Sunday 8th May
11:57am – Wishing everyone around the globe who’s taking part in the Wings For Life World Run tonight the best of luck. Tune in to the live stream right here from 9:00pm AEST.
11:10am – Well, that’s qualy done. We’re just impressed we stayed dry! Jamie will start this afternoon’s race from P8 with Shane straight in front in P6.
9:35am – Great time out on the grid for the True Colour Track Walk. Thanks to those who came, it was great to see you all.
8:15am – Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there! You guys are pretty spectacular, you even let us share in your special day and let us race on it!
Saturday 7th May
RACE WRAP –
1:20pm – SPOTTED – JDub looking like a hood and touching the goods.
12:10pm – Qualy was another washout, but we still managed to make top 10. SVG P4, JW P6.
10:59am – Practice session down. Visibility was poor and getting grip was key, SVG took P8 with JW in P14.
9:14am – Don’t be fooled by the photo below. Perth has taken Melbourne’s title of the city with “four seasons in one day”. It’s going to be an interesting one for weather today.
8:41am – SPOTTED – Dutto on the roof of the transporter. Why? We don’t know.
Friday 6th May
RACE WRAP –
3:40pm – Done and dusted for practice today. SVG P17, JW P22. It was a wet one!
2:00pm – Practice one saw SVG in P7 and JW P8. SVG made a dive into the sandpit early on, with 97 getting down and dirty, but it didn’t stop him from climbing into the top 10.
9:23am – RBRA OVERHEARD – JDub on a wet track – “It’s pretty rough as it is, but when you add water it’s going to be extra slippery. Hopefully none of us end up in the sand.”
8:43am – A drizzly start to the morning in Perth, not exactly what we were expecting. We are on track today at 12pm WST for a 60 min practice session.
Thursday 5th May
3:25pm – JDub and SVG chat to our friends at O’Brien head of the weekend. Check it out below.
12:59pm – Forrest Place, you’ve been great for the annual autograph session. What a turn out! But it’s off to the track we go now.
11:00am – The results are in and Triple Eight teammate Lowndesy is the king of the RC track… kind of! If we’re going by default and counting laps that only covered one quarter of the circuit then he definitely won. JDub and SVG are claiming sabotage though after this happened…
Find out exactly how the race rolled out right here.
9:30am – Off to the picturesque Elizabeth Quay we go for the biggest race of the drivers’ lives. Stay tuned…
Wednesday 4th May
3:34pm – SVG gives us the low down on the Barbagallo track.
12:11pm – What’s the most challenging part of Barbagallo race way Jamie? “The turn six bowl. You enter the corner in fifth gear, brake hard and back third. The car really loads up at the mid corner and give you a great feeling when you get it right.”
10.23am – FUN FACT – No team has more Barbagallo poles than Triple Eight – 12 in total.
8:58am – The first of the crew have left the building, bound for Perth. The Triple Eight Team move nearly 40 people each and every race round. That’s a whole heap of flights and accommodation!
Tuesday 3rd May
2:47pm – SPOTTED – RD on a boat. He is competing in the Top of the Gulf Regatta in Pattaya. RD and crew have claimed three of the four race wins so far, with two events still to come!
12:04pm – Don’t miss out on seeing your favourite drivers (hint: it’s JDub and SVG!)
10:30am – RBRA OVERHEARD – JW on Barbagallo – Since the facility upgrades, the Barbagallo event is one of the most enjoyable on the calendar. While Tassie has its hairpin, Barbagallo has its bowl, which is equally as critical to go fast and just as challenging to get right.
9:18am – The cars may be Perth bound, but there is still plenty to do in the workshop. All hands are on deck to build our new ride car to make sure it’s ready for hot laps!
Monday 2nd May
9:54am – We’ve just checked in with Wazza and he is well over the half way mark, ready for Wednesdays arrival time.
8:14am – So with a public holiday in QLD today we are just itching to head over to Perth. At least we will be well rested heading into the race weekend.
Sunday 1st May
4:00pm: RBRA OVERHEARD – JDub on Perth’s attractions – “If you have a spare few hours, a drive down to the wine country in Margaret River is fantastic, if not a run around the city lake then lunch at one of the great cafes at Subiaco.”
11:02am – Pinch and a punch for the first day of a month! Is it just us or has this year gone CRAZY fast? #itwillbebathurstsoon
Perth SuperSprint – Barbagallo Raceway
Circuit length: 2.42km
Circuit direction: Clockwise
Average speed: 157km/h
Maximum speed: 252km/h
CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS –
1st – Jamie Whincup, 651 points
2nd – Scott McLaughlin, 636 points
3rd – Mark Winterbottom, 627 points
4th – Craig Lowndes, 615 points
5th – Will Davison, 558 points
6th – Shane van Gisbergen, 545
1st – RBRA, 1196 points
2nd –HRT, 1003 points
3rd – PRA, 994 points
4th – GRM, 990 points
5th – Nismo, 865 points