Supercars Super Preview: Townsville week 2

Thursday 15 July, 2021
It was a weekend of dominance at the NTI Townsville 500, with Shane van Gisbergen and teammate Jamie Whincup in a class of their own at the most recent Repco Supercars Championship round.
 
van Gisbergen now comfortably leads the Championship and is in scintillating form.
 
Outside of the Red Bull Holden Race Team duo, the sixth round for the year did prove productive for both Shell V Power Race Team entries as Will Davison replaced Chaz Mostert in the championship's top three and Anton De Pasquale jumped up to sixth courtesy of two podiums.
 
Townsville again hosts the second consecutive weekend of racing, with the WD-40 Townsville Supersprint which could be a game changer.
 
With this round serving up three sprint races, each team will have to look at a completely new strategy.
  
In the previous three rounds before Townsville week one where they were three-race formats, five different drivers were winners across the nine races with van Gisbergen and Mostert picking up two each and Whincup, De Pasquale and Cam Waters with one apiece.
 
A similar story occurred last year too as no driver won every race over the course of a double-header weekend at the same circuit.
 
That trend is likely to continue this weekend, however van Gisbergen has still shown that he can dominate the field no matter the circumstances in 2021, having won three from three at Sandown earlier this year.
 
Supercars won’t be the only category taking centre stage this weekend with the combined Dunlop Super2/Dunlop Super3 series returning for back-to-back race weekends and the Townsville Tin Tops giving fans plenty of entertainment.
 

The WD-40 Townsville Supersprint takes place around Reid Park on 17-18 July.

Schedule

Saturday 17 July
9:45am -10:30am – Practice
11:55pm-12:55pm – Armor All Qualifying Race 17
2:55pm-4:00pm -  Race 17

Sunday 18 July
10:25am – 10:35am - Armor All Qualifying Race 18
10:45am – 10:55am - Armor All Qualifying Race 19
12:45pm-1:50pm – Race 18
3:40pm- 4:45pm – Race 19
(All times are marked as AEST)
 

Support Categories

Townsville Tin Tops
Dunlop Super2/Super3 Series

Championship Top 10

Shane van Gisbergen – 16661 points
Jamie Whincup - 1416
Will Davison - 1291
Chaz Mostert - 1278
Cameron Waters - 1256
Anton De Pasquale - 1020
Mark Winterbottom- 996
Nick Percat- 992
James Courtney - 912
Will Brown – 903
 

The Grid

#2 Holden Commodore ZB - Bryce Fullwood
#3 Ford Mustang - Tim Slade
#4 Holden Commodore ZB - Jack Smith
#5 Ford Mustang - Jack Le Brocq
#6 Ford Mustang - Cameron Waters
#7 Ford Mustang - Andre Heimgartner
#8 Holden Commodore ZB - Nick Percat
#9 Holden Commodore ZB - Will Brown
#11 Ford Mustang - Anton De Pasquale
#14 Holden Commodore ZB - Todd Hazelwood
#17 Ford Mustang - Will Davison
#18 Holden Commodore ZB - Mark Winterbottom
#19 Holden Commodore ZB - Fabian Coulthard
#20 Holden Commodore ZB - Scott Pye
#22 Holden Commodore ZB - Garry Jacobson
#25 Holden Commodore ZB - Chaz Mostert
#26 Ford Mustang - David Reynolds
#34 Holden Commodore ZB - Jake Kostecki
#35 Holden Commodore ZB - Zane Goddard
#44 Ford Mustang - James Courtney
#88 Holden Commodore ZB - Jamie Whincup
#96 Holden Commodore ZB - Macauley Jones
#97 Holden Commodore ZB - Shane van Gisbergen
#99 Holden Commodore ZB - Brodie Kostecki
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