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Unique Supercars qualifying retained for Albert Park

SUPERCARS will again mix things up in Albert Park with its outside-the-box qualifying tyre rules carried forward to this year’s edition.

It was already known that Round 2 would be the only mixed tyre event of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship, and the only occasion when Dunlop’s hardest compound will be in play.

It’s now been confirmed that teams will have to qualify on the hard tyre for the first and third races of the March 30 to April 2 race meeting.

The super soft rubber will be mandated for the second and fourth grid-setting sessions.

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The initiative could well shake things up, providing a potential car balance headache for teams.

The quartet of 15-minute qualifying hitouts will be time certain – something which is unfamiliar to Supercars – given it is joining Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Carrera Cup Australia on the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix support card.

All four Supercars races will involve a compulsory pit stop which may be taken from Lap 2 onwards, as both tyre compounds are required to be used in each encounter.

There will be one Supercars race on each of the four days that make up the AGP.

Thursday is set to be a 19-lap affair before Friday is condensed to 15 laps and Saturday/Sunday to 13 laps.

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