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Race Guide The field running through Barbagallo’s iconic Kolb Corner during the V8 Supercars Championship’s last visit to Western Australia in 2009

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INTRODUCTION RACE GUIDE BARBAGALLO SEPANG

EVENT 3 – ITM400 Hamilton – April 15-17

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EDITOR/PRODUCTION: Stefan Bartholomaeus NEWS EDITOR: Grant Rowley

Barbagallo Bound

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t may be the category’s fifth race meeting for the year, but finally race fans will see the V8 Supercars on a permanent Australian race track this weekend when the championship visits Perth’s Barbagallo Raceway.

SALES/MARKETING: Leisa Emberson

The 2.41km venue has been one of the most talked about circuits in Australia over the last decade, as V8 Supercars, the Western Australian Sporting Car Club and the Western Australian State Government have each pushed their agendas over the future of the event.

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The outcome appears to be a great result for Australian motorsport, with Barbagallo’s facilities set for a freshen up, while the seven-turn layout remains untouched.

QUESTION & ANSWER: Garth Tander

It may not be Bathurst, but Barbagallo’s unique combination of surface quality, elevation changes, camber changes, kerbs and sandtraps have provided some great entertainment over five-decades of Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars Championship racing.

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The qualifying and race format for this weekend’s Trading Post Perth Challenge will certainly test the teams, which have worked tirelessly to repair and prepare cars after an action-packed ITM400 Hamilton. Having the New Zealand and Perth events either side of Easter was perhaps an unfortunate twist to the 2011 calendar, but V8 Supercars team members are no strangers to working on public holidays, and will be back raring to go this weekend. Green means go! STEFAN BARTHOLOMAEUS Journalist, Speedcafe.com Editor, Speedcafe Race Guides

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Q&A with GARTH TANDER

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even races into the 2011 V8 Supercars Championship, Garth Tander sits fourth in the points standings - just 91 points behind leader Jamie Whincup. The 34-year-old has again had to recover from a tough run in Abu Dhabi’s season opener, before taking race wins in Adelaide and Albert Park. Fresh from a podium finish in Race 6 at the ITM Hamilton 400, Tander heads into this weekend’s Trading Post Perth Challenge at Barbagallo with one eye on a sentimental home victory, and the other on the championship equation. Speedcafe.com’s News Editor Grant Rowley spoke to the Holden Racing Team star about how the weekend will unfold. SPEEDCAFE: You haven’t won at Barbagallo since 2007. You dominated the weekend that year, and then went on to win the title. A win this weekend would put you right back in the championship fight with Jamie and Rick (Kelly). GARTH TANDER: It’s a bit early in the year to try and make the same parallels to 2007, but certainly I’d love to have another weekend there like we did in 2007. That was the first time I’d won any national level race there - so to get pole and three race wins was fantastic. Obviously it’s a different format this year, especially with the way qualifying is going to be, and having soft tyre races as well as a hard tyre race. So it’ll be a bit more of a challenge this year, but we’ve got plenty of good form heading into the weekend. SPEEDCAFE: Good form is a good way to put it. We’ve seen all of the leading contenders, yourself included, have some ups and downs across the season so far, but you certainly must have been happy with your performance on Sunday in Hamilton. GT: I think in Sunday’s race we got the best result

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that we could have. I don’t think we had the car to pass (Shane) van Gisbergen or (Lee) Holdsworth. It was fast enough to match them but we couldn’t pass them. So to go from 19th to third on a track that is hard to pass at was a great result. We’ve probably had to do that too many times this year. At the Grand Prix we had to come through the field, and at Abu Dhabi we had to come through the field as well. I think we have a fast race car, so as long as we don’t have any more of the dramas we’ve been having in qualifying, then we’ve got a good chance of winning races and scoring some pretty big results. We proved in Adelaide that if we could qualifying up the front we could race up the front, and we’ve shown on numerous occasions that if we qualifying down the back we can charge our way through. So if we have a solid qualifying performance then the results will come. SPEEDCAFE: You touched on the format for the weekend earlier. It’s the only three-race format that we have this year, with a hard compound race on Saturday and two soft compound races on Sunday. Do the different tyre rules increase the importance of your Friday program? GT: Yeah, it does, but really all we’re doing on Friday is getting a good balance for Saturday’s race. We practice on the hard tyre, and the first time we get to run the soft is in qualifying on Sunday morning. So in that regard it’ll be no different to normal. They’re only 30 minute sessions, but it’s a short circuit so you still get plenty of laps. Friday will certainly be important, but for us the two qualifying sessions are the critical ones. Like I said, we’ve been a bit up and down with qualifying this year, and we need to make sure we’re somewhere up near the front.


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KERB CRUNCHING

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CIRCUIT INFO

Located approximately 50km north of Perth, Barbagallo Raceway has been operating since 1969, and is one of the longest serving venues in the history of the Australian Touring Car/V8 Supercars Championship. The 2.42km circuit contains just one genuine left-hand corner, and is notable for its unique surface and vast sand traps. The V8 Supercars return to the venue for 3 x 120km races this year after a one-year absence. Saturday will be the sole domain of the hard compound tyre, while Sunday will see the soft tyre rolled out for the remaining qualifying session and races. The Trading Post Perth Challenge is the only event on the 2011 championship calendar to feature three races, while the qualifying format is also unique, with each driver’s second fastest lap from Qualifying 2 setting the grid for Race 3. V8 Supercars Lap Records Qualifying 2005 Race 2004

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arbagallo has got a bit of everything. It’s always been hard on brakes, and the low grip-level provides a massive challenge for everybody.

