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Mark Winterbottom and Jamie Whincup had fast cars at last year’s Sydney Telstra 500, and are again likely to be right on the pace in 2011.


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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Introduction

Another for the mantle

HOMEBUSH EDITOR: Stefan Bartholomaeus

The streets of Sydney Olympic park have thrown up their fair share of surprises since the Sydney Telstra 500 kicked off three years ago, but it’ll take something extraordinary to stop Jamie Whincup’s title charge this weekend. While Craig Lowndes may have had Whincup’s measure across the Queensland Raceway, Phillip Island and ultimately Bathurst weekends, the younger of the two TeamVodafone tearaways has emphatically proven over the last three events that he remains the man when it comes to modern-day V8 Supercars racing.

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Should he seal the deal this weekend, a third crown will move Whincup to equal status on the all-time champions list with Lowndes and Peter Brock, leaving only Ian Geoghegan (5), Dick Johnson (5), Mark Skaife (5), Bob Jane (4), Allan Moffat (4) and Jim Richards (4) with more.

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Considering just how close Whincup came to winning the title in both 2007 and 2010, to think that the 28-year-old could have been in a position to equal the all-time record after just eight full-time campaigns is quite extraordinary.

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The question of whether Whincup can win five, or even six, titles in his career appears hardly even worth asking. The real question is; will he stick around long enough to find out? Green means go!

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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Q&A

Adrian Having led Dick Johnson Racing to last year’s V8 Supercars Championship with James Courtney, Adrian Burgess was a high-profile addition to TeamVodafone for the 2011 season. Relieving Triple Eight Race Engineering director Roland Dane from his team management duties, Burgess has overseen another vintage year for the red and silver cars. After wrapping up the Teams’ Championship at Sandown, Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes head into this weekend as the only drivers in contention for the Drivers’ title. With 188 points separating the pair, and 300 to be awarded this weekend, Speedcafe. com’s Grand Rowley spoke to Burgess about TeamVodafone’s approach to the finale. SPEEDCAFE: With Jamie and Craig the only two drivers capable of winning the title this weekend, it must be a tense time within the team. As the team leader, how are you approaching the Sydney race? ADRIAN BURGESS: It’s situation normal for us. Obviously, we want to do well as a team. We will go there and try and show people

what we can do. We want to win a couple of races. With that in mind, Craig and Jamie still have some unfinished business, so we need to give both drivers an equal opportunity to fight it out on the track. First and foremost, they are driving for TeamVodafone, and we want the best result for the team, but as we know, whoever comes out on top will have the privilege of wearing the number one next year. SPEEDCAFE: Would you have preferred that the title was decided heading into

the final race? BURGESS: No, I don’t think so. You have to think of (what’s best for) the event and the championship as well. We are very happy and very privileged where it can only be one of our two cars. I don’t think any championship wants to see the championship sewn up that early that the last couple of events are meaningless. That’s not good for anyone. At the moment, the points structure is a good format. The public has a chance to see two people at the top of their game go in


Races 27/28 - Homebush I Q&A

Q & A with

Burgess SPEEDCAFE: So after such a dominant ‘team’ season, what is your highlight for the year in your first year at the team? BURGESS: It’s difficult to pick one thing out. It’s nice to know that we go to the last round knowing we have it wrapped up. Only our two can win. That’s a proud moment. It will be a special weekend. To be honest, I hope Sydney is our highlight weekend.

there in good cars with something on the line to fight for. It’s important for the event, important for V8 Supercars, it’s important for the public, and they are going to get to see a good fight between two of the best drivers. SPEEDCAFE: It’s a circuit that this team has not had any success at in the past. TeamVodafone is yet to stand on the podium. Is there a reason for the lack of results there? BURGESS: I don’t think you can put any one reason on why they haven’t had a result in Sydney. Each year, there has been different

circumstances. They’ve been in good positions, but for whatever reason, things haven’t gone their way. We’re back in hard tyre, street circuit mode. I don’t see any reason why we can’t go there and win the races. There are things which happen that are out of your control, and I think the last couple of years, that is what has happened to them. TeamVodafone has proved over the years that it doesn’t have bogey circuits. That’s just not the make-up of this team. I can’t see why we can’t go there and challenge the top spot.

If I had to pick out one meeting, Townsville on Sunday was a particularly good race – just how we responded to the mid-meeting tyre rule change (TeamVodafone was one of many teams to initially overlook an anomaly in the supplementary regulations that allowed the set of soft tyres used in Saturday’s race to be re-used on Sunday). For us, we showed we had better tyre life. We committed to using it (Saturday’s soft tyres) again the next day– I don’t think too many people really ventured into that, and it worked. That showed that not only the car, but the drivers and the engineers optimised the rules to our advantage and made it work. We came away with a one-two result, we were in the camouflage colours, and that made it a memorable result, especially for me.

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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Showdown

The Saturday Showdown Just as he did in 2008 and 2009, Jamie Whincup could well wrap up this year’s V8 Supercars Championship crown on the penultimate day of the season. Heading into the weekend with a 188 point margin over team-mate Craig Lowndes, a top four finish for Whincup on Saturday will seal the

title, even if the #888 Commodore wins the race. And what if Lowndes does not win? Speedcafe.com’s table below shows the worst position in which Whincup can finish on Saturday and still seal the title, relative to Lowndes’ finishing position.

