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    The 2018 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint was a motor racing event for the Supercars Championship, held on the weekend of 6 to 8 April 2018. The event was held at Symmons Plains Raceway in Launceston, Tasmania, and was scheduled to consist of one race of 120 kilometres and one race of 200 kilometres in length. It was the third event of sixteen in the 2018 Supercars Championship and hosted Races 7 and 8 of the season. The event was the 46th running of the Tasmania SuperSprint.

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    Background

    Shane van Gisbergen of Triple Eight Race Engineering entered the event as the championship leader, 49 points ahead of Erebus Motorsport's David Reynolds and 61 points ahead of DJR Team Penske's Scott McLaughlin.

    The event would see the introduction of a new qualifying format. Similar to MotoGP, there will be three sessions. The fastest ten drivers across the Friday practice sessions will get a bye into the second stage, with the other sixteen drivers required to go through Q1. The fastest six will join the other ten for Q2, with the other ten already having set their starting positions. Q2 will see the top ten advance to Q3, with the slowest six confirming their starting positions. Q3 will see the top ten drivers fight for pole position.[1]

    Results

    Practice

    Practice summary
    Session Day Fastest lap
    No. Driver Team Car Time
    Practice 1 Friday 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50.7894
    Practice 2 Friday 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50.5609
    Practice 3 Saturday 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50.7396
    Practice 4 Sunday 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50.6094
    Sources:[2][3][4][5]

    Race 7

    Qualifying

    Pos. No. Driver Team Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
    1 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50.8417 50.6381 1
    2 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50.7789 50.6897 2
    3 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 50.7876 50.7573 3
    4 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50.6740 50.7824 4
    5 25 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 50.9739 50.8428 5
    6 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 50.8894 50.8498 6
    7 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 50.9701 50.8640 7
    8 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 50.9665 50.9604 8
    9 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 50.9166 50.8614 51.0832 9
    10 33 Australia Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 51.0544 50.9717 51.2352 10
    11 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 50.9890 11
    12 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 51.0751 50.9951 12
    13 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 50.9587 51.0249 13
    14 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 51.1059 51.0655 14
    15 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.0992 15
    16 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 51.0387 51.2326 16
    17 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.1186 17
    18 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 51.2085 18
    19 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.2120 19
    20 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 51.2268 20
    21 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 51.2687 21
    22 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.3603 22
    23 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 51.3621 23
    24 230 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.4583 24
    25 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 51.5509 25
    26 21 Australia Tim Blanchard Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 51.6511 26
    Source:[6]

    Race

    Pos No. Driver Team Car Laps Time / Retired Grid Points
    1 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50 44:04.7354 2 150
    2 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50 +2.3457 4 138
    3 25 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 50 +3.5874 5 129
    4 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 50 +4.7927 6 120
    5 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 50 +8.7263 11 111
    6 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50 +14.3481 1 102
    7 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 50 +14.6397 8 96
    8 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 50 +15.0225 7 90
    9 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 50 +15.8197 3 84
    10 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 50 +16.3784 9 78
    11 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 50 +16.5533 12 72
    12 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 50 +19.6312 18 69
    13 33 Australia Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 50 +23.8659 10 66
    14 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 50 +24.0998 15 63
    15 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 50 +25.7530 14 60
    16 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 50 +26.0549 21 57
    17 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 50 +33.4381 16 54
    18 230 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Falcon FG X 50 +34.4240 24 51
    19 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 50 +34.9266 20 48
    20 21 Australia Tim Blanchard Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 50 +39.7353 26 45
    21 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Ford Falcon FG X 50 +40.2498 25 42
    22 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 50 +42.7756 24 39
    23 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 50 +47.0689 23 36
    24 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 50 +48.69151 13 33
    25 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 43 +7 laps 19 30
    NC 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 22 Fire 17
    Fastest lap: Scott Pye (Walkinshaw Andretti United) 51.2622 (on lap 24)
    Source:[7]
    Notes

    Championship standings after Race 7

    • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

    Race 8

    Qualifying

    Pos. No. Name Team Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
    1 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50.8794 50.5790 1
    2 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50.6250 50.5870 2
    3 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 50.8025 50.6882 3
    4 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 50.8498 50.7808 4
    5 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 50.8735 50.7860 5
    6 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 50.8483 50.8099 6
    7 25 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 50.9336 50.8156 7
    8 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 50.7294 50.8608 8
    9 33 Australia Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 50.9275 50.9681 9
    10 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 51.0003 50.8598 51.0092 10
    11 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.1193 50.9462 11
    12 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.0917 50.9530 12
    13 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 50.9866 13
    14 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.1154 51.0344 14
    15 230 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.1427 51.0967 15
    16 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 51.0924 51.1394 16
    17 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 51.1781 17
    18 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 51.1911 18
    19 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 51.2027 19
    20 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 51.2567 20
    21 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.3257 21
    22 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 51.3434 22
    23 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 51.3531 23
    24 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 51.3922 24
    25 21 Australia Tim Blanchard Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 51.4411 25
    26 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 51.5887 26
    Source:[9]

    Race

    Pos No. Driver Team Car Laps Time / Retired Grid Points
    1 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 84 1:14:41.1457 1 150
    2 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 84 +2.3571 4 138
    3 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 84 +3.6000 3 129
    4 25 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 84 +5.5988 7 120
    5 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 84 +15.7860 5 111
    6 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 84 +16.5096 10 102
    7 33 Australia Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 84 +23.4884 9 96
    8 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 84 +24.2924 8 90
    9 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 84 +24.7776 17 84
    10 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 84 +39.3819 11 78
    11 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 84 +39.4912 13 72
    12 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 84 +39.9953 12 69
    13 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 84 +40.2848 14 66
    14 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 83 +1 lap 16 63
    15 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 83 +1 lap 22 60
    16 21 Australia Tim Blanchard Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 83 +1 lap 25 57
    17 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 83 +1 lap 6 54
    18 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 83 +1 lap 26 51
    19 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 83 +1 lap 19 48
    20 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Ford Falcon FG X 83 +1 lap 21 45
    21 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 83 +1 lap 23 42
    22 230 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Falcon FG X 83 +1 lap 15 39
    23 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 83 +1 lap 18 36
    24 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 83 +1 lap1 20 33
    25 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 83 +1 lap 2 30
    NC 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 0 Suspension 24
    Fastest lap: James Courtney (Walkinshaw Andretti United) 51.4977 (on lap 24)
    Source:[10]
    Notes

    Championship standings after Race 8

    • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

    References

    1. ^ "Changes to Supercars qualifying at short circuits". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
    2. ^ "Practice 1". Supercars.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
    3. ^ "Practice 2". Supercars.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
    4. ^ "Practice 3". Supercars.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
    5. ^ "Practice 4". Supercars.com. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
    6. ^ "Race 7 - Qualifying". Supercars.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
    7. ^ "Race 7 - Results". Supercars.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
    8. ^ a b "Supercars summary of penalties, Symmons Plains - update 4". V8 Daily Dump. V8 Daily Dump. 8 April 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
    9. ^ "Race 8 - Qualifying". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
    10. ^ "Race 8 - Results". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
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