V8 Supercars to stick with soft tyre sprint races

V8 Supercars has announced it will retain a soft tyre race for the remaining SuperSprint rounds, apart from Phillip Island.

The SuperSprint format came under fire earlier in the season, the two 60-kilometre Saturday races failing to throw up enough overtaking.

In response to the criticism, V8 Supercars trailed running the second of the two sprint races on the softer compound Dunlop tyres, after the first had been run on the hard tyres.

Now, V8 Supercars has announced that it will continue to split the compounds across the two sprint races for the remainder of SuperSprint rounds this year.

That means the second of the two 60-kay races at Queensland Raceway, Sydney Motorsport Park, and Pukekohe will be on the softer tyre.

Phillip Island is the exception; due to the long corners and high loadings, the category has deemed an all-soft tyre race unsafe.

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