All the action from day two of the Gold Coast 600 V8 Supercar race, held on the streets of Surfers Paradise. Photo of Jamie Whincup.

V8 Supercars have announced that soft tyres will be used for the second of two races at the next round in Darwin. 

The Supersprint format, which consists of two 60 Kilometer races on Saturday and a 250 kilometer race on Sunday has come heavily under fire this season.

Strategy has meant teams have run hard tyres in both of Saturday’s races which has lead to a lack of overtaking creating a dull spectacle for fans.

On Tuesday the news was confirmed via the V8 Supercars Website, “The V8 Supercars Commission has designated Dunlop soft tyres for Saturday’s second race at the SKYCITY Triple Crown Darwin.”

“Commission has determined the tyre allocation for the meeting with three sets of Dunlop hard tyres and two sets of Dunlop soft compound tyres to be used in Darwin.

“On Saturday teams must qualify and race on the same compound. Qualifying for the first Saturday race (and that race) will utilise hard compound tyres while qualifying for the second Saturday race (and that race) will use soft compound tyres.

“The Sunday race remains unchanged although teams can carry through hard tyres from Saturday. They are not permitted to use the Saturday soft tyre on Sunday.”

Charlie Price – charlie@sportscarglobal.com