Sydney SuperNight 300

Opened in 1990, Sydney Motorsport Park, then known as Eastern Creek Raceway, first hosted a round of the Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC) in 1992 and went on to hold an ATCC or V8 Supercar round every year, excluding 2006, until 2008. The V8 Supercars returned to Eastern Creek in 2011 for the offcial pre-season test day (and again in 2013 and 2014) before the re-branded Sydney Motorsport Park circuit returned to the calendar in 2012 after an $11million upgrade.

The Sydney SuperNight 300

04 August 2018

Circuit Description

Now the only permanent race circuit in the Sydney area, after the closure of Oran Park in 2010, Sydney Motorsport Park is a fast and flowing circuit with a mixture of slow, medium and high speed corners and plenty of passing opportunities.

However, the Sydney SuperNight 300 will be run on Sydney Motorsport Park’s shorter Druitt circuit. The 2.8km Druitt circuit layout is effectively the traditional Gardner GP circuit but deviates at Turn 4 bypassing Corporate Hill by way of a link road before rejoining at Turn 8. It is the layout which the championship used for its last race under lights there in 1996, though the link was reprofiled in 2012. Previously a double chicane, it has been replaced by a single left-right complex that features heavy camber and a blind crest.

Circuit Guide

Circuit Name: Sydney Motorsport Park – Druitt Circuit
Location: Eastern Creek, New South Wales
Format: SuperNight
Track Length: 2.8km
Circuit Direction: Anti-Clockwise
Corners: 8
Fastest Point: Pit Straight
Slowest Point: Turn 8
Full Throttle: 42% (Gardner Circuit layout)
Top Speed: 270km/h
Average Speed: 155km/h (Gardner Circuit layout)
Race Lap Record: 1:30.5482 – Nick Percat (2017) in a Holden Commodore VF (Gardner Circuit layout)
Qualifying Lap Record: 1:28.2259 – Scott McLaughlin (2017) in a Ford Falcon FG X (Gardner Circuit layout)
Race Wins: Mark Skaife – 10
Pole Positions: Chaz Mostert, Mark Skaife, Marcos Ambrose – 4
2016 Winners: R1: Shane van Gisbergen R2: Jamie Whincup
Tyres: 16 Super Soft

2018 Sydney SuperSprint Event Information

Saturday 04 August 2018

Practice 1: 30 minutes
Practice 2: 30 minutes
Qualifying: 20 minutes
Race: 300km (3 hour window between 7pm and 10pm)

Find out more on the unique Sydney SuperNight 300 qualifying and race format in our guide to the 2018 Race Formats