Beaurepaires names Melbourne 400 Supercar race

Australian tyre retailer Beaurepaires has signed as the naming partner for the Melbourne 400 Supercars race at the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit in March.

The fourth race of the Australian Supercars Championship will kick off the race weekend of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix 2019.

The Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 format will host two single-pit stop races across Friday and Saturday at the Australian Grand Prix followed by two sprints on the Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

The event will also mark the 1000th Supercars  Championship/Australian Touring Car Championship race.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation chief executive Andrew Westacott, said: “The Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 is a fitting stage to celebrate this milestone when the world’s attention is on Albert Park for the opening round of the Formula One season and we look forward to playing host for this historical moment in Australian motorsport.”

The Australia Supercars Championship is a 15-round series competed across Australia and New Zealand. It is title sponsored by Virgin.

This year will be the 23rd year Supercars has participated at Albert Park as part of the Australian Grand Prix support categories.