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RACE GUIDE Event 4 – Winton 300 – May 20-22

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WINTON

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Race Guide Rick Kelly took Kelly Racing’s first ever pole position on Sunday at Winton last year.

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INTRODUCTION RACE GUIDE WINTON SEPANG

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EDITOR/PRODUCTION: Stefan Bartholomaeus

Big expectations

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s the V8 Supercars circus rolls into Winton Motor Raceway, one can’t help but feel that there will be some very disappointed teams leaving the track on Sunday night.

NEWS EDITOR: Grant Rowley

Of the 28 cars that make up the 2011 V8 Supercars Championship, 17 of them use the north-eastern Victorian circuit as their test track.

SALES/MARKETING: Leisa Emberson

With all bar one or two of those entries genuinely expecting to be in the top 10 at the end of first qualifying on Saturday, it’s certainly a recipe for depression.

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Compounding the issue is that the Queenslanders have taken the last four Winton races, and with the form that TeamVodafone showed last time out in Western Australia, it won’t be a Victorian that’ll start favourite to take the weekend’s biggest trophies. There is currently much debate over the existence of a ‘home track advantage’ in V8 Supercars. In this Race Guide, we ask V8 Supercars veteran Greg Murphy his thoughts on the matter. One aspect set to scatter the form book is the weather. While making sense of the current pecking order on both the hard and soft compound tyres takes a bit of doing, wet or changeable conditions mean that almost anyone can win. Get set for some intriguing V8 Supercars racing at ‘The Nation’s Action Track.’ Green means go! STEFAN BARTHOLOMAEUS Journalist, Speedcafe.com Editor, Speedcafe Race Guides

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Q&A with GREG MURPHY

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fter several seasons in the V8 Supercars doldrums, Greg Murphy is beginning to see light at the end of a very long tunnel.

The four-time Bathurst 1000 winner may sit only 20th in the points standings after the opening nine races, but as part of Kelly Racing’s four-car squad, Murphy feels he is making progress. Promising speed on home soil in Hamilton vanished in Perth, but a pre-event test at the Winton venue may provide a healthy boost this weekend. Speedcafe.com’s Stefan Bartholomaeus spoke to the leader of the Pepsi Max Crew ahead of the weekend. SPEEDCAFE: Five events into the Kelly Racing experience - what do you make of it all so far? GREG MURPHY: I’m really enjoying the whole process. It always takes a bit of time (to become competitive with a new team), you never want it to... certainly a few years ago I think it was easier to change without encountering too many speed bumps. But now the competition is so bloody good, and there’s too many guys who are so comfortable in their cars and doing a great job, you just can’t jump to another team and have it the way you want it straight up. It’s a different car with different idiosyncrasies that are completely different to what I’ve had before. But I really think we’re making some forward progress and that we’re learning a lot. I’m really enjoying working in the environment here I like the way the guys are running the show. I’m really relaxed about it and feeling good. We had another good test day last week, and I really feel that things are progressing in the right direction. SPEEDCAFE: How much of the changeover process is about getting used to the new hardware and how to drive it, and how much is about getting used to the people? MURPHY: It’s really a mix - you’ve got to get it all right to be up the front. I’ve worked with a lot of the guys here before and know them reasonably well, so that hasn’t been a problem. It’s really been about getting used to the hardware and the different ideas.

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They have some good ideas and some focus on areas that have been really helpful and beneficial to me. I’ve learnt some stuff in the last little while, which is always interesting. You’ve got to always understand that you don’t know everything and that you’re always learning. SPEEDCAFE: We’ve seen the visiting teams find success at both Winton and at Queensland Raceway in recent years. Why do you think that is? MURPHY: I think if you look at the teams that are winning consistently, it doesn’t matter where they go, they are going to be competitive. HRT have often had a good run up in Queensland and Triple Eight have had a good run down here (Winton)... but I don’t know, I think it’s just the way it works out. It doesn’t mean a lot that it’s a home track these days, because if your car is working well and you’re comfortable in it, then you’re going to be fast regardless of the environment. We have some very different circuits with different grip levels and bits and pieces, but you’ve still got some consistent factors in a few cars and a few teams that mean they’re hard to beat anywhere. SPEEDCAFE: Can it be a disadvantage to race at your home track? Can you become locked into solutions to problems that you find in testing that don’t necessarily work on a race weekend? MURPHY: Yeah, I think that’s a very valid point. It’s happened to me before, you go testing here and have a really good day and think you’re onto something, but then go to the next race meeting and you’re rubbish. Finding the consistency is really hard. The team as a whole had some good results in New Zealand, but we went to Perth and were all struggling, until the last race where we ran a little better. I think Perth really proved how hard it is to put a car on the track on both tyres that is consistent and fast. It’s an incredibly difficult thing to do. For the soft tyre, trying to get it to live and have that longevity with it is a box that you need to unlock. We feel we’ve improved our soft tyre performance after our test. The weekend will tell us either way.


