2020 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint session times and preview

Andrew van Leeuwen
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The three-race SuperSprint format will be in play for the weekend, with three 24-lap heats measuring 119 kilometres around the International layout.

Each race will feature a mandatory stop for at least two tyres.

It will be the third time Supercars has run on the 4.95-kilometre layout, ahead of a switch to the shorter West circuit for next week's second leg.

This week's action will see a return of the polarising Top 15 Shootout as part of qualifying for Saturday's opener.

On Sunday the two grids will determined with a pair of 10-minute, back-to-back qualifying sessions.

The soft tyre will be used for the first time at The Bend, with teams limited to five new sets of Dunlops from the end of practice onwards.

There will be two support categories in action, a combined sedans field and a return of the Aussie Tin Tops concept that debuted in Townsville.

Scott McLaughlin heads into the weekend with a 143-point series lead over Jamie Whincup.

2020 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint session times

Saturday 19th September 2020

Rookie Session: 9:05-9:25 AEST (8:35-8:55 local) Practice 1: 9:40-10:10 AEST (9:10-9:40 local) Practice 2: 10:55-11:25 AEST (10:25-10:55 local) Qualifying 1: 12:40-12:50 AEST (12:10-12:20 local) Qualifying 2: 13:00-13:10 AEST (12:30-12:40 local) Top 15 Shootout: 13:20-14:05 AEST (12:50-13:35 local) Race 1: 15:45-16:48 AEST (15:15-16:48 local)

Sunday 20th September 2020

Qualifying Race 2: 9:50-10:00 AEST (9:20-9:30 local) Qualifying Race 3: 10:10-10:20 AEST (9:40-9:50 local) Race 2: 12:25-13:28 AEST (11:55-12:58 local) Race 3: 14:55-15:58 AEST (14:25-15:38)

2020 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint tyre allocation

Each driver will start the weekend with four pre-marked soft compound tyres and 28 new soft compound tyres.

At the end of Practice 2 the four pre-marked tyres and eight of the new soft compound tyres need to be returned to Dunlop.

That will leave each driver with 20 soft compound tyres for the remainder of the weekend.

2020 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint entry list

2

Australia
Australia

Bryce Fullwood

Mobil 1™ Middy's Racing

Holden Commodore ZB

3

Australia
Australia

Macauley Jones

Team Cooldrive

Holden Commodore ZB

4

Australia
Australia

Jack Smith

SCT Logistics Racing

Holden Commodore ZB

5

Australia
Australia

Lee Holdsworth

Truck Assist Tekno Racing

Ford Mustang GT

6

Australia
Australia

Cameron Waters

Australia
Australia

Tickford Racing

Ford Mustang GT

7

New Zealand
New Zealand

Andre Heimgartner

NED Racing

Ford Mustang GT

8

Australia
Australia

Nick Percat

Australia
Australia

Brad Jones Racing

Holden Commodore ZB

9

Australia
Australia

David Reynolds

Penrite Racing

Holden Commodore ZB

12

New Zealand
New Zealand

Fabian Coulthard

Australia
Australia

DJR Team Penske

Ford Mustang GT

14

Australia
Australia

Todd Hazelwood

Australia
Australia

Brad Jones Racing

Holden Commodore ZB

15

Australia
Australia

Rick Kelly

Castrol Racing

Ford Mustang GT

17

New Zealand
New Zealand

Scott McLaughlin

Australia
Australia

DJR Team Penske

Ford Mustang GT

18

Australia
Australia

Mark Winterbottom

Irwin Racing

Holden Commodore ZB

19

Australia
Australia

Alex Davison

Team Sydney

Holden Commodore ZB

20

Australia
Australia

Scott Pye

Team 18

Holden Commodore ZB

22

New Zealand
New Zealand

Chris Pither

Team Sydney

Holden Commodore ZB

25

Australia
Australia

Chaz Mostert

Mobil 1™ Appliances Online Racing

Holden Commodore ZB

34

Australia
Australia

Jake Kostecki

Matt Stone Racing

Holden Commodore ZB

35

Australia
Australia

Garry Jacobson

Matt Stone Racing

Holden Commodore ZB

44

Australia
Australia

James Courtney

Boost Mobile Racing

Ford Mustang GT

55

Australia
Australia

Jack Le Brocq

Australia
Australia

Tickford Racing

Ford Mustang GT

88

Australia
Australia

Jamie Whincup

Australia
Australia

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden Commodore ZB

97

New Zealand
New Zealand

Shane van Gisbergen

Australia
Australia

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden Commodore ZB

99

Australia
Australia

Anton De Pasquale

Penrite Racing

Holden Commodore ZB

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