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RACE GUIDE Event 6 – Sky City Triple Crown – June 17-19

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Race Guide Mark Winterbottom took pole and the race win on Saturday at Hidden Valley last year. Jamie Whincup turned the tables on Sunday.

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INTRODUCTION RACE GUIDE HIDDEN VALLEY SEPANG

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Mixed views

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his weekend’s Sky City Triple Crown at Hidden Valley Raceway will see the first ‘mixed tyre’ championship race of the season.

EDITOR/PRODUCTION: Stefan Bartholomaeus

While mixed tyre races were the only way we saw the Sprint tyre used in its first year of existence in 2009, two seasons later the format is a somewhat controversial topic.

NEWS EDITOR: Grant Rowley

Moves were afoot to abandon the concept after the non-points races earlier in the year at Albert Park, where the complexity of the racing under the format was further underlined.

SALES/MARKETING: Leisa Emberson

With the complaints having been rejected, one looks towards Event 6 of the 2011 championship hoping that the appearance of the Safety Car does not determine Sunday’s race result.

IMAGES: Edge Photographics QUESTION & ANSWER: Jason Bright

Those without a genuine chance of a strong finish may well hold their soft tyres until the final stages of Race 13, and hope that a late Safety Car allows them to burn through the lead pack before the chequered flag. If that strategy does come into play, then absolutely anyone can win.

TECHNICAL: Campbell Little

Love or loathe the luck involved in the mixed tyre races, last year’s Safety Car-free Sunday encounter at Hidden Valley between Jamie Whincup and Mark Winterbottom was one of the highlights of the season.

PARTNERS: Castrol EDGE, IRWIN Tools, Jack Daniel’s, Orrcon Steel, Pirtek, Vodafone, HDT, Norton 360, Toshiba

With the TeamVodafone and Orrcon FPR squads choosing opposing tyre strategies, the pair managed to have an intriguing race-long dice, without actually seeing much of each other on track. Let’s wait and see if history repeats this Sunday afternoon. Green means go! STEFAN BARTHOLOMAEUS Journalist, Speedcafe.com Editor, Speedcafe Race Guides

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Q&A with JASON BRIGHT

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aving won races at the two most recent V8 Supercars events at Barbagallo and Winton, Jason Bright and his Team BOC squad head to Darwin in a purple patch of form. Running outside the top 10 after Hamilton, Bright has risen to fourth in the championship standings , and is now being spoken of as a title contender. Speedcafe.com’s Stefan Bartholomaeus spoke to the 38-year-old ahead of the weekend’s action. SPEEDCAFE: You must be heading to Hidden Valley with your confidence up after a couple of great wins. JASON BRIGHT: I am confident. We had really good race pace at Barbagallo and at Winton. We suffered a little for qualifying speed, but we had a really good test last week and I think we’re starting to improve that as well. So I think we can go to Darwin and be very competitive. SPEEDCAFE: How do you think the format, with a top 10 shootout, a full hard tyre race and a mixed tyre race will suit your car? BRIGHT: I think it’ll work alright for us. Our hard tyre pace was actually very good in Perth as well - we were second in practice on the Friday and we just had a bad qualifying run for that first race, but we had really good race pace. So I’m not really too fussed if we’re on the hard tyres or the soft tyres. Darwin is a high-wear track anyway, and our strength is really our tyre life at the moment, so I’m sure that’ll really shine through. I still think that we should have more soft tyre races, as they make for better racing than the hard tyre. SPEEDCAFE: Having both tyres in the same race can certainly mix up the result if you get a Safety Car at the wrong moment... BRIGHT: Yeah, it certainly changes the way you go about it compared to just having a full soft tyre race. It does throw a bit more luck into it - if there’s a late safety car and some guys have saved their soft tyres then it’s their race to win. It confuses things a little bit and makes it very hard to make a clear cut call on what’s the best strategy to have.

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SPEEDCAFE: There are perhaps 12 cars right now that can win races, but only TeamVodafone seems to have the toolbox that enables them to compete for the win every weekend. Do you feel you’re close to getting to that level of consistency, track to track? BRIGHT: You’re right in that so far this year ,Jamie has been the only one to be consistently up there. Except for New Zealand where they had a bit of a slip-up he’s been up there at every round. Most of the other guys that have won races this year that I’ve seen, maybe except for Tander at Adelaide, and that was slightly fuel economy effected, but most of the other races that have been won this year haven’t necessarily come from having the best pace. They’ve been through wet weather, fuel economy... lots of different things. At Winton and Barbagallo where we’ve won, it was purely on speed. Fuel strategy wasn’t an issue in either of those races. So I think at the end of the day we can take it up to Whincup on pace from now on. We had a bit of a slip-up in new Zealand and Adelaide, where we didn’t get the results that we should have been getting, and obviously a DNF in the first race of the year put us a long way behind. But i think that we can be consistent from now on, and that we do have the speed to match if not beat Triple Eight. SPEEDCAFE: It’s no secret that you’ve developed your car away from the Walkinshaw style of setup. Was there a turning point last year where the development direction really seemed to click? BRIGHT: We only started going in a different direction around New Zealand last year, and at Winton and Darwin we certainly saw some very good race pace, but we really didn’t come on strong enough until Tasmania and Homebush. The pace we showed at those tracks gave me confidence coming into this year that we’d be very strong. I left Abu Dhabi feeling that we’d punched nowhere near our weight, and like I said, Adelaide and New Zealand were very disappointing. But where we’ve been in the last couple of rounds - that’s where I expected to be from the word go this year.