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CIRCUIT INFO

Self-billed as ‘The Nationa’s Action Track,’ the tight and twisty rural layout features a range of slow corners which combine to make Winton the slowest circuit on the V8 Supercar calendar. Consisting of a total of 12 corners linked by short straights, it was lengthened by a kilometre in 1997. With so many slow corners, having a car that can be kind to its rear tyres is crucial, particularly in the longer races. V8 Supercars Lap Records Qualifying 2010 Race 2009

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TECH PREVIEW with

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inton is the test track for all of the Victorian teams, so it’ll be very interesting to see how the weekend pans out.

We’ve got 28 soft tyres to play with through qualifying and the two races. With one-stop on Saturday and two-stops on Sunday we’ll certainly have enough to get through. While almost all of the local teams tested at Winton last week, it’s still very hard to predict the form heading into the weekend. We were happy after a pre-Winton test last year, but when we arrived for the race meeting it was a completely different track, and we were two seconds slower! We had a great balance the week before, but all of a sudden we had understeer. Last week they’d had a drifting competition there the day before we arrived, and the track had so much rubber build-up on it that we just didn’t know what was going to happen over the day. Rubber build-up is going to be a big issue this weekend. In Perth, if you went off-line late in the race you’d lose a couple of seconds a lap just trying to clean up your tyres. There were only 14 cars testing at Winton last week, and we only ran softs for half of the

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day because we only had two sets - but the amount of rubber was unbelievable. We have run the softs at Winton for the last two years now, but the rubber-build up seems to be getting worse. The balls of rubber that we’re seeing around the cars are basketball-sized. Everything from little pieces to quite big chunks are getting chucked into belts and all sorts of things. In Hamilton the amount of rubber in the radiators was significant. Despite the low ambient temperature, overheating could be a real issue at Winton due to the rubber build up, and the fact that you don’t get much high-speed air to the radiators. The rubber can have a negative effect on the racing as well, as late in the race it’s making it very difficult to go offline and make a pass. Strategy Last year we saw Courtney stop on Lap 12 or thereabouts, and almost everybody stopped soon after that. He made quite a good gain doing that. In terms of tyre life, I don’t think we’ll see the sort of degradation at Winton that we saw in Perth, but it probably won’t be that far away. Obviously the more competitive the championship is the more the drivers have to push the cars, which hurts the tyres.


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Track position has traditionally been very important at Winton, although Courtney made it look easy to overtake last year when he had a quick car - he did all his passing into Turn 11 and Turn 3. I think we’ll see the Triple Eight chassis strong in the Turns 7-11 switchback area, where you really rely on the grip from the rear of the cars. What we’re seeing is the rear going away, so they don’t change direction very well without a lot of oversteer. In Perth we saw people giving away positions to run the first five laps of their stint a little slower to conserve tyre life. I don’t think we’ll see that so much at Winton. Weather Rain is being predicted for Saturday and Sunday, so we’ll get through Friday on the softs and see what happens from there. It’s a while since we’ve actually had a wet race at Winton. We had one that started wet and dried out (2007), and we ran for a long time on wets. In the pouring rain it doesn’t drain well - there are a couple of corners where it builds up quite a bit. There are a number of corners, like Turn 1, where a few years ago probably only three cars could cut the kerb there. Now everyone can do it, but the filling behind it is just dirt, so it gets all over the circuit very very quickly which is even worse in the wet. In the rain we see water collecting at Turn 1, around

the inside of Turn 4, and at the complex at the other end. It drains reasonably well but it doesn’t dry too quickly unless there’s any sort of wind. We saw more competition in the wet tyre races in Hamilton than we did in the dry, so it’ll be a lot of fun if it’s wet. Adjustments If we know it’s going to stay wet, there’s a fair bit we can do to change the cars to make them a little softer and find more grip. But really it comes down to how long it will be wet for. If you change the car for a solid wet race and it dries out, you’ll really struggle - even more so than if you have a dry car in the wet. It’s a bit of a gamble, and it can depend on your qualifying position. When the conditions are changeable the in-car anti-roll bar adjusters take on extra importance. Tyre pressures are vital as well, because the difficulty can be in generating tyre temperature. Pitlane The pitlane is fairly busy at Winton, and with the length of the pitlane, if you’re 40s or so behind the leaders, then you can easily go a lap down. It’s a funny old place, the pits are very cramped - you certainly don’t want to have all the cars in there at once! It was a real lottery in the Safety Car periods there last year.

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OPINION by SPEED

A step too far

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hen a company wishes to alter one of its products, it usually proves wise to do a bit of market research first.

Giving a select number of consumers a preproduction version of your revised product is clearly an effective way of doing that. Heading into this weekend’s fifth event of the 2011 V8 Supercars Championship, one can’t help but feel that the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series is currently being used for a bit of old fashioned product testing. No, I’m not talking about championship teams running development parts on their Fujitsu entries. What I am talking about, are driving standards. As the V8 Supercars business has grown over the last decade or so, it has happily followed NASCAR’s lead in many areas, from car construction techniques to event promotion. One avenue that hasn’t been explored in Australia is what the Americans quaintly refer to as ‘boys have at it.’ The idea of letting the drivers sort on-track scuffles between themselves without the intervention of stewards or Driving Standards Observers - which the above phrase apparently refers to - isn’t without its merits. Nobody likes sport to be dominated by the referees, and not surprisingly, a bit of rivalry is good for generating a bit of hype.

image. It is hard enough to convince some of the more hardened observers that motor racing is a sport at the best of times, forget about explaining pre-meditated take-outs.

