F1 demo set for Tailem Bend Supercars round

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F1 demo set for Tailem Bend Supercars round
Andrew van Leeuwen
By: Andrew van Leeuwen
Aug 21, 2018, 7:32 AM

A pair of historic Formula 1 cars will complete demo runs at the all-new The Bend Motorsport Park during this weekend's Supercars round.

The brand new South Australian facility is gearing up for a grand opening of sorts this weekend, playing host to Supercars for the first time following a string of lower-level state and national events since opening earlier this year.

As part of the festivities there will be some classic F1 machinery on track, with a 1986 Benetton and 1994 Footwork owned by former Super2 driver Josh Kean set to complete demo runs across the weekend.

The cars, which are based in Adelaide, will be driven by Kean and Tickford Racing co-driver Dean Canto.

“It’s pretty exciting. At this stage of my career I never thought I’d be hopping into an F1 car,” Canto told the Supercars website.

“Even though it’s not a current car it’ll still be pretty cool. We’ll have two generations of F1 cars represented between the Benetton and the Footwork.

“Last year Cameron Waters drove the Benetton at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival and said the horsepower was pretty insane, so I’m looking forward to experiencing that.”

The F1 cars will run on the 3.4-kilometre West circuit, rather than the 4.95-kilometre International layout that will be used for the two Supercars races.

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Series Supercars , Formula 1
Drivers Dean Canto , Josh Kean
Author Andrew van Leeuwen
Article type Breaking news