Lowndes Pos. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th-DNF

Whincup Pos. 4th 6th 7th 9th 10th 13th 15th 17th 19th 21th 23th 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th DNF


Races 27/28 - Homebush I Circuit Info

Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit

The 2011 Sydney Telstra 500 marks three years since the Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit was first constructed. The 3.5km course runs around the area made famous by the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, with ANZ Stadium located in the middle of the circuit. The 13-turn lap includes the widest (Australia Avenue) and narrowest (Edwin Flack Avenue) pieces of road on the V8 Supercars Championship calendar, and is made up almost entirely of chicanes and slow-speed

90-degree corner complexes. The 2011 Sydney Telstra 500 will continue the event’s tradition of deciding the V8 Supercars Champion, after Jamie Whincup and James Courtney sealed the 2009 and 2010 crowns respectively at Homebush. No driver has multiple race wins to their name at this circuit, with Garth Tander (Toll Holden Racing Team), James Courtney (Jim Beam Racing), Jonathon Webb (Mother Energy Drinks Racing) and Lee Holdsworth (Fujitsu Racing) sharing the spoils so far.

V8 Supercars Lap Records Year Qualifying 2010 Race 2010

Driver Lee Holdsworth Craig Lowndes

Car Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VE

Time 1m28.7999s 1m29.3901s

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The same, but different Rick and Todd Kelly scored their second one-three finish of the season at the recent Norton 360 Sandown Challenge. The Jack Daniel’s Racing Commodores were so fast in the wet at Sandown that V8 Supercars directed Todd to stand in second place on the podium!


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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Tech Preview

TECH PREVIEW with

CAMPBELL LITTLE

The Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit is a really tough one for our cars. It has a mix of high speed straights and slow complexes that make it very, very hard on brakes - even with the hard tyre. The races in Tasmania a couple of weeks ago really emphasised the difference that the two tyre compounds can make to your brake usage, so there’ll be a few teams glad we’re running on the hards around here.

we don’t know how V8 Supercars is going to treat them in terms of policing, so we’ll all be waiting to see what they have planned for Homebush.

Strategy It’s a really difficult race for fuel - the fuel windows are very small which makes it a real challenge. We’re also tyre limited here. With 24 new tyres for the weekend, you’ve got Overall, Homebush is tough on the whole car - it’s a true street enough to do three stints in each race, but if you start being circuit in the vein of Hamilton and Adelaide. The kerbs are opportunistic by stopping under Safety Car you can quickly fairly aggressive, and it’s very bumpy. If you go offline and hit find yourself running out of rubber. some of those kerbs at the wrong angle you can really tear up So it’s a bit like Bathurst in the sense that you’ve got to your equipment. manage both your tyres and fuel in a way that ensures you’re The chicanes are very slow speed, so essentially you need there at the end with the right fuel, tyres and track position a car that is able to brake and turn really well. The difficult in your pocket. A Safety Car at the wrong or right time can thing with the chicanes is that we go from event to event and obviously change the event significantly.


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Last year’s Sunday race was a great example of that. There was a Safety Car on Lap 44 which was outside everybody’s windows, but those who took it really gained an advantage later on. In that situation you have to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of stopping, including the potential to have to queue one of your cars - which we’ve seen a lot of lately. Because the hard tyre degradation isn’t very high, the races will be decided by fuel strategy more than anything else. Getting one extra lap through better consumption could be what makes the difference. Communications A problem that a lot of teams had in Sydney last year was radio communications. We almost had no communications from Turn 6 back to about Turn 11, so you could make the call

but you wouldn’t know if they got it or not. It’s difficult because you don’t know what you’re going to get in the way of interference. We had a car parking company on our radio last year for half the race. It’s just another one of those things that get thrown at you that can affect your day. Surface We’ve seen a bit of surface break-up in the first couple of years in Sydney, but the people who have been doing the circuit repairs have come up with a good bitumen that, if it’s put in early enough, does a good job. We saw very little actual track break up on the Gold Coast this year, what we saw was actually a lot of rubber build-up, and I’m pretty sure they’ll be on top of that in Sydney.


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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Did you know

DID YOU

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With a 188-point advantage over teammate Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup is closing in on his third V8 Supercars Championship in the last four years. If Whincup can seal the title he will be just the second man in history after Hall of Famer Norm Beechey (1965 and 1970) to win the Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars Championship in both a Ford and a Holden. Finishing fourth or better in Saturday’s race in Sydney (should Lowndes win) or simply finishing in front of Lowndes will guarantee Whincup the title. Collecting 112 points over the weekend is enough for Whincup to be crowned champion should Lowndes win both races. Whincup is guaranteed a top two championship finish, which will be the fifth straight year he has recorded a top-two result in the series. No

other driver has achieved that in the history of the ATCC/V8SC since it became a series of races rather than being decided – as it was from 1960 to 1968 – by a single race. On the flip side, Lowndes is guaranteed his seventh-straight finish in the top four in the championship since 2005. He was runner-up in 2005 and 2006 in addition to his three titles in 1996, 1998 and 1999. Triple Eight Race Engineering is guaranteed a driver finishing in the top two in the championship for the seventh straight season (2005-2011). This is a record, the previous best streak being five by the Holden Racing Team from 1998 to 2002. Whincup could tie or break his own record for most pole positions in a season. His record from last year is 10 and he currently has nine with two more available in Sydney.

The Sydney Telstra 500 has proven to be the most difficult event to predict over its short two-year history. Amazingly, 10 different drivers have taken the 12 available podium positions across the four races and two years. Mark Winterbottom and Jason Bright are the only repeat podium finishers. All three-podium finishers on Saturday last year started outside the top 10 in a wild race affected by rain – Jonathon Webb (21st), Jason Bright (28th) and Rick Kelly (14th) all survived to score some silverware.


