THE qualifying and race formats for the full 2022 Repco Supercars Championship have been revealed.
The newly scheduled season-opening Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight will comprise two 300km races; a format originally slated for Sydney when it was set to be the finale.
Including the Repco Newcastle 500, which currently has no set date after being postponed, this year will feature 34 races, up from the 31 in 2021.
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The qualifying system, defined Format 1, Format 2 and Format 3, will return (see full breakdown at the bottom of this story).
According to the Operations Manual, Format 1 stipulates that grid positions will be determined by the final classification of a single qualifying session.
Format 2 will feature three-part knockout qualifying, with Format 3 knockout qualifying followed by a shootout.
Seven events will feature ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootouts; Sydney, Darwin, Townsville, Sandown, Bathurst, Gold Coast and Newcastle.
Five events will also feature refuelling; the four Super500/600 events feature 140L fuel drops in pit lane.
The Townsville, Gold Coast and Newcastle rounds will be headlined by two 250km races, with Sydney to conduct two 300km races to open the season.
The Repco Bathurst 1000 will, as always, be a 161-lap, 1000km-long single race.
Eight events will feature at least three races under the sprint format.
The sprint events, bar Albert Park, will be headlined by three sprint races.
The Albert Park round will feature four 100km-long races and a four-tyre minimum change at stops.
The other sprint rounds will again feature a compulsory stop for a minimum of two tyres.
Two rounds will feature racing under lights, being the Sydney season opener and Perth.
The Tasmania, Perth, Winton, Darwin, Tailem Bend and Pukekohe rounds will all be two-day, Saturday-Sunday events.
All events, bar Sandown and Bathurst, will feature two practice sessions.
The Sandown round will feature an Additional Driver session in preparation for the Repco
The 2022 Repco Supercars Championship will commence in March at Sydney Motorsport Park.
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*Race competed under lights at dusk/night
**Super500/600 event (features refuelling)