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CIRCUIT INFO

Hidden Valley was voted the 2008 Event of the Year. The Championship first ventured into the Northern Territory in 1998 when the round was the penultimate event in that year’s Championship. South of Darwin, the circuit’s main feature is its 1.1-kilometre long straight where top-end horsepower is critical. Having a car that flows well through the sweeping bends in the second part of the lap is also crucial. V8 Supercars Lap Records Qualifying 2002 Race 1999

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TECH PREVIEW with

CAMPBELL LITTLE

TECHNICAL by CAMPBELL LITTLE

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idden Valley Raceway has a bit of everything really, with a very long straight, a tight hairpin, and some really flowing corners. It’s a good challenge for the teams and the drivers. It’s not a track where a point and squirt car works very well, often you have to be able to carry speed, particularly through the exit of Turn 1, which is increasing radius. You also need a car that doesn’t chew up its tyres. We haven’t had a lot of luck with that on the softs, but we are reasonably happy with our car on hards, so we’ll see what happens when we get there. Circuit challenges There are some big bumps and a couple of kerbs, particularly through Turns 7 and 8, that the better cars ride very well, giving a better run onto the straight. Obviously you need to get down that long straight as well as you can. The keys really are getting onto that straight without hurting your rear tyres, and then of course being able to stop over the bumps at the end of it. It’s very hard on brakes. Going through Turns 1 and

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4, and then the hairpin at Turn 5 - by the time you get there the brakes are very very hot, especially if you’re running close to other cars. The other thing that makes overtaking difficult into Turn 1 is that, because of the high speeds, it’s one of those places where you see a bit of side-draight. You’ll see someone pull out and get alongside, but then they can’t continue it on - the car that you’re overtaking picks up a side-draught, and it almost sling-shots you back again. Mixed tyres I actually like the mixed tyre races. If you qualify up the front, you’re almost forced to start on the soft, but if there is a Safety Car and you’ve started on the soft then you’re in a little bit of trouble. Historically there hasn’t been a lot of Safety Cars in Darwin. There’s often a lot of red flags in practice, but they haven’t been a lot of Safety Cars in the races. As much as everyone will say that you should start on hards in case there’s a Safety Car, half the field will start on softs. In terms of car set-up, the mixed tyre races mean you’ve got to compromise your set-up. It depends how


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long you’re planning to run on which tyre as to how you bias that. Gentle approach You’ll certainly see people going easy on their first laps on the soft tyres in Sunday’s race. The difficult part going to the soft is that you’re often racing somebody right there and then, looking for track position. But the general trend seems to be that the harder you are on them for those first few laps, the less life you get out of the tyre. Probably the Stone Brothers are the ones that stand out in terms of taking time to get up to speed. They often sacrifice quite a few positions in those first few laps, having the confidence in their tyre life that they’ll get it all back. The drivers have to be very controlled to be able to do that. Qualifying strategy We’ll see the shootout back this weekend. In Darwin, the qualifying sessions almost turn into shootouts anyway, because you only get one lap out of each set of tyres. There’s an hour between qualifying and the shootout, so it’ll be interesting to see how the track temperature changes in that time. Last year we saw a lot of people complaining of oversteer, and then on Sunday they went out with the

same set-up and had massive understeer. We had a similar thing at Winton, but nowhere near as bad as that. Ambient temperature has a lot to do with that, as well as track condition. The different rubber that goes down from the support categories can make a real difference to the way our cars behave. One thing to watch for is how people use their tyre bank on Saturday. If they have a couple of runs in qualifying and then use another green set in the top 10, you’ll only have one left for Sunday. So you’re going to have to do one or two runs on tyres that have already done a qualifying lap, and often there’s a big difference between a brand new tyre and a slightly used one. So it’ll really hurt if you get baulked on Saturday and have to use more than one set. Form I certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see Jason Bright take another win this weekend. If you look at his times in the races last year, he was very very fast. He qualified poorly, but in the races he was right there, so don’t be surprised if he’s up there again this year. They’ve obviously found something recently with their car and have made a quantum leap. They probably didn’t have the fastest car over one lap at Winton, but they clearly had very good race pace. They’re doing a great job.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

The heat is on at Hidden Valley

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he temperature and humidity in Darwin makes the Sky City Triple Crown one of the hardest events of the year for the V8 Supercars drivers.

While it’s no secret that the drivers undertake extensive training programs throughout the year, IRWIN Racing’s Alex Davison - who has recorded his strongest V8 Supercars qualifying and race results at the NT venue - says Darwin is especially challenging. “It’s always very hot in the car, but in Darwin temperatures can approach and even exceed 60 degrees celsius,” says Davison. “My preparation throughout the year consists of training in the gym with my trainer three days a week doing a myriad of exercises ranging from strength work, core work, circuit work, sprints, boxing and other power exercises. “We focus on strength and endurance. The other days

I spend racking up the kays riding the bike, improving my cardio fitness. “Preparing yourself in this way enables you to handle excessive heat in the car, particular in the longer races.” According to Davison, fitness is nothing without hydration. “The hotter the weather the more important hydration becomes,” explains Davison. “In the longer races, especially races over 200 kilometres, it is critically important to ensure we are saturated from a hydration point of view prior to getting in the car. “You can’t leave it to the last minute, it’s important to get yourself right and then keep yourself topped up. “If you are hydrated then you will be right, if you are not, then you could struggle and it can be dangerous.”

