Ipswich SuperSprint

Home test track of the Queensland based teams (Triple Eight, DJR Team Penske and Tekno Autosports), the Supercars Championship rolls into Queensland Raceway for Round 9 on the calendar.

Ipswich SuperSprint

20 – 22 July 2018

Circuit Description

Nicknamed the Paperclip, Queensland Raceway comprises of just six turns, the layout looks simple enough on paper, but the circuit’s long straights, heavy braking points and infamous bumps pose a big challenge to the drivers, and is often described as one of the hardest to get right.

Circuit Guide

Circuit Name: Queensland Raceway
Location: Willowbank, Ipswich, Queensland
Format: SuperSprint
Track Length: 3.12km
Circuit Direction: Clockwise
Corners: 6
Fastest Point: Entry to Turn 1
Slowest Point: Turn 6
Full Throttle: 47%
Top Speed: 255km/h
Average Speed: 162km/h
Race Lap Record: 1:09.7225 – James Courtney (2017) in a Holden Commodore VF
Qualifying Lap Record: 1:08.4208 – Scott McLaughlin (2017) in a Ford Falcon FG X
Race Wins: Craig Lowndes – 12
Pole Positions: Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup – 6
2017 Winners: R1: Scott McLaughlin R2: Chaz Mostert
Tyres: 24 Super Soft

2018 Ipswich SuperSprint Event Information

Friday 20 July – Sunday 22 July 2018

Practice 1: 30 minutes for Additional Drivers only
Practice 2: 45 minutes
Practice 3: 45 minutes
Practice 4: 45 minutes
Qualifying 1: 15 minutes
Race 1: 120km (39 laps)
Qualifying 2: 20 minutes
Race 2: 200km (65 laps)

Find out more on the Ipswich SuperSprint qualifying and race format in our guide to the 2018 Race Formats