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The grid is a reference to the starting order of the race is typically determined by qualifying, however, with the introduction of sprint races, the result of the sprint determines the starting order for the feature race on these weekends.

The cars line up in a predetermined grid box, two abreast and slightly offset with the faster qualifying car being slightly ahead. 

The start grid ensures cars are evenly spaced to minimise incidents when the lights go out but there will always be plenty of action as the field jockey for position at the first series of corners. 

This is referred to as a standing start as opposed to a rolling start

Andrew Burden

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