The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship has come a long way from its origins as a single race championship in the 1960’s. The motorsports event is now the biggest of its kind within Australasia and has become one of our nation’s favourite sports, being the third most attended and fourth most watched. And as the sport becomes recognized on global frontiers, the world turns to Australia as the host nation for the best touring car category in the world.
Providing one of the most notoriously challenging legs of the Virgin Championship Tour, the Gold Coast 600 will give drivers a late season opportunity to stand out, and attendees a good excuse to party.
From October the 20th-22nd the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will take over the Gold Coast. The race locks down the GC for four days and attracts thousands of motor enthusiasts to the city by the sea to watch the sports finest tackle the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit. Taking place in such an ideal location, the event will also feature live music as well as plenty of party and dining opportunities.
The Surfers Paradise Street Circuit has seen some carnage in its 25 years on the motorsport tour. The track, which is not a designated race track, requires patience as drivers navigate the tight bends and long stretches. Patience which some drivers find hard to maintain (see below).
More details on ticketing to be released soon. To keep up with the latest information about attending the Gold Coast 600 follow the Supercar events ticketing page.
From the site:
|Fastest Point||Approach to turn 1|
|Slowest Point||Turn 4 & Turn 15|
|Qualifying Lap Record||David Reynolds – 1:10.0480 – 2013|
|Race Lap Record||Will Davison – 1:10.0851 – 2011|
Fast Fact – No team has clean swept all the wins in a round on the Gold Coast since Triple Eight Race Engineering did with Jamie Whincup in 2008.
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