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2020 VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL DIGITAL PROGRAM

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INSIDE! SCHEDULE / EVENT PREVIEW / ENTRY LIST / DRIVER PROFILES / NEWS


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SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER Start Finish 08:05 08:25 08:35 09:05 09:20 09:40 10:00 10:30 10:45 11:05 11:20 11:50 12:10 12:30 12:45 12:55 13:00 13:10 13:20 13:45 14:10 14:30 14:40 15:10 15:40

Category NQ Supersprinters Excels Supercars Supercars NQ Supersprinters Supercars Excels Supercars Supercars Supercars NQ Supersprinters Excels Supercars

Duration Session 1 lap after 8:23 SuperSprint 30 minutes Practice 1 20 minutes Rookie Drivers 30 minutes Practice 1 1 lap after 11:03 SuperSprint 30 minutes Practice 2 20 minutes Qualifying 10 minutes Qualifying Part 1 10 minutes Qualifying Part 2 25 minutes Qualifying Shootout 1 lap after 14:28 SuperSprint 1 lap after 15:08 Race 1 39 laps or 1 lap after 16:48 Race 22

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Welcome Note

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News

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Preview P8 Track Map

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Entry List

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Profiles

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Results P26 Standings P28

SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER Start Finish 09:0 5 09:25 09:40 09:50 10:00 10:10 10:35 10:55 11:05 11:35 12:05 13:40 14:10 14:40

PROGRAM CONTENTS

Duration Session 1 lap after 9:23 SuperSprint 10 minutes Qualifying - Race 23 10 minutes Qualifying - Race 24 1 lap after 10:53 SuperSprint 1 lap after 11:33 Race 2 39 laps or 1 lap after 13:13 Race 23 1 lap after 14:08 Race 3 39 laps or 1 lap after 15:48 Race 24

Circuit Guide

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Winners P32 Support Categories

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Officials P36 Volunteers P38 Top 10s Feature

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HON KATE JONES MP

MINISTER FOR STATE DEVELOPMENT, TOURISM AND INNOVATION Welcome to the Townsville SuperSprint! COVID-19 is the biggest challenge we’ve ever had to face. This event is a significant step forward in the economic recovery of North Queensland – encouraging visitors to come back, pumping millions of dollars into local businesses and supporting local jobs.

It’s thanks to the excellent efforts of Queenslanders that restrictions have eased and we can start to focus on our economic recovery. Events are vital to the Palaszczuk Government’s strategy to rebuild Queensland’s economy and support local jobs long into the future. This year we also see

Townsville hosting a historic double-header for the first time ever The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland. If you’re visiting, I encourage you to stay, support local businesses and experience all that Townsville has to offer.  – Hon Kate Jones MP

GRANT ROBSON & MARK ROBSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

Welcome to the Robson Civil Projects Townsville SuperSprint. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship to bring you this unique event in beautiful Townsville. For many years, we have been passionate about motorsport. A passion that we are proud to say runs deep within the entire team at Robson Civil Projects. We have been a proud supporter of Michael Caruso over many seasons, and now, we are excited to extend this

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support into the Supercar championship. For over 50 years we have been one of Australia’s leading civil construction companies. Robson Civil Projects has consistently fostered effective partnerships with clients, partners, communities and people. Our partnership with Supercars reflects the same values and work ethic. We are proud to be part of this sport Beyond the excitement, precision, rivalries and entertainment that Supercars provides, now more than ever, it offers an escape from the uncertainty of 2020 that we

are all feeling. We are a proud family business. We feel privileged that during these times, we can support the sport that we love. Whilst we can’t be with you in person this weekend in Townsville, the entire Robson team will be glued to the TV enjoying this amazing circuit. On behalf of our family, team and partners, thank you for welcoming us into this world-class championship. We hope everyone enjoys this year’s Robson Civil Projects Townsville SuperSprint. – Grant and Mark Robson


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2020 FINALE LOCKED IN!

For the first time in 20 years, Bathurst will host the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season finale with The Bend Motorsport Park returning to the schedule for a doubleheader sprint round in September before the endurance classic at the Mount Panorama Circuit in October.

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he Virgin Australia Supercars Championship has locked in the remainder of its 2020 schedule with two rounds at The Bend Motorsport Park before the season-ending Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Supercars heads from Townsville to South Australia for the two rounds at The Bend Motorsport Park. The state-of-the-art facility, which first hosted Supercars in 2018, was due to host the pre-Bathurst 500-kilometre endurance event in 2020. After dropping off the reworked calendar initially, The Bend Motorsport Park

slots in with rounds on September 19 to 20 and 26 to 27 and follows Sydney Motorsport Park, Hidden Valley Raceway and Townsville in hosting back-to-back rounds on consecutive weekends. The 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will then conclude with Supercheap Auto Bathurst on October 15 to 18, pushed back a week from its original date in order to accommodate The Bend Motorsport Park doubleheader with enough time for the teams to prepare for the endurance event. The 2020 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be the only endurance event of the

season, marking the first time there will be a solitary endurance race in the championship since the Bathurst 1000 was included in the title race from 1999. Bathurst hosted the championship season finales in 1999 and 2000 in November, before the race moved into its now traditional October date. Twenty years on, the 2020 Bathurst 1000 and Supercars champions will be crowned on the same day yet again. “This is our marquee event on the calendar and this year it will also be our series decider, making it an even more memorable occasion,” says Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.

