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2020 VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL DIGITAL TV GUIDE

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


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SATURDAY 18 JULY Start 10:15 11:10 11:45 12:30 13:30 14:40 15:10 15:25 15:45 17:05 18:25

Finish 10:55 11:30 12:15 13:10 14:00 14:55 15:20 15:35 16:25 17:35

Category Dunlop Super2 & Super3 Supercars Supercars Dunlop Super2 & Super3 Supercars Dunlop Super2 & Super3 Supercars Supercars Supercars Dunlop Super2 & Super3 Supercars

Duration 40 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes 30 minutes 15 minutes 10 minutes 10 minutes 40 minutes 18 laps 32 laps

Session Practice 1 Practice - Rookies Practice 1 Practice 2 Practice 2 Qualifying Qualifying - Part 1 Qualifying - Part 2 Qualifying - Shootout Race 1 Race 10

Duration 10 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes 32 laps 18 laps 32 laps

Session Qualifying - Race 11 Qualifying - Race 12 Qualifying Race 11 Race 2 Race 12

SUNDAY 19 JULY Start 10:45 11:05 11:35 12:25 13:45 14:50

Finish 10:55 11:15 11:50 14:15

Category Supercars Supercars Dunlop Super2 & Super3 Supercars Dunlop Super2 & Super3 Supercars

PROGRAM CONTENTS Schedule

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News

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Preview

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Entry List

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Profiles

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Standings

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Circuit

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History

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Winners

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Support Category

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Officials

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Volunteers

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Top 10s Feature

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Jess Yates, with Supercars legends Mark Skaife and Craig Lowndes, review all the weekend’s action.

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SYDNEY RETURN Victorian-based Virgin Australia Supercars Championship entrants have relocated to Sydney Motorsport Park following border closures around their home state, allowing the 2020 season to continue.

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he Virgin Australia Supercars Championship returns to Sydney Motorsport Park for the fourth round of the 2020 season, after the postponement of the scheduled round at Winton Motor Raceway. Following a spike in COVID19 cases that led to border closures around Victoria, the event was moved from Winton to Sydney. Victoria entrants scrambled to make it out of Victoria ahead of the border closures, with Erebus Motorsport, Kelly Racing, Tickford Racing, Team 18 and Walkinshaw Andretti United relocated in New South Wales. Sydney Motorsport Park hosted Supercars’ return event on June 27 to 28, which was the third round of 2020

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following the season-opening Superloop Adelaide 500 and the cancelled Beaurepaires Melbourne 400. “Following discussions with all government health authorities on the new interstate restrictions, the practicable solution is to go back to Sydney Motorsport Park,” said Supercars CEO Sean Seamer. “Sydney Motorsport Park was a logical choice as we have a proven track record of completing a safe event there based on what we achieved. “We appreciate their willingness to play their part, to ensure we protect the health and wellbeing of Supercars and the wider community. “We remain agile and continue to work with all government stakeholders, relevant medical officials and teams on ensuring we race in a

safe and compliant way.” A limited number of fans will be in attendance for the Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint, which will feature a day/night three-race format in addition to the return of the combined Super2/Super3 category. “The NSW government has invested in the redevelopment of Sydney Motorsport Park to ensure it remains a favourite among drivers, teams and spectators and we can’t wait to host Supercars,” said Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres. “The NSW Government is a proud supporter of motorsport and Supercars Australia, and it’s fitting that this milestone event will take place at Sydney Motorsport Park.”

Truck Assist is the namingrights sponsor of the second Sydney event, carrying over its agreement from the Winton round. “Truck Assist has continued to support Supercars and our team partners through COVID because being there when you need us is at the core of what we do,” said NTI Truck Assist general manager, Alan Hasted. “While we’re disappointed about Winton, we’re excited to be part of this historic event at Sydney Motorsport Park, and to be the naming rights partner of the Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint. “To be the first event to have fans trackside is great news for Supercars and Truck Assist.” Stay tuned to Supercars. com for the latest news on the calendar.