It’s a funny place - I’ve seen stiff cars work there and soft cars work there. There have been some very unique set-ups come out of Perth in its time - it’s never been a classic ‘run what you brung’ kind of place. You’re perpetually chasing your tale because of the way the track rubbers up. SURFACE The surface is always a big talking point. It has degraded very quickly over the years since they last resurfaced it (2004), and we won’t have a clue what it’s like this year until we turn up. What we know for certain is that there won’t be a lot of grip. It’s a bit like driving in the rain, except that all the corners are long corners, so you can’t just run a soft set-up and hope that it works like you possibly would to ‘point and squirt’ in the rain, or at a bumpy circuit. You have to support your car somehow - that’s the trick. It’s always been about somehow getting the car around those long corners and still generating some grip. QUALIFYING We don’t get to practice on any softs, so the Sunday morning session will involve a little bit of guess work.

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I’m surprised that more people didn’t petition to be able to take the (left-over) Abu Dhabi softs and run at least one practice session in Perth on softs. Sunday’s 20-minute session will be a big challenge, with the second fastest lap setting the grid for Race 9. You really only get time for four two-lap runs, and they probably won’t do a time on their first lap, just because of front-tyre temperature. There aren’t a lot of corners, and only really one that turns left, so it’s always been a bit of a challenge for qualifying to have any sort of tyre heat in that right-front tyre. It’ll be a very very tight qualifying session - we’ve seen the whole field covered by a second here in the past. It’ll be a watch this space in qualifying, because in the last five minutes the circuit really starts to rubber up, and it’s easy to get mixed up in traffic. Red flags could play an even bigger part in qualifying than they did in Hamilton, because whenever a car goes off it tends to stop the session. That can really throw a spanner in the works. Obviously if you’re the one to cause the red flag, you’re starting from the back in both races, so it’s a big punishment. OVERTAKING There’s three fairly good overtaking corners, but it can get processional once more than one car is lined


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up in front of you. You’ve really got to wait for a mistake to happen, or just be extremely brave. The brake temperatures go crazy, and there’s also a considerable aero affect down at Kolb Corner, with its off-camber exit. When you’re third in line you lose all your front aero, so you pick up a lot of understeer and can’t drive it out. You’re almost buggered if there’s more than a couple of cars - you’ve really got to fire in there and lean on people to make it around. Having said that, we’ve seen a few drivers come from the rear of the grid there in the last couple of years. We saw Jamie (Whincup) qualifying outside the top 20 in 2008 and come through the field, so it can be done. PITLANE Perth’s pitlane is very narrow - we’ve seen more drive-throughs because of re-entry issues there than anywhere else. So that’ll be an interesting one to watch. I think there will be a whole lot of entertainment in the pitlane at Barbagallo - it will be interesting. As far as strategy goes, the three races will be true sprints - the fuel windows shouldn’t affect the races, we’ll see guys stopping anywhere from Lap 10 or 11 onwards. In the hard tyre race the tyre degradation probably won’t come in to it. People will only put rears on, and they’ll all be looking for clear track or a clear pitlane. They’ll be the two deciding factors. They’ll stop early to get a clear pitlane, or stop to try and get away from whoever is directly in front of them, and try to make

that break. So pitstops will be very very important. It’s always a nightmare, the pitlane there is very tight, and if you’re stuck in traffic and wait too long it’s quite easy to go a lap down. TRICKS OF THE TRADE One thing we see at Barbagallo is people abusing the inside kerb at what you might call Turn 3. Because you’re accelerating virtually up hill and it’s a crowned road, they try to take that kerb to two-wheel the car, which helps it turn and allows them to keep it in a bit tighter for the left-hander at Turn 4. It works for some poeple and doesn’t for others. I think Craig (Lowndes) is the winner of getting air over there - we’ve seen the bottom of his car quite a few times! Most other guys tend to get around it without touching the kerb and without a time loss. It has a lot to do with how the car is turning in that next corner. Typically people are trying to stop oversteer out of Kolb, so they have an understeery car - which means you hurt in Turn 4. We see people end up riding the Turn 7 exit kerb pretty hard as well, again due to the crowned road and understeer. In the race you’ve got to keep the bottom of the car off the ground there - it’s destroyed a few Watts Links in its time and various other hanging parts under the cars. The only saving grace is that you don’t hit it very fast. For a little race track, it throws up some pretty unique challenges.

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OPINION by SPEED

Variety Overload

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f there’s one thing that V8 Supercars isn’t afraid of doing, it’s experimenting with event formats.

