2021 Tasmania SuperSprint – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

The 2021 Supercars season continues this weekend with the Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains.

2021 Tasmania SuperSprint – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

The compact circuit in Tasmania's north will host three sprint races across the weekend, each set to be run over 44 laps and feature a mandatory stop for tyres.

The three races will be worth 105 points each with the fastest lap bonus, with a total of 315 on off as rivals look to eat into Shane van Gisbergen's healthy 150-point series lead.

The bad news is that Symmons Plains is a very happy hunting ground for van Gisbergen's Triple Eight team, which has won 11 of the last 14 races on the Apple Isle.

That makes van Gisbergen and overwhelming favourite to extend a winning streak that covers six races going back to the 2020 Bathurst 1000.

Read Also:

Should the Kiwi win Saturday's opener at Symmons he'll become just the third driver to win seven races in a row along with T8 teammates Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes.

One wildcard this weekend is qualifying, with the convoluted split-field system to make its first appearance of the season.

For Saturday's race the grid will be determined by a three-part format, the field split by garage order – effectively one car per team – for two Q1 sessions. The bottom four from each will make up the last eight places on the grid, while the rest progress to Q2. The Top 10 from Q2 will progress to Q3 to fight it out for pole.

On Sunday the same grouping will apply to split the field, with the grids for each race determined by a single eight-minute session per group.

That opens the door for weather or track conditions to play a role should they change between the two groups.

When is the Supercars Tasmania SuperSprint?

The Tasmania SuperSprint will run to a compact two-day schedule, with the first of two half-hour practice sessions kicking off at 9:20am AEST.

The three-part qualifying session will then start at 1:25pm AEST and the first race at 4:25pm AEST.

It's then a rapid-fire format for Sunday, with the two back-to-back split qualifying sessions starting at 10:450am AEST. There are then races at 1:35pm AEST and 4:25pm AEST.

Saturday April 17

  • 09:20-09:50 Supercars – Practice 1
  • 11:25-11:55 Supercars – Practice 2
  • 13:25-13:30 Supercars – Qualifying 1 Group A
  • 13:35-13:40 Supercars – Qualifying 1 Group B
  • 13:45-13:55 Supercars – Qualifying 2
  • 14:00-14:10 Supercars – Qualifying 3
  • 16:25-17:25 Supercars – Race 1

Sunday April 18

  • 10:45-10:53 Supercars – Qualifying Group A (Race 2)
  • 10:58-11:06 Supercars – Qualifying Group B (Race 2)
  • 11:15-11:20 Supercars – Qualifying Group A (Race 3)
  • 11:25-11:30 Supercars – Qualifying Group B (Race 3)
  • 13:35-14:35 Supercars – Race 2
  • 16:25-17:25 Supercars – Race 3

How can I watch the Supercars Tasmania SuperSprint?

  • Channel: Fox Sports 506

Fox Sports will have live coverage of both days of the Tasmania SuperSprint starting at 9:00am AEST on Saturday and 9:45am AEST on Sunday.

Can I stream the Supercars Tasmania SuperSprint?

The Supercars Tasmania SuperSprint can be live streamed via subscription streaming services Foxtel Go and Kayo.

Viewers outside of Australia and New Zealand can watch via Supercars' own SuperView service.

shares
comments

Related video

Supercars set to drop in-car roll bar adjustment
Previous article

Supercars set to drop in-car roll bar adjustment

Next article

Pukekohe favourite to host Supercars in 2021

Pukekohe favourite to host Supercars in 2021
Load comments
Why Courtney and Tickford are a dream match Prime

Why Courtney and Tickford are a dream match

James Courtney has been around the block in his motorsport career it's fair to say. After a single-seater career cut short, he's won everything there is to win in Supercars. Following a rocky ride recently in the Australian category, he's found a happy hunting ground with Tickford Racing.

Supercars
Oct 21, 2021
How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star Prime

How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star

His decision to leave Brad Jones Racing was the biggest shock of the Australian Supercars silly season so far. But for Nick Percat, it comes as the culmination of a personal journey that has made him into one of the most rounded drivers in the series, now in search of a seat that can make him a champion

Supercars
Sep 17, 2021
Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8 Prime

Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8

On the face of it, picking an 18-year-old rookie to replace arguably the greatest Supercars driver of all time is a risky move. But as Jamie Whincup takes up a team principal role and hands his car to Broc Feeney, it's one that he is confident will be rewarded in the fullness of time - time which wasn't afforded to Whincup in his early days

Supercars
Sep 1, 2021
How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention Prime

How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention

After his fledgling career was paused by a battle with testicular cancer, Thomas Randle then had to wrestle with finding a drive in Supercars after he got the all-clear. It's been a long road for the Melbourne native but, after two lengthy battles, he's finally got a full-time drive to look forward to

Supercars
Jun 29, 2021
How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle Prime

How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle

With Supercars’ Gen3 era on the horizon, a shift is set to take place – in more ways than one – but, as has become clear in recent weeks, the plan to bin the stick and use paddles with electronic assisted shift has been met with fierce opposition

Supercars
May 24, 2021
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020