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EVENT PREVIEW ROUND 4

TRUCK ASSIST SYDNEY SUPERSPRINT

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship backs up with a second consecutive event at Sydney Motorsport Park, with a day/night format and the use of both soft and hard compound tyres set to add further spice following an intriguing round last time out.

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he Virgin Australia Supercars Championship made a successful return to the race track at Sydney Motorsport Park on June 27 to 28, more than 100 days since the 2020 season was suspended during the Beaurepaires

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400 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Victorian borders closed in a bid to contain a COVID-19 spike in Melbourne, the fourth round of the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship moves from Winton Motor Raceway to Sydney

Motorsport Park for the Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint. Click here for details around the return to Sydney Motorsport Park. The Victorian-based entrants moved up north to allow the season to continue, with a day/night format and the addition of a second tyre

compound helping to differentiate from the previous round at Sydney Motorsport Park. The race format remains the same as last time with three
130km sprint races and a top-15 shootout across the two days. Following a rookies-only practice session and two

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full-field practice sessions, the entire field will then enter part one of ARMOR ALL Qualifying with the four slowest drivers from that session eliminated. The second qualifying session will feature the remaining 20 drivers with the five slowest drivers from Q2 eliminated and the remaining drivers entering the top-15 shootout. While the fastest driver in the top-15 shootout will take pole position for the opening race of the weekend (Race 10), there will be back-to-back qualifying sessions to determine the respective grids for Race 11 and 12. The event will once again be held on the 3.93km Gardner (Grand Prix) circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park and with the three races consisting of 32-laps or a time certain finish, with Race 10 set to finish under lights at 7:25pm

local time on Saturday. Tyre strategies were a key factor in the racing last time out with five sets of tyres allocated from Saturday qualifying onwards. When drivers used their good tyres led to a mix of strategies and results across the three races. The five-set limit remains but now with two sets of soft tyres (faster but less durable) and three sets of hards. The use of the softs will further jumble the field and vary results this weekend. Once again, there will be 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. DJR Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin leads the championship by 49 points following two victories at Sydney Motorsport Park in June. 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. McLaughlin defends his title with Fabian Coulthard once again his teammate, though results thus far suggest offseason parity measures have closed the field this season. The Red Bull Holden Racing Team ended 2019 strongly and has claimed pole position in five of the qualifying sessions held in 2020. Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen
are once again driving the factory-backed Holden ZB Commodores, with the former winning Race 1 in Adelaide and the latter playing catch up following a costly retirement in Race 2 in Adelaide, trailing

Scott McLaughlin leads the championship with three race wins this season.

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McLaughlin by 221 points. While DJR Team Penske and the Red Bull Holden Racing Team entered this season with continuity in terms of driver line-ups, there are some big changes throughout the rest of the field. The driver movements included: Chaz Mostert to Walkinshaw Andretti United alongside reigning Dunlop Super2 Series champion Bryce Fullwood; Jack 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 (Goddard driving at this event). Also, following the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400, James Courtney and sponsor Boost Mobile replaced Will Davison and 23 Red Racing within the Tickford Racing stable. Courtney opened his account with Tickford Racing with an impressive ninth place in Race 8. 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. 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. 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. Both drivers scored top-10 finishes in Adelaide, adding some depth to the Ford challenge in 2020.

Brad Jones Racing’s Nick Percat broke the DJR Team Penske and Red Bull Holden Racing Team stranglehold with victory in Race 8, while Tickford Racing’s Lee Holdsworth also recorded a podium finish. Other notable results included former Dunlop Super2 Series champions Hazelwood and Fullwood scoring top-10 finishes. With the combined Super2/ Super3 category also in attendance, there will be 17 sessions across the weekend with the event broadcast exclusively live and ad free on Fox Sports 506. Visit Supercars.com to follow the action and for the latest news and click here for the TV schedule.

Brad Jones Racing’s Nick Percat (#8) upstaged the championship contenders with victory in Race 8.

