Following a three-month hiatus from racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship returns to action June 27-28 at Sydney Motorsport Park for the BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint.
It will be the first Supercars race event at SMP since 2018, thus the Ford Mustang Supercar will make its race debut at the 3.91-kilometre circuit which is slated to hold three races across Saturday and Sunday. Team personnel numbers have been trimmed to 13 per two-car garage, including drivers, to ensure safe social distancing measures can be followed at the New South Wales circuit.
Cameron Waters (No. 6 Monster Energy Ford Mustang) leads the team on points heading into Sydney, sitting fourth in the championship after a third place finish in the most recent completed race in Adelaide back in February.
With 12th and sixth place finishes in Adelaide, Lee Holdsworth (No. 5 Truck Assist Ford Mustang) sits seventh in the championship heading into Sydney.
Jack Le Brocq (No. 55 Supercheap Auto Ford Mustang) made notable improvement in his first and only full race weekend with the team in South Australia, nabbing a 12th place finish in Race 2. The Victorian heads into the SMP round 15th in the overall championship.
2010 Supercars champion James Courtney (No. 44 Boost Mobile Ford Mustang) will make his debut for Tickford Racing at Sydney Motorsport Park. Courtney and Boost Mobile Racing joined the team last month following the withdrawal of 23Red Racing’s primary partner.
While it will be Courtney’s first round with Tickford Racing, it will be notably his 200th career Supercars race round. Courtney enters the weekend 22nd in the championship after starting the season at Team Sydney in Adelaide.
The Sydney SuperSprint will officially host Races 7, 8, and 9 of the 2020 campaign, each 130 kilometres in length with one compulsory pit stop for at least two tyres and no refuelling.
Qualifying for Race 7 will also include a Top 15 Shootout to set the grid for the first 33-lap race of the weekend.