I’m really looking forward to the Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 this weekend! I think having a changed format will provide for some interesting racing and give the fans a taste of something different!
Last year at SMP, I finished up eighth and ninth – so inside the top ten, which isn’t too bad; although I did get caught up in an accident that I shouldn’t have (that’s racing!)
I’ve always qualified quite well – but it’s really hard to set your car up for the race because it’s one of the worst tracks for tyre life.
It’s important to have a well-balanced car and to also make sure your tyre pressures are set right. It’s quite a long lap, so it’s important your tyres are good at the start as well as at the end. The layout of the track is quite challenging, there are some slow corners but most of them are medium speed and third-gear corners – so it’s a bit unusual.
The car set up will be important for the night race as it’s 77-laps of racing – so it’s going to be a very long, hard race. It’ll certainly give us drivers a different sort of perspective, because we’ve never really had a full nighttime race before. We’ve finished races late in the day, but never on complete darkness, so it’ll be interesting to see how they’ve done the lighting systems and how much we will be able to see. If it’s a success for the category, hopefully we can look at doing more!
The weekend will see two practice sessions, followed by three dedicated qualifying sessions ahead of the SuperNight race at 7:20pm, Saturday 4th August.
Practice kicks off Friday 3rd August, 6pm. Don’t miss any of the action this weekend, see the Supercars TV Schedule for more information; https://www.supercars.com/tv-schedule/
Otherwise, hope to see you at the track!