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DID YOU KNOW? TeamVodafone’s Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes run 1-2 in the V8 Supercars Championship and they also sit atop the qualifying averages from the season so far.Whincup is averaging a starting position of 2.27, while teammate Craig Lowndes on 4.73. Steven Johnson is a surprise next best on 6.91, ahead of Mark Winterbottom (7.91), Lee Holdsworth (9.36), Will Davison (9.45), Garth Tander (10.36), Jason Bright (10.36), Rick Kelly (11) and James Courtney (12.09) The major disappointment of qualifying has been Shane van Gisbergen who, although being fifth in the championship, is only 13th best in qualifying with an average starting position of 14th. Barbagallo and Winton race winner Jason Bright needs a turn around of recent form at Hidden Valley if he’s to keep his recent run going in the V8 Supercars Championship. Bright hasn’t qualified in the top 10 in Darwin since 2006 – when he took pole for Ford Performance Racing, and hasn’t recorded a top

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10 finish in his last 10 races at the venue. Bright failed to finish five of those races, all of which were across 2007 and 2008 with his own Britek Motorsport outfit. Team BOC however has strong Darwin form, with Jason Richards scoring pole at the circuit in 2009 and provisional pole last year.


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Toll Holden Racing Team’s James Courtney is in danger of the worst finish by a reigning champion in the history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars Championship. The #1 Commodore driver sits 13th in the points score, 618 points behind series leader Jamie Whincup, with just three top-five race finishes from the 11 races held so far. No driver competing full-time in the championship in the year following their victory has ever finished outside the top 10 since the ATCC became a series of races. IRWIN Racing’s Alex Davison is still at a loss to explain just why he has such good history at Hidden Valley Raceway, but the Ford pilot could again land on the podium in Darwin. In 2009 he recorded his first-ever V8 Supercar podium finish with a second place behind Michael Caruso on the Sunday. Last year he backed it up with his maiden V8 Supercar pole position on the Sunday but sadly an electrical gremlin sidelined him when he seemed on target for a return to the podium.

Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing’s Karl Reindler will move into yet another car for the Hidden Valley event after using two different cars at Barbagallo and then at Winton, right. His team has purchased chassis WR008 from Walkinshaw Racing and Reindler will step into this car from the Hidden Valley event onwards. Rick Kelly first raced the car in 2008 before it was used by David Reynolds in 2009 and Andrew Thompson last year in Bundaberg Red colours. Reindler failed to finish on Saturday in Darwin last year and was 26th on Sunday.

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THE CRAIG LOWNDES GUIDE TO DARWIN DAYTIME: CRAIG ON DARWIN CRAIG ON PERTH

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I love going to Darwin, we have family up there so it’s nice to catch up with them each year, and the event generally falls on or around my Birthday, so it’s a good time of year. The whole town comes alive and gets behind the event, which creates a great party atmosphere and obviously the weather at this time of year is incredible.

Hidden Valley is a great track; it’s got an extremely long straight and is very hard on tyres. This year we’ll use the hard and the soft tyre throughout the weekend with a combination of the two on the Sunday, so it should provide plenty of entertainment for the fans. It’s a great event to spectator at as well with the circuit snaking its way around plenty of viewing areas. I’ve had some good success in Darwin and I’ll be hoping for another good result this year.

EXERCISE OF THE EVENT: RUNNING The warm V8 Supercar events are the perfect place to break out your running shoes and take in the sights, and both Darwin and Townsville have some great running spots. Here’s a beginner’s running program. It will get you to 20 minutes of easy running in just 10 weeks, but remember to warm up and cool down and do some simple stretches before and after your run. Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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Run 1 min 1 min 2 min 3 min 4 min 6 min 9 min

Walk 2 min 1 min 1 min 1 min 1 min 1 min 1 min

Repeat Total Time 7x 21 min 10x 20 min 7x 21 min 5x 20 min 4x 20 min 3x 21 min 2x


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NIGHT TIME:

STOKES HILL WHARF: MINDIL BEACH SUNSET MARKETS: The Mindil Beach Markets are a must see every time you go to Darwin. They’re open Thursday and Sunday night and offer a truly unique experience. Have some great food while you shop at the funky stalls.

Take a walk down the Stokes Hill Wharf and grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants. The wharf is an important part of Darwin’s history from European settlement to the Japanese bombings in WWII. Tinter Street, Darwin, NT 0800 / T: (08) 8981 4268

Mindil Beach Reserve, Maria Liveris Drive, The Gardens, NT / T: (08) 8981 3454 / www.mindil. com.au

CULLEN BAY:

THE TAP ON MITCHELL:

Head over to the Cullen Bay area, just a few minutes’ drive from the Darwin CBD, for a meal and a quite drink on any evening and you’re bound to be impressed. The area boasts many restaurants and bars with something for everyone.

The Tap has proven that it’s positioned exactly where it should be - right in the centre of town. This Darwinstyle hotspot features no indoor seating so you can enjoy the best of the weather. Grab a spot under the big sail-shaded area or find a table with an umbrella.

