Supercars Showdown in Sydney

Shane van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup will face off on the front row of the grid for this afternoon’s 250km race at the Coates Hire Sydney 500.

The two are separated by 191 points in the championship and van Gisbergen only needs to finish in top five in today’s race to seal his first Supercars title.

Van Gisbergen secured ARMOR ALL Pole Position with a blistering record-breaking lap, finishing one tenth of a second ahead of his Red Bull teammate.

CLICK HERE: A Video News Release featuring event colour, qualifying highlights and an interview with Van Gisbergen is now available for download.

Drivers participated in a farewell parade around Sydney Olympic Park this morning to mark the final ever event at the venue. From next year the race will move to Newcastle.

Click here for full results.

The race starts at 3.45pm local time this afternoon, with a Video News Release to follow at approximately 6:30pm.

It will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, Network Ten and WIN TV in regional areas. Check local guides for details.