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Nick Percat and the Brad Jones Racing team will be touring Queensland in the month of July. This weekend we’ll arrive in Townsville for the 8th round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

 

We are just over the half way mark of the championship, with Nick currently sitting in 12th position and higher up than he was at this time last year. Townsville has provided Nick with mixed results over the years, but there is only one place he wants to be this weekend, and that’s up the front! 

 

All sessions will be LIVE on FOX Sports and Channel Ten across the weekend. Check your local guides for times.

 

TRACK TIMES

Friday 6th July

11:25 – 12:05 – Practice One

15:00 – 15:40 – Practice Two

Saturday 7th July

11:55 – 12:15 – Qualifying

14:10 – 14:35 – Drivers Parade

16:05 – 17:45 – Race 17 – 200kms / 70 Laps

Sunday 8th July

11:30 – 11:50 – Qualifying

13:55 – 14:20 – Top Ten Shootout

16:05 – 17:45 – Race 18 – 200kms / 70 Laps

 

FAST FACTS

- Track Length – 2.86km // Direction – Clockwise // Fastest Speed – 260km/h // Average Speed – 145km/h

- Fastest Point – Approach to Turn 2 // Slowest Point – Mid corner of turns 11 & 13

- Qualifying Lap Record – 1m11.9908s, Scott McLaughlin, DJR Team Penske, 2017, Ford Falcon FG X

- Race Lap Record – 1m12.9311s, Nick Percat, Brad Jones Racing, 2017, Holden Commodore VF

 

- The late Jason Richards put on one of the best Townsville comeback drives in 2010 with BJR. On the Saturday he started 25th and finished 7th.

- Nick celebrated his 150th VASC race start last round at Darwin, and this weekend will be his 10th and 11th race at Townsville.  

- Nick has been close to the podium before – finishing 4th in 2014. He’s also qualified on the front row – 2nd in 2014.

- Nick holds the race lap record here – setting a 1m12.9311s lap here last year!

- The most safety car appearances in a single Townsville race is 3 – Saturday 2012

- The most popular grid position for a Townsville race winner is 4. Four times it has produced the race winner, including for the Sunday race in each of the last two years. Only 3 times has the winner started from Pole Position!

 

MEET NICK – AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

Thursday 5th July

17:45 - 18:15 – SuperWelcome @ The Strand

Saturday 7th July

13:15 – 13:45 @ Team Garages

Sunday 8th July

10:00 – 10:15 @ Team Garages

Published: 04 July 2018.

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