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Albert Park to feature 63-year ATCC/Supercars first

RACING action will take place on Thursday for the first time in ATCC/Supercars Championship history at Albert Park next month.

Supercars’ four races at the 30 March-2 April Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix event will be split across all four days as part of a heavily revised schedule.

The rejig comes to accommodate the Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships, which join the bill alongside Formula 1, Supercars and Carrera Cup.

Thursday will be a busy day of Supercars track action, with a pair of 30-minute practice sessions, two 15-minute qualifying sessions and a race from 4:50pm.

That is followed by just one session on Friday – consisting of a race from a 2:50pm – as the F1, F2 and F3 categories all take to the track for the first time.

Saturday will feature two Supercars qualifying sessions and a race from 5:25pm.

Supercars action will conclude early on Sunday morning; the touring car class given a 10:20am slot for its finale ahead of Formula 2 and Formula 1.

Lap counts for the Supercars races have not been confirmed, with their track times ranging from 30 to 45 minutes.

While an ATCC/Supercars race has never previously been held on a Thursday, the championship is no stranger to weekday action.

A total of 31 races have been held either on Friday or Monday, which includes several previous Friday races at Albert Park.

The Australian Grand Prix event is Round 2 of the Repco Supercars Championship, which kicks off at Newcastle on March 10-12.

2023 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix track schedule

Thursday, March 30

TimeCategorySession
1030-1100Carrera CupPractice 1
1125-1155SupercarsPractice 1
1230-1300Carrera CupQualifying
1315-1345SupercarsPractice 2
1445-1500SupercarsQualifying Race 3
1510-1525SupercarsQualifying Race 4
1650-1735SupercarsRace 3
1800-1835Carrera CupRace 1

Friday, March 31

TimeCategorySession
0850-0935Formula 3Practice
1000-1045Formula 2Practice
1230-1330Formula 1Practice 1
1400-1430Formula 3Qualifying
1450-1525SupercarsRace 4
1600-1700Formula 1Practice 2
1730-1800Formula 2Qualifying
1825-1855Carrera CupRace 2

Saturday, April 1

TimeCategorySession
0930-0945SupercarsQualifying Race 5
0955-1010SupercarsQualifying Race 6
1100-1140Formula 3Sprint Race
1230-1330Formula 1Practice 3
1425-1510Formula 2Sprint Race
1600-1700Formula 1Qualifying
1725-1755SupercarsRace 5
1825-1855Carrera CupRace 3

Sunday, April 2

TimeCategorySession
0905-0950Formula 3Feature Race
1020-1050SupercarsRace 6
1135-1235Formula 2Feature Race
1500-1700Formula 1Race
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