28 Feb 2019
Remember the controversy of the 2018’s Top Ten Shootout, when Shane Van Gisbergen went beyond the yellow lines of the Turn 7 exit?
Well, there won’t be a repeat of that in 2019.
For this year’s edition – the first with home broadband network Superloop as the naming rights sponsor of the Virgin Australia Supercars’ opening round - the Turn 6 and 7 barriers having been brought much closer to the exit kerbs at those two turns.
The run-off at the Turn 9 hairpin has also been blocked off.
The changes were introduced following an FIA directive, and were made in consultation with senior Supercars drivers.
You won't see cars leaping the kerbs at Turn 6 and 7 any more, with a directive causing the barriers to be moved right up to the exit kerbs approaching the Brock Straight [pic: Nath Wong/Superloop Adelaide 500]
The Aussie Racing Cars will be the first to try the track’s new enclosure on Thursday at 9.40am, when the category makes its return to the Superloop Adelaide 500 with opening practice.
It will also be the first time that Supercars have run on the Thursday of the event, with a late afternoon practice session to take place.