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Race 28 - Sandown I Editorial

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An awkward compromise It’s been a tempestuous build-up to the Sandown 500 this year thanks to the ongoing controversy over fuel consumption parity. V8 Supercars’ decision to introduce a compulsory number of pitstops for each of the endurance races instead of utilising the E70 fuel trialled at Winton has left both sides of the divide dissatisfied.

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Those arguing that rules shouldn’t be changed to give any players a leg up remain staunch in their views that the Nissan and Mercedes teams should simply “work harder”. The two teams running the four-valve engines are meanwhile seething that V8 Supercars’ technical department has determined that the E70 fixed the consumption problem without affecting power, and yet the category has elected against using it anyway. Put that down to a victory for political pressure over science. At best, the pitstop ruling is an awkward compromise. While grumbling over the fuel would have continued largely in the background if it was used, the pitstop stipulation, by its definition, will be front-and-centre in how the races unfold. One can only hope that the rule will not play a major part in deciding this weekend’s winner. With Ford and Holden teams likely to have been marginal on a three or four stop race anyway, early Safety Car interventions would have seen those teams elect for a four-stopper regardless. Bathurst will undoubtedly be a different matter, with upwards of eight stops likely to be mandated. If a car, regardless of marque, is on track to win the race but is forced to pit late on simply to satisfy the minimum requirement, the explanation will be a hard sell to the general public. The bigger question going forward, of course, surrounds the process that the parity issue has gone through to date. While recently appointed V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton has the majority of the paddock highly optimistic over the sport’s commercial future, the technical side of the business is still desperately lacking such leadership.

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Race 28 - Sandown I Cover Story

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Triple Eight Race Engineering: The V8 Supercar Kings

Tom Howard looks back at the first 10 years of Triple Eight’s V8 Supercars journey

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hether it is endurance races or sprints there really has been one dominant force in V8 Supercars over the last 10 years. The rise of Triple Eight Race Engineering is probably the best example of a V8 Supercars success story. This year the Queensland-based team celebrate 10 years since they first landed on Australian shores and in that time they have transformed from rookies to the multiple championship winning team to beat. Such has been their dominance, Triple Eight have incredibly accrued four drivers championships, five Bathurst wins, more than 100 race wins and have won half of

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The Australian operation bore its existence from Englishman Roland Dane’s vision back in 2003, but Triple Eight’s history harks back seven years earlier when it began in the British Touring Car Championship. It was formed by close friends Dane and former F1 driver Derek Warwick as the pair endeavored to find a new direction in motorsport. The BTCC program, which was Vauxhaull’s factory effort, included two trips to the Bathurst 1000 when it was run under Super Tourer regulations in 1997 and 1998.

the BTCC and three consecutive titles from 2001-2003, Dane lost faith in the direction of the series and sought a new challenge. His new path would bring a more permanent move to Australia, where he bought mid-field Brisbane-based V8 Supercar outfit Briggs Motorsport and their two Ford Falcons partway through the 2003 season. ™

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“In 2003 I became pretty bored of the BTCC and frankly I still am,” reflects Dane. “We had won many titles and I wanted a new challenge and I saw an opportunity to do something in Australia and so I decided to start Triple Eight Australia. There was, and it continues today, more public


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2003 awareness of V8 Supercars than there is compared to any other touring car series in the world.” Signing the papers with Briggs on September 1, Triple Eight’s first official appearance as a V8 Supercars came at the 2003 Sandown 500. In what would prove a familiar trait of fielding internationals in the coming years, the lead Paul Radisich car was co-driven by BTCC star Rickard Rydell. The remainder of the year proved to be a struggle but by 2004, now armed with the first of its in-house Ludo Lacroix-designed chassis, a beacon of light began to appear. Radisich delivered two podiums during the season, showing that the cars could be fast, if somewhat fragile. The following season saw the arrival of former factory Holden and then Ford golden boy Craig Lowndes. The move provided instantly successful with six race wins and a victory at the Sandown 500, en route to finishing runner up in the 2005 championship. Triple Eight then unearthed a gem with a young Jamie Whincup joining Lowndes in 2006. Relatively unproven in V8 Supercars, the former Australian Formula Ford Champion had shown a glimpse of his potential with a classy drive to second in the previous year’s Bathurst 1000 alongside Jason Richards at Tasman Motorsport.

Dane had earmarked Whincup as the perfect co-driver for Lowndes, and so it proved, with the pair scooping the coveted Bathurst crown at their first attempt together. Lowndes again missed out on the championship, however, after an explosive finale that saw contact with eventual champion Rick Kelly. Success continued in 2007 as it welcomed a new title partner, telecommunications giant Vodafone, in place of the now defunct Betta Electrical. The team grabbed more wins than anybody else while defending their Bathurst title, as Whincup and Lowndes finished second and third in the championship. Whincup eventually delivered Triple Eight’s first championship the following year along with the famous Bathurst ‘threepeat’. Once up and running the Triple Eight carried their momentum and bulldozed the opposition in 2009 with Whincup cruising to a second title as the team scooped 15 race wins with its new FG Falcon. Even a change of manufacturers, triggered by a staggering decision from Ford to cut the team’s funding at the end of 2008, didn’t halt the team’s progress. Moving from Ford to Holden for 2010 yielded wins first-time out at Abu Dhabi. A fourth Bathurst crown followed this time an iconic 1-2 for the squad headed by Lowndes and Mark Skaife.