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Team Sponsor Name

Car

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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

Brad Jones Racing

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

Brad Jones Racing

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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Zane Goddard

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 107 RACE STARTS 232 RACE WINS 46 PODIUMS 90 POLE POSITIONS 63 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 Supercars 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 following three race victories, with speculation around his future given the links with Team Penske and a possible outing in the IndyCar Series.

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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 194 RACE STARTS 417 RACE WINS 12 PODIUMS 56 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)

KEEPING 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 and in the points standings to McLaughlin in their second season running the Ford Mustang. 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 182 RACE STARTS 396 RACE WINS 36 PODIUMS 108 POLE POSITIONS 31 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 GO ONE BETTER: 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, carrying that momentum into 2020 with the developments over the course of last season and further parity measures negating the early-season advantage the Ford Mustang had last year. He’s looking to regain position after a costly DNF in Race 2.

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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 232 RACE STARTS 501 RACE WINS 119 PODIUMS 212 POLE POSITIONS 86 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)

LEADING HOLDEN ENTRY: 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, the battle for supremacy within the team will be vital as the factory-backed Holden squad looks to mount a more consistent challenge to DJR Team Penske in 2020. Whincup sits in second place in the championship standings with victory in Race 1 in Adelaide. 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 72 RACE STARTS 136 RACE WINS 1 PODIUMS 11 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 in 2020, starting with a podium in Race 2 at the Superloop Adelaide 500.

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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 45 RACE STARTS 83 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 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)

CAREER RESET: 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. This is Le Brocq’s third full-time season in Supercars. 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 205 RACE STARTS 453 RACE WINS 3 PODIUMS 15 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.

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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 200 RACE STARTS 441 RACE WINS 15 PODIUMS 59 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 at Sydney Motorsport Park. 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 Alistair McVean

ROUND STARTS 154 RACE STARTS 323 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.

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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 34 RACE STARTS 67 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 2 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 ONE TO WATCH: 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 in what is a teammate battle to watch closely in 2020. 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 96 RACE STARTS 209 RACE WINS 13 PODIUMS 54 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.

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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 9 RACE STARTS 14 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 Holden Commodore in his main-game debut with Matt Stone Racing in 2018, though this is a new challenge. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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NICK PERCAT

ENTRY BRAD JONES RACING 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 98 RACE STARTS 201 RACE WINS 3 PODIUMS 9 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 the win and four top-10 places, Percat is one of the form drivers on the return to Sydney.

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TODD HAZELWOOD

ENTRY BRAD JONES RACING 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 38 RACE STARTS 72 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 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. 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 34 RACE STARTS 59 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 in 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 10 RACE STARTS 18 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 rely on the experience of Nick Percat in his rookie season. 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 63 RACE STARTS 130 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 3 POLE POSITIONS 0 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.

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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 257 RACE STARTS 558 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. 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 230 RACE STARTS 506 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 for the team as an independent entity and to crack into the top 10 on a regular basis.

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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 104 RACE STARTS 227 RACE WINS 1 PODIUMS 7 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)

NEW HOME: Pye joins 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 will be looking to hit the ground running with his new team. 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 24 RACE STARTS 44 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 assumes the role of unofficial team leader for the still developing outfit.

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ZANE GODDARD

ENTRY UNIT RACING CAR HOLDEN ZB COMMODORE DATE OF BIRTH October 13, 1999 FROM Gold Coast, Queensland LIVES Gold Coast, Queensland STATUS Single CHILDREN None HEIGHT 178cm WEIGHT 64kg ENGINEER Tim Newton

ROUND STARTS 2 RACE STARTS 2 RACE WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 POLE POSITIONS 0 BEST CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT N/A BEST BATHURST 1000 RESULT N/A 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP N/A SUPERCARS DEBUT 2020 Adelaide Parklands Circuit SUPERCARS TEAMS Matt Stone Racing (2020)