Unfortunately, the run-ins between Paul Morris and Nick Percat in the recent Fujitsu Series races at Barbagallo Raceway were quite frankly a blight on the sport.

The only penalty issued to Morris for his actions at Barbagallo was a drive-through penalty (his exclusion from the results was for ignoring the drive-through, not for his direct conduct with Percat).

Watching a car wobble out of pitlane a lap down and then intentionally ruin another’s race was about a good a look for V8 Supercars as players urinating on police stations is for rugby.

V8 Supercars may well be giving Morris some leeway to gauge the fan and media reaction to such tactics, but I sincerely hope we don’t see this sort of behaviour start to creep into the main show.

There are many sporting arguments against encouraging the self-policing philosophy, especially in the Fujitsu Series, where the races are short, the events are few and the budgets are tight.

We want entertaining racing, not racing entertainment.

But the main argument against it is undoubtedly

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DID YOU KNOW? Underlining the competitiveness of the V8 Supercars Championship, there have now been 10 different race winners in the last 15 races across the end of 2010 and the start of 2011. Since Craig Lowndes’ win on the Saturday at Symmons Plains last year, only Jamie Whincup (three) and James Courtney (two) have been repeat race winners in the V8 Supercars Championship. The other drivers to win races are Mark Winterbottom, Paul Dumbrell, Lee Holdsworth, Garth Tander, Rick Kelly, Shane van Gisbergen and Jason Bright. Extending the number to the last 18 races (including Bathurst and the two Gold Coast races last year), that number increases to 13 different winners with Mark Skaife, Cameron McConville and Steve Owen all claiming success. Much is made of the perceived ‘home track advantage’ that Victorian teams have at Winton, but recent results certainly paint a different story. Queensland-based teams have won nine of the last 15 V8 Supercar races at Winton since 2003.

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In the last seven races since 2008, a Victorian team has only won one race – Garth Tander for Toll Holden Racing Team in Race 3 of 2008. Both TeamVodafone and Jim Beam Racing have scooped the pools at Winton in recent years, picking up three race wins each.


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This year’s Winton event is effectively the second anniversary for the soft tyre in V8 Supercar racing, as it made its debut at the Victorian circuit in 2009. The Dunlop Soft tyre will again be in play this weekend, with both races being run exclusively on the softer option rubber. Each car will have 28 Soft tyres to use for qualifying and the weekend’s two races. Saturday’s Race 10 of the V8 Supercars Championship will be over 40 laps (or end 1 lap after 5.15pm AEST), while Sunday’s race is longer at 67 laps (or to end 1 lap after 2.48pm AEST).

A total of 21 endurance co-drivers will be on show at Winton, which is the first of four events to feature Friday practice time for those competing at Phillip Island and Bathurst. As has been the case in previous years, teams can nominate one additional driver per car to take part in Practice 1 and 2 at Winton. For cars sitting in the top half of the V8 Supercars Championship, only a nominated endurance driver can drive their car in the first two practice sessions. There will also be co-driver practice at Hidden Valley, Townsville and Queensland Raceway. Warren Luff, Alex Davison and Michael Caruso are all celebrating their 50th ATCC/V8 Supercars Championship event start at this weekend. Luff, right, has been on the V8 Supercar scene for the longest of the three, making his V8 Supercars Championship debut way back in the 1999 Queensland 500. After driving with Dick Johnson Racing in 2004 and Britek Motorsport in 2006, Luff is in just his third full-time season in the main series, hence the long period of time taken to rack up 50 championship event starts. Davison debuted at Sandown in 2004 and is in his third straight season with IRWIN Racing. Caruso debuted at Bathurst in 2006 and is in his fourth straight season with Fujitsu Racing/GRM.

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

CRAIG ON PERTH CRAIG ON WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY

The area is a beautiful place; there are some great wineries around the district. It’s an area that can get extremely hot, but also extremely cold because it’s not far from the snowy mountains. As a tourist area it’s a fantastic place and really a gateway to what rural Victoria has to offer.

The event at Winton always attracts a big crowd because people come from everywhere around, from Shepparton, Wangaratta and even Albury. The racing is always very close and it is quite a difficult track for the V8 Supercars. We don’t use top gear and the circuit is quite narrow, which makes it hard to pass on, but the soft tyre gives us that grip back and makes it very entertaining.

