V8 Supercars

V8 Supercar Operations Manual

V8 Supercars is a FIA approved International Series and, as such, V8 Supercars is required to comply with the rules and regulations set out by the FIA for Series of this nature.

2015 KEY RULES EXPLAINED

This year will again feature three key event formats; SuperSprint, SuperStreet and the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

Here’s a quick snapshot of what has changed.

Race formats

All events except for the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Castrol Gold Coast 600 will feature two races on Saturday, and one longer race on Sunday.

For the SuperStreet events, which include the Clipsal 500 Adelaide and the Sydney 500, 2 x 125km races will play out on Saturday, building to a 250km on Sunday. The Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 will feature 1 x 200km race on both Saturday and Sunday.

SuperSprint events will feature 2 x 60km races on Saturday with a longer feature race of 200km on Sunday. This format will be at the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint, Winton SuperSprint, Perth SuperSprint, Skycity Triple Crown Darwin, Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint, Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint and Phillip Island SuperSprint. The ITM 500 Auckland will also feature the SuperSprint format.

The Pirtek Enduro Cup format remains unchanged from 2014 with 2100km of racing over three consecutive events; Wilson Security Sandown 500, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Castrol Gold Coast 600, to crown the Enduro kings.

Qualifying

Every race grid will be determined by a qualifying session except for the Wilson Security Sandown 500 where there will be two qualifying races. Overall, there will be a total of 36 qualifying sessions across the year with five Top 10 Shoot-outs.

Minimum fuel drop

In 2015 there will again be a minimum quantity fuel drop for Teams. This means that for the specified race all cars will need to deliver at least the specified amount of fuel during pit stops. Please see below table for further detail.

This year the Pirtek Enduro Cup will see the compulsory pit stop requirement that was introduced for the Wilson Security Sandown 500 and the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in 2014 extend to the Castrol Gold Coast 600. Teams will need to complete the following minimum number of pit stops:

- Four pit stops at the Wilson Security Sandown 500

- Seven pit stops at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

- Two pit stops in each race at the Castrol Gold Coast 600.

Compound usage

The V8 Supercars Commission has modified the tyre compounds that will be used at each event. Soft tyres (where allocated) may only be used in the Sunday race. A minimum tyre pressure of 18 psi will continue in the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship. 

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2015 Operations Manual - DIV A - ADMINISTRATION RULES 10 FEB 2015
2015 Operations Manual - DIV B - JUDICIAL RULES 10 FEB 2015
2015 Operations Manual - DIV C - VCS TECHNICAL RULES 10 FEB 2015
2015 Operations Manual - DIV D - SPORTING RULES 10 FEB 2015
2015 Operations Manual - DIV E - OPERATIONS RULES 10 FEB 2015
2015 Operations Manual - DIV F - FORMS 10 FEB 2015
2015 Operations Manual - DIV G - DVS TECHNICAL RULES 10 FEB 2015
2015 Operations Manual Update - Log 10 FEB 2015