SHARED DRIVE: Goddard stepped up to the main game of Supercars following two seasons in the Dunlop Super2 Series. He shares driving duties in the #34 Matt Stone Racing entry with Jake Kostecki, returning to the seat after starting the season in Adelaide. Goddard impressed in the second-tier series with fourth place in the standings and enjoyed a solid main-game debut at the Adelaide street circuit in February. 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 94 RACE STARTS 173 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 45 RACE STARTS 79 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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Position

Driver

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

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

Team Sponsor Name

Car

Points

Difference

Shell V-Power Racing Team Red Bull Holden Racing Team Mobil 1™ Appliances Online Racing Monster Energy Racing Penrite Racing Truck Assist Racing Brad Jones Racing Red Bull Holden Racing Team IRWIN Racing NED Racing Brad Jones Racing Castrol Racing Shell V-Power Racing Team Supercheap Auto Racing Penrite Racing Milwaukee Racing Mobil 1™ Middy’s Racing Boost Mobile Racing Team CoolDrive Dewalt Racing SCT Logistics Yellow Cover Racing Team SYDNEY UNIT Racing UNIT Racing Team SYDNEY

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

574 525 432 411 392 371 365 353 352 282 271 260 254 248 233 231 222 204 204 190 178 143 128 108 74 64

-49 -142 -163 -182 -203 -209 -221 -222 -292 -303 -314 -320 -326 -341 -343 -352 -370 -370 -384 -396 -431 -446 -466 -500 -510

TEAMS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

Position

Team Sponsor Name

Points

Difference

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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

878 828 746 659 654 636 625 542 542 382 325 252

-50 -132 -219 -224 -242 -253 -336 -336 -496 -553 -626

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THE CIRCUIT

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he Virgin Australia Supercars Championship races on the 3.93-kilometre Gardner GP Circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park, named in 2013 in honour of world motorcycle world champion and Australian Touring Car Championship racer Wayne Gardner. The circuit has a mix of high and low-speed corners and one of the longest

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straights on the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship schedule. Turn 1 is one of the fastest and most challenging opening corners in Australia, with the quick left-hander leading into the best overtaking opportunity into the Turn 2 hairpin. Turn 3 is an uphill righthander before the downhill Turn 4. Turns 5 to 7 are technical left-handers which

lead into the tight Turn 8, which is another overtaking opportunity. The lap ends with the fast kinks of Turn 9 and 10 on the approach to the final corner, Turn 11, where exit speed is vital given the length of the pit straight. The track surface is hot mix bitumen, 15 metres wide on the main straight and narrows to 12 metres across the layout. The anti-clockwise layout

produces an average speed of 154km/h and a top speed of 265km/h. Red Bull Holden Racing Team’s Jamie Whincup holds the race lap record of 1:29.8424 from 2018, with DJR Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin setting a new qualifying lap record of 1:27.9193 at the previous round. Take a lap of Sydney Motorsport Park onboard with Mark Winterbottom.

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THE HISTORY OF SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK

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ydney Motorsport Park opened as Eastern Creek Raceway in November 1990 with the running of the nonchampionship Sydney 500, won by Perkins Engineering’s Larry Perkins and Tomas Mezera. Eastern Creek Raceway hosted the Australian motorcycle grand prix from 1991 to 1996, in place of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and also staged rounds of the short-lived A1 Grand Prix from 2005 to 2008. The circuit first hosted the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1992 and held a round every year, excluding

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1998 and 2006, until 2008. This included a night race in 1996 and the season finales in 2003 and 2004, in which Marcos Ambrose secured his two championship wins and where Mark Skaife and Russell Ingall infamously clashed in 2003. Other milestones at the circuit included Craig Lowndes’ victory on his championship debut in 1996; Triple Eight Race Engineering’s first Supercars win in 2005; Mark Skaife beating Peter Brock’s record for most race wins in 2007; and Jamie Whincup’s 100th race win in 2016 and beating Lowndes’ record for most race wins in 2017. With the arrival of the