EXERCISE OF THE EVENT: THE HAMSTRING STRETCH Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean your workout schedule needs to suffer. It’s easy to turn a hotel room or bedroom into a mini-gym by completing some simple exercises, such as push-ups. Here are my three simple steps to a successful hamstring stretch. 1) Place your foot on a sturdy chair or bench

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2) Lean forward from the hips until you feel a stretch

3) Hold the stretch for 30 second and swap legs


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NIGHT TIME:

THE EPICUREAN CENTRE

Located adjacent to the Cellar Door at Milawa, the Epicurean Centre is a restaurant where you can enjoy great dishes created to complement the flavours of Brown Brothers wines. The menu is changed each season to reflect availability of freshness of produce and to allow for new wine releases to be showcased.

TELLER

If you’re staying in Shepparton, then Teller is a great place to have a nice meal, located just out of the city centre this establishment has been treating locals to fine food for over five years. Located in the old local bank, this modern Australian restaurant offers great country cooking. 108 McLennan Street, Mooroopna, Vic 3629 T: (03) 5825 3344

239 Milawa Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa 3678 T: (03) 5720 5540

SPANISH FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX

Can Mark Webber win his second Spanish Grand Prix in succession and take the fight to his younger teammate? I’m not sure, but I’ll definitely be tuning in across the weekend to find out how he’s going. Log onto Speedcafe.com for all the broadcast times and enjoy a night in.

GLENROWAN HOTEL Glenrowan in where Ned Kelly had last stand against the Victorian Police. The story of Australia’s most famous outlaw is a part of our history and what better way to take it in, than with a quite meal at the Glenrowan Hotel.

Your hotel / www.onehd.com.au

46 Gladstone Street, Glenrowan, Vic 3675 T: (03) 5766 2255

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SPOTTER’S GUIDE

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Car Number: 1 Driver: James Courtney Team: Toll Holden Racing Team Born: 29 June 1980 Starts: 170 Wins: 9 Engineer: Scott Sinclair

Car Number: 2 Driver: Garth Tander Team: Toll Holden Racing Team Born: 31 March 1977 Starts: 391 Wins: 48 Engineer: Alistair McVean

Car Number: 3 Driver: Tony D’Alberto Team: Wilson Security Racing Born: 9 December 1985 Starts: 103 Wins: 0 Engineer: Adam DeBorre

Car Number: 4 Driver: Alex Davison Team: IRWIN Racing Born: 3 November 1979 Starts: 89 Wins: 0 Engineer: Dan Kroehn

Car Number: 5 Driver: Mark Winterbottom Team: Orrcon Steel FPR Born: 20 May 1981 Starts: 225 Wins: 15 Engineer: Campbell Little

Car Number: 6 Driver: Will Davison Team: Trading Post FPR Born: 30 August 1982 Starts: 175 Wins: 6 Engineer: Grant McPherson

Car Number: 7 Driver: Todd Kelly Team: Jack Daniel’s Racing Born: 9 October 1979 Starts: 327 Wins: 19 Engineer: Brendan Hogan

Car Number: 8 Driver: Jason Bright Team: Team BOC Born: 7 March 1973 Starts: 364 Wins: 16 Engineer: Phil Keed

Car Number: 9 Driver: Shane van Gisbergen Team: SP Tools Racing Born: 9 May 1989 Starts: 115 Wins: 1 Engineer: Paul Forgie

Car Number: 11 Driver: Greg Murphy Team: Pepsi Max Crew Born: 23 August 1972 Starts: 395 Wins: 28 Engineer: Barry Ryan

Car Number: 12 Driver: Dean Fiore Team: Triple F Racing Born: 1 December 1983 Starts: 61 Wins: 0 Engineer: Andrew Simpson

Car Number: 14 Driver: Jason Bargwanna Team: Jana Living Racing Born: 26 April 1972 Starts: 360 Wins: 7 Engineer: Andrew Edwards

Car Number: 15 Driver: Rick Kelly Team: Jack Daniel’s Racing Born: 17 January 1983 Starts: 268 Wins: 10 Engineer: Adam Hardy

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


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

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

Car Number: 19 Driver: Jonathon Webb Team: Mother Energy Racing Born: 10 December 1983 Starts: 43 Wins: 1 Engineer: Geoff Slater

Car Number: 21 Driver: Karl Reindler Team: Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Born: 18 April 1985 Starts: 36 Wins: 0 Engineer: Chris Stuckey

Car Number: 30 Driver: Warren Luff Team: Gulf Western Oil Racing Born: 21 April 1976 Starts: 92 Wins: 0 Engineer: Rob Palmero

Car Number: 33 Driver: Lee Holdsworth Team: Fujitsu Racing Born: 2 February 1983 Starts: 178 Wins: 2 Engineer: Richard Hollway

Car Number: 34 Driver: Michael Caruso Team: Fujitsu Racing Born: 25 May 1983 Starts: 101 Wins: 1 Engineer: Steven Todkill

Car Number: 39 Driver: Russell Ingall Team: Supercheap Auto Racing Born: 24 February 1964 Starts: 456 Wins: 27 Engineer: Mark Fenning

Car Number: 47 Driver: Tim Slade Team: Lucky 7 Racing Born: 3 August 1985 Starts: 60 Wins: 0 Engineer: Wes McDougall