Cullen Bay Marina, Larrakeyah, NT 0820

58 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT 0800 / T: (08) 8981 5521 / www.thetap.com.au

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SPOTTER’S GUIDE

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Car Number: 1 Driver: James Courtney Team: Toll Holden Racing Team Born: 29 June 1980 Starts: 172 Wins: 9 Engineer: Scott Sinclair

Car Number: 2 Driver: Garth Tander Team: Toll Holden Racing Team Born: 31 March 1977 Starts: 393 Wins: 48 Engineer: Alistair McVean

Car Number: 3 Driver: Tony D’Alberto Team: Wilson Security Racing Born: 9 December 1985 Starts: 105 Wins: 0 Engineer: Adam DeBorre

Car Number: 4 Driver: Alex Davison Team: IRWIN Racing Born: 3 November 1979 Wins: 0 Starts: 91 Engineer: Dan Kroehn

Car Number: 5 Driver: Mark Winterbottom Team: Orrcon Steel FPR Born: 20 May 1981 Starts: 227 Wins: 15 Engineer: Campbell Little

Car Number: 6 Driver: Will Davison Team: Trading Post FPR Born: 30 August 1982 Starts: 177 Wins: 6 Engineer: Grant McPherson

Car Number: 7 Driver: Todd Kelly Team: Jack Daniel’s Racing Born: 9 October 1979 Starts: 329 Wins: 19 Engineer: Brendan Hogan

Car Number: 8 Driver: Jason Bright Team: Team BOC Born: 7 March 1973 Starts: 366 Wins: 17 Engineer: Phil Keed

Car Number: 9 Driver: Shane van Gisbergen Team: SP Tools Racing Born: 9 May 1989 Starts: 117 Wins: 1 Engineer: Paul Forgie

Car Number: 11 Driver: Greg Murphy Team: Pepsi Max Crew Born: 23 August 1972 Starts: 397 Wins: 28 Engineer: Barry Ryan

Car Number: 12 Driver: Dean Fiore Team: Triple F Racing Born: 1 December 1983 Starts: 63 Wins: 0 Engineer: Andrew Simpson

Car Number: 14 Driver: Jason Bargwanna Team: Jana Living Racing Born: 26 April 1972 Starts: 362 Wins: 7 Engineer: Andrew Edwards

Car Number: 15 Driver: Rick Kelly Team: Jack Daniel’s Racing Born: 17 January 1983 Starts: 270 Wins: 10 Engineer: Adam Hardy

Car Number: 16 Driver: David Reynolds Team: Stratco Racing Born: 3 July 1985 Starts: 44 Wins: 0 Engineer: James Small


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Car Number: 17 Driver: Steven Johnson Team: Jim Beam Racing Born: 6 September 1974 Starts: 366 Wins: 3 Engineer: Greg Wheeler

Car Number: 18 Driver: James Moffat Team: Jim Beam Racing Born: 18 June 1984 Starts: 11 Wins: 0 Engineer: Perry Kapper

Car Number: 19 Driver: Jonathon Webb Team: Mother Energy Racing Born: 10 December 1983 Starts: 45 Wins: 1 Engineer: Geoff Slater

Car Number: 21 Driver: Karl Reindler Team: Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Born: 18 April 1985 Starts: 38 Wins: 0 Engineer: Chris Stuckey

Car Number: 30 Driver: Warren Luff Team: Gulf Western Oil Racing Born: 21 April 1976 Wins: 0 Starts: 94 Engineer: Rob Palmero

Car Number: 33 Driver: Lee Holdsworth Team: Fujitsu Racing Born: 2 February 1983 Starts: 180 Wins: 2 Engineer: Richard Hollway

Car Number: 34 Driver: Michael Caruso Team: Fujitsu Racing Born: 25 May 1983 Starts: 103 Wins: 1 Engineer: Steven Todkill

Car Number: 39 Driver: Russell Ingall Team: Supercheap Auto Racing Born: 24 February 1964 Starts: 458 Wins: 27 Engineer: Mark Fenning

Car Number: 47 Driver: Tim Slade Team: Lucky 7 Racing Born: 3 August 1985 Starts: 62 Wins: 0 Engineer: Wes McDougall

Car Number: 49 Driver: Steve Owen Team: VIP Petfoods Racing Born: 18 December 1974 Starts: 117 Wins: 1 Engineer: Blake Smith

Car Number: 55 Driver: Paul Dumbrell Team: The Bottle-O Racing Born: 1 September 1982 Starts: 255 Wins: 1 Engineer: Dave Patterson

Car Number: 61 Driver: Fabian Coulthard Team: Bundaberg Racing Born: 28 July 1982 Starts: 139 Wins: 0 Engineer: Rob Starr

Car Number: 88 Driver: Jamie Whincup Team: TeamVodafone Born: 6 February 1983 Starts: 222 Wins: 47 Engineer: Mark Dutton

Car Number: 888 Driver: Craig Lowndes Team: TeamVodafone Born: 21 June 1974 Starts: 424 Wins: 77 Engineer: Jeromy Moore

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#1 James Courtney

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Management shake-up at HRT is unlikely to effect the team’s ontrack performance this weekend. Has not been a race winning threat at Hidden Valley in the past, and poor 2011 qualifying form of 2011 may see that continue. A weekend without breaking a steering arm will be a positive one, regardless of results.

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#2 Garth Tander LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

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Qual 2

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6

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10

Race 2

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1

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19

Race 3

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3

3

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Winton again showed that the HRT can end weekends stronger than they start them. Track layout may not perfectly suit the Walkinshaw chassis, but Tander’s ability to get the most out of both tyre compounds should shine through. Not the favourite, but a winning chance.

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23

21

6

23

11

Qual 2

21

10

19

5/4

4

Race 1

17

22

18

13

12

Race 2

4

14

3

7

3

Race 3

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#3 Tony D’Alberto

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Has lacked speed and the ability to stay out of trouble in recent events, but will have benefited from a strong FPR presence at recent Winton test. Will need to repeat his Saturday qualifying performances of recent events, rather than his Sunday efforts, if he is to have any chance of a top 10.

