Matthew Payne will return to the Dunlop Super2 grid this week. After a mega start to the Super2 season, Payne sits 3rd in the championship with 624 points to his name and is confident of a strong showing at Sandown to enhance his claims for the championship.
Matt returns to the track after a high-speed incident in Spa during the 24-Hour race in which he competed alongside Stephen and Brenton Grove as well as Adrian D'Silva. He walked away from the incident unharmed which is a testament to the safety of the Porsche GTR, safety barriers, medical staff and marshals.
The upcoming round to be held at Sandown International Raceway will see three races take place over 2 days at the historic circuit.
THE TRACK: Sandown International Raceway
Length: 3.104 km
Sandown International Raceway is situated in Springvale in Melbourne, Victoria, about 25 km south east of the city centre and has historically hosted the Australian Grand Prix on 6 occasions.
WEATHER: Top of 12 degrees over the weekend with an 80% chance of rain.
FORMAT: The practice sessions will take place on Friday 19th of August with Qualifying and Race 1 happening on Saturday. The final Qualifying session and race will be held on Sunday 21st August.
FRIDAY 19 AUGUST
Practice 1 - 10:15
Practice 2 - 12:30
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST
Qualifying Race 1 - 11:05
Race 1 - 15:25
SUNDAY 21 AUGUST
Qualifying Race 2 - 10:15
Race 2 - 15:00
MATTHEW PAYNE SAID: "Really looking forward to Sandown this weekend, it’s going to be a great event being Lee’s 500th race which I’m really proud to be a part of. Sitting 3rd in the standings for Super2 so let’s see if we can improve that this weekend."
WHERE TO WATCH: Every session will be live on Fox Sports on Foxtel as well as streamed live and on demand via Kayo.