Car Number: 49 Driver: Steve Owen Team: VIP Petfoods Racing Born: 18 December 1974 Starts: 115 Wins: 1 Engineer: Blake Smith

Car Number: 55 Driver: Paul Dumbrell Team: The Bottle-O Racing Born: 1 September 1982 Starts: 253 Wins: 1 Engineer: Dave Patterson

Car Number: 61 Driver: Fabian Coulthard Team: Bundaberg Racing Born: 28 July 1982 Starts: 137 Wins: 0 Engineer: Rob Starr

Car Number: 88 Driver: Jamie Whincup Team: TeamVodafone Born: 6 February 1983 Starts: 220 Wins: 44 Engineer: Mark Dutton

Car Number: 888 Driver: Craig Lowndes Team: TeamVodafone Born: 21 June 1974 Starts: 422 Wins: 77 Engineer: Jeromy Moore

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#1 James Courtney LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Absent during his title run last season, the erratic, capitulating James Courtney appears to have returned. Is effectively out of the 2011 championship hunt after just four events, and has not seen the podium since Abu Dhabi. That said, a podium result on his home track at Winton is certainly achievable.

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#2 Garth Tander LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Again lines up as Whincup’s biggest threat, despite patchy recent form. Recovered well from a Saturday qualifying disaster in Perth, and has a slick record at Winton over the last five years. Knows how to get the most out of the soft tyres, but may lack Whincup’s raw speed.

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Qual 1

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21

6

23

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21

10

19

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17

22

18

13

Race 2

4

14

3

7

Race 3

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#3 Tony D’Alberto LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

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11

9

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16

20

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14

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY As their test track, Winton marks the first event where D’Alberto and his team have experience with their new car. Was the pick of the Walkinshawequipped drivers at Winton last year, and is an outside chance to sneak into the top 10 this weekend.

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19

9

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17

12

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17

12

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Race 2

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#4 Alex Davison LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

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10

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Showed outstanding qualifying speed in Perth, especially on the soft tyre. Driving style and car characteristics both seem to benefit from the grippier rubber, hinting that Davison could push towards the top five this weekend. Has traditionally struggled on tight venues like this one however. Anything could happen!


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#5 Mark Winterbottom LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Track layout emphasises FPR’s mid-corner speed advantage over its rivals. Winterbottom has been very fast here in recent years, but may again struggle in the races on the softer tyre. Recent test should have helped, but may not be enough. Will need weather or other factors to intervene in order to come to terms with TeamVodafone.

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#6 Will Davison LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

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12

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY Sits an impressive fifth in the championship, ahead of teammate Winterbottom, just five race meetings into his time at FPR. Is in the same boat as Winterbottom this weekend on the soft tyres however. Should qualify on the first couple of rows, but a top five race result will be a great effort.

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#7 Todd Kelly LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

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6

DNF

6

Race 2

25

11

6

24

22

Race 3

24

4

11

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Suffered an utterly embarassing weekend in Perth - a huge letdown after the promising form shown in Hamilton. Began moving in the right direction by the end of the weekend, but it was too little too late. Expected to run much further towards the front on his home track this weekend.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

17

16

19

25

Qual 2

12

19

2

27/26

Race 1

10

7

3

27

Race 2

DNF

DNF

15

22

Race 3

-

-

-

16

#8 Jason Bright LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

1

10

20

17

12

Qual 2

-

-

-

22

17

Race 1

1

7

20

14

7

Race 2

20

9

8

DNF

DNF

Race 3

2

24

10

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

28

ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

7

9

20

10

Qual 2

7

11

24

2/2

Race 1

DNF

4

19

6

Race 2

2

23

11

1

Race 3

-

-

-

2

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Nailed the set-up and strategy on the soft tyres at the unique Barbagallo venue to take a great win. Something is wrong if topfive form doesn’t continue this weekend at the team’s home track.


Races 10/11 - Winton

#9 Shane van Gisbergen LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

24

27

15

Qual 2

-

-

-

11

19

Race 1

-

-

14

26

5

Race 2

-

-

22

12

11

Race 3

-

-

12

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Must get his qualifying issues sorted out if he is to have any chance of winning the championship this year. Showed great race speed on both the hard and soft tyres in Perth but had been comprehensively beaten by team-mate Davison in qualifying. Could dominate the weekend if it is wet though...

