1 . Xfinity Series [4][5] The Sydney 500, then sponsored by Telstra, was launched on 16 May 2009, at Martin Place in Sydney. The Sydney Telstra 500 was the fourteenth and final event of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series and the second running of the Sydney 500. spending $30 million of taxpayers' money to subsidise the Sydney 500. Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Homebush Street Circuit, Sydney, New South Wales The event drew a large crowd of almost 185,000 people across the weekend, and the use of a 'rock and race' format was credited with opening up Supercars to a new demographic in Sydney. [15], In its early years, the event was one of the most unpredictable on the calendar, with seven different winners in the first eight races. With Oran Park being demolished after 2008 for a housing redevelopment, and Sydney Motorsport Park failing to draw large crowds, the idea of building a street circuit at Sydney Olympic Park was devised by the state government and Supercars to create a new showpiece Sydney event. It was held on the weekend of the December 4 to 6 on the roads running through the former Olympic precinct at Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales. [2], "Webb wins dramatic race on Sydney streets", "James Courtney wins 2010 V8 Supercars title", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2010_Sydney_Telstra_500&oldid=965072565, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 June 2020, at 07:16. The event was staged over a three-day weekend, from Friday to Sunday. The launch began with six V8 Supercars driving across the Sydney Harbour Bridge before the morning peak hour traffic. The Sydney Telstra 500 comprised the 25th and 26th races of the season. Current slide {CURRENT_SLIDE} of {TOTAL_SLIDES}- Best Selling in Magazines. shares . Something went wrong. In the Saturday race, a sudden rain shower caught out the leading cars at turn 5, causing several cars, including race leader Mark Winterbottom and leading championship contenders Whincup and James Courtney, to hit the wall. [13] The 2015 event saw Mark Winterbottom claim his first Supercars title. Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series Sydney had long hosted touring car events, however only at permanent circuits such as Sydney Motorsport Park and Oran Park Raceway. The Sydney Telstra 500 comprised the 25th and 26th races of the season. The race format followed the same as the Adelaide 500, with a 250 kilometre race each day. It was held on the weekend of the December 3 to 5 on the Homebush Street Circuit in Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales. The Sydney Telstra 500 comprised the 25th and 26th races of the season. The TeamVodafone garage was filled with emotion this afternoon following a gut wrenching finale in Sydney where Jamie Whincup narrowly missed out on his third consecutive V8 Supercar Championship title. It was held on the weekend of the December 3 to 5 on the Homebush Street Circuit in Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales. The 2010 V8 Supercar Championship has been run and won and after the elation of yesterday's dramatic finish to Race 25, Bundy Red Racing have fallen just short today. View cart for details. With the trio running in the top three, a late-race downpour on the Saturday saw all three drivers, amongst many others, hit the wall at Turn 5. [1] This gave Courtney the advantage heading into the Sunday race, in which his 14th-place finish was sufficient to secure his maiden championship. One of the event's most notable incidents took place during the 2010 event. The event was a regular part of the Supercars Championship from 2009 to 2016, being the final event on the calendar. The Sydney 500 (known for sponsorship reasons as the Coates Hire Sydney 500) was an annual motor racing event for Supercars, held at the Homebush Street Circuit in Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia.

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