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Reliability, however, ultimately cost Whincup and the team the championship after a season-long fight with Triple Eight customer Dick Johnson Racing and its star driver James Courtney. The last two seasons has seen the domination continue with two more championships for Whincup. Last year proved to be their most impressive season, winning 19 from 32 races, including conquering Mount Panorama for a fifth time. Dane is immensely proud of what he and his team have achieved over the last 10 years and has earmarked a few memories from the squad’s meteoric rise to fame. “There are three highlights which stick out for me. Winning Bathurst for the first time is one then winning our first race with Holden in Abu Dhabi and winning Bathurst with a 1-2 in 2010. These are things which very few people have achieved in the sport here. “We have won Bathurst five times in ten years and there have been people trying to win that race all their lives and fail to do so. For me it is the greatest touring car race there is and at one of the greatest tracks there is in the world. It’s a very special event and achievement.” It hasn’t been plain sailing for the squad this year, however, as they bid to grasp

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2005 the new Car Of The Future concept. Whincup remains at the top of the tree in the championship with Lowndes close behind in fourth, but the team has not experienced the complete dominance it once possessed. Although 2013 has seen them chalk up their 100th race win and help Lowndes become the most successful driver in the championship’s history, the competition is proving formidable. “I wouldn’t say this has been our toughest season so far but by the same token it is as hard as any we have experienced, as competition is high and everyone is trying to understand the cars”, Dane added. Adding to the challenge of the new regulations, the team has been rocked by the surprise departure of team principal Adrian Burgess after being poached by bitter rivals Holden Racing Team. This has forced Dane to take up the team principal role once again while he looks for a replacement for the outgoing Burgess.

count on is they will be favourites to shine once again in the enduros and for the foreseeable future. Dane adds: “Motorsport around the world has an inherent fragility about it as it is linked to economic conditions, so who knows what the future holds, but I’d like to think that the team is well placed to have a solid future.” This weekend see the team’s co-drivers, Paul Dumbrell and Warren Luff, reunite with regulars Whincup and Lowndes respectively for a second consecutive year.

Triple Eight By The Numbers Round Wins - 58 Race Wins - 105 Drivers Championships - 4 Won 40% of championships entered Enduro Record (If Pirtek Enduro Cup rules had been established during their history) Bathurst Wins - 5 Bathurst win record 50% Sandown 500 Wins - 3 Sandown 500 Win Record - 50% Phillip Island 500 Wins - 2 Phillip Island 500 Win Record 50% Gold Coast Race Wins - 9 from 26 races

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“I find it difficult to keep away from it, I enjoy it, but it has always been my aim to ensure I had other people coming up, so sooner or later I have still got to put someone in that place,” he says.

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Race 28 - Sandown I Circuit Info

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Sandown International Raceway Location: Sandown Park, Melbourne Length: 3.1 kilometres Direction: Anti-Clockwise Maximum speed: 270km/h Fastest Point: Back Straight Average Speed: 164km/h Circuit Description A fast and flowing circuit set around a horse racing track, Sandown requires strong engines for the long run up and down the two long straights. The fast Esses section at the end of the back straight leading into Dandenong Road Corner is one of the most revered sequences of corners in the championship. The venue has hosted more Australian Touring Car Championship/ V8 Supercars events than any other, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. V8 Supercars Qualifying Lap Record: Will Davison, Ford Falcon FG, 1m09.3670s, 2012 V8 Supercars Race Lap Record: Garth Tander, Holden Commodore VE, 1m09.8573s, 2009

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Event Format: Friday Practice: 3 x 40 minutes Saturday Practice: 1 x 40 minutes Qualifying: 1 x 20 minute session, 2 x 20 lap qualifying races Qualifying Race 1 will be for co-drivers only, with QR R2 for primary drivers only. Sunday’s grid will be determined by the finishing order of QR R2. Unlike previous years, no points will be awarded from either of the qualifying races. Sunday Warm-up: 1 x 20 minutes Race: 1 x 500km (161 laps)

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raig Lowndes could make history at this year’s Wilson Security Sandown 500 and equal the late, great Peter Brock’s record of nine wins in the annual pre-Bathurst endurance race. Brock won all nine of his races at Sandown, though Lowndes has won his across the three different venues that have hosted the annual 500-kilometre race in the V8 Supercar era. He’s clocked up five wins at Sandown (1996, 1997, 2005, 2007, 2012), two at Phillip Island (2010, 2011) and one at Queensland Raceway (2000). Lowndes, who sits fourth in the V8 Supercars Championship after a 25-point penalty post-Winton, has an amazing record in the ‘500. He’s finished on the podium in the last eight ‘500s straight since 2005 and all up has collected an outstanding 13 podiums from his last 17 starts in the ‘500 with eight wins, three runner-up finishes and a pair of third places. With five Sandown 500 wins he sits third only to Brock (nine) and Allan Moffat (six) on the list of drivers to have won the Sandown endurance classic.

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eliability, more than ever in the 20-year history of the current five-litre V8 Supercar technical rulebook, could become a major factor in determining the winner of the Wilson Security Sandown 500. The fact all 28 cars on the grid at Sandown will be competing in their first endurance race since debuting at the beginning of the season could throw up some surprise results. The bulletproof nature and long-time development of the previous generation of cars resulted in a finishing rate of 97% over the three previous ‘500s at Phillip Island and Sandown (2010-2012) with all 28 cars finishing in 2011. In fact, the last time a car retired from the ‘500 due to a mechanical problem was back in 2010! Over the last 10 ‘500s since 2003, the finishing rate has been an impressive 84%. History shows that the introduction of new machinery and rules sees the reliability rates fall. The finishing rate in 1985 at Sandown (the first year of Group A rules) was 56% and in 1993 (the first year of fivelitre V8 rules now known as V8 Supercars), the rate was 52%. Both had different elements affecting them - the former was on the tight infield circuit and the latter was not purely a field of V8s - but the fact remains that this year’s race could pan out very differently from those of the recent past.

