The following is a detailed lap of Sandown International Raceway to be used as the venue for the ninth round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series on September 12-14. Also find following thoughts, results and memorable moments relating to this ...
The following is a detailed lap of Sandown International Raceway to be used as the venue for the ninth round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series on September 12-14. Also find following thoughts, results and memorable moments relating to this venue from both Marcos Ambrose and Russell Ingall. Ambrose will be returning in his Pirtek Falcon for his third season with Stone Brothers Racing. Ingall is making his championship debut for SBR in the Caltex Havoline Ford after several seasons with Larry Perkins Racing.
THOUGHTS ON SANDOWN INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY--..
MARCOS AMBROSE -- PIRTEK RACING
"This is a very exciting track because it creates no shortage of action. There are no high-speed corners. It comes down to 90- degree corners and long straights. I think the return of the 500km race format at Sandown will give us back a little bit of history."
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
"There is no doubt that our performance at Sandown last year was one of the most dominating race weekends I have been a part of. SBR topped the time sheets in every session and we ran away with the races. It would be great if we could do the same this year in what would be the perfect Bathurst preparation."
RUSSELL INGALL -- CALTEX HAVOLINE RACING
"Commonly known as the Jon Davison 500, it is great to see a bit of tradition return to the championship. As the last winner of a Sandown 500 it will be good to contest a 500km race back in Melbourne as the lead-up to Bathurst. I am obviously keen to get back there after Marcos won the last race of last season in such impressive fashion."
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT
"The year that we won the 500 (1998) I lapped (Mark) Skaife who was in third place. It would be nice to repeat that."
V8 SUPERCARS (All times Eastern Standard)
11.00-11.45am -- Practice 1
1.45pm-2.30pm -- Practice 2
9.45am-10.30am -- Practice session
12.40-1pm - Qualifying (Lower 50%)
1.05pm-1.25pm - Qualifying (Upper 50%)
3.00pm-3.30pm - Top Ten Shootout
9.55am-10.15am -- Warm-up
1.00pm -- Race (161 Laps)
TV TELECAST -- NETWORK TEN
Sunday -- September 14, 2003 (Eastern Standard Time)
2.30pm-5pm -- Round 9 V8 Supercar Championship Series