Homebush Street Circuit in Sydney Olympic Park between 2009 and 2016, the circuit made irregular appearances on the calendar from 2012. A significant upgrade over the course of 2011 and into 2012 saw a reconfiguration of the circuit into four layouts, the redevelopment of facilities and a name change to Sydney Motorsport Park. The 2018 event was held on the 3.9km Gardner Circuit under lights, as opposed to the previous night race staged on the shorter North Circuit in 1996. Night racing will become a regular fixture at Sydney Motorsport Park with work underway to make it into

Australia’s first permanent motorsport facility with the year-round ability to operate at both day and night. Half of the $33 million government initiatives committed to Sydney Motorsport will be spent on permanent lights, which involves 864 individual light fittings and 132 light towers. While Sydney Motorsport Park’s return to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship for the previous round was held during the day, this round features a day/night format with the season finale also set to take place at night. Click here to watch seven striking Supercars moments from Sydney Motorsport Park.

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SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK SUPERCARS RACE WINNERS YEAR

DRIVER

TEAM CAR

1992 1992 1993 1993 1994 1994 1995 1995 1996 1996 1996 1997 1997 1997 1999 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003* 2003* 2004 2004* 2004* 2004* 2005 2005 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2012 2012 2014 2014 2014 2015 2015 2015 2016 2016 2017 2017 2018 2020 2020 2020

John Bowe John Bowe Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Peter Brock Peter Brock Glenn Seton Mark Skaife John Bowe Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Craig Lowndes Mark Skaife Paul Radisich Russell Ingall Greg Murphy Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Marcos Ambrose Marcos Ambrose Marcos Ambrose Rick Kelly Marcos Ambrose Marcos Ambrose Marcos Ambrose Marcos Ambrose Craig Lowndes Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Todd Kelly Garth Tander Will Davison Mark Winterbottom Craig Lowndes Jamie Whincup Shane van Gisbergen Shane van Gisbergen Scott McLaughlin Chaz Mostert Jamie Whincup Chaz Mostert Shane van Gisbergen Jamie Whincup Fabian Coulthard Jamie Whincup Shane van Gisbergen Scott McLaughlin Nick Percat Scott McLaughlin

Dick Johnson Racing Ford Sierra RS500 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Sierra RS500 Glenn Seton Racing Ford EB Falcon Glenn Seton Racing Ford EB Falcon Holden Racing Team Holden VP Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VP Commodore Glenn Seton Racing Ford EF Falcon Gibson Motorsport Holden VR Commodore Dick Johnson Racing Ford EF Falcon Holden Racing Team Holden VR Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VR Commodore Glenn Seton Racing Ford EL Falcon Glenn Seton Racing Ford EL Falcon Glenn Seton Racing Ford EL Falcon Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VT Commodore Dick Johnson Racing Ford AU Falcon Perkins Engineering Holden VT Commodore Kmart Racing Holden VX Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VX Commodore Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon Kmart Racing Holden VY Commodore Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford BA Falcon Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Dick Johnson Racing Ford BF Falcon Ford Performance Racing Ford BF Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VE II Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VE II Commodore Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo Polestar S60 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden ZB Commodore DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang Brad Jones Racing Holden ZB Commodore DJR Team Penske Ford Mustang

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WHAT WE LEARN FROM THE TRACK, WE TAKE TO THE STREET.

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SUPPORT CATEGORY DUNLOP SUPER2 & SUPER3 SERIES

History is made at the Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint with the Dunlop Super2 and Super3 categories combining grids for the first time. The second and third-tier levels of Supercars unite for the remainder of 2020, with the Dunlop Super2 Series taking to the track for the first time since the season-opening Superloop Adelaide 500 in February. With the combination of the two categories, more than 20 cars will take to the track with a variety of machinery including the Nissan Altimas, Holden VF Commodores and Ford FG X Falcons of the Super2 entrants plus the Holden VE Commodores and Ford BF/FG Falcons of the Super3 competitors. Eggleston Motorsport’s Brodie Kostecki leads the Dunlop Super2 Series standings by two points over MW Motorsport’s Thomas Randle, with the pair sharing the wins in Adelaide. Erebus Motorsport protégé Will Brown scored three podiums in Adelaide and is also expected to challenge for the title, with Kostecki, Randle and Brown already enjoying a points buffer to the rest.

