After being pushed back a week, the first round of a four-week long northern swing for Supercars will take place in the Top End this weekend.
The Triple Crown will feature three short, sharp sprint races, each just 110 kilometres in length – the shortest we’ve seen since the resumption of the 2020 season.
Each of those races will feature a single mandatory stop for at least two tyres.
Rubber is set to play a major role for the weekend, with the controversial mixed tyre compound rules back. That means just two sets of softs and three sets of hards for all competitive sessions.
There is one tweak – Saturday’s qualifying session will take place solely on the hard compound Dunlops. However the remaining sessions and races will be free choice, the only stipulation being that only one compound can be on the car at any one time.
When is the Supercars Darwin Triple Crown?
There will be three 110-kilometre sprint races at Hidden Valley, each requiring a single pitstop during which at least two tyres need to be changed.
Race 1 will start under lights at 4:00pm AEST on Saturday followed by Race 2 at 1:50pm AEST on Sunday and Race 3 at 4:00pm AEST on Sunday.
Saturday 14th August 2020
- Race 1: 16:00-16:47 AEST (15:30-16:17 local)
Sunday 15th August 2020
- Race 2: 13:50-14:37 AEST (13:20-14:07 local)
- Race 3:…