Symmons Plains (2019)

05 Apr - 07 Apr
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Gearshift issue causing Whincup's straightline speed woes

Triple Eight suspects it was a gearshift issue, not an engine problem, that left Jamie Whincup unhappy with his straightline speed at the Symmons Plains Supercars round.

'Spraying it' in qualifying set up McLaughlin's quiet race

Scott McLaughlin says 'spraying it' in qualifying led to a quiet Sunday at Symmons Plains that never saw him realistically in the mix for victory.

Weather stakeout key to van Gisbergen's Supercars breakthrough

Some low-technology weather forecasting was key to Shane van Gisbergen mastering tricky conditions to win Holden's first Supercars race of the season in Tasmania.

Tasmania Supercars: Van Gisbergen breaks Mustang winning streak

Shane van Gisbergen became the first Holden driver to win a Supercars race in 2019 with a dominant drive at Symmons Plains.

Tickford unsuccessful in van Gisbergen penalty bid

Tickford has been unsuccessful in its bid to have Shane van Gisbergen's penalised for impeding Chaz Mostert during qualifying in Tasmania today.

Tasmania Supercars: Van Gisbergen beats Coulthard to pole

Shane van Gisbergen is set to start Sunday's Supercars race from pole position, after shading Fabian Coulthard in an action-packed qualifying session.

Tasmania Supercars: McLaughlin tops final practice

Scott McLaughlin topped the final Supercars practice session at Symmons Plains, while the Tickford Mustangs will all have to go through Q1 after missing out on the Top 10.

Coulthard: Penske vindicated by post-parity change Supercars win

Fabian Coulthard says yesterday's one-two win for DJR Team Penske in Tasmania following recent parity adjustments shows that the Supercars team is 'just doing a better job'.

Supercars rookie unfazed by blue flag critics

Supercars rookie Jack Smith has waved off suggestions that he didn't obey blue flags in the closing stages of today's race and denied claims he cost Mark Winterbottom a podium finish.

McLaughlin skips post-race commitments due to illness

Scott McLaughlin left the Symmons Plains circuit almost immediately after his Supercars Race 1 win today due to illness.

Tasmania Supercars: McLaughlin leads Penske Mustang one-two

Scott McLaughlin led home DJR Team Penske teammate Fabian Coulthard in the opening Supercars race at Symmons Plains.

Tasmania Supercars: Winterbottom takes maiden Holden pole

Mark Winterbottom took his first Supercars pole as a Holden driver at Symmons Plains, while a spin saw Jamie Whincup bundled out of Q2.

Tasmania Supercars: Percat tops pre-qualifying practice

Nick Percat topped the final practice session before today's Supercars qualifying session at Symmons Plains.

Supercars drivers coy about centre of gravity changes

Leading Supercars drivers on both sides of the Ford/Holden divide have offered a coy assessment of the centre of gravity changes enforced by the series for this weekend's Tasmanian round.

Tasmania Supercars: Whincup fastest as Holden dominates practice

Jamie Whincup led an all-Holden top five in the final Friday Supercars practice session at Symmons Plains.

Tasmania Supercars: Whincup tops first practice by 0.01s

Jamie Whincup shaded Chaz Mostert by 0.01s in the first open Supercars practice session at Symmons Plains.

Tasmania Supercars: Luff beats Tander in co-driver practice

Warren Luff topped the additional drivers practice session at Symmons Plains ahead of former Supercars teammate Garth Tander.

Full Supercars Symmons Plains weekend schedule

Check out the complete schedule and TV listings for the third round of the 2019 Supercars season at Symmons Plains in Tasmania this weekend.

How Supercars teams could exploit the new parc ferme rules

A trick could help quick-thinking Supercars teams exploit the new parc ferme rules on trial at Symmons Plains this weekend – and it may make for a quiet end to the qualifying sessions.

Mostert's Supercars Mustang livery tweaked

Chaz Mostert's Ford Mustang has been given a livery tweak ahead of this weekend's Supercars round at Symmons Plains.

Fullwood given Nissan Supercars call-up

Super2 points leader Bryce Fullwood will drive two of Kelly Racing's Nissan Altimas in the additional drivers practice session at Symmons Plains on Friday.