2006 V8 Supercar season

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2006 V8 Supercar season
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The 2006 V8 Supercar season was the 47th year of touring car racing in Australia since the first runnings of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the fore-runner of the present day Bathurst 1000, the Armstrong 500.

There were 21 V8 Supercar meetings held during 2006; a thirteen round series for V8 Supercars, the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series (VCS), two of them endurance races; a seven round second tier V8 Supercar series 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series (FVS) and a V8 Supercar support programme event at the 2006 Australian Grand Prix.

This was the last season of V8 Supercars broadcast by Network Ten; at the conclusion of 2006 the broadcasting rights were handed over to the Seven Network from the 2007 season onwards. However, Network Ten are still permitted to broadcast the Albert Park race meeting; which is a non-championship event.

Season review[edit]

Rick Kelly won the championship. It came down to the last race, where Rick Kelly narrowly beat Craig Lowndes for the championship.

Results and standings[edit]

Race calendar[edit]

The 2006 V8 Supercar season consisted of 21 events.

Date Series Circuit City / State Winner Team Car Report
24 - 26 Mar FVS Round 1 Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Adam Macrow Howard Racing Ford BA Falcon
Clipsal 500 VCS Round 1 Jamie Whincup Team Betta Electrical Ford BA Falcon report
31 Mar - 2 Apr Panasonic V8 Supercars GP 100 Albert Park street circuit Melbourne, Victoria Steven Richards Perkins Engineering Holden VZ Commodore report
22 - 23 Apr PlaceMakers V8 International VCS Round 2 Pukekohe Park Raceway Pukekohe, New Zealand Mark Skaife Holden Racing Team Holden VZ Commodore
12–14 May The Perth V8 400 VCS Round 3 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia Steven Richards Perkins Engineering Holden VZ Commodore
28 May FVS Round 2 Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales Adam Macrow Howard Racing Ford BA Falcon
2 - 4 Jun VCS Round 4 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria Craig Lowndes Team Betta Electrical Ford BA Falcon
1 - 2 Jul Skycity Triple Crown VCS Round 5 Hidden Valley Raceway Darwin, Northern Territory Craig Lowndes Team Betta Electrical Ford BA Falcon
21 - 23 Jul FVS Round 3 Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland Adam Macrow Howard Racing Ford BA Falcon
BigPond 400 VCS Round 6 Garth Tander HSV Dealer Team Holden VZ Commodore
11 - 13 Aug FVS Round 4 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Adam Macrow Howard Racing Ford BA Falcon
VCS Round 7 Craig Lowndes Team Betta Electrical Ford BA Falcon
1 - 2 Sep Betta Electrical 500 VCS Round 8 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Jason Bright
Mark Winterbottom
Ford Performance Racing Ford BA Falcon report
17 Sep FVS Round 5 Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia Adam Macrow Howard Racing Ford BA Falcon
5 - 8 Oct FVS Round 6 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales Andrew Thompson Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon
Supercheap Auto 1000 VCS Round 9 Craig Lowndes
Jamie Whincup
Team Betta Electrical Ford BA Falcon report
20 - 22 Oct Gilette V8 Supercar Challenge VCS Round 10 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Queensland Todd Kelly Holden Racing Team Holden VZ Commodore
10 - 12 Nov Ferodo Triple Challenge VCS Round 11 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania Garth Tander HSV Dealer Team Holden VZ Commodore
23 - 25 Nov Desert 400 VCS Round 12 Bahrain International Circuit Manama, Bahrain Jason Bright Ford Performance Racing Ford BA Falcon
8 - 10 Dec FVS Round 7 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria Andrew Thompson Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon
Caterpillar Grand Finale VCS Round 13 Todd Kelly Holden Racing Team Holden VZ Commodore

Panasonic V8 Supercars GP 100[edit]

This meeting was a support event of the 2006 Australian Grand Prix.[1]

Driver No. Team Car Race 1 GP 100 Race 3
New Zealand Steven Richards 7 Perkins Engineering Holden VZ Commodore 9 1 1
Australia Mark Skaife 2 Holden Racing Team Holden VZ Commodore 2 2 2
Australia Todd Kelly 22 Holden Racing Team Holden VZ Commodore 1 3 3
Australia Garth Tander 16 HSV Dealer Team Holden VZ Commodore 14 5 4
Australia Craig Lowndes 888 Team Betta Electrical Ford BA Falcon 3 4 5
Australia Will Davison 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon 7 7 6
Australia Mark Winterbottom 5 Ford Performance Racing Ford BA Falcon 6 6 7
Australia Paul Dumbrell 11 Perkins Engineering Holden VZ Commodore 4 8 8
Australia Jamie Whincup 88 Team Betta Electrical Ford BA Falcon 20 9 9
New Zealand Paul Radisich 021 Team Kiwi Racing Holden VZ Commodore 13 11 10
Australia John Bowe 12 Brad Jones Racing Ford BA Falcon 16 12 11
Australia Russell Ingall 1 Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon 15 10 12
Australia Dean Canto 34 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 17 13 13
Australia Jason Bargwanna 10 WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon 11 14 14
Australia James Courtney 4 Stone Brothers Racing Ford BA Falcon DNF 15 15
Australia Jason Bright 6 Ford Performance Racing Ford BA Falcon 8 24 16
Australia Steven Johnson 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford BA Falcon 10 27 17
Australia Andrew Jones 23 Tasman Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 22 21 18
Australia Steve Owen 55 Rod Nash Racing Holden VZ Commodore 18 17 19
Australia Brad Jones 14 Brad Jones Racing Ford BA Falcon 19 25 20
Australia Marcus Marshall 20 Paul Cruickshank Racing Ford BA Falcon 25 26 21
Australia Jack Perkins 51 Perkins Engineering Holden VZ Commodore 26 22 22
New Zealand Fabian Coulthard 39 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 21 19 23
Australia Cameron McConville 50 Paul Weel Racing Holden VZ Commodore 5 18 24
Australia José Fernández 26 Britek Motorsport Ford BA Falcon DNF 23 25
Brazil Max Wilson 8 WPS Racing Ford BA Falcon 12 20 DNF
Australia Paul Morris 67 Paul Morris Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 24 16 DNF
Australia Lee Holdsworth 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 23 DNS DNS
Australia Warren Luff 25 Britek Motorsport Ford BA Falcon 27 DNS DNS
New Zealand Jason Richards 3 Tasman Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore 28 DNS DNS
Australia Rick Kelly 15 HSV Dealer Team Holden VZ Commodore DNF DNS DNS

Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series[edit]

V8 Supercar Championship Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit 02/04/2006 2006 Formula 1 Foster's Australian Grand Prix". National Software. 2 April 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 

Additional references can be found in linked event/series reports.

External links[edit]