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he fight for the V8 Supercars Championship is tight with just 72 points covering the top four drivers heading into the first of three events that count towards the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

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Jamie Whincup heads Will Davison by just 55 points with Mark Winterbottom and Craig Lowndes within striking distance. Last year the same four drivers were also in the top four of the championship but were separated by 154 points, while in 2011 the top four drivers (Whincup, Lowndes,

Shane van Gisbergen and Rick Kelly) were separated by a massive 477 points heading into the first endurance event. There are far more players in the championship battle in 2013 with 245 points - less than one weekend of racing (300 points are available at every V8 Supercars Championship event) covering leader Whincup through to ninth-placed Garth Tander. At the same time last year a whopping 952 points covered the top nine drivers in the championship

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races with one - Dean Fiore/Matthew Halliday moving teams from 2012 to 2013. The combinations to remain from 2012 are:

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he carry-over of co-driving combinations from 2012 to this year’s Pirtek Enduro Cup is at a much higher level than previous seasons.

A total of 11 combinations in the 28-car field (including those that finished on the podium at both Sandown and Bathurst last year) have remained intact from last year’s endurance

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issan Motorsport’s Altimas and Erebus Motorsport V8’s Mercedes-Benz AMG E63s will bring a new flavour to the V8 Supercar endurance races this year.

The former has great history in the Wilson Security Sandown 500 with four wins in the Group A era of the 1980s and 1990s. They won their first two back-to-back in 1986 and 1987 with George Fury pairing with Glenn Seton and Terry Shiel respectively in Skyline Turbos. Mark Skaife scored his first major touring car win alongside Jim Richards in a Skyline GTS-R in 1989, while GIO privateer combination Mark Gibbs and Rohan Onslow won the 1991 race in their mighty GT-R.

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#1 - Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell #2 - Garth Tander/Nick Percat #4 - Lee Holdsworth/Craig Baird #5 - Mark Winterbottom/Steve Richards #8 - Jason Bright/Andrew Jones #19 - Jonathon Webb/Marc Lieb (only for Armor All Gold Coast 600 last year) #21 - David Wall/Chris Pither #47 - Tim Slade/Andrew Thompson #55 - David Reynolds/Dean Canto #88 - Dean Fiore/Matthew Halliday (moved from Dick Johnson Racing to Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport) #888 - Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff Last year just six driver combinations carried over from the endurance races from 2011 to 2012.

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On the flipside, Mercedes-Benz machines have limited history in the Melbourne endurance classic with just four starts in the race, the first coming in the inaugural race in 1964 and the last in 1988, some 25 years ago. Aussie racing legend Kevin Bartlett and Pedro Owen drove a 220SE to 15th overall and second in class in the Six Hour race in 1964, while Phil Ward and David Clement failed to finish in a 190E in the 1988 Enzed 500.


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Race 28 - Sandown I Team Profiles

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welve different winners from the season’s opening 27 races leaves a tantalising Sandown 500 ahead. Although the increase in variables that comes with endurance racing could be thought likely to throw this weekend’s result even more wide open, history suggests that the powerhouse squads assert their authority on the biggest stages. Red Bull Racing Australia, Ford Performance Racing and the Holden Racing Team each have formidable driving line-ups to go with their recent runs on the board. Jaime Whincup’s partner Paul Dumbrell appeared the strongest of the co-drivers last year, although another season out of a fulltime drive will test his mettle. The pick of this year’s combinations is arguably FPR’s Will Davison/Steve Owen line-up, with the experienced Owen

boosted by time in MW Motorsport’s 2012specification FPR Ford in recent Dunlop Series events. Davison endured a shocking run through Sandown and Bathurst last year, but could be poised for a breakthrough. Of the rest, Garry Rogers Motorsport’s pairing of Scott McLaughlin/Jack Perkins is perhaps best placed to spring an upset, while Brad Jones Racing’s entries should also contend.

Safety Cars will have to fall in the favour of Erebus or Nissan for either to truly figure in the results due to their fuel consumption issues. Nissan, in truth, would likely have struggled anyway at Sandown, with the long straights set to really test the Altima’s engine performance. With reliability threatening to prove a major wildcard for all teams, nothing will be certain until the chequered flag.

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Jamie Whincup

Paul Dumbrell

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Garth Tander

Nick Percat

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Team HIFLEX

Tony D’Alberto

Jonny Reid

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Irwin Racing

Lee Holdsworth

Craig Baird

Mercedes E63 AMG W212

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Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford

Mark Winterbottom

Steve Richards

Ford Falcon FG

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Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford

Will Davison

Steve Owen

Ford Falcon FG

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Jack Daniel’s Racing

Todd Kelly

David Russell

Nissan Altima L33

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Jason Bright

Andrew Jones

Holden Commodore VF

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SP Tools Racing

Maro Engel

Steven Johnson

Mercedes E63 AMG W212

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Chaz Mostert

Dale Wood

Ford Falcon FG

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Lockwood Racing

Fabian Coulthard

Luke Youlden

Holden Commodore VF

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Jack Daniel’s Racing

Rick Kelly

Karl Reindler

Nissan Altima L33

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Wilson Security Racing

Tim Blanchard

Ashley Walsh

Ford Falcon FG

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Jeld-wen FPR Ford

Alex Davison

John McIntyre

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Tekno Autosports

Jonathon Webb

Marc Lieb

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David Wall

Chris Pither

Holden Commodore VF

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Holden Racing Team

James Courtney

Greg Murphy

Holden Commodore VF

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Fujitsu Racing GRM

Scott McLaughlin

Jack Perkins

Holden Commodore VF

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Fujitsu Racing GRM

Alexandre Premat

Greg Ritter

Holden Commodore VF

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Norton 360 Racing

Michael Caruso

Daniel Gaunt

Nissan Altima L33

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Heavy Haulage Australia Racing

Tim Slade

Andrew Thompson

Mercedes E63 AMG W212

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David Reynolds

Dean Canto

Ford Falcon FG

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Russell Ingall

Ryan Briscoe

Holden Commodore VF

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Scott Pye

Paul Morris

Holden Commodore VF

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Dean Fiore

Matt Halliday

Holden Commodore VF

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Shane Van Gisbergen

Jeroen Bleekemolen

Holden Commodore VF

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Norton 360 Racing

James Moffat

Taz Douglas

Nissan Altima L33

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Red Bull Racing Australia

Craig Lowndes

Warren Luff

Holden Commodore VF

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Race 28 - Sandown I Driver Profiles