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Other entries to watch include Super2 returnee Tyler Everingham at Anderson Motorsport; Tickford Racing rising star Broc Feeney; Triple Eight Race Engineering rookie Angelo Mouzouris; and youngsters Zak Best, Jordan Boys, Josh Fife, Jayden Ojeda, Zane

Morse. Veteran Jack Perkins will look to keep the youngsters honest in his Eggleston Motorsport entry. The Super3 competition is wide open following the graduation of reigning champion Feeney and race winners Best, Fife and Ojeda. Teams

in Super3 include Brad Jones Racing, Matt Stone Racing, MW Motorsport, Image Racing and Anderson Motorsport. The Dunlop Super2 and Super3 categories will take part in two 18-lap races at the Truck Assist Sydney SuperSprint.

DUNLOP SUPER2 & SUPER3 ENTRY LIST # 5 7 8 10 11 14 16 17 18 28 31 35 38 39 49 54 66 69 75 77 78 219 777 999 TBA

Driver Broc Feeney Tyler Everingham Madeline Stewart Angelo Mouzouris Zane Morse Josh Fife Thomas Randle Jason Foley Matt Chahda Jaylyn Robotham Jayden Ojeda Jason Gomersall Brodie Kostecki Chris Smerdon Jordan Boys Jack Perkins Jack Sipp Jon McCorkindale Brendan Strong Jim Pollicina Zak Best James Masterton Declan Fraser Will Brown TBA

Team Sponsor Name Tickford Racing Anderson Motorsport Brad Jones Racing Triple Eight Race Engineering Brema Group Racing Natural Gas and Water/BJR Skye Sands/MWM TFMaintenance Cavalier Homes MW Motorsport Jayco/MWM Matt Stone Racing Eggleston Motorsport Vectra Corp Joss Group Eggleston Motorsport Image Racing Dial Before You Dig/Mac Motorsport B Strong Electrical Morcomm Motor. Communications Best Leisure Industries/MWM Masterton Motorsports Anderson Motorsport Erebus Motorsport Matt Chahda Motorsport

Car Series Ford FG X Falcon S2 Holden VF Commodore S2 Holden VE Commodore S3 Holden VF Commodore S2 Holden VF Commodore S2 Holden VF Commodore S2 Nissan Altima S2 Ford BF Falcon S3 Ford FG X Falcon S2 Ford FG Falcon S3 Nissan Altima S2 Ford FG Falcon S3 Holden VF Commodore S2 Ford FG Falcon S3 Holden VF Commodore S2 Holden VF Commodore S2 Ford FG Falcon S3 Ford FG Falcon S3 Holden VE Commodore S3 Holden VE Commodore S3 Nissan Altima S2 Holden VE Commodore S3 Ford FG Falcon S3 Holden VF Commodore S2 Ford FG X Falcon S2

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National Sporting Authority Promoter Organiser Organising Committee

Motorsport Australia Supercars Australia Pty Ltd Supercars Australia Pty Ltd Phil Shaw, Rachael White, Steve Preece, Hannah Holloway

SUPERCARS OFFICIALS VCS Stewards DS2/Super3 Stewards VCS Race Director VCS Deputy Race Director DS2 & S3 Race Director Clerk of the Course Secretary of the Event Medical Delegate Head of Motorsport DS2 Category Technical Manager Starter Driving Standards Advisor Race Control Operations Timing Co-ordinator Recovery Co-ordinator Safety Car Driver Safety Car Communicator Media Manager