Barbagallo marks the fifth V8 Supercars race meeting for the year, and introduces us to the season’s fifth different combination of qualifying sessions, race durations, number of races and tyre compound regulations. It feels like a long time ago now that we had a onesize fits all, three 20-minute sprint race format. What the current variety-based system provides is an ever-changing target for the teams and drivers to chase, which generally improves the unpredictability of the results, and hence the entertainment value of the show. A bit like IndyCar’s mix of short ovals, superspeedways, road courses and street courses, or the World Rally Championship’s variety of surfaces, the different formats also guarantee a pretty deserving champion is crowned at season’s end. Like most things in life however, the current situation does have its drawbacks. Most notably, the inconsistency and complexity of the current V8 Supercars product makes it a frighteningly difficult sell to the general sports fan. While racing every weekend is clearly impractical, a television viewer should not be required to undertake a week’s worth of homework just so they can follow what’s going on when the cars are racing. One fears that this weekend’s additions, such as Sunday morning’s ‘double-qualifying’ session and the fact that three drivers will be soaked in Race 8 champagne heading into Race 9, will be a little confusing for those not quite up with the program. Without wishing to advocate a ‘dumbing down’ of the sport to appease the masses, there are certainly a few elements to the race formats we’ve seen this year that could be done without. Losing the two-compounds in one-race scenario is certainly a positive move. Keeping hard tyres for Saturday and soft tyres for Sunday, as will be seen this weekend, would provide that desired combination of variety and consistency if it was applied to more events.

The top 10 shootout also appears to be of marginal value, and is currently rolled out only on certain days at selected events. It has sentimental value at Bathurst, but if it isn’t needed at Barbagallo why is it needed in Hamilton? The non-points races at Albert Park do provide a good opportunity to experiment, but having a man they call ‘The Cheeseburger’ pulling a ping-pong ball out of his own helmet as part of the qualifying format was one of the more embarrassing ways to show off the category on the world stage. At the end of the day, some categories around the world need wacky formats to make them interesting. V8 Supercars don’t - so let’s not add complexity for the sake of complexity. Speed speed@speedcafe.com

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DID YOU KNOW? By taking Race 6 at the ITM Hamilton 400, Shane van Gisbergen became the 61st different race winner in the history of the Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars Championship. The success broke a 76 race winless streak for Stone Brothers Racing, stretching back to James Courtney’s win on Saturday at Queensland Raceway in 2008. The SP Tools Falcon driver also became the first New Zealander to win a V8 Supercars Championship race on home soil since Greg Murphy triumphed at Pukokohe in 2005. Van Gisbergen has finished no better than 10th in any of the five championship races he has contested at Barbagallo across 2008 and 2009.

Sunday’s Race 8 of the season is a special milestone for the Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars Championship, as it marks the 750th race in the category’s history. Indicative of the sport’s evolution, the first 250 races were held between 1960 and 1993, while it took just nine more seasons to rack up 500.

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Jim Richards won the 250th race at Oran Park in 1993 in his Gibson Motor Sport Commodore VP, while Mark Skaife took the 500th race, held at Pukekohe in 2002, for the Holden Racing Team.. Of the 748 races held to this point, Barbagallo has hosted 66 of them. It hosted an event of the ATCC/V8SC every year from 1978 to 2009.


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Craig Lowndes is the championship’s record holder for the most race wins at Barbagallo taking 13 victories since his debut in 1996. The TeamVodafone driver’s time at the venue got off to a flying start, with Lowndes winning 12 consecutive races at the Western Australian circuit between 1996 and 2000. After a long dry spell, Lowndes returned to the winners circle in 2009 by taking Race 6 in his Falcon FG. Mark Skaife also enjoyed much success at Barbagallo with eight race wins.

There have been five different winners from the first six races in this year’s V8 Supercars Championship, as well as five different pole-sitters from the six pole positions on offer. The last time the first six races were won by five different drivers was 14 years ago in 1997 at Calder and Phillip Island (Glenn Seton two, Wayne Gardner, Greg Murphy, Russell Ingall and Larry Perkins). The race winners this year have been Jamie Whincup (twice), James Courtney, Garth Tander, Rick Kelly and Shane van Gisbergen. Three drivers are making their first start in a V8 Supercar at Barbagallo Raceway in the Trading Post Perth Challenge. James Moffat (Jim Beam Racing), Jonathon Webb (Mother Energy Racing Team) and Karl Reindler (Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing) are all having their first look at the circuit in a V8 Supercar. Moffat has raced there previously in Formula Ford (winning the round in 2007) and Porsche Carrera Cup (finishing third in 2008). Webb (right) has raced at Barbagallo in Carrera Cup (finishing third in 2005), while Reindler has competed in a range of categories there in the past, including sharing a MINI Challenge entry with his brother Chris at the V8 Supercars event in 2009.

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

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Perth is a beautiful place, it’s got great beaches and obviously the Swan River runs right through the city, so there are plenty of water sports activities going on. I’ve got fond memories of the city and I always enjoy getting back there. We normally stay by the beach, which is fantastic - there’s great scenery and it’s really nice to go for a run along the beach in the morning or the afternoon.

The event at Barbagallo is actually quite challenging. The circuit itself is only small, but in saying that it always creates some good racing. The degradation of the tyre is quite high and the cars start to move around quite quickly, so you need really good balance. The fans are awesome in Perth and I’ve got a lot of friends over there. By 10am on Saturday and Sunday the event is at maximum capacity, so it’s really well supported.

EXERCISE OF THE EVENT: THE PUSH-UP Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean you workout schedule needs to suffer. It’s easy to turn a hotel room or bedroom into a mini-gym by completing some simple exercises, such as push-ups. Here are my three simple steps to a successful push-up. 1) Place your hands shoulder-width apart, feet together

2) Lower your body towards the floor in a controlled manner, keeping your back straight

3) When your chest is two inches from the floor, push up to position 1). Repeat.