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Triple Eight Race Engineering Car: Holden Commodore VF Chassis: Triple Eight Race Engineering Engines: KRE Base: Banyo, Queensland Team principal: Roland Dane Team manager: Adrian Burgess Race engineer #1: Mark Dutton Race engineer #888: Jeromy Moore Championships: 4 (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)

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Date of Birth: 6 February 1983 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 2002 V8SC race wins: 72 Career Highlights: 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2012 Bathurst 1000, 1st 2007 Sandown 500, 2002 Australian Formula Ford Champion

Born: 21 June 1974 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Brisbane, Queensland V8SC debut: 1996 V8SC race wins: 92 Career Highlights: 1996, 1998 & 1999 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010 Bathurst 1000, 1993 Australian Formula Ford Champion

Paul Dumbrell

Warren Luff

Date of Birth: 1 September 1982 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 1999 V8SC race wins: 2 Career Highlights: 1st 2012 Bathurst 1000, 1st 2002 V8 Development Series, 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Race 23 (Sandown), 2nd 2001 V8 Development Series

Date of Birth: 21 April 1976Our proud Born: Sydney, New South Wales Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 1999 V8SC race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1st 2012 Sandown 500, 1st 2002 & 2003 V8 Utes Series, 2nd 2005 V8 Development Series, 1st 1999 & 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage Cup

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Walkinshaw Racing Car: Holden Commodore VF Chassis: Walkinshaw Racing Engines: Walkinshaw Racing Base: Clayton, Victoria Team principal: Steve Hallam Performance director: Tony Dowe Race engineers #2: Scott Sinclair/Jason Bush Race engineers #22: Rob Starr/Alastair McVean Race engineers #66: Rob Starr/Bryce Seals Championships: 6 (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007)

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Date of Birth: 31 March 2977 Born: Perth, Western Australia Lives: Melbourne Victoria V8SC debut: 1998 V8SC race wins: 51 Career Highlights: 2007 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 2000, 2009 & 2011 Bathurst 1000, 1997 Australian Formula Ford Champion

Date of Birth: 29 June 1980 Born: Penrith, New South Wales Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 2005 V8SC race wins: 10 Career Highlights: 2010 V8 Supercars Champion, 2001 British Formula Ford Champion, 2002 Jaguar F1 test driver, 2000 British Formula Ford Champion

Nick Percat

Greg Murphy

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Date of Birth: 23 August 1972 Born: Hastings, New Zealand Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 1997 V8SC race wins: 28 Career Highlights: 1st 1996, 1999, 2003 & 2004 Bathurst 1000, 1st 1996 & 97 Sandown 500, 1st 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour

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Tony D’Alberto Racing Car: Holden Commodore VF Chassis: Walkinshaw Racing Engines: Walkinshaw Racing Base: Ringwood, Victoria Team principal: Al D’Alberto Team manager: Dylan Napier Race engineer #3: Joe Sasso/Terry Kerr Championships: 0

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Date of Birth: 24 February 1964 Born: London, England Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 1996 V8SC race wins: 27 Career Highlights: 2005 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 1995 & 1997 Bathurst 1000, 1st 1998 Sandown 500 & 1999 Queensland 500, 1993 British Formula Ford Champion

Date of Birth: 9 December 1985 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2005 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2007 V8 Supercars Development Series, 6th 2007 Bathurst 1000, 5th 2005 V8 Supercars Development Series, 9th 2011 Bathurst 1000

Ryan Briscoe

Jonny Reid

Date of Birth: 24 September 1981 Born: Sydney, Australia Lives: Mooresville, North Carolina, USA V8SC debut: 2006 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2012 Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter, 3rd 2009 IndyCar Series, 3rd 2007 American Le Mans Series, 1st 2003 Formula 3 Euro Series

Date of Birth: 18 October 1983 Our proud Born: Auckland, New Zealand Lives: Newcastle, New South Wales V8SC debut: 2003 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2012 NZ V8 SuperTourer Sprint Series, 2nd 2011 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, 7 A1GP race wins

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Erebus Motorsport Car: Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Chassis: Erebus/AMG Customer Sports Engines: Erebus/ AMG Customer Sports Base: Yatala, Queensland Team principal: Betty Klimenko Team manager: David Stuart Race engineer #4: Brad Wischusen Race engineer #9: Chris Stuckey Race engineer #47: Wes McDougall Championships: 3 (2003, 2004, 2005) All titles won as Stone Brothers Racing

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Date of Birth: 2 February 1983 Born: Brisbane, Queensland Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 2004 V8SC race wins: 2 Career Highlights: 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Race 26 (Sydney), 1st 2007 V8 Supercars Round 8 (Oran Park), 3rd 2009 Bathurst 1000, 7th 2010 V8 Supercars Championship

Date of Birth: 27 August 1985 Born: Munich, Germany Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland/Monaco V8SC debut: 2013 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2007 British Formula 3 Championship, 5th 2006 British Formula 3 Championship, 12th 2009 DTM season, 6th 2009 DTM Hockenheim

Craig Baird

Steven Johnson

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Date of Birth: 6 September 1974 Born: Brisbane, Queensland Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 1994 V8SC race wins: 3 Career Highlights: 1st 2001 Queensland 500, 1st 2001 Canberra 400, 5th 2001 V8 Supercars Championship, 6th 2009 V8 Supercars Championship

Lee Holdsworth

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Tim Slade Date of Birth: 3 August 1985 Born: Hornsby, New South Wales Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 2009 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 5th 2012 V8 Supercars Championship, Pole Position Race 30 2012 V8 Supercars Championship, 2nd 2005 Australian Formula Ford Championship

Andrew Thompson Date of Birth: 11 March 1987 Born: Byron Bay, New South Wales Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 2007 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2011 V8 Supercars Development Series, 2nd 2011 L&H 500 Phillip Island, 8th 2006 V8 Development Series