“We looked at all options beyond Bathurst as well as the best options for our Victorian teams, who will have been on the road for over 100 days by the completion of the event. “Getting those drivers, team personnel and officials’ home to loved ones was at the forefront of this decision. “The October 18 date change was made to allow all teams adequate time to prepare for the biggest event of the year. “We will now start planning for our first-ever grand finale at our most iconic circuit.” Visit Supercars.com for the latest news, schedule updates and more.

The Supercars season ends at Bathurst for the first time since 2000.

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With four rounds remaining in the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, the title race is coming down to a battle between Scott McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup.

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or the first time in the history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/ Supercars, four rounds will be held over four weekends with the Robson Civil Projects Townsville SuperSprint rounding out the doubleheader on the streets of Townsville. With another doubleheader at The Bend Motorsport Park followed by the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, four rounds remain in 2020 with the championship picture emerging at the NTI Townsville SuperSprint last weekend. DJR Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin and Red Bull Holden Racing Team’s Jamie Whincup traded the pole

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positions and wins last weekend, with Whincup winning two races and McLaughlin one. McLaughlin leads Whincup by 123 points with the former aiming to become only the fourth driver in history to win three championships in a row and the latter gunning for an eighth title. The format remains the same as the last round with three
130km/39-lap sprint races across the two days, moving away from Townsville’s traditional two 200km race format. Following a rookies-only practice session and two full-field practice sessions, the entire field will then enter the three-tiered qualifying format for Saturday’s race.

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The slowest four cars will be eliminated following Q1, before the top half of the Q2 field progresses to a Top 10 Shootout, as opposed to the top-15 format used in recent rounds. That session sets the grid for what will be Race 22 of the 2020 season, with backto-back qualifying sessions to determine the respective grids for Race 23 and 24 on Sunday. Tyre strategies are a key variable this season with Supercars using the soft compound Dunlop tyres once again in Townsville, while fatigue is sure to be a factor given the demands of the street circuit coupled with the run of consecutive races. There remains a limitation

of just six team members permitted over the line in pitlane per car, instead of eight, with only two rattle guns as opposed to the usual four allowed per car during pitstops. There will be one compulsory pitstop during all three races to change at least two tyres, though no refuelling over the course of the 130km races. Teams will be restricted on what data they can receive live during each race, with no access to the Supercars data logger until the end of the event and the removal of brake temperature sensors and gyro sensors (g-sensors) from the cars.  Should a driver or team be forced to withdraw from any


event on the revised calendar due to COVID-19, the final championship points will be calculated by dropping the worst event points from the points score. McLaughlin set a new record for most race wins in a season with 18 victories in 2019, claiming the drivers’ title in addition to the teams’ championship for DJR Team Penske and the manufacturers’ title for Ford in the first season running the Mustang Supercar.  While McLaughlin leads the drivers’ championship, the Red Bull Holden Racing Team holds a 16-point advantage over DJR Team Penske in the teams’ championship. With Whincup leading the Holden charge against McLaughlin and Ford, it’s been a rare winless run for his teammate Shane van Gisbergen with McLaughlin’s teammate Fabian Coulthard also without a victory in 2020.

Chaz Mostert sits in third place in the championship standings in his first season with Walkinshaw Andretti United, ahead of van Gisbergen and Tickford Racing’s Cameron Waters. Brad Jones Racing’s Nick Percat has been one of the form drivers of this season, winning twice in Sydney, and sits in sixth place in the standings with David Reynolds, Mark Winterbottom, Coulthard and Lee Holdsworth rounding out the top 10. Erebus Motorsport’s Anton De Pasquale and Tickford Racing’s Jack Le Brocq scored their first wins in Supercars at Darwin and Sydney respectively and will be looking for more success after challenging runs in Townsville last weekend. Kelly Racing joined the Mustang brigade after seven seasons fielding Nissan Altimas, with Rick Kelly and André Heimgartner

the drivers with the team downsizing from four to two entries. Heimgartner scored the team’s first podium with the Mustang in Sydney. Matt Stone Racing and Team 18 expanded from running one car in 2019 to two cars in 2020, while Brad Jones Racing also added to its stable with an increase from three to four cars. Earlier in the season, James Courtney and sponsor Boost Mobile replaced Will Davison and 23 Red Racing within the Tickford Racing stable.  The 23 Red Racing entry withdrew from Supercars, opening up a space for Courtney after his split with Team Sydney (formerly Tekno Autosports) at the conclusion of the Superloop Adelaide 500.  Courtney’s place at Team Sydney was filled by Alex Davison, who returned to a full-time drive just as younger brother Will loses his drive within Tickford Racing. 

The other 2020 driver movements included: Mostert to Walkinshaw Andretti United alongside reigning Dunlop Super2 Series champion Bryce Fullwood; Le Brocq to Tickford Racing; Scott Pye
to Team 18; Garry Jacobson to Matt Stone Racing; Todd Hazelwood to Brad Jones Racing; Jack Smith promoted from the Dunlop Super2 Series at Brad Jones Racing; and Zane Goddard and Jake Kostecki sharing the second seat at Matt Stone Racing (Kostecki driving at this event). With the rest of the 2020 schedule now locked in, the battle for the championship will only intensify, not only for positions in the standings but also in terms of form ahead of the season-ending Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Visit Supercars.com to follow the action and for the latest news, TV schedule and more.  Scott McLaughlin holds a 123-point lead with four rounds remaining in 2020.