THE PUSH-UP CHALLENGE: HOW MANY CAN YOU DO? CRAIG ON PERTH Do as many push-ups as you can in 3 minutes Rules: 1. Rest whenever you want, but keep the clock running the whole time. 2. For a rep to count, you must maintain perfect form: elbows locked at the top, chest 2 inches above the floor at the bottom, hips not sagging, and knees not touching the floor.

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How you did: < 55: below average 55-74: average 75-99: good 100-110: excellent > 111: extroadinary


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NIGHT TIME:

THE QUEEN’S TAVERN

The Queen’s Tavern provides a relaxed courtyard atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy a drink in the afternoon and evenings. Take time to experience a unique handcrafted beer from the ever changing beer menu or choose to enjoy a meal from the seasonal menu in the restaurant. 20 Beaufort Street, Highgate, WA 6003 / T: (08) 9328 7267 / www.thequeens.com.au

1907

1907 Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is a great place to stop for a drink or satisfying meal. Housed in a 100 year old rag trade factory in the hub of Perth’s CBD, the recently refurbished historic building is a bit of a hidden gem. Alleyway, 26 Queen Street, Perth, WA 6000 / T: (08) 9436 0233 / www.1907.com.au

LLAMA BAR

A short hop from Perth’s city centre, the Llama Bar features a large space with an undercover courtyard that’s perfect for a drink when the sun goes down. The venue is packed much of the time, but it’s worth the crowds, with DJs, live bands and exquisite drinks, especially the Llama Iced Tea.

Located in Beaufort Street, the Must Winebar features an elegant 1930’s façade and a long, polished sheoak bar. It offers a great selection of wines, spirits and beers, as well as delivering meals to its bistro area.

464 Hay Street, Subiaco, WA 6008 / T: (08) 9388 0222 / www.llamabar.com

519 Beaufort Street, Highgate, WA 6003 / T: (08) 9328 8255 / www.must.com.au

MUST WINEBAR

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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: 167 Wins: 9 Engineer: Scott Sinclair

Car Number: 2 Driver: Garth Tander Team: Toll Holden Racing Team Born: 31 March 1977 Starts: 388 Wins: 48 Engineer: Alistair McVean

Car Number: 3 Driver: Tony D’Alberto Team: Wilson Security Racing Born: 9 December 1985 Starts: 100 Wins: 0 Engineer: Adam DeBorre

Car Number: 4 Driver: Alex Davison Team: IRWIN Racing Born: 3 November 1979 Starts: 86 Wins: 0 Engineer: Dan Kroehn

Car Number: 5 Driver: Mark Winterbottom Team: Orrcon Steel FPR Born: 20 May 1981 Starts: 222 Wins: 15 Engineer: Campbell Little

Car Number: 6 Driver: Will Davison Team: Trading Post FPR Born: 30 August 1982 Starts: 172 Wins: 6 Engineer: Grant McPherson

Car Number: 7 Driver: Todd Kelly Team: Jack Daniel’s Racing Born: 9 October 1979 Starts: 324 Wins: 19 Engineer: Brendan Hogan

Car Number: 8 Driver: Jason Bright Team: Team BOC Born: 7 March 1973 Starts: 361 Wins: 15 Engineer: Phil Keed

Car Number: 9 Driver: Shane van Gisbergen Team: SP Tools Racing Born: 9 May 1989 Starts: 112 Wins: 1 Engineer: Paul Forgie

Car Number: 11 Driver: Greg Murphy Team: Pepsi Max Crew Born: 23 August 1972 Starts: 392 Wins: 28 Engineer: Barry Ryan

Car Number: 12 Driver: Dean Fiore Team: Triple F Racing Born: 1 December 1983 Starts: 58 Wins: 0 Engineer: Andrew Simpson

Car Number: 14 Driver: Jason Bargwanna Team: Jana Living Racing Born: 26 April 1972 Starts: 357 Wins: 7 Engineer: Andrew Edwards

Car Number: 15 Driver: Rick Kelly Team: Jack Daniel’s Racing Born: 17 January 1983 Starts: 265 Wins: 10 Engineer: Adam Hardy

Car Number: 16 Driver: David Reynolds Team: Stratco Racing Born: 3 July 1985 Starts: 39 Wins: 0 Engineer: James Small


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Car Number: 17 Driver: Steven Johnson Team: Jim Beam Racing Born: 6 September 1974 Starts: 363 Wins: 3 Engineer: Greg Wheeler

Car Number: 18 Driver: James Moffat Team: Jim Beam Racing Born: 18 June 1984 Starts: 8 Wins: 0 Engineer: Perry Kapper

Car Number: 19 Driver: Jonathon Webb Team: Mother Energy Racing Born: 10 December 1983 Starts: 40 Wins: 1 Engineer: Geoff Slater

Car Number: 21 Driver: Karl Reindler Team: Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Born: 18 April 1985 Starts: 35 Wins: 0 Engineer: Chris Stuckey

Car Number: 30 Driver: Warren Luff Team: Gulf Western Oil Racing Born: 21 April 1976 Starts: 89 Wins: 0 Engineer: Rob Palmero

Car Number: 33 Driver: Lee Holdsworth Team: Fujitsu Racing Born: 2 February 1983 Starts: 175 Wins: 2 Engineer: Richard Hollway