Races 27/28 - Homebush I Did you know

Just as the Sydney event has become one of the most unpredictable, it has also proven to be the biggest car-breaker of the V8 Supercars Championship. Just 63% of starters have managed to be classified as finishers in the four V8 Supercar races held across 2009 and 2010 (74 finishers from 116 starters). In comparison the finishing rates (taken from 2010 and 2011 results) for street circuits are 90% (Townsville), 88% (Adelaide), 79% (Hamilton) and 77% (Gold Coast). Just 15 of the 29 starters made it to the finish on Saturday in Sydney last year, while just 16 cars were left running at the end of the Sunday race in 2009.

The Bottle-O Racing Team’s Paul Dumbrell will make his last start as a full-time driver in Sydney. Dumbrell makes his 129th ATCC/V8SC event start and sits 22nd on the all-time list. He is a two-time pole-sitter with one race win to his credit (2010 Sandown) in a career that started at Symmons Plains in 1999. Dumbrell also has 270 ATCC/V8SC races under his belt heading into the Sydney Telstra 500 weekend.

There’s a range of drivers competing in the Sydney Telstra 500 who could claim it as their home race. While no current V8 Supercar drivers call Sydney home, plenty were born and/or grew up in the area. Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon driver Mark Winterbottom grew up in Doonside while Jana Living Racing’s Jason Bargwanna is originally from Sydney. James Courtney (Penrith), Jonathon Webb (Castle Hill), Warren Luff, Michael Caruso and Tim Slade (Hornsby) were all born in Sydney as well.

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Cheque your stats Jamie Whincup has scored the Armor All Pole Award nine times so far in 2011, receiving a cool $55,000 from Armor All in the process. Two more poles this weekend will surpasst the all-time season record of 10, set by Whincup himself last year.


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Races 27/28 - Homebush I The Lowndes Guide

DayTime CRAIG ON SYDNEY I end up spending a lot of time in Sydney throughout the year because a lot of our sponsors are based there, so I’ve got to know the city pretty well. It’s a great place to visit with plenty to see and do around the harbour on any given day. If you ever get a chance, the Harbour Bridge climb is a must do. Homebush may not be right in the city centre, but it’s easily accessible by train, which means you can enjoy the city once the racing is done.

CRAIG ON THE SYDNEY TELSTRA 500 The Homebush event is the last race of the season and a great event for the finale. In a lot of ways it’s very similar to the Clipsal 500, which is an event I really enjoy as well, although I have had much more luck in Adelaide. Skaifey has designed an incredibly tough circuit, which tests us as drivers more than most tracks we go to. Neither myself nor TeamVodafone have had much luck at the event over the past two years, so we’ll be pushing hard to try and change that this year.

CRAIG’S ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ITEMS Being on the road so much throughout the year can be tough at times, so you need to make sure you have everything you need.

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My Nokia N9 Smartphone – Things are constantly changing when I’m on the road, but with my phone I can stay up to date with everything.

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These are the top five things I take to every race meeting and on every trip to make sure I’ve always got everything I need.

Toshiba Laptop – Having my laptop with me means I can work on the go. There is plenty of down time when I’m travelling, so having the laptop is a great help.

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4 Gym gear – Just because I’m on the road doesn’t mean my training stops. I always make the most of the hotel gyms to keep on top of my training.

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Team gear – My team gear is the first thing that goes in the bag. Even if I don’t think I’ll need it, I always take it just in case.

A magazine – I never get on a flight without a magazine, usually it’s a motorbike magazine.


Races 27/28 - Homebush I The Lowndes Guide

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Races 27/28 - Homebush I The Bag Man

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THE BAGMAN RECENT FORM - TRACK FORM - BAGMAN’S SAY


Races 27/28 - Homebush I Driver Profiles

#1 JAMES COURTNEY Toll HRT THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

8

6

Qual 2

-

-

-

2

12

Race 1

-

-

-

17

15

Race 2

-

-

-

1

14

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

This weekend marks a return to the scene of Courtney’s 2010 championship triumph. Although having only won one race since, Courtney proved in the wet at Sandown that he has lost none of his sublime ability. Should enjoy the move back to the hard tyre for Sydney, but is likely to again struggle to challenge the top five on sheer speed.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

20

8

22

7

19

11

19

21

5

4

10

14

8

Qual 2

5

5

13

9/5

20

21

12

23

14

12

Race 1

26

24

11

10

8

25

DNF

20

14

10

2

Race 2

1

4

DNF

26

25

24

19

DNF

6

11

11

Race 3

-

-

-

5

-

-

-

22

-

-

9 -

7 -

SYD

#2 GARTH TANDER Toll HRT THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

1

22

Qual 2

-

-

-

7

8

Race 1

-

-

-

1

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

9

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Is a previous winner in Sydney, and has won two of the last three hard-tyre only races held this year. Qualifying form continues to be patchy, and will determine car #2’s chances of battling for the win this weekend.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

23

21

6

23

11

19

5

20

2

9

2

10

10

2

7

16

4

1

11

3

8

23

6

5

-

-

-

Qual 2

21

10

19

5/4

4

15

4

19

Race 1

17

22

18

13

12

18

1

28

Race 2

4

14

3

7

3

26

26

23

Race 3

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

6

-

-

SYD

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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Driver Profiles

#3 TONY D’ALBERTO Wilson Security Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

20

18

Qual 2

-

-

-

17

24

Race 1

-

-

-

11

13

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

11

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Appeared strong in early practice at Sandown but failed to fire on Saturday and Sunday. Put in a couple of solid drives in Sydney last year, making up good ground on his starting positions. Similar finishes in the 10th to 15th bracket would be a promising way to end the season.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

