Gold Coast 600

With just a two-week turn around after Bathurst, the Supercars take to the streets of Surfers Paradise for the Gold Coast 600 in the fight to be crowned winners of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup

Gold Coast 600

19 – 21 October 2018

Circuit Description

Set against the backdrop of one of the most famous beach-side cities in the world, the Surfers Paradise street circuit features 15 turns across the 2.984 km track. The unforgiving concrete-lined circuit combines straight-line speed with slow, narrow and blind corners. The nature of the track frequently causes carnage, none more so than Saturday’s race from 2012, where six cars were eliminated after two failed starts. There are two sections of chicanes, Turns 1, 2 and 3 at the tope end of the front straight, and then Turns 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 along the back straight. These sections are typically patrolled with curb sensors to ensure that drivers aren’t cutting across the curbs to gain track position.

Circuit Guide

Circuit Name: Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Format: SuperStreet
Track Length: 2.984km
Circuit Direction: Anti-Clockwise
Corners: 15
Fastest Point: Main Straight
Slowest Point: Turn 4
Full Throttle: 49%
Top Speed: 265km/h
Average Speed: 146km/h
Lap Record: 1:10.0851 – Will Davison (2011) in a Ford Falcon FG
Qualifying Lap Record: 1:09.9179 – Jamie Whincup (2017) in a Holden Commodore VF
Race Wins: Jamie Whincup – 5
Pole Positions: Jamie Whincup – 6
2017 Winners: R1: Chaz Mostert/Steve Owen, R2: Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Prémat
Tyres: 28 Super Soft

2018 Gold Coast 600 Event Information

Friday 19 October – Sunday 21 October 2018

To be confirmed:

Practice 1: 30 minutes
Practice 2: 30 minutes (Co-drivers only)
Practice 3: 30 minutes
Qualifying 1: 20 minutes
Race 1: 300km (102 laps)
Qualifying 2: 20 minutes
Top Ten Shootout
Race 2: 300km (102 laps)

Find out more on the Gold Coast 600 qualifying and race format in our guide to the 2018 Race Formats