Car Number: 34 Driver: Michael Caruso Team: Fujitsu Racing Born: 25 May 1983 Starts: 98 Wins: 1 Engineer: Steven Todkill

Car Number: 39 Driver: Russell Ingall Team: Supercheap Auto Racing Born: 24 February 1964 Starts: 453 Wins: 27 Engineer: Mark Fenning

Car Number: 47 Driver: Tim Slade Team: Lucky 7 Racing Born: 3 August 1985 Starts: 57 Wins: 0 Engineer: Wes McDougall

Car Number: 49 Driver: Steve Owen Team: VIP Petfoods Racing Born: 18 December 1974 Starts: 114 Wins: 1 Engineer: Blake Smith

Car Number: 55 Driver: Paul Dumbrell Team: The Bottle-O Racing Born: 1 September 1982 Starts: 250 Wins: 1 Engineer: Dave Patterson

Car Number: 61 Driver: Fabian Coulthard Team: Bundaberg Racing Born: 28 July 1982 Starts: 134 Wins: 0 Engineer: Rob Starr

Car Number: 88 Driver: Jamie Whincup Team: TeamVodafone Born: 6 February 1983 Starts: 217 Wins: 44 Engineer: Mark Dutton

Car Number: 888 Driver: Craig Lowndes Team: TeamVodafone Born: 21 June 1974 Starts: 419 Wins: 77 Engineer: Jeromy Moore

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#1 James Courtney LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY A fraught weekend in New Zealand continued Courtney’s tough initiation into the HRT. The defending series champ is yet to score a top three race finish at Barbagallo, and is fast slipping out of title contetion. May need outside factors to play a role if he is to win here.

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Very much the hometown hero at this track. Has claimed seven podiums including three wins from his last eight starts at this circuit. One of the favourites on both the hard and soft tyres, but must improve the HRT’s patchy qualifying form in order to win this weekend.

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#3 Tony D’Alberto LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Was knocking on the door of top 10 finishes in both races at Hamilton after putting in two intelligent qualifying performances. Look for the #3 to push into the top 10 if the factory FPR entries are on the pace.

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#4 Alex Davison LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Slipped a few positions down the championship ladder despite scoring solid points at Hamilton. Should be stronger on Sunday than Saturday at Barbagallo due to the tyre format.


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#5 Mark Winterbottom LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Dominated at this circuit in 2008, and needs to bounce back from an unlucky Race 6 DNF in Hamilton this weekend. Again considered one of the main threats, provided his team can find an effective soft-tyre set-up on Sunday morning.

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#6 Will Davison LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Has shown great speed in Adelaide and Hamilton and could be a dark horse for victory. Failing to tune the car during Race 6 in Hamilton cost a podium spot however, and showed that it’s still early days for Davison and his new team.

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12

7

13

Qual 2

13

1

10

Race 1

12

9

6

Race 2

16

7

4

27


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#7 Todd Kelly LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

15

3

5

8

5

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

13

Race 1

DNF 30

DNF

9

2

Race 2

23

28

10

8

DNF

Race 3

7

4

7

DNF

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Turned the corner in New Zealand, showing strong pace on the soft tyre, particularly in Race 5. Has never cracked a win at this circuit but shouldn’t be dismissed from a potential top five finish.

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ADEL HAM

Qual 1

17

16

19

Qual 2

12

19

2

Race 1

10

7

3

Race 2

DNF

DNF

15

#8 Jason Bright LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

6

18

DNS 15

13

Qual 2

-

-

-

10

Race 1

16

5

DNS DNF

Race 2

7

DNF DNS 14

10

Race 3

22

28

-

-

DNS 13

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28

ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

7

9

20

Qual 2

7

11

24

Race 1

DNF

4

19

Race 2

2

23

11

24

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Car pace deserted him in New Zealand. Won at a high-grip Barbagallo in 2004 after the track had been resurfaced, but will be doing well to see the top five this weekend.


Races 7/8/9 - Barbagallo

#9 Shane van Gisbergen LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

-

-

10

19

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

22

Race 1

-

-

-

DNF

15

Race 2

-

-

-

10

13

Race 3

-

-

-

12

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Riding a wave of confidence after scoring his maiden victory on the streets of Hamilton. More wins are expected to follow, but this weekend represents a big challenge, with SBR not proving competitive here since 2005. Shouldn’t be too far away on soft-tyre Sunday though.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

15

6

4

Qual 2

18

23

4

Race 1

4

13

16

Race 2

8

18

1

#11 Greg Murphy LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

8

7

11

16

22

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

11

Race 1

5

14

8

12

8

Race 2

30

3

7

15

19

Race 3

DNF

19

12

21

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY In a team which has really found some form. A gearbox issue stopped a double top 10 weekend in Hamilton, which was a cruel blow. Making the top 10 this weekend would be a certain confidence boost, but may be too much to ask at this stage.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

27

24

8

Qual 2

24

12

5

Race 1

21

18

8

Race 2

9

19

DNF

29


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#12 Dean Fiore LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

24

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

26

Race 1

-

-

-

-

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

-

20

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Again showed great maturity and intelligence in Hamilton - picking his moment in Race 5 qualifying to make the top 10 shootout. Will be hoping for another top 15 race finish on home soil this weekend.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

26

27

10

Qual 2

23

26

18

Race 1

22

15

21

Race 2

20

15

14

#14 Jason Bargwanna LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

25

25

20

-

20

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

20

Race 1

9

16

25

-

18

Race 2

10

16

22

-

7

Race 3

12

20

23

-

-

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30

ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

19

17

25

Qual 2

25

16

20

Race 1

18

10

13

Race 2

12

DNF

DNF

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Underlined his reputation for being a hard, gritty racer with some spirited driving in New Zealand. Hard to expect much better than top 15 finishes though, as outright car pace is simply lacking.


