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Thursday, Feb 13 07:24pm
AUTHOR: Zane Shackleton

Supercars to drop twilight races for Grand Prix

Supercars have ditched the twilight races that have since become synonymous with the series during the Australian Grand Prix races.

 

A change in the schedule meant that the Friday twilight race has been brought forward ahead of Formula One’s FP2 session.

 

Meanwhile, the Saturday evening race will no occur before Formula One hit the track for their qualifying session.


Ultimately, the twilight races provide a spectacular backdrop for the series, which since it became a competition round in 2018, been broadcasted on a global scale.


However, the races often drew out for such prolonged hours that they would conclude under near pitch-black darkness.


Unlike previous renditions of the round, all four races for this year will be the equal length of 20 laps and each awarding 75 points for the winner.


Last year it was DJR Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin that swept the field at Albert Park, winning three of the four races.

 

The one race he didn’t win, McLaughlin failed to start due to a bizarre collision with Tickford’s Cam Waters on the positioning lap.


Joining the Formula One support card alongside the Supercars Championship will be Porsche Carrera Cup, TCR and S5000.


The Australian Grand Prix weekend kicks off on March 12.

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