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Champs Prep for OTR Super Sprint at the Bend

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Supercar champions Jamie Wincup and Shane van Gisbergen are in Tailem Bend this morning ahead of this weekend’s OTR Super Sprint.

The two are prepping for the 10th round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and celebrating a milestone 500th championship race for Triple Eight Engineering.

Seven-time Supercars Champion Jamie Whincup claimed both poles and a race win there 12 months ago, while his teammate Shane van Gisbergen claimed the other race victory in what was a dominant weekend for the ZB Commodores.

Practice gets underway on Friday morning ahead of a 120 km race on Saturday and a 200km race on Sunday.

This is just the second time Supercars have raced at The Bend’s world-class circuit.

Defending Champion Scott McLaughlin holds a commanding 433-point over his Shell V-Power Ford Mustang teammate Fabian Coulthard heading into this weekend’s two-race event.

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