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21

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24

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19

26

13

Race 2

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14

DNF

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Race 3

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23

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16

19

9

28

27

Qual 2

16

17

12

15/15 16

Race 1

18

17

12

25

26

Race 2

DNF

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DNF

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21

Race 3

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20

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#4 Alex Davison LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

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30

25

Qual 2

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10

1

Race 1

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-

19

15

Race 2

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-

-

2

DNF

Race 3

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-

-

-

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3

23

28

8

13

Qual 2

8

20

7

4/7

13

Race 1

2

23

10

21

6

Race 2

7

10

7

6

16

Race 3

-

-

-

11

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Darwin record is potentially overrated, having struggled on Saturday last year before his Sunday pole. That said, it will be no surprise to see Davison in the top 10 this weekend, having been SBR’s strongest qualifier this season. Has made some cracking starts, too.


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#5 Mark Winterbottom LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

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7

1

6

1

Qual 2

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3

3

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3

DNF 1

2

1

Race 2

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6

3

17

2

Race 3

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6

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Showed great form on both compounds of tyre here last year, but recent Winton event proved FPR still has a long way to go to be able to back them with confidence. While a broken shock absorber on Sunday made the #5 Falcon look worse than it was, tyre life is still a major issue. Certainly a winning chance for Saturday’s hard tyre race, though.

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4

5

11

12

8

Qual 2

3

3

21

11/8

1

Race 1

3

6

4

8

9

Race 2

14

3

DNF

13

19

Race 3

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#6 Will Davison LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

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14

4

9

9

12

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11

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13

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3

DNF

Race 2

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10

18

11

Race 3

14

5

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Was disappointing at the team’s test track at Winton, failing to match the qualifying pace of his team-mate. Still learning the FPR cars, particularly knowing weather to adjust set-up or driving style to solve problems. A top-five chance however, especially if set-up is right on Saturday.

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12

7

13

2

9

Qual 2

13

1

10

8/14

15

Race 1

12

9

6

3

13

Race 2

16

7

4

8

24

Race 3

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#7 Todd Kelly

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Continued his horror qualifying run on home turf at Winton. Has had reasonable race pace on occasion, but will struggle to even make the top 10 unless qualifying dramatically improves.

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‘10

Qual 1

11

2

16

5

5

Qual 2

-

-

-

4

4

Race 1

12

4

11

5

9

Race 2

27

8

29

28

8

Race 3

22

4

11

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

17

16

19

25

16

Qual 2

12

19

2

27/26 18

Race 1

10

7

3

27

21

Race 2

DNF

DNF

15

22

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

16

-

#8 Jason Bright

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Has great confidence after scoring wins at Barbagallo and Winton based on genuine speed and tyre strategy. Had a fast car here last year, despite what the results show, and should be strong on both compounds of tyre. Expected to push TeamVodafone all the way.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

1

12

17

11

18

Qual 2

-

-

-

16

13

Race 1

24

DNF DNF 16

12

Race 2

1

DNF 18

20

Race 3

4

DNF DNF -

19

-

2011 SEASON FORM

28

ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

7

9

20

10

14

Qual 2

7

11

24

2/2

8

Race 1

DNF

4

19

6

7

Race 2

2

23

11

1

1

Race 3

-

-

-

2

-


Races 12/13 - Hidden Valley

#9 Shane van Gisbergen LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

22

23

7

Qual 2

-

-

-

21

10

Race 1

-

-

12

15

3

Race 2

-

-

15

9

3

Race 3

-

-

9

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Had a very strong car at Hidden Valley last year, particularly on the hard tyres, and charged on the soft tyres hoping for a Safety Car on Sunday. Qualifying has been a big concern for the Giz this year and reached a new low at Winton. Can push the top five in the races regardless, and should be at his strongest on the soft tyre.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

15

6

4

16

24

Qual 2

18

23

4

20/18

9

Race 1

4

13

16

4

14

Race 2

8

18

1

10

4

Race 3

-

-

-

7

-

#11 Greg Murphy LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

25

14

19

19

13

Qual 2

-

-

-

25

20

Race 1

26

DNF

18

23

16

Race 2

9

DNF

22

21

18

Race 3

12

14

10

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Drove strongly to come from the rear of grid to finish 11th on Sunday at Winton, despite struggling badly on his final set of tyres. One-lap speed is still lacking, but can push the top 10 in the races, particularly on the hard tyre.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

27

24

8

22

22

Qual 2

24

12

5

18/11

DSQ

Race 1

21

18

8

15

18

Race 2

9

19

DNF

24

11

Race 3

-

-

-

10

-

29


Race Guide

#12 Dean Fiore

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Fiore’s small team is currently assessing its options for expansion as it continues to face a difficult task in this ultracompetitive championship. Will be looking for more top 20 finishes at best.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

29

14

Qual 2

-

-

-

30

19

Race 1

-

-

-

30

20

Race 2

-

-

-

26

22

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

26

27

10

24

25

Qual 2

23

26

18

23/27

23

Race 1

22

15

21

24

25

Race 2

20

15

14

21

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

22

-

#14 Jason Bargwanna

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Will be looking forward to sampling a Brad Jones Racing Commodore in Darwin for the first time after difficult years here in other equipment. Hurt badly by poor qualifying at Winton. Will need a major tyre gamble on Sunday to repeat Barbagallo podium.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

18

16

-

20

24

Qual 2

-

-

-

15

24

Race 1

21

DNF -

22

19

Race 2

11

16

-

DNF

21

Race 3

10

13

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

30

ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

19

17

25

21

23

Qual 2

25

16

20

7/13

22

Race 1

18

10

13

11

DNF

Race 2

12

DNF

DNF

3

14

Race 3

-

-

-

8


Races 12/13 - Hidden Valley

#15 Rick Kelly

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Qualified poorly on home turf at Winton, and was mystified by lack of speed and tyre life in Sunday’s race. Wasn’t overly speedy at Hidden Valley last year, but will be looking forward to racing on the hard tyres again. Can contend in the top five.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