Races 7/8/9 - Barbagallo

#15 Rick Kelly LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

24

4

2

7

11

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

5

Race 1

14

7

2

6

7

Race 2

16

11

2

5

16

Race 3

15

14

3

6

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY On top of the world heading into Barbagallo, having taken Kelly Racing to its first race win in Hamilton - a week after becoming engaged. Was fast in all conditions in New Zealand, and needs to show the performance was not an anomaly by taking the fight to Whincup, Tander and Winterbottom this weekend.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

25

4

3

Qual 2

27

8

1

Race 1

13

12

1

Race 2

19

2

6

#16 David Reynolds LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

12

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

24

Race 1

-

-

-

-

28

Race 2

-

-

-

-

15

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Showed speed in New Zealand but failed to put top results on the board. Had a breakout race at this circuit thanks to the soft tyres in 2009 - looking set for a top three finish before a mechanical failure ended his run. Will push the top 10 this weekend if the black and white Kelly entries are in the top five.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

23

21

7

Qual 2

21

10

26

Race 1

17

22

24

Race 2

4

14

20

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#17 Steven Johnson LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

20

10

8

24

3

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

9

Race 1

11

10

5

13

10

Race 2

4

17

4

13

2

Race 3

5

10

4

15

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Strong qualifying and race results will have given Johnson and the whole DJR squad a boost after Hamilton. Unlikely to see the front-row at Barbagallo, but may extend his streak of top 10 finishes.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

8

12

2

Qual 2

4

15

14

Race 1

11

11

5

Race 2

18

8

9

#18 James Moffat LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘06

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Scored his first V8 Supercars Championship top 10 finish in Race 5 at Hamilton, despite a mid-race mistake at Turn 1. Has seen the podium at this cricuit previously in both Formula Ford and Carrera Cup, but will need to improve his dry-track qualifying form to extract genuine results from this weekend.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

28

25

12

Qual 2

22

24

28

Race 1

16

DNF

9

Race 2

DNF

22

17

33


Race Guide

#19 Jonathon Webb LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY One of three drivers having their first look at the circuit in a V8 Supercar this weekend. Has shown intermittent strong form this year, but isn’t expected to trouble the top 10 given his lack of miles here.

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C500 HAM

Qual 1

10

14

14

Qual 2

17

7

27

Race 1

20

14

DNF

Race 2

6

11

12

#21 Karl Reindler LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

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34

ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

22

28

23

Qual 2

28

25

23

Race 1

DNF

19

17

Race 2

11

17

13

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Has considerable non-V8 Supercar experience at his home circuit, and will have plenty of support for his main series debut at the venue. Raced hard in Hamilton and extended his run of top 20 finishes to five-in-a-row. Could continue that further this weekend.


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#30 Warren Luff LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

26

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

23

-

-

-

Race 2

-

26

-

-

-

Race 3

-

27

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Scored his best result of the season in Hamilton’s Race 6 with 16th place, but is likely to struggle in a more straightforward dry weather weekend that is expected at Barbagallo.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

24

26

17

Qual 2

26

27

22

Race 1

23

21

DNF

Race 2

17

DNF

16

#33 Lee Holdsworth LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

28

10

21

7

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

15

Race 1

-

24

9

24

12

Race 2

-

12

9

23

DNF

Race 3

-

24

11

DNF

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Pushed van Gisbergen all the way in Race 6 at the ITM400, but is unlikely to feature on the podium on one of the team’s less competitve circuits this weekend. Solid points scoring finishes will still be a good performance after a tough start to the season however.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

9

3

27

Qual 2

6

4

6

Race 1

9

20

22

Race 2

22

DNF

2

35


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#34 Michael Caruso LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

-

-

12

14

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

27

Race 1

-

-

-

DNF

14

Race 2

-

-

-

16

18

Race 3

-

-

-

15

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Outside of his strategy-assisted fifth place in Race 2 at Abu Dhabi, Caruso has had a difficult 2011 so far. Form in his only two main game starts at this circuit is nothing to write home about either. Like his team-mate, top 10 finishes this weekend will be solid results.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

18

18

24

Qual 2

9

22

16

Race 1

15

16

15

Race 2

5

21

DNF

#39 Russell Ingall LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

22

18

20

Qual 2

-

-

-

12

22

Race 1

-

-

DNF

23

DNF

Race 2

-

-

DNF

DNF

12

Race 3

-

-

11

-

-

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36

ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

21

22

16

Qual 2

15

14

17

Race 1

24

DNF

14

Race 2

DNF

16

8

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Scrounged a top 10 finish from Race 6 in Hamilton, but has yet to qualify inside the top dozen this season. Unlikely to trouble the top 10 unless qualifying form improves.


