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Track schedule revealed for Sandown 500’s return

EIGHT Repco Supercars Championship sessions will headline the 2023 edition of the revived Sandown 500.

Drivers and teams will have four half-hour blocks of practice – including one that is wholly dedicated to co-drivers – to prepare for the first ever Gen3 enduro.

From there, the intensity will pick up with a 20-minute qualifying hitout, from which the top 10 drivers will proceed to a late-afternoon Shootout.

The Top 10 Shootout is scheduled to run from 5:20-5:50pm on the Saturday, with sunset in Springvale currently forecast for 6:10pm that day.

A 20-minute warm-up will kick off main game action on race day, before the 161-lapper gets going at 2:15pm.

EVERY CAR AND DRIVER: The full 2023 Repco Bathurst 1000 entry list

A minimum number of compulsory pitstops for the 500km encounter has yet to be confirmed.

Other categories on the Sandown 500 card include the Dunlop Series (Super2/3), Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, V8 SuperUtes, and the Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series.  

The last time Supercars held a two-driver race at any location other than Bathurst was the 2019 Sandown 500.

EVENT SCHEDULE: 2023 PENRITE OIL SANDOWN 500 (in AEST)

Friday, September 15

TimeCategorySession
0810-0830V8 SuperUte SeriesPractice
0840-0900Toyota 86 SeriesPractice 1
0910-0935Carrera Cup AustraliaPractice 1
0950-1030Dunlop SeriesPractice 1
1045-1115SupercarsPractice 1
1130-1150Toyota 86 SeriesPractice 2
1200-1225Carrera Cup AustraliaPractice 2
1240-1310SupercarsPractice 2 (co-drivers only)
1330-1350V8 SuperUte SeriesQualifying
1405-1445Dunlop SeriesPractice 2
1500-1512Carrera Cup AustraliaQualifying – Group 1
1518-1530Carrera Cup AustraliaQualifying – Group 2
1545-1615SupercarsPractice 3

Saturday, September 16

TimeCategorySession
0905-0920Toyota 86 SeriesQualifying
0935-0955V8 SuperUte SeriesRace 1
1005-1030Carrera Cup AustraliaRace 1
1045-1115SupercarsPractice 4
1135-1150Dunlop Series (Super3 only)Qualifying for Race 1
1200-1215Dunlop Series (Super2 only)Qualifying for Race 1
1230-1250Toyota 86 SeriesRace 1
1300-1325V8 SuperUte SeriesRace 2
1340-1400SupercarsQualifying
1420-1445Toyota 86 SeriesRace 2
1455-1515V8 SuperUte SeriesRace 3
1525-1605Carrera Cup AustraliaRace 2
1620-1700Dunlop SeriesRace 1
1720-1750SupercarsTop 10 Shootout

Sunday, September 17

TimeCategorySession
0915-0930Dunlop Series (Super3 only)Qualifying for Race 2
0940-0955Dunlop Series (Super2 only)Qualifying for Race 2
1010-1030SupercarsWarm-up
1045-1105V8 SuperUte SeriesRace 4
1140-1200Toyota 86 SeriesRace 3
1210-1235Carrera Cup AustraliaRace 3
1250-1330Dunlop SeriesRace 2
1415-1745SupercarsRace (161 laps)
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