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Bryce Fullwood

Mobil 1™ Middy’s Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

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Macauley Jones

Team CoolDrive

Holden ZB Commodore

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Jack Smith

SCT Motor Sports

Holden ZB Commodore

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Lee Holdsworth

Truck Assist Racing

Ford Mustang

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Cameron Waters

Monster Energy Racing

Ford Mustang

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André Heimgartner

NED Racing

Ford Mustang

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Nick Percat

R&J Batteries

Holden ZB Commodore

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David Reynolds

Penrite Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

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Fabian Coulthard

Shell V-Power Racing Team

Ford Mustang

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Todd Hazelwood

Team Black Duck

Holden ZB Commodore

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Rick Kelly

Castrol Racing

Ford Mustang

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Scott McLaughlin

Shell V-Power Racing Team

Ford Mustang

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Mark Winterbottom

IRWIN Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

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Alex Davison

Team SYDNEY

Holden ZB Commodore

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Scott Pye

Dewalt Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

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Chris Pither

Team SYDNEY

Holden ZB Commodore

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Chaz Mostert

Mobil 1™ Appliances Online Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

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Jake Kostecki

UNIT Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

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Garry Jacobson

Yellow Cover Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

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James Courtney

Boost Mobile Racing

Ford Mustang

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Jack Le Brocq

Supercheap Auto Racing

Ford Mustang

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Jamie Whincup

Red Bull Holden Racing Team

Holden ZB Commodore

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Shane van Gisbergen

Red Bull Holden Racing Team

Holden ZB Commodore

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Anton De Pasquale

Penrite Racing

Holden ZB Commodore

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SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN

ENTRY SHELL V-POWER RACING TEAM CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH June 10, 1993 FROM Christchurch, New Zealand LIVES Brisbane, Queensland STATUS Wife, Karly CHILDREN None HEIGHT 184cm WEIGHT 84kg ENGINEER Richard Harris

ROUND STARTS 111 RACE STARTS 244 RACE WINS 52 PODIUMS 98 POLE POSITIONS 70 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 1st (2018, ’19) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 1st SUPERCARS DEBUT 2012 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Tekno Autosports (2012), Garry Rogers Motorsport (2013-16), DJR Team Penske (2017-20)

THE ONE TO BEAT: McLaughlin set a new record for most race wins in a season (18) in 2019, on his way to a second consecutive drivers’ title. With continuity at DJR Team Penske and in the second season with the Ford Mustang, McLaughlin is the driver to beat in 2020. He currently leads the championship by 123 points with nine wins from 21 races, including a round sweep at the CoreStaff Darwin SuperSprint and victory in the last race at the NTI Townsville SuperSprint.

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FABIAN COULTHARD

ENTRY SHELL V-POWER RACING TEAM CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH July 28, 1982 FROM Auckland, New Zealand LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Fiance, Becky CHILDREN Mackenzie and Carter HEIGHT 188cm WEIGHT 80kg ENGINEER Mark Fenning

ROUND STARTS 198 RACE STARTS 429 RACE WINS 12 PODIUMS 58 POLE POSITIONS 9 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 3rd (2017) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 4th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2004 Oran Park Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Tasman Motorsport (2004-05), Paul Morris Motorsports (2006-07), Paul Cruickshank Racing (2008-09), Walkinshaw Racing (2010-11), Brad Jones Racing (2012-15), DJR Team Penske (2016-20)

TRYING TO KEEP HIS TEAMMATE HONEST: Coulthard is in his fifth season with DJR Team Penske and fourth as teammate to Scott McLaughlin in 2020. The veteran of the team helped DJR Team Penske and Ford claim the teams’ and manufacturers’ championships in 2019, though will be aiming to be closer on the track to his teammate after a challenging start to 2020 that’s netted two podium finishes followed by a disappointing round at the NTI Townsville SuperSprint. P14

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SHANE VAN GISBERGEN

ENTRY RED BULL HOLDEN RACING TEAM CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH May 9, 1989 FROM Auckland, New Zealand LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 188cm WEIGHT 95kg ENGINEER Grant McPherson

ROUND STARTS 186 RACE STARTS 408 RACE WINS 36 PODIUMS 111 POLE POSITIONS 32 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 1st (2016) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 2nd SUPERCARS DEBUT 2007 Oran Park Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Team Kiwi Racing (2007), Stone Brothers Racing (2008-12), Tekno Autosports (2013-15), Triple Eight Race Engineering (2016-20)

LOOKING TO END WINLESS RUN: The 2016 champion finished in second in the standings behind Scott McLaughlin for a second consecutive season in 2019. He and the Triple Eight Race Engineering team finished off the season on top in terms of pace, however it’s been a challenging recent run for van Gisbergen who has yet to win a race this season. Without a win and after a first-lap collision in Race 19, van Gisbergen has lost ground to McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup in the championship standings.

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JAMIE WHINCUP

ENTRY RED BULL HOLDEN RACING TEAM CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH February 6, 1983 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 178cm WEIGHT 75kg ENGINEER David Cauchi

ROUND STARTS 236 RACE STARTS 515 RACE WINS 122 PODIUMS 218 POLE POSITIONS 89 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 1st (2008, ’09, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14, ’17) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 3rd SUPERCARS DEBUT 2002 Queensland Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Garry Rogers Motorsport (2002-03), Perkins Engineering (2004), Tasman Motorsport (2005), Triple Eight Race Engineering (2006-20)

CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER: The seven-time champion claimed the PIRTEK Enduro Cup with Craig Lowndes and third in the championship in 2019. Having finished one place behind teammate Shane van Gisbergen over the last two seasons, Whincup has fought back as the leading contender for the factory-backed Holden squad in 2020. Whincup sits in second place in the championship standings with four race wins this season, including two at the NTI Townsville SuperSprint. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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CAMERON WATERS

