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.
The v8 Supercars Championship has evolved from the Holden vs Ford battle, but the grit and competitiveness that founded the Series still remains. The ordained Aussie Motorsport will bring this spirit to Townsville from the 7-9th of July as a part of the Queensland leg of the Virgin Championship Tour.
The Townsville 400 will also welcome the Dunlop Super2 Series and the SuperUtes Series to the Townsville Street Circuit. The Townsville event is an important mid-season event for the competitors in the Supercar Series, coming at a time when the season’s finest drivers are showing their heads.
Taking place at the Townsville Street Circuit just outside of the Townsville CBD, the race track weaves through Reid Park on specially constructed roads that form 70 percent of the surfaces. The Townsville circuit is no easy track either, testing drivers since in its first appearance on the Supercar tour back in 2009. It’s an event motor enthusiasts won’t want to miss.
From the site: Technical specs;
|Fastest Point||Approach to turn 2|
|Slowest Point||Mid corner of turns 11 & 13|
|Qualifying Lap Record||Mark Winterbottom – 1:12.2553 – 2012|
|Race Lap Record||Mark Winterbottom – 1:13.4066 – 2012|
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