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#47 Tim Slade LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

17

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

19

Race 1

-

-

-

-

19

Race 2

-

-

-

-

22

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Is coming off two crashes in New Zealand that saw the South Australian score zero points for the weekend and drop to 23rd in the title race. Like his teammates, expect Slade to perform better on Sunday than Saturday due to the tyre rules.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

6

15

26

Qual 2

10

18

15

Race 1

5

8

DNF

Race 2

DNF

13

DNF

#49 Steve Owen LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

18

16

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

17

12

-

-

Race 2

-

15

DNF -

-

Race 3

-

13

24

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

38

ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

13

13

21

Qual 2

20

-

3

Race 1

14

27

20

Race 2

13

DNS

5

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Backed up a fortunate third on the grid for Race 6 in Hamilton with an impressive drive to fifth in the race. Hasn’t raced at Barbagallo for several seasons, but could bat above his season average this weekend given his Hamilton form.


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#55 Paul Dumbrell LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

31

12

22

9

15

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

16

Race 1

22

11

18

15

16

Race 2

DNF 20

17

22

12

Race 3

24

DNF 16

12

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Had a shocker in New Zealand thanks to a qualifying crash that forced PD to miss the opening heat. Has yet to race an FPR Falcon at Barbagallo, but is expected to push the top 10, especially on Saturday.

-

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

5

10

18

Qual 2

11

6

11

Race 1

21

25

DNS

Race 2

10

6

19

#61 Fabian Coulthard LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

-

24

23

18

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

6

Race 1

-

-

17

17

13

Race 2

-

-

15

12

11

Race 3

-

-

17

9

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY A great run of race results came to a crunching halt late in Race 6 at Hamilton. Should continue the early season trend of racing better than he qualifies this weekend. May be hurt by the shorter races though.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

11

20

15

Qual 2

19

21

25

Race 1

8

5

7

Race 2

15

9

DNF

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#88 Jamie Whincup LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

19

21

9

22

2

Qual 2

-

-

-

4

1

Race 1

13

21

7

7

1

Race 2

24

4

23

3

4

Race 3

14

9

18

3

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Is fired up to bounce back from an embarrassing weekend in Hamilton. Was in great form when the V8s last raced here in 2009, and should again set the pace on both compounds of tyre.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

2

2

1

Qual 2

1

2

9

Race 1

1

2

23

Race 2

3

1

18

#888 Craig Lowndes LATEST RESULTS AT BARBAGALLO ‘05

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

1

5

3

4

1

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

7

Race 1

21

3

4

5

6

Race 2

3

14

8

4

1

Race 3

DNF 2

8

4

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Is back in the championship hunt and will be pushing for his first victory of the season this weekend. Has had great success at Barbagallo, but only one of his 13 victories has come in the last 10 years. The circuit suits CL’s driving style, and provides a good opportunity to edge teammate Whincup.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

Qual 1

1

11

5

Qual 2

2

9

2

Race 1

7

3

8

Race 2

21

12

10

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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.

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Kelly Racing had an outstanding weekend in Hamilton - backing up its first ever race win on Saturday with a one-two qualifying performance on Sunday

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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

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

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

654 573 552 543 543 534 528 522 455 441 414 354 352 338 326 320 309 305 290 288 285 269 267 261 243 209 194 189


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PAST BARBAGALLO RACE WINNERS 1973 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

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Allan Moffat Peter Brock Peter Brock Peter Brock Allan Grice Allan Grice Peter Brock Allan Grice Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Jim Richards George Fury Glenn Seton Dick Johnson John Bowe Peter Brock Mark Skaife John Bowe John Bowe Mark Skaife Jim Richards Tony Longhurst Alan Jones Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Larry Perkins John Bowe Greg Murphy Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Paul Radisich Paul Radisich Paul Radisich Mark Skaife Greg Murphy Jason Bright

Allan Moffat Racing Holden Dealer Team Holden Dealer Team Holden Dealer Team Craven Mild Racing Craven Mild Racing Holden Dealer Team Re-Car Racing Peter Stuyvesant Racing Peter Stuyvesant Racing JPS Team Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Shell/Dick Johnson Racing Shell/Dick Johnson Racing Mobil 1 Racing Nissan Motorsport Shell/Dick Johnson Racing Shell/Dick Johnson Racing Winfield Racing Winfield Racing B&H Racing Peter Jackson Racing Peter Jackson Racing Peter Jackson Racing Mobil Holden Racing Team Mobil Holden Racing Team Mobil Holden Racing Team Castrol Perkins Racing Dick Johnson Racing Mobil Holden Racing Team Mobil Holden Racing Team Mobil Holden Racing Team Mobil Holden Racing Team Mobil Holden Racing Team Mobil Holden Racing Team Mobil Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Holden Racing Team Kmart Racing Holden Racing Team

Ford Falcon XY GTHO Holden Torana A9X Holden Torana A9X Holden Torana A9X Holden Torana LX SS Holden Torana LX SS Holden Commodore VC Holden Commodore VC Mazda RX-7 Mazda RX-7 BMW BMW 635 CSi Nissan Skyline Turbo Nissan Skyline Turbo Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Nissan GTR Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Holden Commodore VP Holden Commodore VP Holden Commodore VP Ford Falcon EB Ford Falcon EF Ford Falcon EF Holden Commodore VR Holden Commodore VR Holden Commodore VR Holden Commodore VS Ford Falcon EL Holden Commodore VS Holden Commodore VS Holden Commodore VS Holden Commodore VS Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Ford Falcon AU Ford Falcon AU Ford Falcon AU Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX


