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BY THE NUMBERS: SUPERCARS AT PUKEKOHE

AS we inch closer to the final Repco Supercars Championship round at Pukekohe Park Raceway, V8 Sleuth delves into some of the key numbers associated with the circuit.

0: Drivers to have contested every Supercars Championship race at Pukekohe. Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander are equal most with 40 – a tally that will never be broken.

1:01.5480: The qualifying lap record, set by Shane van Gisbergen in 2019.

2.91: The circuit length in kilometres.

5: Jason Richards Memorial Trophy winners: Jason Bright, Mark Winterbottom, Jamie Whincup (twice), van Gisbergen (twice), Scott McLaughlin.

6.6: Million-dollar upgrade, including the addition of a chicane into the back straight, which pre-empted the venue’s return to the Supercars calendar in 2013.

9: Race wins by Greg Murphy, which has him forever entrenched as the King of Pukekohe.

11: Corners that make up Pukekohe.

13: Supercars race winners at Pukekohe: Murphy, Mark Skaife, Todd Kelly, Marcos Ambrose, Bright, Tander, Rick Kelly, McLaughlin, Whincup, Will Davison, Winterbottom, van Gisbergen, David Reynolds.

42: Supercars races held at Pukekohe. Another three will come this weekend.

45: Percent of races in which the pole-sitter has gone on to win. That translates to 19 of 42, with another 11 wins coming from the driver starting second.

64: Percent of Pukekohe races Triple Eight Race Engineering has been on the podium since joining the championship in 2003.

91: Drivers to have started a Supercars Championship race at Pukekohe. That figure will grow to 98 this weekend.

258: The top speed Supercars reach at the track.

2001: The first time Pukekohe hosted Supercars. The event ran annually until 2007 before the Hamilton Street Circuit took centre stage from 2008-12. Pukekohe returned from 2013-19 but has missed the last two seasons due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

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