4

1

13

18

21

Qual 2

-

-

-

9

6

Race 1

2

2

9

15

14

Race 2

10

2

9

4

9

Race 3

5

2

5

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

25

4

3

5

12

Qual 2

27

8

1

14/10 12

Race 1

13

12

1

9

4

Race 2

19

2

6

16

17

Race 3

-

-

-

12

-

#16 David Reynolds

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Qualified superbly at Winton, but couldn’t capitalise in either race.. Kelly Racing entries should be more competitive on the hard tyre. A top 10 chance.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

16

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

18

-

Race 1

-

-

-

18

-

Race 2

-

-

-

27

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

23

21

7

15

6

Qual 2

21

10

26

26/23

7

Race 1

17

22

24

19

22

Race 2

4

14

20

20

20

Race 3

-

-

-

24

-

31


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Races 12/13 - Hidden Valley

#17 Steven Johnson

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Improved his already strong qualifying form further at Winton. Developing a strong relationship with an experienced engineer, and the team is responding well to its new manager. DJR FGs didn’t excel here last year however, so another podium might be a stretch.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

15

13

12

15

15

Qual 2

-

-

-

22

9

Race 1

29

11

15

17

18

Race 2

2

23

19

13

16

Race 3

15

18

7

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

8

12

2

4

2

Qual 2

4

15

14

6/6

3

Race 1

11

11

5

5

3

Race 2

18

8

9

14

8

Race 3

-

-

-

6

-

#18 James Moffat

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Now has a couple of top 10 finishes under his belt and is improving with every start. Is having his first run at Hidden Valley in a V8 Supercar, and will turn 27 years old on the Saturday. Needs to temper aggression and avoid silly slowdown lap fracas if he is to make it in this championship.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

28

25

12

9

21

Qual 2

22

24

28

12/21 17

Race 1

16

DNF

9

18

19

Race 2

DNF

22

17

17

9

Race 3

-

-

-

21

-

33


Race Guide

#19 Jonathon Webb

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Has not run strongly since Adelaide, but continues to score points and stay out of trouble. An outside chance of a top 10 is this team’s best hope at this point.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

23

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

15

Race 1

-

-

-

-

24

Race 2

-

-

-

-

13

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM UAE

C500 HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

10

14

14

18

20

Qual 2

17

7

27

22/20 21

Race 1

20

14

DNF

20

24

Race 2

6

11

12

15

12

Race 3

-

-

-

23

-

#21 Karl Reindler LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

27

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

27

Race 1

-

-

-

-

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

-

26

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

34

ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

22

28

23

6

26

Qual 2

28

25

23

13/9

26

Race 1

DNF

19

17

7

20

Race 2

11

17

13

DNS

23

Race 3

-

-

-

DNS

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Will compete in his third chassis in as many meetings after spectacular shunt in Perth. May find Barbagallo form hard to recapture this weekend, but should run better than at Winton.


Races 12/13 - Hidden Valley

#30 Warren Luff

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Team has invested in newer Walkinshaw hardware since Winton, but it is difficult to see a dramatic improvement in results. Saving soft tyres for the end on Sunday and hoping for a Safety Car may be the best strategy.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

21

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

31

-

-

-

-

Race 2

4

-

-

-

-

Race 3

27

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

24

26

17

26

28

Qual 2

26

27

22

28/28

27

Race 1

23

21

DNF

26

DNF

Race 2

17

DNF

16

25

22

Race 3

-

-

-

25

-

#33 Lee Holdsworth

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Showed excellent pace on Saturday at Winton, but played the tyre strategy too aggressively on Sunday while trying to make up for a poor qualifying. Circuit may show up weaknesses in GRM chassis package. Still a top 10 contender though.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

16

18

8

7

11

Qual 2

-

-

-

5

8

Race 1

28

14

13

10

22

Race 2

20

17

17

7

12

Race 3

19

10

16

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

9

3

27

11

4

Qual 2

6

4

6

10/12

11

Race 1

9

20

22

16

2

Race 2

22

DNF

2

9

15

Race 3

-

-

-

18

-

35


Race Guide

#34 Michael Caruso

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Took one and only V8 Supercars Championship race win here two years ago during a mixed tyre Sunday race, but struggled at the same circuit last year. Car may struggle for speed in flowing corners, but still a top 10 contender.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

27

17

17

Qual 2

-

-

-

6

25

Race 1

-

-

16

11

17

Race 2

-

-

12

1

15

Race 3

-

-

15

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

18

18

24

13

10

Qual 2

9

22

16

19/22

5

Race 1

15

16

15

12

16

Race 2

5

21

DNF

18

6

Race 3

-

-

-

17

-

#39 Russell Ingall LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

13

15

7

12

20

Qual 2

-

-

-

17

23

Race 1

7

DNF

7

13

11

Race 2

10

DNF

6

8

25

Race 3

9

11

4

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

36

ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

21

22

16

20

18

Qual 2

15

14

17

24/24

24

Race 1

24

DNF

14

14

17

Race 2

DNF

16

8

12

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

19

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Was surprisingly strong in practice at Winton, but fell into his usual place in the pack in qualifying. Unlikely to figure at the front.


