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WHEN you ask Supercars drivers how they’ll prepare for the sport’s first ever night event in 2018 the answer is simple: “We’ll slap a few more lights on the car and hope we can see”.

Those are the words of reigning champ Jamie Whincup who is looking forward to the Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 in August, albeit a little apprehensively.

Many of the drivers — like Whincup — have never raced under lights and those that have only did so in a go-kart as opposed to the 300km/h missiles they’ll be steering through Sydney Motorsport Park.

Penske driver Fabian Coulthard undertakes a night racing test at Sydney Motorsport Park. Pictures: Mark Horsbrough
Penske driver Fabian Coulthard undertakes a night racing test at Sydney Motorsport Park. Pictures: Mark HorsbroughSource: Supplied

The addition of the night event will add an exciting aspect to the 2018 Supercars calendar, with drivers taking to the 3.93km stretch of track for three hours of high intensity racing.

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Supercars 2021: Bathurst 1000, Nick Percat opens up on career, Brad Jones Racing, news

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In the early years of his career, Nick Percat went from winning Bathurst on his first attempt in 2011 – the first rookie in 30 years to do so – to winning the Australian Formula Ford championship and breaking Steven Richards’ record for most race wins.

It hasn’t all been smooth sailing since then, with the veteran facing a turbulent journey with mixed results.

Talking to FoxSports.com.au, the 32-year-old opens up on the decision to re-sign with Brad Jones Racing, what the future of Supercars could look like, and that disqualification from the 2020 Bathurst 1000.

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Do you think that signing on for another two years took a lot of pressure off you throughout the season, and let you just focus on the racing? How important was that for you?

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V8 Supercars news 2021, David Reynolds, Kelly Grove Racing, new livery, Penrite Oil, latest

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David Reynolds will drive for the newly-named Kelly Grove Racing this season after leaving Erebus at the end of last year.

The Bathurst winner will switch to a Ford Mustang for the first time and drive the number 26 car, with Erebus’ former sponsor Penrite following him to the team formerly known as Kelly Racing.

He will team up with young gun Andre Heimgartner as Kelly Grove Racing released the first images of its new livery for the upcoming season.

Reynolds’ former engineer Alistair McVean is also reuniting with him at his new team as the team prepares for round one of the Supercars championship at Bathurst.

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F1 2021 News: Daniel Ricciardo, Testing, Lando Norris, driver line-up, McLaren, homework

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Daniel Ricciardo is set to be put under an intense pre-season with McLaren giving their star recruit “homework” to make sure he has a fast start to life at his new team.

While typically drivers are given time to get familiar with their surroundings, testing has been reduced to three days in 2021.

As such, McLaren have a key objective to make the most of the pre-season time with Ricciardo, setting a clear goal for the Aussie superstar.

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Daniel Ricciardo has joined McLaren. (Photo by Mark Sutton - Pool/Getty Images)
Daniel Ricciardo has joined McLaren. (Photo by Mark Sutton – Pool/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

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