Tasmania 400

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Tyrepower Tasmania 400
Tasmania 400
Venue Symmons Plains Raceway
Symmons Plains Raceway
Symmons Plains Raceway
Race Format
Race 1
   - Laps 42
   - Distance 100 km
Race 2
   - Laps 42
   - Distance 100 km
Race 3
   - Laps 84
   - Distance 200 km
Last Race (2014)
Winning Driver Craig Lowndes
Winning Team Triple Eight Race Engineering
Winning Manufacturer Holden

The Tasmania 400 (currently known as the Tyrepower Tasmania 400) is a V8 Supercar event held annually at Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania, Australia.

The event is staged over a three-day weekend (Friday-Sunday). Practice is held on Friday with two 10-minute qualifying sessions on Saturday, followed by two 100-kilometre races. The final 20-minute qualifying session and 200-kilometre race is held on Sunday. The winner of the event is determined by points accumulated over all three races.

Symmons Plains returned to the V8 Supercar calendar for the 2004 season following a five-year absence, during which the track received a A$3 million upgrade.

In 2009, the Tasmania challenge moved from its "traditional" thirteenth round spot to the fourth round. The event returned to its usual November date in 2010 before becoming the second event from 2012 onwards.

Sponsors[edit]

  • 2004: Symmons Plains
  • 2005: Ferodo Triple Challenge
  • 2006: Ferodo Tasmania Challenge
  • 2007-2011: Falken Tasmania Challenge
  • 2012: Tasmania Challenge
  • 2013: Tasmania Microsoft Office 365
  • 2014: Tyrepower Tasmania 400

Past winners[edit]

Year Driver Car model Team
2004 Australia Russell Ingall Ford BA Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2005 Australia Garth Tander Holden VZ Commodore HSV Dealer Team
2006 Australia Garth Tander Holden VZ Commodore HSV Dealer Team
2007 Australia Jamie Whincup Ford BF Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering
2008 Australia Jamie Whincup Ford BF Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering
2009 Australia Will Davison Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team
2010 Australia Mark Winterbottom Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2011 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2012 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VE Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
2013 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard Holden VF Commodore Brad Jones Racing
2014 Australia Jamie Whincup Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering

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