Race Guide

#47 Tim Slade

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Was outstanding here last year, and could again feature well in the top 10. Hasn’t qualified in the top 10 since Abu Dhabi though, so far from a sure thing.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

24

3

Qual 2

-

-

-

29

14

Race 1

-

-

-

27

6

Race 2

-

-

-

25

6

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

6

15

26

19

17

Qual 2

10

18

15

17/19

10

Race 1

5

8

DNF

22

15

Race 2

DNF

13

DNF

5

13

Race 3

-

-

-

9

-

#49 Steve Owen

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Followed Jason Bright’s strategy of playing the long game on Sunday at Winton and emerged with a top 10 result. Like his team-mate Russell Ingall, qualifying continues to be a major weakness.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

22

21

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

17

13

-

-

-

Race 2

24

12

-

-

-

Race 3

18

19

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

38

ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

13

13

21

17

15

Qual 2

20

-

3

25/25

25

Race 1

14

27

20

17

23

Race 2

13

DNS

5

DNS

10

Race 3

-

-

-

DNS

-


Races 12/13 - Hidden Valley

#55 Paul Dumbrell

THE BAGMAN’S SAY A strong Saturday at Winton turned to misery on Sunday for no apparent reason. Will run inside the top 10 if fellow FPR drivers are challenging for the podium, particularly on Saturday.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

9

23

20

8

8

Qual 2

-

-

-

12

18

Race 1

8

24

17

14

8

Race 2

DNF 21

11

6

23

Race 3

13

14

-

-

17

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

5

10

18

14

5

Qual 2

11

6

11

21/17 19

Race 1

21

25

DNS

DNF

5

Race 2

10

6

19

19

18

Race 3

-

-

-

14

-

#61 Fabian Coulthard

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Took another very strong, but largely unheralded, result on Sunday at Winton. Won’t set the world on fire in terms of pace, but could again slide into the top 10 by chequered flag time.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

25

15

15

22

Qual 2

-

-

-

20

17

Race 1

-

22

14

12

23

Race 2

-

22

24

20

14

Race 3

-

25

22

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

11

20

15

27

7

Qual 2

19

21

25

16/16

14

Race 1

8

5

7

23

10

Race 2

15

9

DNF

11

5

Race 3

-

-

-

13

-

39


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Races 12/13 - Hidden Valley

#88 Jamie Whincup LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

10

5

3

2

2

Qual 2

-

-

-

13

2

Race 1

9

5

4

1

2

Race 2

5

4

5

10

1

Race 3

26

26

8

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Continues to be the benchmark of the field. His Darwin form is solid, if not as spectacular as other venues. Almost a guaranteed front-row starter for both days, and is undoubtedly the short-priced favourite for the race wins.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

2

2

1

1

3

Qual 2

1

2

9

1/1

2

Race 1

1

2

23

1

1

Race 2

3

1

18

2

2

Race 3

-

-

-

1

-

#888 Craig Lowndes

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Was massively frustrated to miss out on the top five in both races at Winton after scoring pole in Qualifying 1. Has a great car and will contend for the podium, but may again struggle to match his team-mate.

LATEST RESULTS AT HIDDEN VALLEY ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

6

8

5

4

9

Qual 2

-

-

-

2

7

Race 1

4

3

5

6

7

Race 2

3

1

4

3

5

Race 3

1

1

DNF -

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

WIN

Qual 1

1

11

5

3

1

Qual 2

2

9

2

3/3

6

Race 1

7

3

8

2

11

Race 2

21

12

10

4

7

Race 3

-

-

-

4

-

41


Race Guide

COLOUR Mark Skaife gives one of the Clipsal girls a champagne spray on the podium after his victory on Sunday in Round 2 of the 2001 Clipsal 500.

42


Races 12/13 - Hidden Valley

Umbrellas will be just as necessary in the heat of Darwin as they were under the grey skies of Winton

43


Race Guide

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS 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 27 28

44

Jamie Whincup TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Team Vodafone Garth Tander Toll Holden Racing Team Jason Bright Team BOC Shane van Gisbergen SP Tools Racing Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing Alex Davison IRWIN Racing Will Davison Trading Post Racing FPR Steven Johnson Jim Beam Racing Mark Winterbottom Orrcon Steel FPR Fabian Coulthard Bundaberg Racing Lee Holdsworth Fujitsu Racing James Courtney Toll Holden Racing Team Michael Caruso Fujitsu Racing Tim Slade Lucky 7 Racing Greg Murphy Pepsi Max Crew Paul Dumbrell The Bottle-O Racing David Reynolds Stratco Racing Jonathon Webb Mother Energy Racing Jason Bargwanna Jana Living Racing Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing James Moffat Jim Beam Racing Steve Owen VIP Petfoods Racing Dean Fiore Triple F Racing Karl Reindler Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Russell Ingall Supercheap Auto Racing Tony D’Alberto Wilson Security Racing Warren Luff Gulf Western Oil Racing

Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII

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PAST HIDDEN VALLEY RACE WINNERS 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

46

Russell Ingall John Bowe John Bowe Jason Bargwanna Jason Bargwanna Jason Bargwanna Garth Tander Glenn Seton Jason Bargwanna Greg Murphy Russell Ingall Jason Bright Jason Bright Jason Bright Marcos Ambrose Cameron McConville Jason Bright Jason Richards Craig Lowndes Jamie Whincup Garth Tander Garth Tander Jamie Whincup Will Davison Garth Tander Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes James Courtney James Courtney

Castrol Perkins Racing Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Garry Rogers Motorsport Garry Rogers Motorsport Garry Rogers Motorsport Garry Rogers Motorsport Ford Tickford Racing Garry Rogers Motorsport Kmart Racing Castrol Perkins Racing Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Stone Brothers Racing Garry Rogers Motorsport Ford Performance Racing Tasman Motorsport Team Betta Electrical TeamVodafone Toll HSV Dealer Team Toll HSV Dealer Team TeamVodafone Jim Beam Racing Toll Holden Racing Team TeamVodafone TeamVodafone Jim Beam Racing Jim Beam Racing

