Supercars to embrace unique Melbourne Supersprint

Wednesday 20 March, 2024
Photos: Edge Photographics
After an entertaining season opener on the famous Mount Panorama last month, the Repco Supercars Championship re-kicks into gear this weekend at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
Forming part of a bumper support card alongside the FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 Championships, and the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship, Supercars’ second round of the season will be run as the MSS Security Melbourne Supersprint.
Similar to the past few years, the event will run as a different format to most of the championship’s other events throughout the season, with four 45-minute races making up the schedule.
And in the same vein that last year’s visit to Albert Park delivered many talking points, including eventual champion Brodie Kostecki picking up his first career win, this year will undoubtedly provide Supercars fans with just as much.
Some of those big questions that fans will hopefully have answered come Sunday night include whether the new Erebus Motorsport line up of Jack Le Brocq and Todd Hazelwood can replicate the team’s dominant weekend last year, or whether Chaz Mostert can hold his own against the young stars of Triple Eight.
While Red Bull Ampol Racing’s Broc Feeney and Shane van Gisbergen were the best performers outside of Kostecki in 2023, Mostert was just as a consistent with a trio of top five finishes. 

The popular Queenslander also has a decent record in Melbourne, having won there in 2022 and in 2019, when he also won the Larry Perkins Trophy.
All four races this year will once again count towards the championship standings, with 75 points on offer to the winner of each outing, however drivers can also score bonus points for the fastest lap in each outing for the first time.
Not only will drivers be able to score bonus points for the first time, but the four MSS Security Melbourne Supersprint races will not require compulsory pit stops – a championship-first for races that count towards the overall standings.
All Supercars sessions over the weekend will be broadcast live and free via Foxtel and Kayo for Australian viewers, while fans outside the country can watch via YouTube, as well as
The MSS Security Melbourne Supersprint takes place at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on 21-24 March. 


Thursday 21 March
11:25am – 12:55am: Practice 1
1:25pm – 1:55pm: Practice 2 
3:10pm – 3:25pm: Qualifying (Race 1)
3:35pm – 3:50pm: Qualifying (Race 2)
5:50pm – 6:35pm: Race 1

Friday 22 March
2:50pm – 3:35pm: Race 2 
Saturday 23 March
9:00am – 9:15am: Qualifying (Race 3)
9:25am – 9:40pm: Qualifying (Race 4)
5:35pm – 6:10pm: Race 3
Sunday 24 February
10:20am – 10:55am: Race 4

*All times are in AEDT 
View the full event schedule.

Championship Top 10 after Thrifty 500

Will Brown – 288 points
Broc Feeney - 279
Chaz Mostert - 267
Richie Stanaway - 192
David Reynolds - 192
Nick Percat - 186
Thomas Randle – 183
Matthew Payne - 174
Bryce Fullwood - 165
James Golding - 162

Entry list

Erebus Motorsport
#9 Chevrolet Camaro - Jack Le Brocq
#99 Chevrolet Camaro – Todd Hazelwood
Walkinshaw Andretti United
#2 Ford Mustang GT - Ryan Wood
#25 Ford Mustang GT - Chaz Mostert
Blanchard Racing Team
#3 Ford Mustang GT – Aaron Love
#7 Ford Mustang GT - James Courtney
Matt Stone Racing
#4 Chevrolet Camaro - Cameron Hill
#10 Chevrolet Camaro - Nick Percat
Tickford Racing
#6 Ford Mustang GT - Cameron Waters
#55 Ford Mustang GT - Thomas Randle
Dick Johnson Racing
#11 Ford Mustang GT - Anton De Pasquale
#17 Ford Mustang GT - Will Davison
Brad Jones Racing
#8 Chevrolet Camaro - Andre Heimgartner
#12 Chevrolet Camaro - Jaxon Evans
#14 Chevrolet Camaro - Bryce Fullwood
#96 Chevrolet Camaro - Macauley Jones
Team 18
#18 Chevrolet Camaro - Mark Winterbottom
#20 Chevrolet Camaro - David Reynolds
Grove Racing
#19 Ford Mustang GT - Matthew Payne
#26 Ford Mustang GT - David Reynolds
PremiAir Nulon Racing
#23 Chevrolet Camaro - Tim Slade
#31 Chevrolet Camaro - James Golding
Triple Eight Race Engineering
#87 Chevrolet Camaro - Will Brown
#88 Chevrolet Camaro - Broc Feeney
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