From 19 to the 21st of May, experience the thrill and excitement of seeing your favourite drivers tear through the tracks as the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint returns to Symmons Plains Raceway for Round 4 of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship.
What is the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint?
The NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint is a Supercars Championship event that features a variety of cars from different manufacturers. It has been taking place at the Symmons Plains Raceway in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, since 1969. The event features three days of racing, with two practice sessions and three races held over the weekend. The Supercars Championship is one of the premier motorsport events in Australia, featuring high-performance touring cars from various manufacturers such as Holden, Ford, Nissan and others. The NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint is one of the most popular rounds of the championship, attracting thousands of spectators from Australia and beyond.
The three races will run on Dunlop’s super-soft tyres and will be the first of the tournament to run on the fastest type of rubber. The short track of only 100km makes for some very close racing, which is part of what makes this leg of the tour so exciting. There’s likely to be some craziness as the drivers seek to grab the smallest edge.
What Cars Will Race This Year?
This year, Camaro is set to take on Mustang for the first time ever. The Australian Touring Car Championship/Supercars has undergone a massive change in 2023, not seen since the move from the international-based Group A rules to the home-grown Group 3A V8 Formula in 1993. The Holden and Commodore have retired, replaced by the Chevrolet and the Camaro under the General Motors banner.
While previously, four-door sedans had been a staple of the race track, they are now replaced by two-door coupes. This new generation of racing cars (the Gen3) has been created with a focus on cost-cutting, improved racing and increased relevance. Drivers report that these new cars are aggressive and harder to control than their predecessors. They are also lower and wider, with a lower centre of gravity and less weight, and are similar to the road cars produced by Mustang and Camaro.
In 2023, you can expect to see 14 Camaros and 11 Mustangs on the grid. These will include:
The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship Entry List
|2||Nick Percat||Walkinshaw Andretti United|
|3||Todd Hazelwood||Blanchard Racing Team|
|5||James Courtney||Tickford Racing|
|6||Cameron Waters||Tickford Racing|
|11||Anton De Pasquale||Dick Johnson Racing|
|17||Will Davison||Dick Johnson Racing|
|19||Matthew Payne||Grove Racing|
|25||Chaz Mostert||Walkinshaw Andretti United|
|26||David Reynolds||Grove Racing|
|55||Thomas Randle||Tickford Racing|
|56||Declan Fraser||Tickford Racing|
|4||Jack Smith||Brad Jones Racing|
|8||André Heimgartner||Brad Jones Racing|
|9||Will Brown||Erebus Motorsport|
|14||Bryce Fullwood||Brad Jones Racing|
|18||Mark Winterbottom||Team 18|
|20||Scott Pye||Team 18|
|23||Tim Slade||PremiAir Racing|
|31||James Golding||PremiAir Racing|
|34||Jack Le Brocq||Matt Stone Racing|
|35||Cameron Hill||Matt Stone Racing|
|88||Broc Feeney||Triple Eight Race Engineering|
|96||Macauley Jones||Brad Jones Racing|
|97||Shane van Gisbergen||Triple Eight Race Engineering|
|99||Brodie Kostecki||Erebus Motorsport|
Where to Grab Tickets
If you still haven’t bought tickets to the motorsport event of the year, hurry up now and grab one! Prices range from $16 to $115, depending on your chosen type of ticket at the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint. Kids 14 years and below get free General Admission with a paying adult. You can get tickets from Ticketek for General Admission, Paddock Pass Upgrade, Park and View and the Merchandise Pack.
While the General Admission ticket allows you to enjoy some of the best viewing circuits, the Park and View ticket allows you to park your car in a vantage point and enjoy the madness of the weekend from the comfort of your car.
Want to experience the action happening backstage? The Paddock Pass is your best bet to get exclusive access to the teams working behind the scenes and a chance to participate in the Supercars signing sessions.
Please remember that the Park and View and Paddock Pass tickets can only be used in conjunction with a valid entry ticket.