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

15

6

4

16

Qual 2

18

23

4

20/18

Race 1

4

13

16

4

Race 2

8

18

1

10

Race 3

-

-

-

7

#11 Greg Murphy LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

13

22

25

24

24

Qual 2

-

-

-

20

16

Race 1

9

DNF

27

22

13

Race 2

DNF

4

21

20

15

Race 3

DNF

7

21

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Struggled for qualifying pace in Perth, but worked hard and dragged a top 10 from the final race. Buoyed by recent Winton test, and appears to be slowly regaining confidence. Team needs to make a step forward on the soft tyres if Murphy is going to qualify and race within the top 10.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

27

24

8

22

Qual 2

24

12

5

18/11

Race 1

21

18

8

15

Race 2

9

19

DNF

24

Race 3

-

-

-

10

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#12 Dean Fiore LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

30

20

Qual 2

-

-

-

30

14

Race 1

-

-

-

DNF

24

Race 2

-

-

-

25

DNF

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Was back to reality in Perth after strong weather-assisted qualifying performances in Hamilton. Still put in a respectable performance considering the quality of the field, and will again push the top 20 this weekend.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

26

27

10

24

Qual 2

23

26

18

23/27

Race 1

22

15

21

24

Race 2

20

15

14

21

Race 3

-

-

-

22

#14 Jason Bargwanna LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

24

25

-

29

21

Qual 2

-

-

-

12

25

Race 1

24

11

-

26

23

Race 2

DNF 22

-

10

DNF

Race 3

17

-

-

-

15

2011 SEASON FORM

30

ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

19

17

25

21

Qual 2

25

16

20

7/13

Race 1

18

10

13

11

Race 2

12

DNF

DNF

3

Race 3

-

-

-

8

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Impressive soft-tyre form in Perth - including a shock strategyassisted podium. Team showed huge gains from Hamilton to Perth, and will be keen to prove it was not all track-specific. Top 10 finishes are still great results for this entry.


Races 10/11 - Winton

#15 Rick Kelly LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

9

7

8

11

13

Qual 2

-

-

-

8

1

Race 1

10

3

10

4

18

Race 2

4

3

6

7

4

Race 3

4

3

5

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Took the team’s first pole position at Winton last year. Struggled for soft-tyre qualifying speed and race performance in Perth - a letdown after the heroics of Hamilton. Is well capable of bouncing back at his home test track, and is perhaps best placed to challenge the TeamVodafone/ Toll HRT entries for victory.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

25

4

3

5

Qual 2

27

8

1

14/10

Race 1

13

12

1

9

Race 2

19

2

6

16

Race 3

-

-

-

12

#16 David Reynolds LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

19

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

15

-

Race 1

-

-

-

20

-

Race 2

-

-

-

8

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Joined his three Kelly Racing team-mates in struggling for speed at Barbagallo - again fairing worse on the soft tyre. Like team-mate Murphy, will need to have found something at recent test to move into the top 10.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

23

21

7

15

Qual 2

21

10

26

26/23

Race 1

17

22

24

19

Race 2

4

14

20

20

Race 3

-

-

-

24

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Races 10/11 - Winton

#17 Steven Johnson LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

14

13

23

13

8

Qual 2

-

-

-

18

11

Race 1

11

6

17

12

4

Race 2

DNF 5

11

21

14

Race 3

14

-

-

DNF 13

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Showed a nice turn of pace in Perth - adding more single-digit results to his 2011 score sheet. Team dominated at Winton last year with James Courtney, and the Triple Eight FG chassis still appear the best on the grid. Expect Johnson to feature in the back half of the top 10.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

8

12

2

4

Qual 2

4

15

14

6/6

Race 1

11

11

5

5

Race 2

18

8

9

14

Race 3

-

-

-

6

#18 James Moffat LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

-

-

-

-

-

Race 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY The only driver in this year’s field not to have raced in the V8 Supercars Championship at Winton. Has had two shocking Fujitsu Series runs at the venue, but is coming off his most encouraging event yet in Perth. Should again be inside the top 20 this weekend.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

28

25

12

9

Qual 2

22

24

28

12/21

Race 1

16

DNF

9

18

Race 2

DNF

22

17

17

Race 3

-

-

-

21

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Race Guide

#19 Jonathon Webb LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

17

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

15

Race 1

-

-

-

-

26

Race 2

-

-

-

-

11

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Was the invisible man in Perth - lacking outright car pace in both qualifying and the races. Ability to stay out of trouble may see a strong result at Winton, particuarly if it’s wet. Unlikely to make the top 10 on speed, however.

2011 SEASON FORM UAE

C500 HAM

BAR

Qual 1

10

14

14

18

Qual 2

17

7

27

22/20

Race 1

20

14

DNF

20

Race 2

6

11

12

15

Race 3

-

-

-

23

#21 Karl Reindler LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

-

28

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

22

Race 1

-

-

-

-

21

Race 2

-

-

-

-

23

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

34

ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

22

28

23

6

Qual 2

28

25

23

13/9

Race 1

DNF

19

17

7

Race 2

11

17

13

DNS

Race 3

-

-

-

DNS

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Reindler’s participation beyond practice at Winton remains in doubt due to burns sustained in his horrifying fireball incident at Barbagallo. Will be running an old chassis this weekend, and is unlikely to return immediately to the strong pace shown preaccident in Perth. Andrew Jones is on stand-by to take over from Reindler if necessary.


