Four night races during Sydney Supercars swing

The four-event Sydney Supercars swing will feature three sprint rounds, a 500-kilometre refuelling round and four night races in total.

The Supercars Commission settled on the suite of formats and tyre regulations for the quadruple-header at Sydney Motorsport Park after meeting yesterday.

As previously announced, the opening event on October 29-31 will feature three 125-kilometre sprint races, the first of them to be held under lights.

Drivers will have five sets of the Dunlop soft compound tyre at their disposal from the first qualifying session onwards with each race having a single mandatory stop for at least two tyres.

The sprint format will be retained for the second event (November 6-7) with the Saturday and second of two Sunday races under lights.

That will be a mixed compound event, with each car having five sets of soft compound tyres and three sets of hard tyres.

The single compound rule returns for the third sprint event on November 13-14, which will be the only event with no night running at all.

The final Sydney event will be a three-day, two-race affair with each heat covering 250 kilometres. They will each feature two compulsory stops while refuelling will make just its third appearance of the season.

That will be a mixed compound event too, each driver having seven sets of hards and two sets of super softs. The latter can only be used in the races.

There will also be a dedicated 40-minute additional drivers session to give Bathurst co-drivers some laps.

Top 10 Shootouts will feature on the Saturday of the first weekend and both days of the fourth weekend.

All four events will use the 3.9-kilometre Gardner layout. 

Sydney Supercars formats

Sydney SuperNight

Friday October 29

  • Two 30-minute practice sessions (second at night)

Saturday October 30

  • Knockout qualifying
  • Top 10 Shootout
  • One 125-kilometre race (night)

Sunday October 31

  • Two single qualifying sessions
  • Two 125-kilometre races

Sydney Motorsport Park 2

Saturday November 6

  • Two 30-minute practice sessions
  • One knockout qualifying session
  • One 125-kilometre race (night)

Sunday November 7

  • Two single qualifying sessions
  • Two 125-kilometre races (second at night)

Sydney Motorsport Park 3

Saturday November 13

  • Two 30-minute practice sessions
  • One knockout qualifying session
  • One 125-kilometre race

Sunday November 14

  • Two single qualifying sessions
  • Two 125-kilometre races

Beaurepaires SydneySuperNight

Friday November 19

  • One 40-minute Additional Drivers session
  • One 30-minute practice session (night)

Saturday November 20

  • One 30-minute practice session
  • One single qualifying session
  • Top 10 Shootout
  • One 250-kilometre race (night)

Sunday November 21

  • One single qualifying session
  • Top 10 Shootout
  • One 250-kilometre race
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