ENTRY MONSTER ENERGY RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH August 3, 1994 FROM Mildura, Victoria LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Partner, Brooke CHILDREN None HEIGHT 180cm WEIGHT 77kg

ROUND STARTS 76 RACE STARTS 150 RACE WINS 1 PODIUMS 14 POLE POSITIONS 4 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 7th (2019) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 7th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2011 Mount Panorama Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Kelly Racing (2011-12), Charlie Schwerkolt Racing/Team 18 (2014), Prodrive Racing Australia/Tickford Racing (2015-20)

ENGINEER Sam Potter STEPPING UP: Waters becomes the longest-serving driver at Tickford Racing with the departure of Chaz Mostert for 2020, with the aim of establishing himself as the lead driver within the Ford team. Waters scored a career-best finish in the championship last season, taking six podiums but no wins. Waters will be aiming to step up and challenge for victories in his fifth full-time season in Supercars, scoring four podiums so far this season, including two at the NTI Townsville SuperSprint.

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JACK LE BROCQ

ENTRY SUPERCHEAP AUTO RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH July 7, 1992 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 186cm WEIGHT 85kg ENGINEER Brad Wischusen

ROUND STARTS 49 RACE STARTS 97 RACE WINS 1 PODIUMS 1 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 19th (2018) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 22nd SUPERCARS DEBUT 2015 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Erebus Motorsport (2015), Prodrive Racing Australia/Tickford Racing (2016, 2020), MW Motorsport (2017), Nissan Motorsport (2017), Tekno Autosports (2018-19)

BREAKTHROUGH WIN: Jack Le Brocq endured a tough two-season spell at Tekno Autosports, receiving a lifeline with the opportunity to replace Chaz Mostert at Tickford Racing. Le Brocq raced with the Ford team in the Dunlop Super2 Series and the PIRTEK Enduro Cup in 2016, with the opportunity to impress in the entry that won a race with Mostert in 2020. Le Brocq scored his first win in Sydney, with the aim of challenging on a more regular basis. P16

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LEE HOLDSWORTH

ENTRY TRUCK ASSIST RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH February 2, 1983 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Wife, Alana CHILDREN Ava and Riley HEIGHT 170cm WEIGHT 73kg ENGINEER Sam Scaffidi

ROUND STARTS 209 RACE STARTS 467 RACE WINS 3 PODIUMS 16 POLE POSITIONS 4 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 7th (2010) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 10th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2004 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Smiths Trucks Racing (2004-05), Garry Rogers Motorsport (2005-11), Stone Brothers Racing/Erebus Motorsport (201214), Charlie Schwerkolt Racing/Team 18 (2015-18), Tickford Racing (2019-20)

SECOND YEAR AT TICKFORD: Holdsworth ended his first season with Tickford Racing with a first podium with the team at Sandown and 10th in the championship. He gets another season with the team looking to build on those results and claim a first win since 2014. He is the elder statesman in the Tickford Racing stable, taking the team’s second podium of the season with second in Race 9 and regularly challenging within the top 10.

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JAMES COURTNEY

ENTRY BOOST MOBILE RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH June 29, 1980 FROM Penrith, NSW LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN Zara and Cadel HEIGHT 181cm WEIGHT 71kg ENGINEER Brendan Hogan

ROUND STARTS 204 RACE STARTS 455 RACE WINS 15 PODIUMS 60 POLE POSITIONS 10 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 1st (2010) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 11th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2005 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Holden Racing Team/Walkinshaw Racing/ Walkinshaw Andretti United (2005, 201119), Stone Brothers Racing (2006-08), Dick Johnson Racing (2009-10), Team Sydney (2020), Tickford Racing (2020)

NEW OPPORTUNITY: Courtney ended a nine-season stint with Walkinshaw Andretti United at the end of 2019, moving to Team Sydney in the off-season. After splitting with the team following the season opener, Courtney and sponsor Boost Mobile replaced Will Davison and 23 Red Racing at Tickford Racing and scored a ninth place in their first round with the team in Sydney followed by a podium finish at Hidden Valley Raceway. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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DAVID REYNOLDS

ENTRY PENRITE RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH July 3, 1985 FROM Albury, NSW LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Partner, Tahan CHILDREN None HEIGHT 177cm WEIGHT 69kg ENGINEER Tom Moore

ROUND STARTS 158 RACE STARTS 337 RACE WINS 7 PODIUMS 31 POLE POSITIONS 13 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 3rd (2015) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 6th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2007 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Paul Weel Racing (2007), HSV Dealer Team/ Walkinshaw Racing (2008-10), Kelly Racing (2011), Rod Nash Racing/Prodrive Racing Australia (2012-15), Erebus Motorsport (2016-20)

CONSISTENT CHALLENGER: Reynolds has been one of the most consistent threats to DJR Team Penske and Triple Eight Race Engineering in recent years, though he and the team failed to win a race in 2019. Buoyed by a long-term deal with the team, that locks him in for the next decade, Reynolds will be determined to get back to the top step of the podium and lead Erebus Motorsport’s bid to fight for the championship, however the absence of regular engineer Alistair McVean has proved costly.

