Monthly archives: February, 2010

You can’t discount HRT: Winterbottom

Leading Ford V8 Supercar driver Mark Winterbottom says that only a fool would write off the Toll Holden Racing Team after their poor first round at Abu Dhabi last week. The Orrcon Steel Ford Performance Racing driver, currently second in the V8 Supercars Championship Series, says that even though the two HRT drivers are running…



Garry Rogers: Don’t fault Australia’s circuits

After V8 Supercars’ debut race meeting at the stunning Yas Marina Circuit, team owner Garry Rogers has warned the category not to get carried away with the glitz and glamour of the billion dollar race track. The wily owner of the Fujitsu Racing team says that most tracks that the V8 Supercars race at are…



A slice of Formula 1 comes to V8 Supercars

A slice of Formula One will be used in this weekend’s round of the V8 Supercars Championship Series. FOM TV, the television production company responsible for all the vision that you see from every F1 race around the world, will assist in the production of this weekend’s round of the V8 Supercars at the Bahrain…



V8 overseas foray raises a storm of dust

The audience is 12,000km away, some of the biggest sponsors are unable to show their brands because of strict laws against advertising alcohol and, like taking coals to Newcastle, Australia’s V8 Supercar championship has had to fly its own ethanol-based fuel into the oil-rich Middle East. On every metric the question for bringing Australia’s fastest…



Whincup takes race two – Season 2010

TeamVodafone’s Jamie Whincup has completed a clean sweep of the two races at the opening event of the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship. Whincup drove his Triple Eight Commodore to victory in tonight’s (Saturday) second race at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, adding the victory to the one he scored last night. Though it…



Whincup takes race one – Season 2010

Reigning V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup started his 2010 campaign in fine style with a comprehensive victory in the season opener in Abu Dhabi. Racing under lights for the first time in V8 history at the Yas Marina circuit, Whincup had little trouble negotiating the track in his Holden after switching from Ford last year….



Kelly Racing signs Ricciardello

Kelly Racing has confirmed that Tony Ricciardello will drive the team’s #16 Holden Commodore in the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series, locking in the final seat on the grid for this season. The entry will be backed by Super-Max Razors for the first two events of the season in the Middle East, with Ricciardello and…



Dirty Dangerous Dude ‘rested’ this weekend

The ‘Dirty Dangerous Dude’ is being rested for this weekend’s opening round of the V8 Supercars Championship Series. Paul Morris, dubbed the most dangerous driver by his rivals in an Auto Action magazine driver survey in 2007, says that when he competes this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit, he’s going to peg back his…



V8s lined up for Yas 400

The V8 Supercars are piled up at Abu Dhabi! In motor racing-speak, ‘piled up’ usually refers to a big accident, but in this case, we’re simply saying that the cars are on top of each other! As all of the teams and drivers dock into the Middle East, the cars are ready and waiting in pit lane….



Lowndes will win title, John Bowe says

V8 Supercars legend John Bowe has predicted Craig Lowndes will steal the championship from team-mate Jamie Whincup in what promises to be the hottest season in history. With the V8 circus set to fly out to the Middle East tomorrow for the first round beginning in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, Bowe has run his eye over…