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2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Greg Murphy Mark Skaife Marcos Ambrose Mark Skaife Jason Bright Jason Bright Mark Skaife Steven Richards Russell Ingall Mark Skaife Dean Canto Mark Skaife Garth Tander Garth Tander Garth Tander Toll Mark Winterbottom Mark Winterbottom Mark Winterbottom Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes

Kmart Racing Holden Racing Team Stone Brothers Racing Holden Racing Team PWR Racing PWR Racing Holden Racing Team Castrol Perkins Racing Stone Brothers Racing Holden Racing Team Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Racing Team Toll HSV Dealer Team Toll HSV Dealer Team HSV Dealer Team Ford Performance Racing Ford Performance Racing Ford Performance Racing TeamVodafone TeamVodafone

Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VY Ford Falcon BA Holden Commodore VY Holden Commodore VY Holden Commodore VY Holden Commodore VZ Holden Commodore VY Ford Falcon BA Holden Commodore VZ Holden Commodore VZ (Reverse Grid) Holden Commodore VZ Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VE Ford Falcon BF Ford Falcon BF Ford Falcon BF Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG

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PAST CHAMPIONS 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960

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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SCHEDULE OF OF EVENTS EVENTS SCHEDULE FRIDAY Start Finish Category Duration Session 08:20 09:00 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 40 minutes Practice 1 09:15 09:45 V8 Supercars 30 minutes Practice 1 10:00 10:20 V8 Utes 20 minutes Practice 1 10:35 10:55 Carrera Cup 20 minutes Practice 1 11:10 11:40 V8 Supercars 30 minutes Practice 2 11:55 12:15 Australian Superbikes 20 minutes Practice 1 12:30 13:10 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 40 minutes Practice 2 13:25 13:45 V8 Utes 20 minutes Practice 2 14:00 14:30 V8 Supercars 30 minutes Practice 3 14:45 15:05 Carrera Cup 20 minutes Practice 2 15:20 15:40 Touring Car Masters 20 minutes Practice 1 15:55 16:25 V8 Supercars 30 minutes Practice 4 16:40 17:00 Australian Superbikes 20 minutes Qualifying 1 SATURDAY Start Finish Category 08:15 08:35 Australian Superbikes 08:45 09:05 V8 Utes 09:15 09:35 Touring Car Masters 09:45 10:05 Carrera Cup 10:15 10:35 Australian Superbikes 10:50 11:10 V8 Supercars 11:20 11:40 V8 Utes 11:55 12:15 Australian Superbikes 12:30 13:00 Fujitsu V8 Supercars

Duration 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes 30 minutes

Session Qualifying 2 Qualifying Practice 2 Qualifying Superpole Qualifying Race 1 Race 1 Qualifying

SUNDAY Start Finish Category 08:10 08:20 Australian Superbikes 08:30 08:50 Carrera Cup 09:00 09:20 V8 Supercars 09:35 09:55 Australian Superbikes 10:35 V8 Supercars 12:00 12:20 On Touring Car Masters 12:35 12:55 V8 Utes 13:10 13:30 Carrera Cup 14:05 V8 Supercars 15:25 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 16:10 16:30 Touring Car Masters 16:45 17:05 V8 Utes

Duration 10 minutes 17 minutes 20 minutes 15 minutes 50 Laps 15 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes 50 Laps 28 Laps 15 minutes 14 Laps

Session Warm Up Race 2 Qualifying Race 2 Race 8 Race 3 Race 2 Race 3 Race 9 Race2 Race 3 Race 3

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FUJITSU V8 SUPERCARS SERIES 2011 SERIES STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Nick Percat Tim Blanchard Scott McLaughlin Jason Richards Andrew Thompson Daniel Jilesen Chaz Mostert Jack Perkins David Wall Rodney Jane

Coates Hire Racing Team Jayco Fujitsu Racing Greg Murphy Racing Triple Eight Race Engineering Greg Murphy Racing Miles Racing Sonic Motor Racing Services Wilson Security Racing Sonic Motor Racing Services

Holden Commodore VE Ford Falcon BF Ford Falcon BF Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VE Ford Falcon BF Ford Falcon BF Holden Commodore VE Ford Falcon FG

267 240 234 219 207 189 186 171 162 162

PAST CHAMPIONS 2010 Steve Owen Greg Murphy Racing Holden Commodore VE 2009 Jonathon Webb Matthew White Motorsport Ford Falcon BF 2008 Steve Owen Loadsman Racing Holden Commodore VZ 2007 Tony D’Alberto Tony D’Alberto Racing Holden Commodore VZ 2006 Adam Macrow Howard Racing Ford Falcon BA 2005 Dean Canto Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon BA 2004 Andrew Jones Brad Jones Racing Ford Falcon AU 2003 Mark Winterbottom Stone Brothers Racing Ford Falcon AU 2002 Paul Dumbrell Wynns Racing Holden Commodore VX 2001 Simon Wills Team Dynamik Holden Commodore VT 2000 Dean Canto Dean Canto Racing Ford Falcon EL

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FLASHBACK Craig Lowndes swept all before him at Barbagallo during his rookie ATCC season in 1996. The 22-year-old took three race wins, and remained undefeated at the venue until the year 2000

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