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Matt Selley (Chair), Steve Lisk, John Leahy Steve Lisk (Chair), Matt Selley,John Leahy Tim Schenken James Taylor James Taylor Steve Preece Hannah Holloway/Kimberly Hughes Dr Carl Le Adrian Burgess Tony Bowker Paul Martin Craig Baird James Delzoppo Ian Leech Alistair Walker Jason Routley Jacqueline Devereaux Paul Glover

SUPPORT EVENT OFFICIALS Deputy Clerk of the Course

Kaye Callander

Assistant Clerk of the Course

Michael Hancock

Emergency Coordinator

David Martin

Chief Communicator

Phillip Revill

Communicators

Peter Durkin, Jo Hodge

Course Car Marshal

Alan Grix

Chief Starter

Derek Taylor

Assistant Starter

Matthew McNicol

Chief Scrutineer

Glenn Pincott

Chief Flag Marshal

Mark Moore

Deputy Chief Flag Marshal

Tony Thorne

Chief of Recovery

Alistair Walker

Chief Fire Marshal

Greg Bretherton

Chief Pit Lane & Grid Marshal

Michelle Luke

Chief Paddock Marshal

Greg Waller

Chief Medical Officer

Dr Matthew Mac Partlin

Medical Coordinator

Liam Meegan

Sector Marshals Andrew Beattie, Steven Burgess, James Cook, Stewart Curtis, Derek Fleming, David Garland, Lyle Hughes, Trevor Inglis, Keith S Kelly, Steve McLeod, Ray Morris

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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 milestones with lists of the high-achievers, including the top 10 makes.

10 ALFA ROMEO

The Italian make scored a single Australian Touring Car Championship race win with Ray Gulson’s class victory in his Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV at Oran Park Raceway in 1974. Alfa Romeo was also a class contender with Colin Bond and his GTV6 in the early years of Group A in the mid 1980s.

PORSCHE

Porsche was one point shy of winning the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1969 and four off in 1970. Jim McKeown won two races with his Porsche 911S in the latter season, the only two victories for the German make in its brief appearance in Australian touring cars.

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8 MAZDA

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VOLVO

Volvo enjoyed two successful spells in Australian touring cars. Robbie Francevic won the title with the 240T in 1986, though the Volvo team soon disbanded. Volvo teamed up with Garry Rogers Motorsport from 2014 to 2016, taking multiple wins with Scott McLaughlin.

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6 JAGUAR

Jaguar won the first four Australian Touring Car Championships from 1960 to 1964. The Mark I that won the first two titles was superseded by the Mark II in 1962. Jaguar locked out the topthree places in the title deciders between 1960 and 1962.

4 BMW

BMW arrived in the Australian Touring Car Championship in the early 1980s. But it was under the Group A rules from 1985 that the German make became a force with two championship wins with Jim Richards in 1985 and 1987.

2 FORD

Ford had the early running on rival Holden, dominating the Improved Production era with the Mustang. The Falcon traded championship wins with the Torana and Commodore under the Group C and V8 rules, while the Sierra had a dominant spell in Group A. The Blue Oval has 26 championships to Holden’s 21, but Ford significantly trails Holden in terms of race wins partly due to inconsistent support.

5 CHEVROLET

Chevrolet’s Camaro ZL-1 was the car to beat in the final years of the Improved Production era, with Bob Jane winning back-toback titles in 1971 and 1972. Chevrolet was also a contender in Group C, courtesy of Kevin Bartlett and his Camaro Z28.

3 NISSAN

Nissan is the most successful non-Ford and Holden manufacturer with 31 race wins across three eras, Group C, Group A and Supercars. The Japanese make hit its peak in the final years of Group A, winning three consecutive titles with the Skyline BNR32 GT-R between 1990 and 1992.

1 HOLDEN

By the time Holden won its first championship in 1970, Ford had already claimed six titles. But Holden soon made up for lost time, matching Ford in the Group C years, losing ground in Group A and then winning 15 championships to Ford’s 12 in the V8/Supercars era. Entering 2020, Holden had 559 race wins to Ford’s 382, having enjoyed numerical supremacy in recent times. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP

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