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ANTON DE PASQUALE

ENTRY PENRITE RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH September 14, 1995 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 178cm WEIGHT 74kg

ROUND STARTS 38 RACE STARTS 81 RACE WINS 1 PODIUMS 4 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 14th (2019) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 14th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2018 Adelaide Parklands Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Erebus Motorsport (2018-20)

ENGINEER Mirko De Rosa NEW WINNER: De Pasquale impressed the Supercars paddock with his rookie efforts in 2018 and confirmed his potential with podium finishes at Phillip Island and The Bend Motorsport Park in 2019. With expectations increasing in his third season with Erebus Motorsport, he will be aiming to be on par with teammate David Reynolds on a more regular basis. De Pasquale claimed his first win at Hidden Valley Raceway in an otherwise tough season for the team. P18

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CHAZ MOSTERT

ENTRY MOBILE 1™ APPLIANCES ONLINE RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH April 10, 1992 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Partner, Riarne CHILDREN None HEIGHT 190cm WEIGHT 85kg ENGINEER Adam De Borre

ROUND STARTS 101 RACE STARTS 223 RACE WINS 13 PODIUMS 56 POLE POSITIONS 20 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 5th (2017, ‘19) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 5th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2013 Barbagallo Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Dick Johnson Racing (2013), Ford Performance Racing/Prodrive Racing Australia/Tickford Racing (2014-19), Walkinshaw Andretti United (2020)

BIG SWITCH: Mostert was the most high-profile mover of the off-season, ending a six-year stint with Tickford Racing and joining Walkinshaw Andretti United. It's the first time Mostert has driven a Holden Commodore in Supercars, with the pressure to lead the team formerly known as the Holden Racing Team. This is the third season of the Walkinshaw Andretti United partnership with Mostert bringing engineer Adam De Borre with him. They opened the season with a podium at the Superloop Adelaide 500 and sit in third in the championship standings after two more podiums in Townsville.

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BRYCE FULLWOOD

ENTRY MOBILE 1™ MIDDY’S RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH May 11, 1998 FROM Darwin, Northern Territory LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 182cm WEIGHT 70kg ENGINEER Terry Kerr

ROUND STARTS 13 RACE STARTS 28 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 47th (2018) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 48th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2018 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Matt Stone Racing (2018), Kelly Racing (2019), Walkinshaw Andretti United (2020)

SUPER2 CHAMP STEPS UP: Fullwood enjoyed a breakout 2019 with the championship win in the Dunlop Super2 Series and an impressive stint as an endurance co-driver with Kelly Racing. His reward is graduation into the main game with Walkinshaw Andretti United, joining the team’s all-new lineup alongside Chaz Mostert. Fullwood drove a Commodore in his main-game debut with Matt Stone Racing in 2018, though this is a new challenge with the aim of keeping pace with his teammate. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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NICK PERCAT

ENTRY R&J BATTERIES CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH September 14, 1988 FROM Adelaide, SA LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 189cm WEIGHT 72kg ENGINEER Andrew Edwards

ROUND STARTS 102 RACE STARTS 215 RACE WINS 4 PODIUMS 11 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 9th (2019) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 9th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2010 Phillip Island GP Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Walkinshaw Racing (2010), Holden Racing Team (2011-13), Walkinshaw Racing (2014), Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport (2015-16), Brad Jones Racing (2017-20)

WINNING MOMENTUM: Percat has been a valuable addition to Brad Jones Racing since joining in 2017, scoring his best championship result with ninth in 2019. With Tim Slade’s departure, Percat assumed the role of unofficial team leader at Brad Jones Racing and claimed his first win for the team in Race 8 at Sydney Motorsport Park. With two race wins and regular top-10 finishes, Percat is one of the form drivers this season as he aims to improve on last season’s ninth place in the standings.

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TODD HAZELWOOD

ENTRY TEAM BLACK DUCK CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH September 25, 1995 FROM Adelaide, SA LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Partner, Alice CHILDREN None HEIGHT 173cm WEIGHT 72kg

ROUND STARTS 42 RACE STARTS 86 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 1 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 18th (2019) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 18th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2017 Queensland Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Brad Jones Racing/Tim Blanchard Racing (2017, 2020), Matt Stone Racing (2017-19)

ENGINEER Tony Woodward NEW HORIZONS: The 2017 Dunlop Super2 Series champion moved to Brad Jones Racing following two main-game seasons with Matt Stone Racing. Hazelwood made his main-game debut with the Brad Jones Racing-prepared Tim Blanchard Racing entry in 2017 and slots into the entry previously held by new DJR Team Penske endurance co-driver Tim Slade, hoping to improve on his career-best 18th in the championship last season. He scored his first podium finish at Sydney Motorsport Park. P20

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MACAULEY JONES

ENTRY TEAM COOLDRIVE CAR FORD HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH October 8, 1994 FROM Albury, NSW LIVES Albury, NSW STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 175cm WEIGHT 70kg

ROUND STARTS 38 RACE STARTS 65 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 21st (2019) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 21st SUPERCARS DEBUT 2015 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Brad Jones Racing/Tim Blanchard Racing (2015-20)

ENGINEER Julian Stannard SOPHMORE SEASON: Jones, son of team owner Brad Jones, was a well-credentialled rookie in 2019 with multiple seasons in the Dunlop Super2 Series and main-game endurance and wildcard outings. While his full-time main-game rookie season proved a challenge in the early stages, he developed in the second half of the campaign and will need to continue that upward trajectory and keep pace with teammates Nick Percat and Todd Hazelwood for the remainder of 2020.