Races 10/11 - Winton

#30 Warren Luff LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

28

-

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

21

-

-

-

-

Race 2

18

-

-

-

-

Race 3

28

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Team has struggled to make any progress during the year so far, and a 10 lap run in the #30 entry by Courtney at a recent test is unlikely to have much effect. To compound the problems Luff is having first main game start here since 2006. Facing a giant task again.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

24

26

17

26

Qual 2

26

27

22

28/28

Race 1

23

21

DNF

26

Race 2

17

DNF

16

25

Race 3

-

-

-

25

#33 Lee Holdsworth LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

23

6

5

8

16

Qual 2

-

-

-

7

9

Race 1

16

5

18

23

10

Race 2

16

DNF 7

DNF

3

Race 3

12

DNS 3

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY This is the weekend where Holdsworth needs to turn his season around. Has shown reasonable car pace but only achieved one notable result. Is expected to feature in the top five, and is a real podium dark horse.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

9

3

27

11

Qual 2

6

4

6

10/12

Race 1

9

20

22

16

Race 2

22

DNF

2

9

Race 3

-

-

-

18

35


Race Guide

#34 Michael Caruso LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

7

6

10

Qual 2

-

-

-

13

8

Race 1

-

-

8

10

8

Race 2

-

-

DNF 27

5

Race 3

-

-

20

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Has endured an even more disappointing start to the season than his team-mate. Will be asking serious questions of his team if unable to qualify inside the top 10 on home turf this weekend. Shouldn’t be too far behind Holdsworth.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

18

18

24

13

Qual 2

9

22

16

19/22

Race 1

15

16

15

12

Race 2

5

21

DNF

18

Race 3

-

-

-

17

#39 Russell Ingall LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

15

DNQ

15

14

25

Qual 2

-

-

-

21

13

Race 1

12

DNF

7

9

11

Race 2

5

25

DNF

11

16

Race 3

25

6

7

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

36

ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

21

22

16

20

Qual 2

15

14

17

24/24

Race 1

24

DNF

14

14

Race 2

DNF

16

8

12

Race 3

-

-

-

19

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Struggled for pace on both the hard and soft tyres in Perth. Has claimed just one top 10 race finish this year, and is at best an outside chance to add to that tally this weekend.


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Race Guide

#47 Tim Slade LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

-

-

-

26

14

Qual 2

-

-

-

27

24

Race 1

-

-

-

18

12

Race 2

-

-

-

17

7

Race 3

-

-

-

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Like team-mate van Gisbergen, Slade raced well on the soft tyres in Perth, but was let down by poor qualifying performances. Needs to qualify better if he is to finish in the top 10 at the tighter Winton circuit. More finishes are essential to achieve a respectable championship position after scoring three DNFs in the opening six races.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

6

15

26

19

Qual 2

10

18

15

17/19

Race 1

5

8

DNF

22

Race 2

DNF

13

DNF

5

Race 3

-

-

-

9

#49 Steve Owen LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

16

11

-

-

-

Qual 2

-

-

-

-

-

Race 1

13

13

-

-

-

Race 2

7

7

-

-

-

Race 3

11

11

-

-

-

2011 SEASON FORM

38

ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

13

13

21

17

Qual 2

20

-

3

25/25

Race 1

14

27

20

17

Race 2

13

DNS

5

DNS

Race 3

-

-

-

DNS

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Remarkably, Owen will line-up in the same VIP Commodore trashed in the Barbagallo incident with Reindler. Qualifying form in Perth was enough to indicate that Owen’s strong run on Sunday in Hamilton may have been a one-off. Isn’t likely to feature inside the top 10 this weekend.


Races 10/11 - Winton

#55 Paul Dumbrell LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

2

14

13

16

11

Qual 2

-

-

-

5

3

Race 1

3

25

15

16

28

Race 2

14

25

10

4

10

Race 3

7

21

8

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Underwent a hip operation before the last round and was in a bit of discomfort which led to some indifferent form. Has been fast in Perkins, Walkinshaw and FPR cars here in the past, but like FPR stable-mates Winterbottom and Davison, Dumbrell may lack race speed on the softer rubber.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

5

10

18

14

Qual 2

11

6

11

21/17

Race 1

21

25

DNS

DNF

Race 2

10

6

19

19

Race 3

-

-

-

14

#61 Fabian Coulthard LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

22

27

16

5

18

Qual 2

-

-

-

6

20

Race 1

DNF 20

19

15

20

Race 2

15

19

18

DNF

DNF

Race 3

21

19

9

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Has not unlocked the key to being competitive across a full weekend yet. Expect to see the Bundaberg Commodore driver continue to plug away in the mid-field this weekend.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

11

20

15

27

Qual 2

19

21

25

16/16

Race 1

8

5

7

23

Race 2

15

9

DNF

11

Race 3

-

-

-

13

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Races 10/11 - Winton

#88 Jamie Whincup LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

8

20

2

4

6

Qual 2

-

-

-

1

2

Race 1

25

1

1

2

3

Race 2

2

2

4

13

24

Race 3

9

2

2

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Bounced back from his Hamilton disaster as expected in Perth. Proved untouchable in qualifying on both the hard and soft tyres, and is once again the overwhelming favourite heading into this weekend. Will be hoping for a dry, straight-forward event.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

2

2

1

1

Qual 2

1

2

9

1/1

Race 1

1

2

23

1

Race 2

3

1

18

2

Race 3

-

-

-

1

#888 Craig Lowndes LATEST RESULTS AT WINTON ‘06

‘07

‘08

‘09

‘10

Qual 1

4

12

14

3

5

Qual 2

-

-

-

3

4

Race 1

2

18

11

1

2

Race 2

8

6

5

1

2

Race 3

1

5

6

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Perth performance was about as good as it gets for Lowndes these days. While again proving unable to match team-mate Whincup in qualifying speed or tyre conservation in Perth, Lowndes should continue to sniff around the podium at Winton. Odds of winning will shorten slightly if conditions are wet.