16

19

9

28

27

14

24

27

-

23

25

5

24

Qual 2

16

17

12

15/15

16

5

27

23

20

17

19

Race 1

18

17

12

25

26

6

18

25

DNF

15

DNF

Race 2

DNF

20

DNF

23

21

17

25

17

19

16

18

Race 3

-

-

-

20

-

-

-

20

-

9

SYD

#4 ALEX DAVISON IRWIN Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

23

8

Qual 2

-

-

-

16

15

Race 1

-

-

-

20

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

9

23

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Showed decent speed in Sydney a year ago, especially on Saturday, but heads to the 2011 finale coming off another difficult weekend at Sandown. Will spend his last weekend as an SBR driver aiming to do enough to maintain his top 10 championship position.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

3

23

28

8

13

24

26

18

17

12

5

8

28

Qual 2

8

20

7

4/7

13

9

22

16

12

13

20

Race 1

2

23

10

21

6

19

26

12

23

6

16

Race 2

7

10

7

6

16

8

4

22

18

26

15

Race 3

-

-

-

11

-

-

-

8

22

16

SYD


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#5 MARK WINTERBOTTOM Orrcon Steel FPR Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

7

2

Qual 2

-

-

-

4

3

Race 1

-

-

-

2

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

3

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

PI

Car #5 has shown great speed and consistency over the past three events - proving that FPR has overcome its previous issues with the soft tyres. Although the way the changes translate back to the hard tyre is somewhat of a question mark, expect Winterbottom to again threaten for victory here.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

Qual 1

4

5

11

12

8

1

1

12

Qual 2

3

3

21

11/8

1

1

2

20

4

Race 1

3

6

4

8

9

15

5

13

17

Race 2

14

3

DNF

13

19

3

3

10

Race 3

-

-

-

26

-

-

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

10

17

2

17

3

2

2

3

4

7

1

3

2

4

SYD

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#6 WILL DAVISON Trading Post FPR Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

17

17

Qual 2

-

-

-

13

5

Race 1

-

-

-

15

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

8

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Has shadowed, and occasionally beaten Winterbottom over the last three events, and heads to Homebush in an identical position to his team-mate. Cracking it for his first FPR win here would double as a great feat at Telstra’s own event, and a clear warning that Davison will be a title contender in 2012.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

12

7

13

2

9

20

3

14

1

2

3

7

3

Qual 2

13

1

10

8/14

15

6

5

20

4

5

6

Race 1

12

9

6

3

13

5

3

15

2

5

4

Race 2

16

7

4

8

24

7

18

15

14

2

3

Race 3

-

-

-

15

-

-

-

19

3

18

SYD

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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Driver Profiles

#7 TODD KELLY Jack Daniel’s Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

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-

-

14

7

Qual 2

-

-

-

25

7

Race 1

-

-

-

14

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

21

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Has qualified in the top half of the field just seven times this season, but four of those have come across the last two weekends. Scored another brilliant wet podium on Saturday at Sandown, but dry Sunday race was a better indication of Kelly’s true position relative to the field.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

17

16

19

25

16

25

23

24

5

19

22

11

14

Qual 2

12

19

2

27/26

18

23

20

27

17

9

13

Race 1

10

7

3

27

21

16

14

17

13

11

3

Race 2

DNF

DNF

15

22

DNF

DNF

17

DNF

9

8

20

Race 3

-

-

-

16

-

-

-

-

-

15

14 -

24 -

SYD

#8 JASON BRIGHT Team BOC THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

13

28

Qual 2

-

-

-

8

4

Race 1

-

-

-

3

2

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Once again Jason Bright enters the weekend unsure if he’ll compete, following a rib injury that has kept him out of the last three races. Was among the very fastest in Sydney last year, and looked on course to win here with Britek in 2009 before falling foul of a pitlane infringement. A real unknown for this weekend.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

7

9

20

10

14

15

21

7

9

18

28

23

-

Qual 2

7

11

24

2/2

8

18

6

4

25

27

-

Race 1

DNF

4

19

6

7

DNF

9

21

21

25

-

Race 2

2

23

11

1

1

DNF

22

14

DNF

DNS

-

Race 3

-

-

-

2

-

-

-

28

-

-

-

7 -

5 -

SYD


27


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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Driver Profiles

#9 SHANE VAN GISBERGEN SP Tools Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

15

10

Qual 2

-

-

-

19

14

Race 1

-

-

-

10

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

6

3

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Van Gisbergen has cleaned up his qualifying performances of late, with just one race start outside the top 10 in the last five events. Is one of four drivers gunning for third in the points standings, and out to avenge the last-lap fuel shortage that derailed a bold attempt at a maiden race win here last year. Unlikely to have the absolute fastest car, but a real top five threat none-the-less.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

15

6

4

16

24

3

22

16

1

5

9

4

4

Qual 2

18

23

4

20/18

9

12

11

5

18

4

5

Race 1

4

13

16

4

14

7

11

11

16

7

5

Race 2

8

18

1

10

4

1

5

8

16

7

6

Race 3

-

-

-

7

-

-

-

3

-

-

-

5 -

6 -

SYD

#11 GREG MURPHY Pepsi Max Crew Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

6

12

Qual 2

-

-

-

5

19

Race 1

-

-

-

DNF

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

7

12

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

PI

Disastrous runs at both Symmons Plains and Sandown have all but ruled out a top 10 championship finish for Murphy in his first season with Kelly Racing. Qualifying is again likely to prove a significant issue, and could make top 10 race results a difficult proposition.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

Qual 1

27

24

8

22

Qual 2

24

12

5

18/11

Race 1

21

18

8

15

Race 2

9

19

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

22

8

17

17

EXC

17

18

21

3

18

12

19

6

13

24

11

22

20

7

10

-

-

-

13

-

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

1

18

17

16

7

16

23

6

DNF

DNF

4

14

21

-

-

-

3 -

SYD

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#12 DEAN FIORE Triple F Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