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Ford Performance Racing Car: Ford Falcon FG Chassis: Ford Performance Racing Engines: Ford Performance Racing Base: Campbellfield, Victoria Team principal: Tim Edwards Team manager: Chris O’Toole Race engineer #5: James Small Race engineer #6: Grant McPherson Race engineer #18: Campbell Little Race engineer #55: Nathaniel Osborne Championships: 0

#5

#6

Date of Birth: 20 May 1981 Born: Sydney, New South Wales Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2003 V8SC race wins: 22 Career Highlights: 1st 2006 Sandown 500, 1st 2003 V8 Supercars Development Series , 2nd 2008 V8 Supercars Championship, 2nd 2002 Australian Formula Ford Championship

Date of Birth: 30 August 1982 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2004 V8SC race wins: 16 Career Highlights: 1st 2009 Bathurst 1000, 1st 2009 Phillip Island 500, 1st 2012 Clipsal 500, 2nd 2009 V8 Supercars Championship, 2001 Australian Formula Ford Champion

Steven Richards

Steve Owen

Date of Birth:

Date of Birth: 18 December 1974 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 1999 V8SC race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1st 2008 & 2010 V8 Supercars Development Series, 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Race 20 (Gold Coast), 2nd 1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship

Mark Winterbottom

sr11 enJuly tra1972 p munitalp duorp ruO Born: Auckland, New Zealand Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 1996 V8SC race wins: 7 Career Highlights: 1st 1998 & 1999 Bathurst 1000 , 1st 2000 Canberra 400, 1994 Australian Formula Ford Champion ™

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Will Davison

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#55

Date of Birth: 3 November 1979 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 2004 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2004 Australian Carrera Cup Champion, 2nd 2006 & 2007 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, 3rd 1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 11th 2011 V8 Supercars Championship

Date of Birth: 3 July 1985 Born: Albury, New South Wales Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2007 V8SC race wins: 0 Career highlights: 2007 Australian Carrera Cup Champion, 2004 Australian Formula Ford Champion, 2nd 2012 Bathurst 1000, 4th 2008 V8 Supercars Development Series, 9th 2012 V8 Supercars Championship

John McIntyre

Dean Canto

Date of Birth: 10 March 1977 Born: Hastings, New Zealand Lives: Nelson, New Zealand V8SC debut: 2002 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2006/07, 2007/08, 2010/11 NZV8 Champion, 1st 2012 NZ SuperTourers Sprint Series, 3rd 2011 V8 Supercars Gold Coast Race 21

Date of Birth: 24 September 1980 proud Our Born: Sydney, New South Wales Lives: Adelaide, South Australia V8SC debut: 1999 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2000 & 2005 V8 Development Series, 1st 2006 V8 Supercars Championship Round 4 Race 2 (Winton), 2nd 2012 Bathurst 1000

Alex Davison

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David Reynolds

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Nissan Motorsport Car: Nissan Altima L33 Chassis: Nissan Motorsport Engines: Nissan Motorsport Base: Braeside, Victoria Team principals: Todd and Rick Kelly Team manager: Rob Crawford Race engineer #7: Perry Kapper Race engineer #15: Erik Pender Race engineer #36: Steven Todkill Race engineer #360: Alex Somerset Championships: 0

#7

#15

Date of Birth: 9 October 1979 Born: Mildura, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 1999 V8SC race wins: 19 Career Highlights: 1st 2005 Bathurst 1000, 1st 2003 Sandown 500, 2nd 1998 Australian Drivers’ Championship, 2nd 2006 Bathurst 1000, 2nd 2006 Bathurst 1000, 5th 2005 V8 Supercars Championship

Date of Birth: 17 January 1983 Born: Mildura, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: Queensland, 2001 V8SC race wins: 12 Career highlights: 2006 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 2003 & 2004 Bathurst 1000 , 2001 Australian Drivers’ Champion, 2nd 2000 Australian Formula Ford Championship

David Russell

Karl Reindler

Date of Birth:

Date of Birth: 18 April 1985 Born: Perth, Western Australia Lives: Perth, Western Australia V8SC debut: 2008 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2004 Australian F3 Champion, 8th 2008 V8 Supercars Development Series, 3rd 2006 A1GP Shanghai Feature Race

Todd Kelly

sr4eJanuary ntrap1982 munitalp duorp ruO Born: Lismore, New South Wales Lives: Brisbane, Queensland V8SC debut: 2003 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2013 Sepang 12 Hour, 3rd 2009 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship ™

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#360

Team: Norton 360 Racing Date of Birth: May 25, 1983 Born: Sydney, New South Wales Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2006 V8SC race wins: 1 Career highlights: 2003 Australian Formula 3 Champion, 3rd 2009 Bathurst 1000, 1st 2009 V8 Supercars Race 10 (Hidden Valley), 2nd 2007 V8 Development Series

Date of Birth: 18 June 1984 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Melbourne Victoria V8SC debut: 2010 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2013 V8 Supercars Race 25 (Winton), 2nd 2009 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, 3rd 2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship

Daniel Gaunt

Taz Douglas

Date of Birth: 27 February 1985 Born: Auckland, New Zealand Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2008 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2003 Australian Drivers’ Champion, 2006/07 Toyota Racing Series Champion

Date of Birth: 11 February 1985 Our proud Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2009 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Development Series Sandown Race 2, 8th 2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 9th 2009 V8 Supercars Development Series

Michael Caruso

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James Moffat

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Brad Jones Racing Car: Holden Commodore VF Chassis: Brad Jones Racing Engines: Noonan Race Engineering Base: Albury, Victoria Team principals: Brad and Kim Jones Team manager: Chris Clark Race engineer #8: Andrew Edwards Race engineer #14: Phil Keed Race engineer #21: Julian Stannard Championships: 0

