Sandown 500

Sandown Raceway, located in Springvale, 25 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, has hosted more ATCC / V8 Supercar events than any other circuit in Australia.

Sandown 500

14 – 16 September 2018

Circuit Description

The fast and flowing circuit, which borders the Sandown Park horse track, comprises of two long straights and the Esses section leading into Dandenong Road corner, one of the best sections of race track on the Championship calendar. The circuit requires a higher degree of engine performance to provide power to the cars for both straights.

Circuit Guide

Circuit Name: Sandown International Raceway
Location: Springvale, Victoria
Format: Pirtek Enduro Cup
Track Length: 3.104km
Circuit Direction: Anti-Clockwise
Corners: 13
Fastest Point: End of the back straight
Slowest Point: Turn 4
Full Throttle: 52%
Top Speed: 275km/h
Average Speed: 160km/h
Race Lap Record: 1:09.0987 – Chaz Mostert (2017) in a Ford Falcon FG X
Qualifying Lap Record: 1:08.5730 – Jamie Whincup (2014) in a Holden Commodore VF
Race Wins: Peter Brock – 9
Pole Positions: Jamie Whincup – 5
2017 Winners: Cameron Waters/Richie Stanaway
Tyres: 32 Super Soft

2018 Sandown 500 Event Information

Friday 14 September – Sunday 16 September 2018

Practice 1: 30 minutes
Practice 2: 30 minutes
Practice 3: 30 minutes
Practice 4: 15 minutes
Qualifying 1: 20 minutes – sets grid for Qualifying Race 1)
Qualifying Race 1 (co-drivers): 60km (20 laps) – sets grid for Qualifying Race 2
Qualifying Race 2 (regular drivers): 60km (20 laps) – sets Sandown 500 Race grid
Warm up: 20 minutes
Race: 500km (125 laps)

Find out more about the unique Sandown 500 qualifying and race format in our guide to the 2018 Race Formats