Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint
Date 18 – 20 August 2017
2017 is the 22nd time Sydney Motorsport Park has hosted a round of the Supercars Championship. Opened in 1990, the Sydney Motorsport Park circuit, then known as Eastern Creek Raceway, first hosted a round of the Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) in 1992 and went on to hold an ATCC or V8 Supercar round every year, excluding 2006, until 2008. The V8 Supercars returned to Eastern Creek in 2011 for the official pre-season test day (and again in 2013 and 2014) before the re-branded Sydney Motorsport Park circuit returned to the calendar in 2012 after an $11million upgrade.
Plans to host a Supercars night race at Sydney Motorsport Park in 2018 continue to take shape with two Supercars testing under lights at the venue on Thursday night. Temporary floodlights will be installed around sections of the track with Shell V-Power Racing’s Fabian Coulthard and Nissan Motorsport’s Simona De Silvestro taking part in a series of runs during the three-hour test.
Now the only permanent race circuit in the Sydney area, after the closure of Oran Park in 2010, it’s a fast and flowing circuit with a mixture of slow, medium and high speed corners and plenty of passing opportunities.
Location: Eastern Creek, New South Wales
Track Length: 3.905km
Circuit Direction: Anti-Clockwise
Fastest Point: Pit Straight
Slowest Point: Turn 8
Full Throttle: 42%
Average Speed: 154km/h
Lap Record: 1:30.9123 – Garth Tander in a Holden Commodore VF (2012)
Qualifying Lap Record: 1:28.8272 – Chaz Mostert in a Ford Falcon FG X (2016)
Race Wins: Mark Skaife – 10
Pole Positions: Chaz Mostert, Mark Skaife, Marcos Ambrose – 4
2016 Winners: Shane van Gisbergen, Jamie Whincup
Tyres: 24 Super Soft
2017 Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint Event Information
Friday: 2 x 45 minute Practice
Saturday: 1 x 45 minute Practice, 1 x 15 minute Qualifying, 1 x 120km Race
Sunday: 1 x 20 minute Qualifying, 1 x 200km Race
Find out more on the Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint qualifying and race format in our guide to the 2017 Race Formats