#8

#14

Date of Birth: 7 March 1973 Born: Moe, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: Symmons Plains, 1997 V8SC race wins: 32 Career highlights: 1st 1998 Bathurst 1000, 1995 Australian Formula Ford Champion, 1997 Australian Drivers’ Champion, 1st 2006 Sandown 500, 3rd 2001 & 2004 V8 Supercars Championship

Date of Birth: 28 July 1982 Born: Burnley, England Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2004 V8SC race wins: 3 Career highlights: 2005 Australian Carrera Cup Champion, 2001 NZ Formula Ford Champion, 3rd 2004 Australian Carrera Cup, 4th 2000 NZ Formula Ford Championship

Andrew Jones

Luke Youlden

Date of Birth:

Date of Birth: 27 January 1978 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2000 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2000 Australian Formula Ford Champion, 2nd 2004 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2003 Bathurst 1000

Jason Bright

sr24 enJune tra1980 p munitalp duorp ruO Born: Albury, Victoria Lives: Albury, Victoria V8SC debut: 2002 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2004 V8 Development Series , 4th 2005 Bathurst 1000, 3rd 2010 Phillip Island 500 ™

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Fabian Coulthard

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#21

David Wall Date of Birth: 1 January 1983 Born: Sydney, NSW Lives: Sydney, NSW V8SC debut: 2009 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2009 & 2010 Australian GT Champion, 3rd 2007 Australian GT Championship, 11th 2011 V8 Development Series

Chris Pither Date of Birth: 3 December 1986 Born: Palmerston North, New Zealand Lives: Sydney, New South Wales V8SC debut: 2008 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2011 Australian V8 Ute Series, 1st 2010/11 NZ V8 Ute Series, 5th 2004/05 Toyota Racing Series, 11th 2006 Development Series

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Dick Johnson Racing Car: Ford Falcon FG Chassis: Pace Innovations/FPR Engines: InnoV8 Race Engines Base: Yatala, Queensland Team principal: Dick Johnson Team manager: Richard Swan Race engineer #12: Adam De Borre Race engineer #17: Mark Fenning Championships: 7 (1981, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1995, 2010)

#12

#17

Date of Birth: 10 April 1992 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2013 V8SC race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1st 2013 V8 Supercars Race 24 (Ipswich), 1st 2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 3rd 2012 V8 Supercars Development Series

Date of Birth: 30 June 1987 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2010 V8SC race wins: 0 Career highlights: 1st 2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 2nd 2008 British Formula Ford Championship, 5th 2011 V8 Development Series

Dale Wood

Ashley Walsh

Date of Birth: 9 June 1983 Born: Melbourne, Australia Lives: Melbourne, Australia V8SC debut: 2008 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 6th 2008 V8 Development Series, 6th 2006 Australian Formula Ford Championship

Date of Birth: 11 January 1988 Our proud Born: Ipswich, Queensland Lives: Ipswich, Queensland V8SC debut: 2013 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 3rd 2006 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 7th 2012 Dunlop Series

Chaz Mostert

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Tim Blanchard

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Tekno Autosports Car: Holden Commodore VF Chassis: Triple Eight Engines: KRE Base: Stapylton, Queensland Team principal: Jonathon Webb Team manager: Bruce Jenkins Race engineer #19: Dr Geoff Slater Race engineer #97: Blake Smith Championships: 0

#19

#97

Date of Birth: 10 December 1983 Born: Castle Hill, New South Wales Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 2006 V8SC race wins: 1 Career highlights: 1st 2009 V8 Supercars Development Series, 3rd 2005 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Race 26 (Homebush)

Date of Birth: 9 May 1989 Born: Auckland, New Zealand Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 2007 V8SC race wins: 3 Career Highlights: 1st 2013 Clipsal 500 (Race 2), 1st 2011 ITM400 Hamilton (Race 6), 1st 2011 Skycity Triple Crown (Race 12), 2005/06 NZ Formula Ford Champion, 6th 2012 V8 Supercars Championship

Marc Lieb

Jeroen Bleekemolen

Date of Birth:

Date of Birth: 23 October 1981 Born: Heemstede, Holland Lives: Monaco V8SC debut: 2012 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2008 & 2009 Porsche Supercup, 1st 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 Class, 2 x A1 Grand Prix race wins

Jonathon Webb

sr4eJuly ntr1980 ap munitalp duorp ruO Born: Stuttgart, Germany Lives: Ludwigsburg, Germany V8SC debut: 2011 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 1st 2005, 2010 & 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours GT2 class, 1st 2006, 2009 & 2010 Le Mans Series GT2 class, 1st 2003 Spa 24 Hours ™

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Shane van Gisbergen

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Garry Rogers Motorsport Car: Holden Commodore VF Chassis: Garry Rogers Motorsport Engines: Walkinshaw Racing Base: Knoxfield, Victoria Team principal: Garry Rogers Team manager: Dean Cowling Race engineer #33: Richard Hollway Race engineer #34: Manuel Sanchez Championships: 0

#33

#34

Date of Birth: 10 June 1993 Born: Christchurch, New Zealand Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2012 V8SC race wins: 2 Career Highlights: 1st 2012 V8 Supercars Development Series, 1st 2012 New Zealand V8 SuperTourer Series, 1st 2013 V8 Supercars Races 6 & 23

Date of Birth: 5 April 1982 Born: Juvisy-sur-Orge, France Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2012 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2008 Le Mans Series Champion, 1st 2005-06 A1 GP Series (Team France), 1st 2004 Macau Grand Prix, 1st 2004 Masters of Formula 3

Jack Perkins

Greg Ritter

Date of Birth:

Date of Birth: 20 February 1973 Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 1999 V8SC race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 1st 2004 Sandown 500, 4th 2001 Bathurst 1000

Scott McLaughlin

sr22enAugust trap1986 munitalp duorp ruO Born: Melbourne, Victoria Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2006 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2011 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2006 V8 Development Series, 5th 2008 V8 Development Series, 5th 2010 L&H 500 ™