27

26

Qual 2

-

-

-

27

27

Race 1

-

-

-

DNF

14

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

16

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Impressed by remaining mistake free in the wet at Sandown despite being vaulted up among the leaders early on pit strategy. With plans to join DJR next year seemingly sorted, Homebush marks an opportunity to stay out of trouble and end the season with a pair of top 20 results.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

26

27

10

24

25

23

25

25

15

28

27

21

21

Qual 2

23

26

18

23/27

23

25

25

18

26

25

24

Race 1

22

15

21

24

25

17

20

23

20

19

DNF

Race 2

20

15

14

21

DNF

19

DNF

21

DNF

24

19

Race 3

-

-

-

22

-

-

19

20

SYD

25

#14 JASON BARGWANNA Jana Living Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

EXC

20

Qual 2

-

-

-

11

11

Race 1

-

-

-

7

9

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

22

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Did well to finish 14th on Sunday at Sandown after a big accident with James Moffat in the wet Saturday encounter. Has scored strong results in Sydney before, but will need high attrition to once again make the top 10 if recent qualifying form continues.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

19

17

25

21

23

17

13

26

14

21

26

25

26

Qual 2

25

16

20

7/13

22

28

13

17

24

28

26

Race 1

19

10

13

11

DNF

8

23

22

17

18

DNF

Race 2

12

DNF

DNF

3

14

10

11

13

17

15

14

Race 3

-

-

-

8

-

26

11

23

SYD


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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Driver Profiles

#15 RICK KELLY Jack Daniel’s Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

11

14

Qual 2

-

-

-

3

13

Race 1

-

-

-

9

3

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

7

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

QR

PI

Sandown again proved that the Kelly Racing entries are sublime in wet weather, but are still behind the eight-ball in the dry. With the hard tyre returning for Homebush, expect Kelly to be inside the top 10 in qualifying, and giving the top five a nudge by the end of the races.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

Qual 1

25

4

Qual 2

27

8

3

5

12

12

9

3

1

14/10

12

14

9

12

6

Race 1

13

12

1

9

4

1

7

4

8

Race 2

19

2

6

16

17

20

13

4

Race 3

-

-

-

12

-

-

-

17

BAT 16 22

GC

TAS

SAN

8

18

1

14

6

15

7

14

1

5

12

9

SYD

#16 DAVID REYNOLDS Stratco Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

9

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

10

-

Race 1

-

-

-

18

-

Race 2

-

-

-

11

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Regardless of the much-discussed off-track angst between Kelly Racing and David Reynolds, expect the team and driver to end their ontrack relationship on a high note this weekend. Reynolds starred here in his only previous start in 2009, and is likely to again qualifying among the top 10 - having achieved the feat in each of the last four hard-tyre sessions held this year.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

23

21

7

15

6

13

8

10

4

7

12

22

6

Qual 2

21

10

26

26/23

7

13

3

6

10

12

17

Race 1

17

22

24

19

22

DNF

24

18

19

22

18

Race 2

4

14

20

20

20

21

23

26

11

22

13

Race 3

-

-

-

24

-

-

5

6

19

SYD

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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Driver Profiles

#17 STEVEN JOHNSON Jim Beam Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

16

16

Qual 2

-

-

-

24

17

Race 1

-

-

-

DNF

4

Race 2

-

-

-

10

4

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Johnson’s shocking second half of the season continued at Sandown, with a clash with Russell Ingall in Race 26 resulting in car #17’s third DNF in seven races - a remarkable contrast to the first half of the season in which Johnson completed every lap of every race. Needs a major boost in speed to see the top 10 this weekend.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

8

12

2

4

2

4

7

13

16

24

20

28

20

Qual 2

4

15

14

6/6

3

8

16

7

21

22

18

Race 1

11

11

5

5

3

2

13

8

DNF

23

23

Race 2

18

8

9

14

8

9

12

6

12

21

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

6

-

-

-

9

26

DNF

SYD

#18 JAMES MOFFAT Jim Beam Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Moffat was a magnet for trouble at Sandown as both Jim Beam Racing Falcons continued to struggle for car speed. Showed well here last year in the Fujitsu Series, and a pair of mistake-free top 15 results would be a decent end to an up-and-down rookie season.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

28

25

Qual 2

22

24

12

9

21

22

16

22

24

17

6

24

18

28

12/21

17

26

10

11

9

20

10

Race 1

16

DNF

9

18

19

14

17

10

4

20

DNF

Race 2

DNF

22

17

17

9

13

15

24

DNF

18

25

Race 3

-

-

-

21

-

-

4

25

25

SYD

35


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#19 JONATHON WEBB Mother Energy Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

21

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

18

Race 1

-

-

-

-

1

Race 2

-

-

-

-

10

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Struggled for speed in the dry at Sandown - a disappointment after showing strongly on Sunday in Tasmania a week earlier. Scored his first and so-far only V8 Supercars race win here in a chaotic Saturday race last year, and will again need a major dose of luck to trouble the top runners this weekend.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

10

14

14

18

20

26

12

11

13

26

16

19

15

Qual 2

17

7

27

22/20

21

11

21

13

19

10

21

Race 1

20

14

DNF

20

24

22

21

26

9

21

11

Race 2

6

11

12

15

12

16

DNF

20

13

9

16

Race 3

-

-

-

9

-

-

18

13

SYD

22

#21 KARL REINDLER Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

19

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

21

Race 1

-

-

-

-

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

-

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Another driver in his final event with his current team, Reindler showed impressive speed in the dry at Sandown - threatening the top 10 during the opening phase of Sunday’s race. Finishing the races should be the main priority this weekend however after a double-DNF at Homebush last year.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

