Supercars 2021 Preview: Symmons Plains

Thursday 15 April, 2021
Photos: Edge Photographics/Mark Horsburgh
After two highly entertaining rounds, the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship has officially landed in Tasmania this weekend for the Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains.
 
It’s been just over two years since the championship last took to the track with Shane van Gisbergen and Scott McLaughlin both sharing top honours across the second weekend of April in 2019.
 
As McLaughlin begins the newest chapter in his fruitful career this weekend with his official IndyCar debut, van Gisbergen will look to continue his dominance over the competition that has seen him nab five wins from five races this year.
 
While van Gisbergen remains on top of the standings where he has been since the start of the season, there has been plenty of movement below him for the minor podium positions.
 

Jamie Whincup overcame a disappointing opening round in Bathurst to move into second place thanks to a productive outing at Sandown, replacing Chaz Mostert who dropped down to third and finished the round just seven points ahead of Cameron Waters, who also bounced back after a slow start to the season.

A maiden Supercars podium at Sandown to Brodie Kostecki saw the Erebus Motorsport driver slot sneak into 10th just behind his predecessor David Reynolds, who also picked up a Sandown podium, while Nick Percat is back in the top 10 for the first time this year.
 
Percat’s Brad Jones Racing teammate Todd Hazelwood enjoys his 100th career Supercars start this weekend, while Team 18’s Mark Winterbottom will be aiming to continue his perfect run at Symmons Plains having reached the chequered flag in all 40 starts there.
 
Outside of the Aussie Racing Cars and Super Truck support categories, this weekend will also welcome competitors from Targa Tasmania for a 100 minute special demonstration on Sunday to help launch the 29th edition of the Motorsport Australia Targa Championship’s premiere race, which runs from 19-24 April around Tasmania.
 

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The 2021 Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint takes place at Symmons Plains Raceway on 17-18 April.

 

Schedule 

Saturday 17 April
9:20-9:50am– Practice 1
11:25am-11:55am - Practice 2
1:25-2:10pm – Armor All Qualifying Race 6
4:25-5:25pm – Race 6
Fox Sports 506/Kayo: 9:00-6:00pm
Seven 8:30pm – 9:30pm (highlights only)
 
Sunday 21 March
10:45-11:06am – Armor All Qualifying Race 7
11:15-11:030am – Armor All Qualifying Race 8
1:35pm-2:35pm – Race 7
4:25pm-5:25pm – Race 8
Fox Sports 506/Kayo: 9:45am-6:00pm
Seven 8:30pm – 9:30pm (highlights only)
 
(All times are marked as AEST)
 

Support Categories 

Aussie Racing Cars
Super Trucks
Targa Tasmania demonstration
 

Championship Top 10

Shane van Gisbergen – 605 points
Jamie Whincup - 455
Chaz Mostert - 442
Cameron Waters - 435
Mark Winterbottom - 411
Will Davison - 377
Andre Heimgartner - 326
Nick Percat - 317
David Reynolds - 316
Brodie Kostecki - 313
 

The Grid

#2 Holden Commodore ZB - Bryce Fullwood
#3 Ford Mustang - Tim Slade
#4 Holden Commodore ZB - Jack Smith
#5 Ford Mustang - Jack Le Brocq
#6 Ford Mustang - Cameron Waters
#7 Ford Mustang - Andre Heimgartner
#8 Holden Commodore ZB - Nick Percat
#9 Holden Commodore ZB - Will Brown
#11 Ford Mustang - Anton De Pasquale
#14 Holden Commodore ZB - Todd Hazelwood
#17 Ford Mustang - Will Davison
#18 Holden Commodore ZB - Mark Winterbottom
#19 Holden Commodore ZB – Fabian Coulthard
#20 Holden Commodore ZB - Scott Pye
#22 Holden Commodore ZB - Garry Jacobson
#25 Holden Commodore ZB - Chaz Mostert
#26 Ford Mustang - David Reynolds
#34 Holden Commodore ZB – Jake Kostecki
#35 Holden Commodore ZB – Zane Goddard
#44 Ford Mustang – James Courtney
#88 Holden Commodore ZB - Jamie Whincup
#96 Holden Commodore ZB - Macauley Jones
#97 Holden Commodore ZB - Shane van Gisbergen
#99 Holden Commodore ZB - Brodie Kostecki
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