Gold Coast 600: Mixing business with pleasure

Gold Coast 600: Mixing business with pleasure

This weekend's Gold Coast 600 sees V8 Supercars regulars teaming up with international drivers for an event that is not only a great spectacle, but also counts for the championship. Mark Glendenning previews the Surfers Paradise race

Traditionally, this time of year would have been the start of the run home for the V8 Supercars championship. The two endurance races at Phillip Island and Bathurst are done with, and all that remains are the final four sprint rounds of the season.

But this weekend, for the second year running, there's another spanner teetering unsteadily above the works. The Gold Coast 600 is the race where V8 enduro and sprint races meet a sprint format, but with two drivers in each car. Where it deviates from the 'regular' endurance races is that all of the co-drivers have to be from an international championship.

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