22

28

23

6

26

27

28

5

28

27

21

26

25

Qual 2

28

25

23

13/9

26

22

23

26

28

18

11

Race 1

DNF

19

17

7

20

DNF

22

9

DNF

24

20

Race 2

11

17

13

DNF

23

25

24

16

22

20

17

Race 3

-

-

-

DNS

-

-

-

16

-

-

-

28 -

14 -

SYD


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#30 WARREN LUFF Gulf Western Oil Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

23

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

26

Race 1

-

-

-

-

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

-

18

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

PI

Sydney marks the last event for both driver Warren Luff and sponsor Gulf Western at LDM. Luff proved in the wet qualifying session at Sandown that he is much better than car #30’s three top 20 finishes for the year show. Will be another tough weekend.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

Qual 1

24

26

17

26

28

28

27

28

Qual 2

26

27

DNF

28/28

27

24

26

28

7

Race 1

23

21

22

26

DNF

24

DNF

27

27

Race 2

17

DNF

16

25

22

23

21

24

Race 3

-

-

-

25

-

-

-

23

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

22

19

27

11

27

26

28

DNF

26

22

DNF

28

24

15

SYD

#33 LEE HOLDSWORTH Fujitsu GRM Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

2

1

Qual 2

-

-

-

1

1

Race 1

-

-

-

4

7

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

1

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Has been blisteringly fast here in the first two years that the event has been run, with driver and chassis relishing the big braking areas and tight chicanes. Put in his best dry qualifying of the season last time out at Sandown, and may well end his six-year GRM tenure on the podium.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

9

3

27

11

4

6

6

6

11

13

7

13

12

8

8

3

12

17

10

16

17

3

13

8

-

-

-

Qual 2

6

4

6

10/12

11

4

7

24

Race 1

9

20

22

16

2

4

6

7

Race 2

22

DNF

2

9

15

15

6

11

Race 3

-

-

-

18

-

-

-

18

-

-

SYD

37


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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Driver Profiles

#34 MICHAEL CARUSO Fujitsu GRM THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

4

4

Qual 2

-

-

-

6

6

Race 1

-

-

-

6

6

Race 2

-

-

-

2

8

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Caruso scored just one top 10 finish in the 17 races between Adelaide and Phillip Island, but has now chalked up a top 10 at each of the last four events. Outside of the team’s home track (Winton), Sunday at Sandown also saw Caruso’s best qualifying of the year. Combined with the speed the GRM cars have shown around Homebush, a big end to the season could well be in store.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

18

18

24

13

10

16

14

19

8

14

14

12

23

Qual 2

9

22

16

19/22

5

20

24

15

11

19

7

Race 1

15

16

15

12

16

11

16

19

8

9

21

Race 2

5

21

DNF

18

6

12

16

19

21

15

22

Race 3

-

-

-

17

-

-

-

14

-

-

-

16 -

10 -

SYD

#39 RUSSELL INGALL Supercheap Auto Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

12

9

Qual 2

-

-

-

21

20

Race 1

-

-

-

16

12

Race 2

-

-

-

4

20

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

PI

Appears destined to end his final season at Paul Morris Motorsport with only one top 10 finish in a single-driver, single-tyre compound race. Will be looking forward to getting through the Sydney event so he can focus on his new relationship with Walkinshaw Racing.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

Qual 1

21

22

16

20

18

18

18

15

Qual 2

15

14

17

24/24

24

10

15

9

8

Race 1

24

DNF

14

14

17

23

10

16

20

Race 2

DNF

16

8

12

DNF

5

9

12

Race 3

-

-

-

19

-

-

11

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

25

13

20

13

16

24

14

22

DNF

14

8

17

23

8

SYD


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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Driver Profiles

#47 TIM SLADE Lucky 7 Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

19

5

Qual 2

-

-

-

18

10

Race 1

-

-

-

DNF

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

16

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Sydney has not been kind to Slade in the past, with the South Australian chalking up three DNFs from four race starts. Sandown was somewhat of a return to form for car #47, with the bumpy, low-grip surface suiting the Queensland-based squad. Will be disappointed not to be in the top 10 this weekend.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

6

15

26

19

17

5

20

2

12

15

24

16

5

Qual 2

10

18

15

17/19

10

7

14

3

22

21

9

Race 1

5

8

DNF

22

15

21

24

2

12

12

15

Race 2

DNF

13

DNF

5

13

4

7

3

10

27

7

Race 3

-

-

-

9

-

-

24

12

SYD

2

#49 STEVE OWEN VIP Petfoods Racing Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Put together a pair of top 10 finishes at Sandown despite a troubled Sunday qualifying session resulting in a back-row start. Could again sneak into the final top 10 places here in what appears to be the last outing for Paul Morris Motorsport in its current form.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

13

13

21

17

15

9

10

8

7

6

4

15

9

Qual 2

20

DNQ

3

25/25

25

27

19

14

6

23

27

Race 1

14

27

20

17

23

10

8

5

18

17

10

Race 2

13

DNS

5

DNF

10

14

14

5

7

23

10

Race 3

-

-

-

DNS

-

-

27

15

11

SYD


Races 27/28 - Homebush I Driver Profiles

#55 PAUL DUMBRELL The Bottle-O Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

10

29

Qual 2

-

-

-

12

25

Race 1

-

-

-

DNF

10

Race 2

-

-

-

13

15

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

PI

Was one of the fastest drivers at both Symmons Plains and Sandown but came away from the four races with just one top 10 result to show for it. Likely to again threaten the top 10 in qualifying during his final event as a full-time driver, but mistakes here are punished severely, which may once again hamper race results.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