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JACK SMITH

ENTRY SCT MOTOR SPORTS CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH July 9, 1999 FROM Gold Coast, Queensland LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 185cm WEIGHT 70kg

ROUND STARTS 14 RACE STARTS 32 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 36th (2019) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 36th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2019 Symmons Plains Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Brad Jones Racing (2019-20), Matt Stone Racing (2019)

ENGINEER Paul Forgie ROOKIE ENTRANT: Smith makes his full-time main-game debut in 2020 following seven rounds with Brad Jones Racing and Matt Stone Racing in 2019. The well-credentialled rookie drives Brad Jones Racing’s newest entry following its expansion from three to four cars for 2020. Smith was endurance co-driver to 2020 teammate Todd Hazelwood at Matt Stone Racing in 2019, and will be aiming to finish ahead of stablemate Macauley Jones in the championship standings. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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ANDRE HEIMGARTNER

ENTRY NED RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH June 8, 1995 FROM Auckland, New Zealand LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Girlfriend CHILDREN None HEIGHT 185cm WEIGHT 80kg ENGINEER Dilan Talabani

ROUND STARTS 67 RACE STARTS 144 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 4 POLE POSITIONS 1 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 16th (2019) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 16th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2014 Mount Panorama Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Super Black Racing (2014-15), Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport (2016), Brad Jones Racing (2017), Nissan Motorsport/Kelly Racing (2018-20)

IMPRESSIVE SEASON: Heimgartner was one of the most impressive drivers of 2019, scoring a first solo podium in Supercars at Phillip Island and leading the way for Kelly Racing. The New Zealander stays with the team for its switch from the Nissan Altima to the Ford Mustang, providing him the chance to take the next step in his career and challenge the leading contenders on a more regular basis with a podium finish at Sydney Motorsport Park.

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RICK KELLY

ENTRY CASTROL RACING CAR FORD MUSTANG DATE OF BIRTH January 17, 1983 FROM Mildura, Victoria LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Wife, Elysia CHILDREN Lex HEIGHT 184cm WEIGHT 73kg ENGINEER George Commins

ROUND STARTS 261 RACE STARTS 572 RACE WINS 13 PODIUMS 39 POLE POSITIONS 10 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 1st (2006) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 17th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2001 Queensland Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Kmart Racing (2001), Holden Young Lions (2001-02), Kmart Racing/HSV Dealer Team (2003-08), Kelly Racing/Nissan Motorsport (2009-20)

FIRST FORD SEASON: Kelly Racing ended a seven-year stint fielding the Nissan Altima in 2019, switching to Ford Mustangs in 2020. This means Rick Kelly will drive a Ford for the first time in 2020, following 12 seasons in Holden Commodores before the seven seasons in the Altima. The proven Mustang package gives Kelly the opportunity to overcome the challenge of developing the Nissan and get closer to the front-end of the grid in 2020 with multiple top-10 finishes. P22

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MARK WINTERBOTTOM

ENTRY IRWIN RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH May 20, 1981 FROM Sydney, NSW LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Wife, Renee CHILDREN Oliver, Austin and Elliot HEIGHT 185cm WEIGHT 75kg ENGINEER Manuel Sanchez

ROUND STARTS 234 RACE STARTS 520 RACE WINS 38 PODIUMS 117 POLE POSITIONS 36 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 1st (2015) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 13th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2003 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Stone Brothers Racing (2003), Larkham Motorsport (2004-05), Ford Performance Racing/Prodrive Racing Australia/Tickford Racing (2006-18), Team 18 (2019-20)

SECOND SEASON GROWTH: Winterbottom ended a 13-year association with Tickford Racing and an even longer link with Ford with his move to Team 18 in 2019. After finishing in 13th place in standings, including a pole position at Symmons Plains, Winterbottom leads the team that expands to two entries in 2020. The goal will be a maiden podium with the team with multiple top-10 finishes and currently sitting in the top 10 in the championship standings.

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SCOTT PYE

ENTRY DEWALT RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH January 8, 1990 FROM Adelaide, SA LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Girlfriend CHILDREN None HEIGHT 183cm WEIGHT 80kg ENGINEER Phil Keed

ROUND STARTS 108 RACE STARTS 241 RACE WINS 1 PODIUMS 10 POLE POSITIONS 1 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 7th (2018) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 12th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2012 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport (2012-13), Dick Johnson Racing/DJR Team Penske (2014-16), Walkinshaw Racing/Walkinshaw Andretti United (2017-19), Team 18 (2020)

PODIUM RUN: Pye joined his fourth team in Supercars in the second entry at Team 18. His three-year stint at Walkinshaw Andretti United netted a race win and two runners-up finishes at Bathurst, though Pye will be hoping he has found a new long-term home. With an ex-Triple Eight Race Engineering car and the experience of Mark Winterbottom alongside, Pye has hit the ground running with his new team with three podium finishes across the two rounds at Hidden Valley Raceway. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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GARRY JACOBSON

ENTRY YELLOW COVER RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH February 28, 1992 FROM Shepparton, Victoria LIVES Melbourne, Victoria STATUS Fiance, Naomi CHILDREN None HEIGHT 185cm WEIGHT 67kg ENGINEER Tim McDougall

ROUND STARTS 28 RACE STARTS 58 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 23rd (2019) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 23rd SUPERCARS DEBUT 2017 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Prodrive Racing Australia (2017), Nissan Motorsport/Kelly Racing (2018-19), Matt Stone Racing (2020)

LEADING ROLE: The 2016 Dunlop Super2 Series champion had a challenging 2019, his first full-time main-game opportunity in Supercars. After a season racing the Nissan Altima, Jacobson moves to Matt Stone Racing to drive its Triple Eight Race Engineering-build Holden Commodore. With rookies Zane Goddard and Jake Kostecki sharing the team’s second entry, Jacobson assumed the role of unofficial team leader for the still developing outfit.