Holden Commodore VS Ford Falcon EL Ford Falcon EL Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Ford Falcon AU Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Ford Falcon BA Holden Commodore VY Ford Falcon BA Holden Commodore VZ (reverse grid) Ford Falcon BA Ford Falcon BF Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VE Ford Falcon BF Ford Falcon BF Holden Commodore VE Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG


Races 12/13 - Hidden Valley

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Races 12/13 - Hidden Valley

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James Courtney Jamie Whincup Jamie Whincup Garth Tander Rick Kelly Russell Ingall Marcos Ambrose Marcos Ambrose Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Glenn Seton Craig Lowndes John Bowe Mark Skaife Glenn Seton Mark Skaife Jim Richards Jim Richards Dick Johnson Dick Johnson Jim Richards Robbie Francevic Jim Richards Dick Johnson Allan Moffat Dick Johnson Dick Johnson Peter Brock Bob Morris Peter Brock Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Colin Bond Peter Brock Allan Moffat Bob Jane Bob Jane Norm Beechey Ian Geoghegan Ian Geoghegan Ian Geoghegan Ian Geoghegan Norm Beechey Ian Geoghegan Bob Jane Bob Jane Bill Pitt David McKay

Dick Johnson Racing Triple Eight Race Engineering Triple Eight Race Engineering Toll HSV Dealer Team Toll HSV Dealer Team Stone Brothers Racing Stone Brothers Racing Stone Brothers Racing Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Glenn Seton Racing Holden Racing Team Dick Johnson Racing Gibson Motor Sport Glenn Seton Racing Winfield Team Nissan Gibson Motor Sport Gibson Motor Sport Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing JPS Team BMW Volvo Dealer Team JPS Team BMW Dick Johnson Racing Peter Stuyvesant Racing Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Marlboro Holden ealer Team Ron Hodgson Channel 7 Racing Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Moffat Ford Dealers Allan Moffat Racing Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Ford Motor Company Bob Jane Racing Team Bob Jane Racing Team Shell Racing Team Mustang Team Mustang Team Mustang Team Total Team Neptune Racing Team Total Team Bob Jane Bob Jane Bill Pitt David McKay

Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon BF Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VZ Ford Falcon BA Ford Falcon BA Ford Falcon BA Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VS/VT Holden Commodore VS/VT Ford Falcon EL Holden Commodore VR Ford Falcon EF Holden Commodore VP Ford Falcon EB Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R/R32 GT-R Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 MW M3 E30 Volvo 240T BMW 635CSi Ford XE Falcon Mazda RX-7 Ford Falcon XD Ford Falcon XD Holden Commodore VB Holden Torana LX SS A9X Holden Torana LX SS A9X Ford Falcon XB GT/XC Ford Falcon XB GT Holden Torana LH SL/R 5000 L34 Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1/LH SL/R 5000 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 Holden Monaro HT GTS350 Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Ford Cortina GT Jaguar 3.8 Litre Mk II Jaguar 3.8 Litre Mk II Jaguar 3.4 Litre Jaguar 3.4 Litre

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Race Guide

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY Start Finish Category 0830 0900 Improved Prod 0905 0925 V8 Utes 0935 0955 TC Masters 1000 1020 Formula 3 1030 1100 V8 Supercars 1130 1150 Improved Prod 1200 1230 V8 Supercars 1240 1300 V8 Utes 1330 1400 V8 Supercars 1410 1430 Touring Car Masters 1440 1500 Formula 3 1510 1540 V8 Supercars

Duration 30 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes

Session Practice Practice 1 Practice 1 Practice 1 Practice 1 Qualifying Practice 2 Practice 2 Practice 3 Qualifying 1 Practice 2 Practice 4

SATURDAY Start Finish Category 0840 0900 V8 Utes 0910 0925 Commodore Cup 0935 0955 Formula 3 1005 1025 Touring Car Masters 1035 1055 V8 Utes 1120 1140 V8 Supercars 1150 1205 Commodore Cup 1220 1250 V8 Supercars 1325 1345 Formula 3 1355 1415 Touring Car Masters 1425 1450 V8 Utes 1535 V8 Supercars

Duration 20 minutes 8 Laps 20 minutes 20 minutes 12 Laps 20 minutes 8 laps 30 minutes 12 Laps 12 Laps 14 Laps 42 Laps

Session Qualifying Race 1 Qualifying Qualifying 2 Race 1 Qualifying Race 2 Top 10 Shootout Race 1 Race 1 Race 2 Race 12 - 120km

SUNDAY Start Finish Category 0840 0855 Commodore Cup 0905 0930 Formula 3 0940 1000 Touring Car Masters 1030 1050 V8 Utes 1120 1135 Commodore Cup 1200 1220 V8 Supercars 1230 1250 Formula 3 1300 1320 Touring Car Masters 1330 1350 V8 Utes 1435 V8 Supercars

Duration 8 laps 14 laps 12 laps 12 laps 8 Laps 20 minutes 12 laps 12 laps 12 laps 69 laps

Session Race 3 Race 2 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Qualifying Race 3 Race 3 Race 4 Race 13 - 200km

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Races 12/13 - Hidden Valley

John Bowe (top) and James Winslow (bottom) will head to Darwin leading the Touring Car Masters and Formula 3 Australian Drivers’ Championship point scores respectively

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FLASHBACK

A mistake from Mark Skaife let Marcos Ambrose through to victory at Hidden Valley in 2003

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