam CooldriveHolden Commodore ZB
4 Jack SmithSCT Logistics RacingHolden Commodore ZB
5 Lee HoldsworthTruck Assist Tekno RacingFord Mustang GT
6 Cameron Waters Tickford RacingFord Mustang GT
7 Andre HeimgartnerNED RacingFord Mustang GT
8 Nick Percat Brad Jones RacingHolden Commodore ZB
9 David ReynoldsPenrite RacingHolden Commodore ZB
12 Fabian Coulthard DJR Team PenskeFord Mustang GT
14 Todd Hazelwood Brad Jones RacingHolden Commodore ZB
15 Rick KellyCastrol RacingFord Mustang GT
17 Scott McLaughlin DJR Team PenskeFord Mustang GT
18 Mark WinterbottomIrwin RacingHolden Commodore ZB
19 Alex DavisonTeam SydneyHolden Commodore ZB
20 Scott PyeTeam 18Holden Commodore ZB
22 Chris PitherTeam SydneyHolden Commodore ZB
25 Chaz MostertMobil 1™ Appliances Online Racing Holden Commodore ZB
34 Jake KosteckiMatt Stone RacingHolden Commodore ZB
35 Garry JacobsonMatt Stone RacingHolden Commodore ZB
44 James CourtneyBoost Mobile RacingFord Mustang GT
55 Jack Le Brocq Tickford RacingFord Mustang GT
88 Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race EngineeringHolden Commodore ZB
97 Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race EngineeringHolden Commodore ZB
99 Anton De PasqualePenrite RacingHolden Commodore ZB
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