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JAKE KOSTECKI

ENTRY UNIT RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH January 24, 2000 FROM Perth, WA LIVES Brisbane, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 184cm WEIGHT 70kg ENGINEER Tim Newton

ROUND STARTS 5 RACE STARTS 8 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 50th (2019) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 50th SUPERCARS DEBUT 2019 Mount Panorama Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Kostecki Brothers Racing (2019), Matt Stone Racing (2020)

SHARED DRIVE: Kostecki made his Supercars debut with the family-run Kostecki Brothers Racing in a wildcard entry in the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup. He shares driving duties of the #34 Matt Stone Racing entry with Zane Goddard in 2020 before the youngsters team up for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. With Goddard racing in the NTI Townsville SuperSprint, Kostecki gets his chance to race at the street circuit this weekend. P24

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ALEX DAVISON

ENTRY TEAM SYDNEY CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH November 3, 1979 FROM Melbourne, Victoria LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Wife, Melanie CHILDREN Luke and Lily HEIGHT 186cm WEIGHT 88kg ENGINEER Chris Stuckey

ROUND STARTS 98 RACE STARTS 187 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 3 POLE POSITIONS 1 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 11th (2011) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 32nd SUPERCARS DEBUT 2004 Sandown Raceway SUPERCARS TEAMS Perkins Eng. (2004-05), Dick Johnson Rac. (2006-07, 2012), Stone Brothers Rac. (200911), Team 18 (2013), Erebus Motors. (201415), Lucas Dumbrell Motors. (2017), 23 Red Rac. (2018-19), Team Sydney (2020)

RETURN TO SUPERCARS: James Courtney’s sudden departure from Team Sydney opened the door for Davison to end his six-year hiatus from the full-time grid. The 40-year-old missed the chance to race in Melbourne, having spent the past two seasons teaming up with younger brother Will Davison in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. His last full-time season was with Team 18 in 2013, though he has had stints with Erebus Motorsport, Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport and 23 Red Racing since then.

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CHRIS PITHER

ENTRY TEAM SYDNEY CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH December 3, 1986 FROM Palmerston North, NZ LIVES Sydney, NSW STATUS Girlfriend CHILDREN None HEIGHT 184cm WEIGHT 75kg ENGINEER Nathan Leech

ROUND STARTS 49 RACE STARTS 93 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 1 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT 21st (2016) 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP 33rd SUPERCARS DEBUT 2006 Bahrain International Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Team Kiwi Racing (2006, 2008), Paul Morris Motorsport (2007), Britek Motorsport (201214), Garry Rogers Motorsport (2015, 201819), Super Black Racing (2015-16), Erebus Motorsport (2017), Team Sydney (2020)

FULL-TIME CHANCE: The Team Sydney recruit gets a well-deserved full-time chance in Supercars after winning the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2018. Pither has had limited full-time opportunities in Supercars, though he did claim a pole position with Super Black Racing in 2016. Co-driving stints with Garry Rogers Motorsport and Erebus Motorsport showed his pace, leading to this opportunity with Team Sydney in 2020. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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2020 RESULTS SUPERLOOP ADELAIDE 500

RACE 1 1st – Jamie Whincup 2nd – Scott McLaughlin 3rd – Shane van Gisbergen

RACE 2

RACE 8

1st – Nick Percat 2nd – Jamie Whincup 3rd – Scott McLaughlin

RACE 9 1st – Scott McLaughlin 2nd – Lee Holdsworth 3rd – Jamie Whincup

1st – Scott McLaughlin 2nd – Chaz Mostert 3rd – Cameron Waters

TRUCK ASSIST SYDNEY SUPERSPRINT

BEAUREPAIRES MELBOURNE 400

1st – Scott McLaughlin 2nd – Lee Holdsworth 3rd – Anton De Pasquale

RACE 3 - 6

RACE 10

Races cancelled.

RACE 11

BP ULTIMATE SYDNEY SUPERSPRINT

1st – Nick Percat 2nd – Fabian Coulthard 3rd – Scott McLaughlin

RACE 7 1st – Scott McLaughlin 2nd – Shane van Gisbergen 3rd – Jamie Whincup

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RACE 12 1st – Jack Le Brocq 2nd – André Heimgartner 3rd – Todd Hazelwood

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RACE 13

1st – Anton De Pasquale 2nd – James Courtney 3rd – Scott Pye

RACE 14 1st – Scott McLaughlin 2nd – Jamie Whincup 3rd – Fabian Coulthard

RACE 18

1st – Scott McLaughlin 2nd – Nick Percat 3rd – Scott Pye

NTI TOWNSVILLE SUPERSPRINT

RACE 19 1st – Jamie Whincup

RACE 15

2nd – Cameron Waters

1st – Jamie Whincup 2nd – Scott McLaughlin 3rd – Shane van Gisbergen

RACE 20

CORESTAFF DARWIN SUPERSPRINT

RACE 16

1st – Scott McLaughlin 2nd – Jamie Whincup 3rd – Cameron Waters

RACE 17 1st – Scott McLaughlin 2nd – Shane van Gisbergen 3rd – Scott Pye

3rd – Chaz Mostert

1st – Jamie Whincup 2nd – Chaz Mostert 3rd – Shane van Gisbergen

RACE 21 1st – Scott McLaughlin 2nd – Cameron Waters 3rd – Jamie Whincup Click here for full 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship results.