Qual 1

5

10

18

14

5

10

15

9

Qual 2

11

6

11

21/17

19

29

28

25

2

Race 1

25

25

DNS

DNF

5

20

12

14

23

Race 2

10

6

19

19

18

11

10

25

Race 3

-

-

-

14

-

-

-

24

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

11

23

3

7

13

1

8

15

13

12

DNF

4

DNF

DNF

SYD

#61 FABIAN COULTHARD Bundaberg Racing THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

18

13

Qual 2

-

-

-

20

23

Race 1

-

-

-

13

5

Race 2

-

-

-

5

19

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Coulthard has put together a consistent back half of the 2011 season, and heads into his final event as a Walkinshaw Racing driver likely to once again be hovering around the back of the top 10.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

11

20

15

27

7

21

11

23

10

20

11

9

19

Qual 2

19

21

25

16/16

14

16

17

8

15

11

22

Race 1

8

5

7

23

10

13

15

24

5

8

9

Race 2

15

9

DNF

11

5

18

8

18

15

10

12

Race 3

-

-

-

13

-

-

-

7

-

-

-

10 -

DNF -

SYD

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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Driver Profiles

#88 JAMIE WHINCUP TeamVodafone Track Form

THE BAGMAN’S SAY

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

3

3

Qual 2

-

-

-

26

2

Race 1

-

-

-

5

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

14

5

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

PI

Is on-track to seal the championship this weekend having bounced back from a difficult wet showing on Saturday at Sandown to dominate on Sunday. Will be looking to erase memories of losing the 2010 title in Sydney by wrapping up his third championship with a pair of wins.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

Qual 1

2

2

1

1

3

2

2

4

Qual 2

1

2

9

1/1

2

2

8

2

12

Race 1

1

2

23

1

1

9

2

3

2

Race 2

3

1

18

2

2

6

1

2

Race 3

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

10

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

8

1

1

2

1

3

1

1

1

13

2

1

1

21

SYD

#888 CRAIG LOWNDES TeamVodafone THE BAGMAN’S SAY

Track Form 2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Qual 1

-

-

-

21

11

Qual 2

-

-

-

9

9

Race 1

-

-

-

19

DNF

Race 2

-

-

-

DNF

6

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

Enters the Sydney event with little to lose, sitting within mathematical reach of championship leader Whincup, but unable to lose second to Winterbottom. Needed to win at Symmons and Sandown to genuinely have a shot at a fourth crown, and will need to improve his qualifying performances if he is to have a shot at the win here.

2011 Season Form UAE

ADEL

HAM

PER

WIN

DAR

TOW

QR

PI

BAT

GC

TAS

SAN

Qual 1

1

11

5

3

1

7

4

1

6

3

15

6

27

Qual 2

2

9

2

3/3

6

3

1

1

5

15

4

Race 1

7

3

8

2

11

3

4

1

DNF

2

6

Race 2

21

12

10

4

7

2

2

1

20

5

4

Race 3

-

-

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

1

1 -

2 -

SYD

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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Race Stats

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS NO

Driver

Team

Car

Points

1

Jamie Whincup

TeamVodafone

Holden Commodore VEII

3033

2

Craig Lowndes

TeamVodafone

Holden Commodore VEII

2845

3

Mark Winterbottom

Orrcon Steel FPR

Ford Falcon FG

2449

4

Shane van Gisbergen

SP Tools Racing

Ford Falcon FG

2414

5

Garth Tander

Toll Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VEII

2388

6

Will Davison

Trading Post Racing FPR

Ford Falcon FG

2345

7

Rick Kelly

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

2211

8

Lee Holdsworth

Fujitsu Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1857

9

Alex Davison

IRWIN Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1781

10

Fabian Coulthard

Bundaberg Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1767

11

Tim Slade

Lucky 7 Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1724

12

James Courtney

Toll Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VEII

1677

13

Greg Murphy

Pepsi Max Crew

Holden Commodore VEII

1621

14

Steven Johnson

Jim Beam Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1594

15

Jason Bright

Team BOC

Holden Commodore VEII

1549

16

Michael Caruso

Fujitsu Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1507

17

Steve Owen

VIP Petfoods Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1501

18

Todd Kelly

Jack Daniel’s Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1409

19

David Reynolds

Stratco Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1387

20

Jonathon Webb

Mother Energy Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1373

21

Russell Ingall

Supercheap Auto Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1349

22

Jason Bargwanna

Jana Living Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1298

23

Paul Dumbrell

The Bottle-O Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1242

24

James Moffat

Jim Beam Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1216

25

Tony D’Alberto

Wilson Security Racing

Ford Falcon FG

1045

26

Karl Reindler

Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

1045

27

Dean Fiore

Triple F Racing

Ford Falcon FG

992

28

Warren Luff

Gulf Western Oil Racing

Holden Commodore VEII

749


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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Race Stats

