WD-40 Phillip Island 500
Date 21 – 23 April 2017
2017 marks the 28th time the ATCC/Supercars Championship has visited Phillip Island having first raced there in 1976.
This year also sees the return of the Phillip Island 500 name with a move away from the SuperSprint format to two 250km races around the coastal venue.
The Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit is fast and flowing, boasting twelve turns across the almost four and half kilometre track. Gardener straight is the fastest section of the circuit, leading past the pits and down towards the right-hander at turn one and into the sweeping left-hander at the Southern loop. The run down through turns three and four has arguably the best view of any section of racetrack in Australia, overlooking Bass Strait.
Location: Phillip Island, Victoria
Track Length: 4.4453km
Circuit Direction: Anti-Clockwise
Fastest Point: End of the front straight
Slowest Point: Turn 10
Full Throttle: 45%
Average Speed: 174km/h
Lap Record: 1:31.2142 – Scott McLaughlin in a Ford Falcon FG-X (2017)
Qualifying Lap Record: 1:29.0621 – Scott McLaughlin in a Ford Falcon FG-X (2017)
Race Wins: Craig Lowndes – 11
Pole Positions: Jamie Whincup – 7
2017 Winners: Fabian Coulthard, Chaz Mostert
2016 Winners: Scott McLaughlin – 2
Tyres: 28 Soft
2017 Phillip Island 500 Event Information
Friday: 2 x 40 minute Practice
Saturday: 1 x 20 minute Qualifying, 1 x 250km Race
Sunday: 1 x 20 minute Qualifying, 1 x 250km Race
Find out more on the Phillip Island 500 qualifying and race format in our guide to the 2017 Race Formats