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The 2017 Perth SuperSprint was a motor racing event for the Supercars Championship, held on the weekend of 6 to 7 May 2017. The event was held at Barbagallo Raceway near Wanneroo, Western Australia and consisted of two races, 120 and 200 kilometres in length. It is the 4th event of fourteen in the 2017 Supercars Championship and hosted Races 7 and 8 of the season.[1]

Western Australia 2017 Perth SuperSprint
Event Information
Round 4 of 14 in the 2017 International V8 Supercars Championship
Barbagallo Raceway AKA Wanneroo Park (Australia) track map.svg
Date6–7 May 2017
LocationWanneroo, Western Australia
VenueBarbagallo Raceway
Results
Race 1
Distance 50 laps 120 km
Pole position New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
DJR Team Penske
0:54.6667
Winner New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
DJR Team Penske
48:58.8955
Race 2
Distance 83 laps 200 km
Pole position New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
DJR Team Penske
0:54.5730
Winner New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
DJR Team Penske
1:22:17.6422

BackgroundEdit

Driver changesEdit

Taz Douglas was replaced at Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport with Matthew Brabham, becoming the first member of the Brabham family to compete in the Australian Touring Car Championship since his uncle David Brabham raced in the 2011 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Having been born in Florida, he became the first United States-born driver to participate in Supercars since Graham Rahal, Boris Said, and Marco Andretti participated as international drivers at the 2012 Armor All Gold Coast 600.[2]

The Perth SuperSprint was the first of four events in the 2017 season that Super2 Series wildcards could compete in the main series, however no Super2 team was entered.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 Perth SuperSprint Schedule & Results". Supercars.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Brabham receives green light for Supercars debut". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Wildcards locked in for Winton, Darwin, Ipswich". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
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Previous race:
2017 WD-40 Phillip Island 500
2017 Supercars Championship Next race:
2017 Winton SuperSprint
Previous year:
2016 Perth SuperSprint
Perth SuperSprint Next year:
2018 Perth SuperSprint