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Alexandre Premat

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Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Car: Holden Commodore VF Chassis: Triple Eight Engines: KRE Base: Nunawading, Victoria Team principal: Lucas Dumbrell Team manager: Greg Wooster Race engineer #80: Brendan Hogan Race engineer #88: David Cauchi Championships: 0

#80

#88

Date of Birth: 8 January 1990 Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia Lives: Melbourne, Victoria V8SC debut: 2012 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2012 V8 Supercars Development Series, 2010 British Formula Ford Champion, 3rd 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship

Date of Birth: 1 December 1983 Born: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 2009 V8SC race wins: 0 Career Highlights: 2nd 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, 4th 2005 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 5th 2007 Australian Carrera Cup Championship

Paul Morris

Matthew Halliday

Date of Birth:

Date of Birth: 14 July 1979 Born: Auckland, New Zealand Lives: Beverly Hills, California, USA V8SC debut: 2004 V8SC race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 2nd 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07 NZ Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup, 2nd 2008 New Zealand Grand Prix, 4th 2010 Bathurst 1000

Scott Pye

sr22enDecember trap m1967 unitalp duorp ruO Born: Morwell, Victoria Lives: Gold Coast, Queensland V8SC debut: 1992 V8SC race wins: 1 Career Highlights: 1st 1995, 97, 99 & 00/01 Australian Super Touring Championship, 1st 1999 Bathurst 500 ™

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Dean Fiore

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2013 SEASON STATISTICS Race wins: Jamie Whincup (8), Fabian Coulthard (3), Craig Lowndes (3), Jason Bright (2), Will Davison (2), Scott McLaughlin (2), Mark Winterbottom (2), Shane van Gisbergen (1), Garth Tander (1), Chaz Mostert (1), James Moffat (1), James Courtney (1). Podiums: Jamie Whincup (15), Fabian Coulthard (10), Craig Lowndes (10), Mark Winterbottom (10), Jason Bright (7), Will Davison (5), Shane van Gisbergen (5), James Courtney (7), Garth Tander (4), Scott McLaughlin (3), Chaz Mostert (2), David Reynolds (1), James Moffat (1), Michael Caruso (1). Fastest laps: Mark Winterbottom (5), Jason Bright (5), Shane van Gisbergen (5), Fabian Coulthard (4), Craig Lowndes (3), Jamie Whincup (2), Scott McLaughlin (2), Garth Tander (1). Pole positions: Jamie Whincup (11), Jason Bright (4), Shane van Gisbergen (3), Mark Winterbottom (2), Fabian Coulthard (2), David Reynolds (2), James Courtney (2), W.Davison (1).

Drivers’ Points

Teams’ Points

Pos

Driver

Total

Pos

Driver

Total

1

Jamie Whincup

1847

1

Red Bull Racing Australia

3662

2

Will Davison

1792

2

Pepsi Max Crew FPR Ford

3594

3

Mark Winterbottom

1777

3

Brad Jones Racing

3403

4

Craig Lowndes

1775

4

Holden Racing Team

3304

5

Fabian Coulthard

1709

5

Tekno Autosports

2929

6

James Courtney

1687

6

Fujitsu Racing GRM

2247

7

Jason Bright

1649

7

Norton Hornets

1994

8

Shane Van Gisbergen

1632

8

Jack Daniel’s Racing

1855

9

Garth Tander

1602

9

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport

1894

10

Scott McLaughlin

1318

10

Erebus Motorsport

1261

11

Jonathon Webb

1282

11

The Bottle-O FPR Ford

1222

12

David Reynolds

1222

12

Jeld-wen FPR Ford

1095

13

James Moffat

1155

13

Wilson Security Racing (12)

1041

14

Rick Kelly

1101

14

Team HIFLEX

1030

1080

15

Heavy Haulage Australia Racing

821

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Tony D’Alberto

1015

16

Supercheap Auto Racing

802

17

Alexandre Premat

899

17

Wilson Security Racing (21)

785

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Chaz Mostert

892

18

Wilson Security Racing (17)

718

19

Russell Ingall

839

20

Tim Slade

821

21

Dean Fiore

820

22

Michael Caruso

809

23

David Wall

785

24

Tim Blanchard

703

25

Todd Kelly

689

26

Scott Pye

649

27

Lee Holdsworth

635

28

Maro Engel

576

29

Jonny Reid

149

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Previous Sandown endurance race winners Year