2011 SEASON FORM ABU

ADEL HAM

BAR

Qual 1

1

11

5

3

Qual 2

2

9

2

3/3

Race 1

7

3

8

2

Race 2

21

12

10

4

Race 3

-

-

-

4

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Race Guide

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

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Races 10/11 - Winton

Prominent Fujitsu and Valvoline sponsorship on the Garry Rogers Motorsport entries means twice as many umbrellas for the team

43


Race Guide

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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

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

946 804 737 730 714 713 674 666 665 639 557 496 455 448 438 423 421 420 418 404 385 363 362 333 321 307 268 247


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PAST WINTON RACE WINNERS 1985 1986 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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Jim Richards Jim Richards John Bowe George Fury Jim Richards Jim Richards Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Glenn Seton John Bowe John Bowe Larry Perkins Russell Ingall Russell Ingall Russell Ingall John Bowe John Bowe Jason Bargwanna Jason Bargwanna Jason Bargwanna Garth Tander Glenn Seton Jason Bargwanna Greg Murphy Russell Ingall Jason Bright Jason Bright Jason Bright Marcos Ambrose Cameron McConville Jason Bright Jason Richards Craig Lowndes Jamie Whincup Garth Tander Garth Tander Jamie Whincup Will Davison Garth Tander Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes James Courtney James Courtney

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

BMW 635 BMW 635 Ford Sierra RS500 Nissan Skyline GTS-R Nissan Skyline GTS-R Nissan GTR Nissan GTR Nissan GTR Ford Falcon EB Ford Falcon EB Ford Falcon EB Ford Falcon EB Ford Falcon EF Ford Falcon EF Holden Commodore VS Holden Commodore VS Holden Commodore VS Holden Commodore VS Ford Falcon EL Ford Falcon EL Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VT Ford Falcon AU Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Ford Falcon BA Holden Commodore VY Ford Falcon BA Holden Commodore VZ (reverse grid) Ford Falcon BA Ford Falcon BF Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VE Ford Falcon BF Ford Falcon BF Holden Commodore VE Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG


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Races 10/11 - Winton

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

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

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

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

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Race Guide

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FRIDAY Start Finish Category 0900 0920 Formula 3 0930 1000 V8 Supercars 1010 1030 Aussie Racing Cars 1040 1100 Formula Ford 1110 1130 Australian GT 1140 1210 V8 Supercars 1220 1240 Aussie Racing Cars 1250 1310 Formula Ford 1320 1350 V8 Supercars 1400 1420 Australian GT 1430 1450 Formula 3 1505 1535 V8 Supercars

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

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

SATURDAY Start Finish Category 0900 0920 Australian GT 0930 0950 Formula 3 1000 1020 Formula Ford 1030 1050 Aussie Racing Cars 1105 1125 V8 Supercars 1140 1200 Australian GT 1215 1235 Aussie Racing Cars 1250 1310 Formula Ford 1320 1340 Formula 3 1350 1420 Australian GT 1430 1450 Aussie Racing Cars 1500 1525 Demonstration 1605 V8 Supercars

Duration 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes 20 minutes 25 minutes 40 Laps

Session Practice 3 Qualifying Qualifying Qualifying 2 Qualifying Qualifying Qualifying Race 1 Race 1 Race 1 Race 2

SUNDAY Start Finish Category 0900 0920 Formula 3 0930 0950 Aussie Racing Cars 1005 1025 V8 Supercars 1040 1055 Formula Ford 1105 1205 Australian GT 1215 1230 Demonstration 1305 V8 Supercars 1520 1535 Formula Ford 1545 1605 Aussie Racing Cars 1615 1630 Formula Ford

Duration 20 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes 15 minutes 60 minutes 15 minutes 67 Laps 15 minutes 20 minutes 15 minutes

Session Race 2 Race 2 Qualifying Race 2 Race 2

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Race 11 -200km Race 3 Race 4 Race 3


Races 10/11 - Winton

Open-wheel racing fans will be well catered for this weekend, with Formula 3 (top) and Formula Ford (below) both on the program.

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FLASHBACK When the soft tyre made its V8 Supercars debut at Winton in 2009, Marcus Marshall took the opportunity to set a new lap record around the 3.0km layout. It still stands today.

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Races 10/11 - Winton

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Speedcafe.com Race Guide - Winton