Previous Sydney Telstra 500 Race Winners Year

Driver

Team

Car

2009

Garth Tander

Toll Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VE

James Courtney

Jim Beam Racing

Ford Falcon FG

2010

Jonathon Webb

Mother/Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon FG

Lee Holdsworth

Fujitsu Racing/GRM

Holden Commodore VE II


Races 27/28 - Homebush I Race Stats

Past ATCC/V8SC Champions Year

Driver

Team

Car

2010

James Courtney

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon FG

2009

Jamie Whincup

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Ford Falcon FG

2008

Jamie Whincup

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Ford Falcon BF

2007

Garth Tander

Toll HSV Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VE

2006

Rick Kelly

Toll HSV Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VZ

2005

Russell Ingall

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon BA

2004

Marcos Ambrose

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon BA

2003

Marcos Ambrose

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon BA

2002

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VX

2001

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VX

2000

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VT

1999

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VS/VT

1998

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VS/VT

1997

Glenn Seton

Glenn Seton Racing

Ford Falcon EL

1996

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VR

1995

John Bowe

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon EF

1994

Mark Skaife

Gibson Motor Sport

Holden Commodore VP

1993

Glenn Seton

Glenn Seton Racing

Ford Falcon EB

1992

Mark Skaife

Winfield Team Nissan

Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

1991

Jim Richards

Gibson Motor Sport

Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

1990

Jim Richards

Gibson Motor Sport

Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R/R32 GT-R

1989

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Sierra RS500

1988

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Sierra RS500

1987

Jim Richards

JPS Team BMW

MW M3 E30

1986

Robbie Francevic

Volvo Dealer Team

Volvo 240T

1985

Jim Richards

JPS Team BMW

BMW 635CSi

1984

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford XE Falcon

1983

Allan Moffat

Peter Stuyvesant Racing

Mazda RX-7

1982

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon XD

1981

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon XD

1980

Peter Brock

Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VB

1979

Bob Morris

Ron Hodgson Channel 7 Racing

Holden Torana LX SS A9X

1978

Peter Brock

Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Holden Torana LX SS A9X

1977

Allan Moffat

Moffat Ford Dealers

Ford Falcon XB GT/XC

1976

Allan Moffat

Allan Moffat Racing

Ford Falcon XB GT

1975

Colin Bond

Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Holden Torana LH SL/R 5000 L34

1974

Peter Brock

Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Holden Torana LJ GTR XU-1/LH SL/R 5000

1973

Allan Moffat

Ford Motor Company

Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III

1972

Bob Jane

Bob Jane Racing Team

Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1

1971

Bob Jane

Bob Jane Racing Team

Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1

1970

Norm Beechey

Shell Racing Team

Holden Monaro HT GTS350

1969

Ian Geoghegan

Mustang Team

Ford Mustang

1968

Ian Geoghegan

Mustang Team

Ford Mustang

1967

Ian Geoghegan

Mustang Team

Ford Mustang

1966

Ian Geoghegan

Total Team

Ford Mustang

1965

Norm Beechey

Neptune Racing Team

Ford Mustang

1964

Ian Geoghegan

Total Team

Ford Cortina GT

1963

Bob Jane

Bob Jane

Jaguar 3.8 Litre Mk II

1962

Bob Jane

Bob Jane

Jaguar 3.8 Litre Mk II

1961

Bill Pitt

Bill Pitt

Jaguar 3.4 Litre

1960

David McKay

David McKay

Jaguar 3.4 Litre

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Races 27/28 - Homebush I Event Schedule

Schedule of Events Friday Start

Finish Category

Duration

Session

0800

0820

Aussie Racing Cars

20 minutes

Practice

0830

0850

Touring Car Masters

20 minutes

Practice

0905

0945

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

40 minutes

Practice 1

1035

1105

V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Practice - Part 1

1120

1140

Carrera Cup

20 minutes

Practice 1

1155

1225

V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Practice - Part 2

1240

1300

V8 Ute Series

20 minutes

Practice 1

1315

1345

V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Practice - Part 3

1400

1440

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

40 minutes

Practice 2

1455

1525

V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Practice - Part 4

1540

1600

Touring Car Masters

20 minutes

Qualifying 1

1705

1725

V8 Ute Series

20 minutes

Practice 2

1805

1825

Carrera Cup

20 minutes

Practice 2

Saturday Start

Finish Category

Duration

Session

0800

0820

Touring Car Masters

20 minutes

Qualifying 2

0830

0845

Aussie Racing Cars

15 minutes

Qualifying

0900

0930

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Qualifying

0945

1005

Carrera Cup

20 minutes

Qualifying

1020

1040

V8 Supercars

20 minutes

Qualifying

1055

1115

V8 Ute Series

20 minutes

Qualifying

1125

1155

V8 Supercars

30 minutes

Top Ten Shootout

1205

1225

Touring Car Masters

10 Laps

Race 1

1245

1320

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

17 Laps

Race 1

1335

1350

Aussie Racing Cars

15 minutes

Race 1

1405

1425

Carrera Cup

20 minutes

Race 1

1505

V8 Supercars

74 Laps

Race 27

1745

1805

V8 Ute Series

10 Laps

Race 1

1815

1835

Touring Car Masters

10 Laps

Race 2

Start

Finish Category

Duration

Session

0830

0855

V8 Ute Series

12 Laps

Race 2

0910

0925

Aussie Racing Cars

15 minutes

Race 2

0935

0955

Carrera Cup

20 minutes

Race 2

1005

1025

Touring Car Masters

10 Laps

Race 3

1040

1100

V8 Supercars

20 minutes

Qualifying

1115

1135

V8 Ute Series

10 Laps

Race 3

1145

1205

Carrera Cup

20 minutes

Race 3

1220

1235

Aussie Racing Cars

15 minutes

Race 3

1255

1330

Fujitsu V8 Supercars

17 Laps

Race 2

1345

1430

Entertainment Session

45 minutes

V8 Supercars

74 Laps

Sunday

1505

Race 28

Craig Baird (#1) heads to Sydney with a healthy 62 point lead over Daniel Gaunt (#27) in the City Index Carrera Cup, while Jonny Reid (#7) is a further 32 adrift in third. John Bowe and Jim Richards meanwhile are separated by 50 points in the Touring Cars Masters title fight.


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Chequered Flag The 2010 Sydney Telstra 500 was all about James Courtney, who sealed the title in the final race of the year after a dramatic and tumultuous season for Dick Johnson Racing.


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