Driver

Car

2012

Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff

Holden Commodore VE

2007

Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup

Ford Falcon BF

2006

Jason Bright/Mark Winterbottom

Ford Falcon BA

2005

Craig Lowndes/Yvan Muller

Ford Falcon BA

2004

Marcos Ambrose/Greg Ritter

Ford Falcon BA

2003

Mark Skaife/Todd Kelly

Holden Commodore VY

2002

Paul Stokell/Anthony Tratt

Lamborghini Diablo GTR

2001

John Bowe/Tom Waring

Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge

1998

Larry Perkins/Russell Ingall

Holden Commodore VT

1997

Greg Murphy/Craig Lowndes

Holden Commodore VS

1996

Craig Lowndes/Greg Murphy

Holden Commodore VR

1995

Dick Johnson/John Bowe

Ford Falcon EF

1994

Dick Johnson/John Bowe

Ford Falcon EB

1993

Geoff Brabham/David Parsons

Ford Falcon EB

1992

Larry Perkins/Steve Harrington

Holden Commodore VL SS Group A SV

1991

Mark Gibbs/Rohan Onslow

Nissan GT-R

1990

Glenn Seton/George Fury

Ford Sierra RS500

1989

Jim Richards/Mark Skaife

Nissan Skyline GTS-R

1988

Allan Moffat/Gregg Hansford

Ford Sierra RS500

1987

George Fury/Terry Shiel

Nissan Skyline Turbo

1986

George Fury/Glenn Seton

Nissan Skyline Turbo

1985

Jim Richards/Tony Longhurst

BMW 635CSi

1984

Peter Brock/Larry Perkins

Holden Commodore VK

1983

Allan Moffat

Mazda RX-7

1982

Allan Moffat

Mazda RX-7

1981

Peter Brock

Holden Commodore VC

1980

Peter Brock

Holden Commodore VC

1978

Peter Brock

Holden Torana SS 5000 A9X

1977

Peter Brock

Holden Torana SS 5000 A9X

1976

Peter Brock

Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34

1975

Peter Brock

Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34

1974

Allan Moffat

Ford Falcon XB GT

1973

Peter Brock

Holden Torana GTR XU-1

1972

John Goss

Ford Falcon XY GT-HO

1971

Colin Bond

Holden Torana GTR XU-1

1970

Allan Moffat

Ford Falcon XW GT-HO

1969

Allan Moffat/John French

Ford Falcon XW GT-HO

1968

Tony Roberts/Bob Watson

Holden Monaro GTS 327

1965

Frank Gardner/Kevin Bartlett

Alfa Romeo TI Super

1964

Ralph Sach/Roberto Bussinello

Alfa Romeo TI Super

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Holden Torana SS 5000 A9X

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Recent ATCC/V8SC Champions Year

Driver

Team

Car

1980

Peter Brock

Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VB

1981

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon XD

1982

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon XD

1983

Allan Moffat

Peter Stuyvesant Racing

Mazda RX-7

1984

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford XE Falcon

1985

Jim Richards

JPS Team BMW

BMW 635CSi

1986

Robbie Francevic

Volvo Dealer Team

Volvo 240T

1987

Jim Richards

JPS Team BMW

BMW M3 E30

1988

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Sierra RS500

1989

Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Sierra RS500

1990

Jim Richards

Gibson Motor Sport

Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R, R32 GT-R

1991

Jim Richards

Gibson Motor Sport

Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

1992

Mark Skaife

Winfield Team Nissan

Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

1993

Glenn Seton

Glenn Seton Racing

Ford Falcon EB

1994

Mark Skaife

Gibson Motor Sport

Holden Commodore VP

1995

John Bowe

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon EF

1996

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VR

1997

Glenn Seton

Glenn Seton Racing

Ford Falcon EL

1998

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VS/VT

1999

Craig Lowndes

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VS/VT

2000

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VT

2001

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VX

2002

Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team

Holden Commodore VX

2003

Marcos Ambrose

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon BA

2004

Marcos Ambrose

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon BA

2005

Russell Ingall

Stone Brothers Racing

Ford Falcon BA

2006

Rick Kelly

Toll HSV Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VZ

2007

Garth Tander

Toll HSV Dealer Team

Holden Commodore VE

2008

Jamie Whincup

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Ford Falcon BF

2009

Jamie Whincup

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Ford Falcon FG

2010

James Courtney

Dick Johnson Racing

Ford Falcon FG

2011

Jamie Whincup

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden Commodore VE

2012

Jamie Whincup

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden Commodore VE

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Schedule of Events Friday

Start 0830 0915 1130 1220 1255 1345 1405 1440 1530 1545 1625

Finish 1000 1115 1210 1240 1335 1355 1425 1520 1540 1615 1645

1650 1700

1710

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Saturday

Duration 120 minutes 40 minutes 20 minutes 40 minutes 10 minutes 20 minutes 40 minutes 10 minutes 30 minutes 20 minutes

Session Scrutineering

Start 1600

Practice - Part 1 Practice 1 Practice - Part 2 Practice Practice 1 Practice - Part 3 Qualifying Meeting Rides

1618 1623 1628 1638

Competitors & Drivers Briefing

Finish 0900

0830 0910 0945 1020 1115

0900 0930 1005 1100 1130

1140 1225 1300 1330

1210 1245 1320 1345

1355

1415

1425 1430 1435 1445

1530

Category Course & Safety Car Rides Pit Lane Walk V8 Ute Series Touring Car Masters V8 Supercars Formula 5000

30 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 40 minutes 8 laps or one lap after 1128 V8 Ute Series 30 minutes V8 Supercars 20 minutes Touring Car Masters 20 minutes Formula 5000 8 laps or one lap after 1343 V8 Ute Series 12 laps or one lap after 1413 V8 Supercars V8 Supercars V8 Supercars V8 Supercars

1550

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20 laps or one (1) lap after 1515 Touring Car Masters 12 laps or one lap after 1548

Session

Practice 2 Practice 2 Practice - Part 4 Race 1 Time Certain Qualifying Qualifying Qualifying Race 2 Time Certain Race 1 Time Certain 20 Minute Signal Pit Exit Open Pit Exit Closed Qualifying Race 1 Race 1 Time Certain

Duration 10 minutes

V8 Supercars

20 laps or one (1) lap after 1715

0830 0915

Finish Category 0900 Course & Safety Car Rides 0900 Pit Lane Walk 0935 Touring Car Masters

0945

1010

1020

1040

1045 1105 1140

1055 1125 1200

1210

1230

Saturday Start 0830

Category Entertainment Session V8 Supercars V8 Supercars V8 Supercars

Session

20 Minute Signal Pit Exit Open Pit Exit Closed Qualifying Race 2

Sunday Start 0830

20 minutes

Finish 1610

1240

1250

1250 1300 1305 1310

1300

1320 1335

Duration 30 minutes

30 minutes 12 laps or one lap after 0933 V8 Ute Series 14 laps or one lap after 1008 Formula 5000 12 laps or one lap after 1038 Entertainment Session 10 minutes V8 Supercars 20 minutes Touring Car Masters 12 laps or one lap after 1158 V8 Ute Series 12 laps or one lap after 1228 V8 Supercars – Drivers 10 minutes Parade Entertainment Session 10 minutes V8 Supercars V8 Supercars V8 Supercars V8 Supercars

Session

Race 2 Time Certain

Race 2 Time Certain

Race 3 Time Certain

Warm Up Race 3 Time Certain

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