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Position

Driver

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Scott McLaughlin Jamie Whincup Chaz Mostert Shane van Gisbergen Cameron Waters Nick Percat David Reynolds Mark Winterbottom Fabian Coulthard Lee Holdsworth Anton De Pasquale James Courtney Scott Pye André Heimgartner Jack Le Brocq Todd Hazelwood Rick Kelly Bryce Fullwood Jack Smith Garry Jacobson Macauley Jones Chris Pither Alex Davison Zane Goddard Will Davison Jake Kostecki

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Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang   Holden ZB Commodore   Holden ZB Commodore   Holden ZB Commodore  Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore

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Points

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Red Bull Holden Racing Team Shell V-Power Racing Team Truck Assist Racing and Boost Mobile Racing Penrite Racing Monster Energy Racing and Supercheap Auto Racing IRWIN Racing and Dewalt Racing Mobil 1™ Appliances Online Racing and Mobil 1™ Middy’s Racing R&J Batteries and Team Black Duck Castrol Racing and NED Racing Team CoolDrive and SCT Logistics Racing UNIT Racing and Yellow Cover Racing Team SYDNEY

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Jamie Whincup James Courtney Jamie Whincup Mark Winterbottom Garth Tander Jamie Whincup Jamie Whincup Jamie Whincup Will Davison Garth Tander Jamie Whincup Garth Tander Jamie Whincup Mark Winterbottom Mark Winterbottom Jamie Whincup Shane van Gisbergen Scott McLaughlin Jamie Whincup Jamie Whincup Shane van Gisbergen Scott McLaughlin Shane van Gisbergen Jamie Whincup Jamie Whincup Scott McLaughlin

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SUPPORT CATEGORIES The North Queensland Supersprinters return to the streets of Townsville for the second consecutive weekend. The category allows local racers the opportunity to race their own cars on the challenging street circuit. Amongst the entries is Red Bull Holden Racing Team boss Roland Dane and friend and Bathurst 1000 winner Paul Morris, sharing driving duties across a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro and 1985 Jaguar XJS. The pair shared the wins last weekend with four victories to Morris and one to Dane, with Michael von Rappard, Robert Horsfall, Maddison Dunston and Grant Cooper the closest challengers. Joining the support bill is the Hyundai Excel Series. Excel racing is booming in popularity across Australia, allowing grassroots racers the opportunity to take part in an affordable and competitive series. The Hyundai Excel Series grid in Townsville is headlined by Dunlop Super2 Series rising stars Will Brown, Broc Feeney, Brodie Kostecki and Angelo Mouzouris, with the big field sure to provide plenty of entertainment on the street circuit. The North Queensland Supersprinters will race five times across the weekend, while the Hyundai Excel Series races three times following a practice and qualifying session.

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The Australian Touring Car Championship/Virgin Australia Supercars Championship celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020. SupercarXtra Magazine issue #117 celebrates the milestone with lists of the high-achievers and highlights, including the top 10 seasons.

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Craig Lowndes won his third championship despite missing a round through injury following a huge crash at Calder Park. With the debut of the Adelaide 500 and inclusion of the Bathurst 1000 in the championship for the first time, big grids ushered in a new era for the category.

Dick Johnson and Peter Brock fought it out for the title with the championship decided in a thrilling head–to–head battle at the finale at Lakeside. Johnson overcame race–long pressure from Brock to win the race and the title on home soil. P40

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Holden drivers Peter Brock and Bob Morris won seven of the eight rounds between them, with the title fight going down to the season finale in Adelaide. Morris prevailed to claim the title for the privateer over the factory–backed car, overcoming the disappointment of a narrow defeat to Brock in 1978.

A classic muscle–car battle saw the Ford Mustangs of Allan Moffat and Ian Geoghegan tussle with the Chevrolet Camaro of Bob Jane. The title was decided at the season finale at Oran Park with Jane scoring the race win and championship.


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Four legends of the sport did battle for the championship, with the Nissan Skyline of Jim Richards beating the Ford Sierras of Dick Johnson, Peter Brock and Colin Bond to the title in the season finale at Oran Park.

Two sets of teammates engaged in a season–long battle that went down to the wire at Phillip Island. The HSV Dealer Team’s Garth Tander defeated reigning championship winner Rick Kelly and Triple Eight Race Engineering duo Jamie Whinchup and Craig Lowndes, with just two points separating Tander and Whincup.

James Courtney won the title in a dramatic finale in Sydney, overcoming Jamie Whincup and Mark Winterbottom. The penultimate race of the season saw all three contenders crash into the wall in unison when a sudden downpour hit, leading to a race in pitlane to repair the damaged cars.

The first multi–round championship went down to the final race, with Alan Hamilton in a Porsche 911 almost snatching victory in the decider. When he was unable to pass an ailing Norm Beechey in the final stages, the title went to the Ford Mustang of Ian Geoghegan.

One of the most controversial championship deciders saw Rick Kelly crowned champion following a tangle with title rival Craig Lowndes in the final race of the season at Phillip Island. It followed on from an emotional Bathurst 1000 win for Lowndes over Kelly, in the wake of mentor Peter Brock’s passing.

A classic Ford versus Holden battle was decided on the final lap of the final race of the season in Newcastle when Scott McLaughlin tangled with Craig Lowndes, handing the championship to race winner Jamie Whincup. It marked the start of an intense rivalry between DJR Penske and Triple Eight Race Engineering. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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